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BIIA Elects Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala as Chairman at its Annual General Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand October 18th, 2017:  At the BIIA Annual General Meeting today the membership elected Mr. Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala as a director of BIIA and chairman of its board of directors. Joachim C Bartels, Managing Director of BIIA, thanked outgoing chairman David Worlock, a co-founder of BIIA, for his leadership and guidance in the development of our association from a modest beginning of ... Read More »

News from the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference

Melanie Zimmerman, SVP at TransUnion (picture), told us an inspiring story #BIIA2017 about an initiative in India that signed up 95% of the population, many of them illiterate, with a 12-digit ID number via their mobile phones, which automatically included a bank account, and the chance to buy life insurance (for $5/year). So now the government has a population count, ... Read More »

BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference: Less than Three Weeks to Go

BIIA Biennial Conference 2017

Due to the high interest in the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference there are less than 10 tickets left.  We suggest you register now.   The BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference is much more than a traditional gathering of credit and business information industry professionals.   This is a critical event for our members, customers, policy makers and regulators who are seeking information and insight ... Read More »

BIIA Newsletter July II & August 2017 Issue

Dear Members, The July II and August 2017 Issue of the BIIA Newsletter is posted on this website.  To download the document click on this link: BIIA Newsletter July II & August 2017 Issue Final This is a complimentary issue. It is the Q2 2017 financial statements filing season and we have compiled a summary of the most recent earnings reports. ... Read More »

BIIA Newsletter July I – 2017 Issue

BIIA Biennial Conference 2017

Dear Members, The BIIA Newsletter July I – 2017 Issue is posted on this website.  To download the document please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter July I – 2017 Issue Urgent message to our Membership:  The deadline for Early Bird Registrations for the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference ends July 31, 2017!  Please take advantage of the discounted attendance fee. Late ... Read More »

B20 Calling for International Cooperation to Shape an Interconnected World

Resilience, Responsibility, Responsiveness – Towards a Future-oriented, Sustainable World Economy  –  This is a strong and convincing message which was sent by the B20 business community to the G20 leaders. Through trade, investment, financial integration, data flows, and migration, our economies are growing more and more interdependent. This interdependence is a driver of economic growth and prosperity for all. While the ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes BIA Business Information Agency a Member

JSC BIA – Business Information Agency, located in Tbilisi, Georgia, is a leading supplier of company profiles, marketing lists, and business field surveys to local and foreign investors. BIA manages the largest and continuously updated business information database of all registered companies in Georgia. BIA provides information to potential investors on local business climate and investment opportunities. By providing relevant ... Read More »

BIIA Newsletter June II – 2017 Issue

Dear Members, The BIIA Newsletter June II – 2017 is posted on this website.  To download the document click on this link: BIIA Newsletter June II – 2017 Issue Final Please note, there is less than 30 days left to benefit from the ‘Early Bird’ registration for the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference.  Please register now and book your hotel room. Late ... Read More »

BIIA in Action: B20 Publishes Summit Report

BIIA is an active member of B20 activities (the Business Part of the G20) such as the Digitation Task Force and the Cross-thematic Group on SMEs as previously reported by in recent BIIA Newsletters.   B20 Summit Report On May 2nd and 3rd, 2017 the B20 Summit was held in Berlin. Over 700 guests from the G20 countries and beyond ... Read More »

Could we be getting closer to a blockchain-based, central bank-backed digital currency?

BIIA was at Consensus 2017 last week in New York.  Could we be getting closer to a blockchain-based, central bank-backed digital currency?  Yes, but not in the way most people imagine. The combination of technology, regulation and geopolitical shifts points to the emergence of a new type of digital asset: a cross-region blockchain-based currency.  Last year, Barbadian startup Bitt announced ... Read More »