Zeti to speak at bankers summit


THE Asian Banker Summit 2003 themed Revisiting the Core Proposition in Difficult Times will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, from Sept 15 to 17. 

Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz would deliver the keynote address at the opening of the summit, sharing her views on the emerging issues confronting banks, including the challenges of building an infrastructure for Islamic financial services in the region, said a statement by summit organiser The Asian Banker, a Singapore-based research company dedicated to providing information and analysis on strategic developments in financial services. 

On in its fourth year, the three-day summit will also bring together chief executive officers (CEOs), senior bankers, private equity and institutional investors and industry leaders from Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East in a special CEO Advisory Forum to debate and discuss strategies for the future. 

The resulting thoughts and ideas are expected to be provocative as the industry leaders air their concerns about topics such as competition and market share, the threat of deflation, risk and regulatory and governance issues. 

Speakers include Dubai International Financial Centre executive vice-president and head of Islamic finance James Hume and University of Pennsylvania Wharton Financial Institutions Centre co-director Dr Carol Leisenring. 

There will also be plenary sessions, a day-long series of speeches and panel discussions, in which industry leaders will debate topics like enterprise technology, risk management and customer relationship management. 

In conjunction with the summit, The Asian Banker will also host the Technology in Banking Exhibition 2003, a two-day event consisting of a showcase of technology and innovation in financial services in Asia.  

Last year, the summit attracted over 400 of the most senior managers and executives in their respective fields throughout the world. 

For more details, log onto www.theasianbanker.com

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