Event Details

Be inspired by women making waves in the ASEAN payments industry and beyond. Join us at the 2022 Symposium! Our theme for this year is “Fast and Furious Payments 2025”.

Our keynotes, panels, and break-out work sessions will help strengthen your skills while keeping you on top of industry trends. Hear from women leaders on a variety of subjects including current payments issues and initiatives, fintech, and leadership. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with women at all levels and with diverse backgrounds in payment and fintech. This is a must-attend event for any woman who’s serious about accelerating her career in the payments industry.

The Women in Payments Symposium is a unique event that provides perspectives from key women leaders in payments, supports diversity and gender parity, and includes topics impacting all aspects of the payments ecosystem. The format is split between networking breaks, keynote addresses, executive panel discussions and career development breakout sessions. This forum is an unparalleled opportunity that is empowering, current and immediately relevant to any woman pursuing a career in payments.

 

Global Sponsors

 

 

 

Platinum

 

 

Innovation

 

Gold

 

Gold

 

Gold

 

Silver

 

Silver

 

Silver


Bronze

 

Bronze

 

Digital

 

Digital

 

Mentorship - Platinum

Regional Sponsors

 

Bronze

Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford 

80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560

Step into a world of comfort and experience the finest in Swiss hospitality at Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore’s Leading Business Hotel and one of the tallest hotels in Southeast Asia. Be perfectly located in the heart of Singapore with the City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train station and other major transportation nodes at your doorstep. Enjoy staying in an upscale hotel that boasts a prime location amidst world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and business opportunities.

Accommodation Rooms / Rates available: 

Fairmont, Singapore/Deluxe King - S$380.00 ++ per room per night with breakfast 

Reservations: 

Book with the following link:  https://www.idem.events/r/amex-women-in-payments-33ed91ab

Cut-off date: Thursday, September 22, 2022 

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM SGT

Stamford Foyer

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM SGT

MAIN STAGE

Sophia Ballroom

OPENING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments 

Christine Zhang
Executive Director, Head of Intra-Asia Greater China MNC
J.P. Morgan

Payal Patel
VP, Risk & Compliance - APAC
Circle

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM SGT

MAIN STAGE

Sophia Ballroom

OPENING KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT

Yip Pin Xiu
5-time Paralympic Gold Medalist

Deven Somaya
ASEAN and Singapore Head, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions
Citi

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM SGT

MAIN STAGE

Sophia Ballroom

EXECUTIVE PANEL

Cecile Hofer
Managing Partner
Amrop Singapore

Hooi Ching Wong
CEO
J.P. Morgan Malaysia

Serene Gay
Group Country Manager
Regional Southeast Asia
Visa

Sunday Domingo
MD & Head, Digital Product Management, Digital Channels & Data Analytics, CCIB
Standard Chartered Bank

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM SGT

Stamford Foyer

BREAK

 

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM SGT

BREAKOUT SESSION

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

Olivia

DRIVING FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN ASEAN

The last decade has seen a digital payments explosion in ASEAN, with e-wallets becoming the preferred way to transact in an e-commerce world. During COVID, merchants and consumers had no choice but to adapt to cashless transactions, with surprisingly positive results. Merchants saw their daily transactions increase by 20%, while consumers saw a convenient, frictionless way to pay. Join this session and hear from industry experts as they discuss the boom in digital payments, what’s behind the e-wallet frenzy, how it’s helping SMEs compete in a competitive market, and how this innovation is driving financial inclusion for all.

Moderator

Vivien Lim
Director - Consumer Digital & Segment
RFI

Vrutika Mody
VP, Head of Global Partnerships and Business Development
GoPay

Tara Tubman
Regional Director, Australia/NZ, South Pacific & HK
BPC

Yang Yang Zhang
Managing Director
Xendit Philippines

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM SGT

BREAKOUT SESSION

PAYMENTS INNOVATION

Minto

DIGIMENTALITY 2022 - REVIEW AND TREND PREDICTIONS FOR DIGITAL CURRENCIES 

So far 2022 can be characterised as a year of crypto turmoil, marked with macroeconomic challenges, defaults and volatility in pricing. The overall crypto market cap in end June fell to US$950, down from US$3 trillion at its peak in November 2021. Amidst the volatile environment, what are the risks and opportunities for digital assets in the area of digital payments, and can consumers and investors re-establish faith in looking at the potential of crypto assets for digital payments? This panel will answer these questions and explore the Digimentality for digital currencies today and in the future.

