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October 12, 2018 to October 13, 2018

Bali, Indonesia

Program Agenda 
Friday, October 12, 2018
7:30am - 8:30am
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
8:30am - 9:00am
WELCOME REMARKS/ IN CONVERSATION
9:00am - 9:45am
VIEWS FROM THE C-SUITE: GLOBAL OUTLOOK
The panelists will discuss the economic and policy outlook and key risks for Asia and the global economy over the next year and its implications for financial markets and fund flows, as well as, the outlook for emerging market economies and the implications of structural economic challenges. In addition, they will focus on the impact of new technologies on the industry business model, and the growing role of sustainable investment strategies.
9:45am - 10:30am
GLOBAL ECONOMY AND MARKETS OUTLOOK
Recent months have taken the discussion of the global economy increasingly away from “synchronized growth” in the direction of “desynchronization”. This session will discuss this phenomenon, against the backdrop of weaker indicators in Europe, increasing market turbulence in emerging markets, and potential for more trade tensions looking forward. This panel will debate the global growth picture, risks and potential for policy makers to help bolster and smooth the outlook.
10:30am - 10:50am
IN CONVERSATION
H.E. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore Cabinet
10:50am - 11:40am
EMINENT PERSONS GROUP ON GLOBAL FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE: DEVELOPMENT PANEL
11:40am - 12:30pm
EMINENT PERSONS GROUP ON GLOBAL FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE: FINANCE PANEL
12:30pm - 1:55pm
LUNCH CONVERSATION: GLOBAL OUTLOOK-CRITICAL TRENDS AND CHALLENGES CONFRONTING TODAY’S POLICYMAKERS
Today it seems as if many countries around the globe are suffering from policy uncertainty. Geopolitics, burgeoning trade wars, and a rising populism are just some of the concerns that could threaten to disrupt the current arc of global growth. These panelists will offer their insights into how policymakers should be thinking about the challenges they’re confronting today and what they should be preparing for a vis-à-vis challenges down the road.
2:00pm - 2:45pm
GLOBAL FINANCIAL REGULATION: AVOIDING FRAGMENTATION, ASSESSING IMPACT AND ADDRESSING NEW CHALLENGES
This panel will analyze the evolution of the global financial regulatory agenda, taking stock on the accomplishment of G20 policy goals and emerging new policy challenges and priorities. What regulatory priorities remain to be achieved? What emerging risks need to be addressed and is the regulatory framework suited for them? Have we achieved a full understanding of regulatory impact on the economy and potential unintended consequences?
2:45pm - 3:30pm
G3 MONETARY POLICY: WHERE ARE WE ON THE PATH TO NORMALIZATION, AND WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FACING OTHER CENTRAL BANKS?
The Federal Reserve is well on the path to normalization, having now hiked rates six times and continuing to pursue balance sheet roll-off. At the same time, market volatility has picked up substantially, not least in emerging markets where there seems to be growing fallout from the move to higher global interest rates. This panel will discuss the outlook for further policy normalization, considering also the fact that underlying inflation in the Euro zone and Japan remains very low (and certainly below ECB and BoJ inflation forecasts).
3:30pm - 4:15pm
VIEWS FROM THE C-SUITE: ASIA OUTLOOK
This session provides the perspectives of senior financial executives operating in Asia. The panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities amid the Federal Reserve increase in rates, trade uncertainty, China’s Belt & Road initiative, regional cooperation, and rise of financial technology.
4:15pm - 5:00pm
CAPITAL FLOWS TO EMERGING MARKETS: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
With the U.S. Federal Reserve continuing to tighten monetary policy and global trade tensions on the rise, the outlook for capital flows to EM has become significantly more uncertain. This session will look at emerging markets vulnerabilities and risks ahead, but also at opportunities including moves to open China’s financial markets and financial market deepening, particularly in EM Asia.
