ASEAN
Business and Investment Roundtables 2021

August & September 2021

We will also be organizing two ASEAN Business Roundtables:

  • 1. Fintech and Financial Literacy,
  • 2. Skills for a Digital Age

These Roundtables will enable a deeper dive into topics ahead of the Summit. The roundtables will be held online on:

ASEAN Business and Investment Roundtable 2021
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Fintech and Financial Literacy

Monday, 30 August 2021
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM (GMT +8)
Online (Webex)

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The pandemic has significantly impacted lives and livelihoods across ASEAN. It has changed the way we work, travel, access payments, use cash and highlighted the financial inclusion gaps. The region has seen a surge in online banking as limited movements and the gig economy has accelerated digital adoption and greater use of e-wallets.

The potential for growth and benefits of adoption are significant. Fitch Ratings calculates there are around 290 million unbanked and underserved people in Southeast Asia. While those that are using online banking tend to use it for smaller frequent purchases, bigger spending remains with credit and debit cards according to Kagan research.

Financial literacy is essential for Fintech to be adopted across the region. Greater financial literacy ensures greater use but also inclusiveness as communities are able to better understand how to manage and move money in the digital world. As ASEAN is the fastest growing internet market in the world, Fintech and Financial Literacy is set to play a key role in Southeast Asia’s future.

This Roundtable on Fintech and Financial Literacy will explore how innovative digital financial solutions can ensure an inclusive sustainable recovery. This Roundtable is part of a series of events under the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2021.

AGENDA

Time GMT +8 Programme
08:30 - 09:00

OPENING SESSION

Welcome remarks by Haslina Taib, CEO, Dynamik Technologies and Chair of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2021

Special Remarks by Mubashar H. Khokhar, Managing Director & CEO, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam

Opening Keynote Address by The Hon. Dato Dr Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, Brunei Darussalam

09:00 - 10:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: FINTECH FOR AN INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ASEAN

How can Fintech help Southeast Asia recover stronger? What role can Fintech play in growing ESG investing? How can regulation improve inclusiveness?

Keynote Address by H.E. Mr Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam

Followed by a panel discussion with:

  • H.E. Dr Serey Chea, Assistant Governor and Director General of Central Bank, National Bank of Cambodia

  • Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

  • Adrian Gunadi, Founder & CEO of Investree, ASEAN BAC Member for Indonesia

  • Kelvin Tan, Global Lead nexus, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderated by Mr. Jonathan Wong, Chief of Technology & Innovation, UNESCAP

10:15 - 11:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: FINTECH FOR AN INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ASEAN

How can we improve financial literacy, including digital financial literacy, in Southeast Asia? What is the role of government and the private sector? How can education help all of society prepare better financially?

Scene Setting by Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abd Rahman, Chairman, Brunei Central Bank

Panel discussion with

  • Imansyah, Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia, Institute and Digital Finance
  • Peter J. Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist and Vice Chair, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Hajah Noraini binti Haji Sulaiman, Deputy Managing Director 1, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam

Moderated by Dr Elizabeth Ooi, Senior Lecturer of Finance, University of Western Australia.

11:15

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Concluding Remarks by The Hon Yanty DSLJ Rahman, Chair of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council 2021

Programme subject to change.

Further Reading

SPEAKERS

GUEST OF HONOUR

The Hon. Dato Dr Amin Liew Abdullah

MINISTER AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE AND
MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMY II
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Profile

Haslina Taib

CEO DYNAMIK TECHNOLOGIES
CHAIR, ASEAN BUSINESS AND
INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLES AND SUMMIT 2021

Profile

SPECIAL REMARKS SPEAKER

Mubashar H. Khokhar

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,
BANK ISLAM BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (BIBD)

Profile

The Hon. FDr. Ar. Siti Rozaimeriyanty
DSLJ Haji Abdul Rahman

CHAIRWOMAN OF ASEAN BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL
CHAIRWOMAN OF ASEAN BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL BRUNEI

Profile

PANEL DISCUSSION ON

FINTECH FOR AN INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ASEAN

How can Fintech help Southeast Asia recover stronger ? What role can Fintech play in growing ESG investing? How can regulation improve inclusiveness?

