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BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference Oct 30th to November 1, 2019; Bangkok, Thailand

BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference Oct 30th to November 1, 2019; Bangkok, Thailand

Dear members and friends of BIIA,

We are working on ideas for the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference and need your help.   Here is our latest update:

Keep the Date:  October 30th/31st to November 01, 2019.  Venue: Okura Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

The BIIA Biennial 2019 conference will start on October 30th with a welcome and networking reception at 18:00 hours to 20:00 hrs.  The conference program starts on October 31st at 09:00 hours.  It will be a full day meeting ending with a networking reception 18:00 to 20:00 hours.  Conference ends in the early afternoon of November 01, 2019.

The majority of the membership opted for Bangkok as per the recent membership survey.

Call for papers:  If you would be interested in speaking at the event or would like to suggest a possible speaker please contact any of the Executive Committee Members indicated below.

Sponsorship:  BIIA offers sponsorship opportunities at the event.  For details please scroll down.  If you would require further information please contact any of the Executive Committee Members indicated below.

Organizing Committee: We are keen to involve the membership in the organization of the event. Please join the Executive Committee to make this an outstanding event!


Key themes for the BIIA 2019 Biennial conference are emerging and our conference committee is working on the following sessions

  • Artificial Intelligence 
    • Keynote – Future prospects and challenges 
  • Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the business / credit information industry – Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Anthony Sriffignano, Chief Data Officer Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (confirmed)
    • Panelist: Professor Dr. Gjergji Kasneci, CTO & Head of Innovation and Strategic Analysis at SCHUFA Holding AG, Germany (confirmed)
    • Panelist:  Senior Analyst from Forrester Research (confirmed)
    • Panelist:  Expert from the Credit Insurance Industry (invited)
  • Challenges of Today:  
    • Neil MunroePanel discussion on today’s key developments:  From cyber security, fraud prevention, open banking, compliance to privacy. Moderated by Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director BIIA
  • Financial Inclusion driven by the need to provide access to finance for individuals, micro and small business.
    • This panel discussion is organised by the  SME Finance Forum of the International Finance Corporation and moderated by Matt Gamser, CEO of the SME Financial Forum
    • Matt Gamser and several panelists will discuss what SME Financial Inclusion means and the dilemmas it faces.
    • Of keen interest for our members will be the discussion on the challenges for credit information services plus the way forward: “Credit information is dead, long live ‘financial capability information’
  • Identity:  Keynote – Increasing importance to manage identity
  • Identity has become a major business activity driven by AML, KYC, eKYC compliance requirements.
      • BIIA has invited a number of its members to contribute to two session: one on private individuals and on on business identities- stay tuned
      • The session on business identities will be supported by the GLEIF Organization (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation). GLEIF is tasked to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).   The discussion will focus on current developments of the LEI and the future prospects of the LEI becoming the neutral company identifier for legal and financial transactions.
      • Panelists for the B2B identity discussions (invited)
        • Phil Cotter, Refinitiv
        • John Lord, TruNarrative
        • Wayne Johnson, encompass   (confirmed)
        • Stefan Wolf, LEI Organization (confirmed)
  • The Future of Credit & Credit Information
    • Panel Discussion with CEOs, COO, CIO – stay tuned

Supporting organizations

BIIA is working in partnership with the IFC’s SME Finance Forum to organize a special program on Financial Inclusion:  Assisting Micro and Small Businesses with access to finance through improved information. 

This session will be of particular interest for BIIA and SME Financial Forum members.  Stay tuned!

 

BIIA member Forrester Research will, as in the past, be a key participant in the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference

 

ICISA will, as in prior BIIA conferences, be a key participant in the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference



Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is tasked to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).

The LEI is a 20-digit, alpha-numeric code based on the ISO 17442 standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Each LEI connects to key reference information describing a legal entity including its ownership structure. LEIs enable smarter, less costly and more reliable decisions about who to do business with, while bringing simplicity to onboarding and transacting. Close to 1.4 million LEIs have been issued globally as of March 2019.

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) offers businesses a one-stop approach to identifying legal entities, which has the potential to take the complexity out of business transactions. Via the Global LEI Index, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) makes available the largest online source of company register data providing open, standardized and high-quality legal entity reference data.

At the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference the audience will be provided with an update on recent developments of the LEI and will discuss whether the LEI will be a route to standardized, higher quality company register data and will ultimately lead to a greater transparency.



Please contact any of the members of the Executive Committee: Joachim Bartels, Neil Munroe or Peter Sheerin

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum (US$15,000) – limited to one sponsor

Package includes sponsorship of networking reception on day 1. Sponsor will be given 5mins at start of networking reception to introduce company

Package also includes:

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • Four free registrations

Diamond (US$10,000) – limited to two sponsors      2 – SOLD

Package 1 – welcome reception on evening before day     
Package 2 – Delegate gifts

Each package includes:

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • Three registrations per Diamond sponsor

Gold (US$7,500) – limited to four sponsors

Package 1 – Delegate lanyards
Package 2 – Morning break day 1  SOLD
Package 3 – Afternoon break day 1  SOLD
Package 4 – Morning break day 2
Each package includes:

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • Two free registrations per Gold sponsor

Silver (US$3,000) – limited to six sponsors

Each package includes:                                    1 SOLD

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • One free registration per Silver sponsor

Bronze (US$1,500) – limited to eight sponsors

Each package includes:

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • 50% reduction on one delegate

REGISTRATION TO OPEN SOON


 

The BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference was an outstanding success.  Please help us to make the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference an equally great success. For background information on last year’s conference click on conference videos and presentations

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