5:00pm - 5:45pm
GLOBAL TRADE: NAVIGATING THE TIDES OF PROTECTIONISM
As trade tensions mount, the risk of retaliation, escalation and disruption to supply chains has risen. While many countries and regional groupings are looking to bolster support for a global approach to trade, the task is challenging. This panel will look at the implications of changing U.S. trade policies in Asia and around the world and assess the broader outlook for global trade.
5:45pm - 6:30pm
DEBT AND DEMOGRAPHICS
Almost a decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, global debt continues to hit new record highs. With little progress on deleveraging to date, what are the implications of rising global rates, particularly for highly leveraged borrowers? This panel will focus on the implications of adverse debt and demographic dynamics, both for policymakers and for financial markets.
6:30pm - 8:00pm
NETWORKING RECEPTION
Program Agenda 
Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:00am - 9:00am
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
9:00am - 9:45am
VIEWS FROM THE C-SUITE: INNOVATION
Digital transformation and innovation have moved to the top of the agenda in the C-Suite. Keeping pace in a data and AI driven marketplace, changing customer demands, and charting a course through partnerships and new competition are some of the challenges financial service leaders are grappling with for the future of finance.
9:45am - 10:30am
REGULATING DIGITAL FINANCE: ENSURING A “LEVEL PLAYING FIELD”
With the emergence of new entrants, the traditional boundaries between sectors are fading, presenting new challenges for regulatory and supervisory frameworks that have previously been sector-specific. This can give rise to anomalies and asymmetries between competing firms with the potential for market distortions and presenting new challenges for how policymakers and officials supervise the financial system and how firms respond.
10:30am - 11:00am
KEYNOTE REMARKS/ IN CONVERSATION
11:00am - 11:45am
THE FUTURE OF ASIAN DIGITAL FINANCE
There is a diverse and vibrant landscape of new developments in digital finance across Asia, as institutions harness new technologies and channels to transform services and reach new customer segments. It is also a region where a handful of new big tech entrants have achieved astounding growth and are demonstrating the power of scale and data in the new digital economy. This panel will explore new developments and trends across the region as we look at where the market is headed next.
11:45am - 12:30pm
REGTECH TO RISKTECH: INNOVATIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN MANAGING RISK
RegTech has presented opportunities for banks and insurers to managing their regulatory compliance requirements, but the opportunities presented by innovative technologies extend beyond compliance, with ways for firms to manage risk more effectively. These opportunities, leveraging technologies such as machine learning and distributed ledger, enable a more efficient and agile Risk Management function, as well as, to keep pace with faster channels for customer fulfillment. These technologies can also bring new challenges for organizations to overcome, and there can be substantial barriers to their effective adoption.
12:30pm - 1:55pm
LUNCH CONVERSATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE NEW ASIAN CENTURY
Many have heralded the 21st Century as the “Asian Century”. The decade of 2010 to 2020 may turn out to be the best Asia has ever experienced: the middle-class population has skyrocketed; Asia’s share of global GDP has been steadily increasing and the number of people living below the poverty line has fallen precipitously. Yet many are less certain about the near- and longer-term outlook, citing risks that could derail Asia’s growth and stability. A shift away from globalization could jeopardize progress in Emerging Asia, given how closely many regional economies are integrated into global supply chains. Demographic headwinds such as aging populations and a shrinking labor force in some countries--including China--could place constraints on economic growth, and real security challenges remain. This session will bring together senior government officials and financial executives for a candid discussion about what they see as some of the opportunities and challenges on Asia’s horizon.
2:00pm - 2:45pm
FINANCING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN ASIA AND BEYOND
Banks and investors worldwide are looking for ways to scale up financing for greener global infrastructure, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. However, the task is complex and challenging: significant barriers to mobilizing both public and private sector funding remain. This session will look at ways to overcome these barriers, as well as, initiatives underway to help bridge the sustainable infrastructure financing gap.
2:45pm - 3:15pm
KEYNOTE REMARKS/ IN CONVERSATION
3:15pm - 3:45pm
KEYNOTE REMARKS/ IN CONVERSATION
3:45pm - 4:15pm
KEYNOTE REMARKS/ IN CONVERSATION