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Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion and WSBI Regional Group Meeting 2016

Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion and WSBI Regional Group Meeting 2016
Date: 06/04/2016 - 08/04/2016
Location: Tokyo, Japan


​​​​​​22nd Meeting of the WSBI Asia-Pacific Regional Group


Tokyo, 6 April 2016


​The Asian retail banking market is going through dramatic changes driven by innovation. Asian bankers are concerned that the biggest threat facing the banking industry is not the risk of bad loans or competition from traditional banking players, but rather the increasing disruption caused by non-traditional players, such as mobile money operators, e-commerce players, business retailers, Fintech companies, etc. This trend is forcing banks to seek quick and adequate response to this threat and to consider how this new development can be turned an opportunity through new business models, including strategic partnership.

The 2016 WSBI Asia Regional Group meeting will highlight examples of such disruption from non-bank players and selected case studies on how banks are responding to the challenges. The exchange will be followed by roundtable debates on how WSBI members have defined or should define their strategy and transformation plan in order to meet these challenges.

>> Learn more from the ADBI website 

>> See related press release





Jointly organized by:

APEC Business Advisory Council

The Foundation for Development Cooperation

Asian Development Bank Institute


2016 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion

​in partnership with Citi Foundation

 7-8 April 2016, Asian Development Bank Institute

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion is hosted by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and co-organized by the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC), in partnership with the Citi Foundation. The Forum brings together participants from the public and private sectors, including financial regulators and policy makers, multilateral institutions, financial institutions and related market players, microfinance institutions, financial inclusion experts, industry organizations and private foundations. By providing a platform for high-level dialogue amongst policy makers and regulators across the region, the Forum aims to strengthen their capacity as well as provide specific points of advice for policy related issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.   

>> Learn more from the ADBI website 

>> See related press release


For those participants who are going to stay at the Shinbashi Atagoyama Tokyu Rei Hotel, please fill this reservation form and send it to the hotel.