EVENT: Global trends on financial education, cybersecurity and sustainable finance

WSBI International Retail Banking Leaders Conference

17 MARCH 2023

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This Conference will bring together leaders and decision makers from the retail banking sector for an enriching exchange on the most pressing topics at the global and regional levels.

Hosted by the WSBI President, Mr Isidro Fainé (President at ‘La Caixa’ Foundation); and the WSBI Regional President for The America and Caribbean, Mr Diego Prieto (President at Banco Caja Social, Colombia), this will be a unique knowledge exchange and networking occasion. The conference will count with the participation of members of the WSBI Board representing the sector at the global level, and of current and potential members from Latin America.


8.00 – 8.30 AM
8.30 – 9.00 AM
Welcome Messages

Peter Simon
WSBI-ESBG Managing Director

Diego Prieto
WSBI, Regional President for America and the Caribbean and President of Banco Caja Social

09.00 – 10.30 AM

PANEL 1: Success stories in Digitization, Big Data and Cybersecurity


Carlos Morales Roviralta, CaixaBank Colombia


    • Al-Amine Nejjar, CEO of Al Barid Bank and regional president of the WSBI for Africa (Morocco)
    • Alok Kumar Choudhary, Managing Director for Retail Business & Operations at State Bank of India (online)
    • Daniel Madrid Díaz, Strategic Cybersecurity and Technological Risk Director at Minsait
    • Fabián Hernández, President CEO of Telefónica Movistar Colombia

10.30 – 11.00 PM

Coffee Break  ☕

11.00 – 12.30 PM

PANEL 2 : Sustainable finance


  • Helmut Schleweis, President of the German Savings Bank Association (DSVG)


Jose María Méndez, Managing Director at CECA and CEO at Cecabank (Spain)


  • Marcela Ponce Pérez, Climate Finance Leader for Latin America and the Caribbean, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Mariana Escobar Uribe, Advisor to the Financial Superintendent of Colombia and Head of the Sustainable Finance Hub at Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia
  • Eugenio Solla, Chief Sustainability Officer and member of the CaixaBank Management Committee (virtual)
  • Clemente del Valle, Member of the Sustainable Development Investment Future council and the Infrastructure 4.0 Community

12.30 – 02.00 PM LUNCH

02.00 – 03.30 PM

PANEL 3: Financial education as a means for financial inclusion


Dominique Goursoulle- Nouhaud, President Chairman of the National Federation of Caisses d’Epargne (FNCE).

Panel discussion


Joan Rosás, Head of International Institutional Relations at CaixaBank


  • Faustino Laínez Mejía, President of Banco Atlantida (Honduras)
  • Jorge Solís, President of the Peruvian Federation of Municipal Savings and Credit Banks (FEPCMAC)
  • Diego Prieto Rivera, President of Banco Caja Social (Colombia)

03.30 – 04.05 PM

Closing Speech

  • Isidro Fainé, President of the WSBI and President of the La Caixa Foundation


4.40 PM
Transportation to the Santa Clara hotel

6.00 PM
Transportation from Santa Clara and Radisson Hotels to La Bodeguita

6.30 PM
Board a catamaran for a tour of the bay.

7.45 PM
Arrival at the Fishing Club Restaurant

8.00 PM

About Cartagena de Indias

Pretty street in Cartegna

One of the jewels of the Caribbean, Cartagena de Indias combines the colonial flavour of its UNESCO protected walled city with the modernity of a top destination for conventions and business gatherings. All of this enhanced by the effortless hospitality of its lively people.

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Weather and dress code

In March, typically Cartagena de Indias has 25°C as the lowest and 32°C as the highest daily temperatures. This Coastal tropical city, the humidity level is constant at 100%.

Wearing fresh fabrics such as linen and cotton is recommended even for business or formal occasions.