GFR 2013: Background documents

Session 1 – Panel 2: International organizations and remittances
Date: 20 May 09.00 – 09.45

Key note address and introductory remarks from Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA)

Session 2 – Panel 2: International organizations and remittances
Date: 20 May 11.15 – 12.30

European Commission – Report on EU Remittances for developing countries

Session 3 – Panel 1: Setting the stage: Sending money home to Asia
Date: 20 May 12.30 – 13.30

Kevin Cleaver, IFAD

Massimo Cirasino, World Bank

Session: 4 – Panel: 1 Creating and enabling remittance markets:  Experiences and lessons – Policy and regulatory reforms

Date: 20 May 14.15 – 15.30

Byung Rhae Lee, Financial Services Commission of the Republic of Korea

Dato’ Muhammad Bin Ibrahim, Bank Negara Malaysia

 

Session 5 – Panel 2: Private sector initiatives in creating enabling remittance markets
Date: 20 May 15.45 – 17.00

Edward Brandt, Mastercard

Arken Kenesbekovich Arystanov, KazPost

KazPost, broader presentation

Kalid Fellahi, Western Union

 

Session: 6 – Panel: 1 Market trends, innovations and opportunities
Date: 21 May 08.45 – 10.15

Sebastian Plubins Malfanti, RIA Financial Services

 

Session 7 – Panel 2: Remittances and cross-selling of financial products: Meeting the specific needs of remittance senders and recipients
Date: 21 May 10.45 – 12.15

Robert Cantrell, Wells Fargo

Elena Gafarova, Vice President, Russlavbank

 

Session 8 – Panel : Remittances and cross-selling of financial products: Meeting the specific needs of remittance senders and recipients
Date: 21 May 12.15 – 13.00

Norbert Bielefeld, World Savings Banks Institute / European Savings Banks Group

Massimo Cirasino, World Bank

Pedro de Vasconcelos, IFAD

 

Session9 – Panel: 1 Financial infrastructure, innovation and new models being developed for cross-border remittance services

Date: 21 May 14.15 – 15.45

Vijay Chugh, Reserve Bank of India

Ian Hooper – APAC Lead – Accenture Payment Services

Vikram Modi, VISA

Bella Santos, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Marc Van Teeseling – Earthport

 

Session: 10 – Panel: 2 Rural access and financial services: Expanding the market
Date: 21 May 14.15 – 15.45

Sergey Nanba, Universal Postal Union

 

Session: 11 – Panel 1: International mobile remittances and financial services: Opportunities and limitations

DATE: 21 May 16.15 – 17.45

Yoshimune Ishii, NTT DOCOMO, INC

Session: 12 – Panel: 2 Reaching the last mile: Success stories and challenges
Date: 21 May 16.15 – 17.45

Prahlad Man Mali, Centre for Micro-Finance (CMF)

Budi Setiawan, PT POS Indonesia

 

Session: 13 – Panel: 1 Role of financial inclusion policies for remittances

Date: 22 May 09.30 – 11.00

Imelda M. Nicolas, Commission on Filipinos Overseas

Karina B. Nielsen, Bill e Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Session: 14 – Panel: 2 Financial literacy and consumer protection
Date: 22 May 11.30 – 13.00

Sara Hugo, Developing Market Associates (DMA)

Czarina Medina, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP)

 

Session: 15 – Panel: 3 Diaspora capital: Entrepreneurship, investment and financial intermediation
Date: 22 May 14.00 – 15.30

Thierry Sanders, BiD Network Foundation

Romi Bathia, USAID 

African Diaspora Marketplace – II factsheet

Bikash Chowdhury Barua, BASUG

 

Plenary session: 16 Innovation awards ceremony
Date: 22 May 15.45 – 16.30

 

Videos:

> Philippines: A Penny Saved

> Philippines: From Rome to Home

> Sri Lanka: Banking the Future

> Philippines: Mobile Money

> Nepal: Foreign Exchange

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