RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Philippines

Asian Banking and Finance 2018 Retail Banking Forum launches in Manila

The Manila leg will take place on February 28 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Asian Banking Finance is organising the Retail Banking Forum for the fourth time this year, and Manila will again be the first of five cities where the series of forums will be held.

The half-day event will cover discussions around branch design and the customer journey, emerging technologies and the pressure on banks, as well as digital transformation in banking.

Confirmed speakers include Mohit Mehrotra, Co-LeadPartner, MonitorDeloitte APAC; Sambit Pattayanak, APT and VP for client services of MasterCard; Edwin Bautista, incoming president of Union Bank, Abigail Marie Casanova, FVP of retail credit operations group of Security Bank; and Sophie Ladores, chief risk officer of Land Bank of the Philippines. Jovencio Hernandez, president of PNB Savings Bank, is also included in the panel.

Last year, more than 60 bankers and industry players attended the Manila leg of the ABF Retail Banking Forum. Among the speakers were Liew Nam Soon, ASEAN managing partner for financial services at EY; Mark Batingue, head of e-commerce at Security Bank; and Rajiv Madane, director, product & strategy, core banking, risk & compliance and payment networks, ASPAC at Fiserv.

The Manila leg will be held at Makati Shangri-La from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Interested speakers and sponsors may contact Andrea Pascual at or at +65 3158 1386 ext 212.

More information about the event can be found here

The 2017 Retail Banking Forum will also be held in four other key cities across the region, namely Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Yangon.

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