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Asian Banking: Challenges and Opportunities
Asia Society Northern California hosts, with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, a two-day international conference from September 6-7, 2007.
September 6, 2007, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome by Janet Yellen, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Opening Remarks by Governor Randall Kroszner, Federal Reserve Board
Regional Overview: Dominic Barton, Chairman, McKinsey & Co. Asia
Panel I. Contingency Planning and Crisis Management
Gerard Dages (moderator), Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Larry Greenwood, Vice President, Asian Development Bank
Hiroshi Nakaso, Director General, Bank of Japan
Jong Nam Oh, Professor, Waseda University
Lunch Speaker: Tarisa Watanagase, Governor, Bank of Thailand
Panel II. Banking Supervision
David Scott, (moderator) Manager, World Bank
Jason George, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability Institute
Vittaldas Leeladhar, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank
Junichi Maruyama, Deputy Commissioner, Financial Supervisory Agency, Japan
Nor Shamsiah Yunus, Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia
Panel III. Navigating an Enhanced Competitive Environment
Susan Baker (moderator), Financial Attache for Southeast Asia, U.S. Treasury, Singapore
Steven M. Butters, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Douglas Jaffe, Research Director, Financial Insights Asia/Pacific
Elaine La Roche, Independent Director, China Construction Bank
Barry Metzger, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Dinner Speaker: Andrew Crockett, President, JPMorgan Chase International
September 7, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel IV. Industry Structure
William Haworth (moderator), East Asia Regional Manager, International Finance Corporation
Emmanuel Daniel, President, The Asian Banker
David Fernandez, Vice President, JPMorgan
Paul Lo, CEO, SinoPac Holdings
Francis Rozario, CEO, Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd
A Conversation With: Jesse Wang, Chairman, China Jianyin Investments Ltd.