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

H.E. MR. NGUYEN KIM ANH

Deputy Governor
State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)

Profile
MODERATOR

JONATHAN WONG

Chief of Technology & Innovation,
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Profile

H.E. DR SEREY CHEA

Assistant Governor
National Bank of Cambodia

Profile

SOPNENDU MOHANTY

Chief Fintech Officer,
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Profile

ADRIAN GUNADI

Co-Founder & CEO,
Investree

Profile

KELVIN TAN

Global Lead
nexus

Profile

PANEL DISCUSSION ON

THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL LITERACY IN ASEAN’S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

How can we improve financial literacy, including digital financial literacy, in Southeast Asia?
What is the role of government and the private sector ? How can education help all of society prepare better financially?

SCENE SETTING

YANG MULIA DATO SERI PADUKA AWANG HAJI
AHMADDIN BIN HAJI ABD RAHMAN

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (FISCAL)
Ministry of Finance and Economy
Chairman of Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB)

Profile
MODERATOR

DR. ELIZABETH OOI

Senior Lecturer of Finance,
University of Western Australia

Profile

IMANSYAH

Deputy Commissioner of OJK Institute and Digital Finance,
Indonesia Financial Services Authority (FSA)

Profile

PETER J. MORGAN

Senior Consulting Economist and
Vice Chair of Research,
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Profile

HAJAH NORAINI BINTI HAJI SULAIMAN

Deputy Managing Director 1,
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD)

Profile

ASEAN Business and Investment Roundtable 2021
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Skills for a Digital Age

Wednesday, 29 September 2021
01:30 PM - 04:15 PM (GMT +8)
Online

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The Roundtable on Skills for a Digital Age will provide an understanding of the changing nature of the future of work in Southeast Asia and an assessment of the skills gaps in ASEAN across industry. The discussions will also identify how to develop the right skill sets needed for an economy ready for the fourth industrial revolution and a future with Covid-19.

This Roundtable is part of a series of events under the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2021.

Participation is FREE

but spaces are limited

AGENDA

Time GMT +8 Programme
13:30 – 14:00

OPENING SESSION

Welcome remarks by Haslina Taib, Chair ot the ASEAN Business and Investment Roundtable on Skills for a Digital Age

Special Remarks by Hjh Farida Dato Seri Paduka Hj Talib, Managing Director and CEO Brunei LNG

Opening Keynote Address by The Hon. Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education of Brunei Darussalam

Launch of Brunei’s Legacy Project ‘H.I.R.E.D’ by YB FDr. Ar. Siti Rozaimeriyanty DSLJ Rahman, Chair of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council

14:00 – 15:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: FUTURE OF WORK

What does the future of work in Southeast Asia look like? How is innovation and business transformation changing how employees operate? What are some of the permanent changes in the work place caused by Covid-19?

Keynote Address by H.E. Satvinder Singh, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community. 

Followed by a panel discussion with

  • Ruma Balasubramanian, Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Google Cloud
  • Manuel Bulens, Deputy CEO, Baiduri Bank
  • Elizabeth Santanakumar, Transformation Manager, Brunei LNG
  • Anthony Thompson, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Executive Board Director, Michael Page

Moderated by: Steven Okun, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

15:15 – 16:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: SKILLS FOR A DIGITAL AGE

With the changing nature of work, what are the skills gaps in Southeast Asia? How can we best prepare for the changing skills needs across ASEAN? What is the role of education in ensuring a workforce ready for the needs of industry? What is the role of employers in facilitating lifelong learning?

Keynote Address by Mark Garnier MP, Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Brunei, Myanmar and Thailand and Launch of the UK-ASEAN BAC Brunei partnership in support of HIRED.

Followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Suzanna Coogan, Vice President, Shell and Board Director of Brunei LNG and Brunei Gas Carriers
  • Dato Palaniappan Joseph, Chairman, ASEAN Future Work Force Council
  • Janine Teo, CEO & Founder, Solve Education!
  • Anya Yerokhina, Director - International Stakeholder Engagement, Pearson and Vice Chair, UK Skills Partnership

Moderated by Dr Sameer Khatiwada, Technology and Innovation Specialist (Social Sectors), Asian Development Bank

16:15

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Concluding Remarks by The Hon FDr. Ar. Siti Rozaimeriyanty DSLJ Rahman, Chair of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council 2021

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