Moderator

Grace Chong
Head of Financial Regulatory
Gibson Dunn

Tiena Sekharan
Vice President, Head of Digital Asset Business Development Onyx, Coin Solutions
JPMorgan Chase

Jo Yeo
Head of Payments Development and Data Connectivity Office
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Payal Patel
VP, Risk & Compliance - APAC
Circle

Hannah Puganenthran
Head of Compliance (APAC)
Wirex

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM SGT

BREAKOUT SESSION

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Indiana

EMPATHY BEFORE EQUITY AND EQUALITY: THE NEW LEADERSHIP CODE

Equality means to provide equal opportunities and the same level of support for all workers. Equity takes that meaning a bit further and means to provide varying levels of support based on need to achieve greater fairness of outcomes. Both are critical as the industry strives for work environments where employees feel seen, heard, and supported. Yet, neither can be achieved without first mastering empathy, which is the ability to recognize and understand the thoughts and feelings of others. While women are naturally wired to be more empathetic, it’s a vital skill that can be mastered by all. This session will explore the importance of Empathy as the precursor to Equality and Equity, and why it’s the New Leadership Code for success.

Moderator

Deepali Pendse
Head of Corporate Treasury Sales, South East Asia, Global Transaction Services
Bank of America

Philip Tan
Head of Hub 2
UOB Innovation

Jessie Lim
Head of Global Subsidiaries & Joint Coverage Head
ANZ

Nandini Das Ghoshal
Executive Coach & Facilitator, Executive Director
ION Consulting Pte Ltd. Founder & Partner
Rhizome Learning Pte Ltd.

Kim Underhill
CEO/Co-founder
She Brilliance Singapore

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM SGT

Stamford Foyer

NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM SGT

BREAKOUT SESSION

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

Olivia

CBDCS: MAKING PUBLIC MONEY DIGITAL

With more than one hundred of the world’s central banks exploring CBDC’s, there’s still a great deal of unknowns about how their introduction will affect both national and global economies. Ideally, CBDC’s will offer consumers and businesses a convenient, electronic, safe monetary system. But at what cost? First, will the public adopt this form of money? How will they impact monetary policy and regulation? Will they be susceptible to cyber-attacks? And, how will they impact cross-border payments? Join this panel as they discuss the pros and cons of CBDC’s, how different governments are approaching and implementing, the impediments, and the path forward.

Moderator

Melanie Hawgood
Vice President APAC
Currency Research

Vina Cheung
V Global head of RMB Internationalisation, Regional Head of Product Strategic Program, & Head of Product Management North Asia, Global Liquidity and Cash Management Asia-Pacific
HSBC

Sonja Davidovic
Adviser
BIS Innovation Hub Singapore

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM SGT

BREAKOUT SESSION

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Indiana

PLAYING THE LONG GAME: REINVENTING FOR 4.0

Change is no longer linear, but exponential. This dizzying speed of change means that disruption is the norm, and you need to be ready to embrace the mindset of permanent reinvention. What does work look like, with innovations like Web 3 and digital currencies impacting the 4.0? What are the new skills to help you play the long game and thrive? What are the traits you’ll need to navigate this fast-changing world of work? Listen in as industry leaders share their advice on how to embrace change, adapt, and thrive in this new 4.0 world.

Moderator

Adeline Tiah
Ex-CMO
Fintech (Autumn)

Ingrid Sia
Head of Marketing
Nansen

Jeannette Pang
MD, Product Pricing, Billing and Cash Data Analytics
Standard Chartered

Miriam Capelli
Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry

Akanksha Mohan
Strategic Account Management, Digital Payments and Partnerships
Mastercard

12:10 PM - 1:15 PM SGT

Sophia Ballroom

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

Sophia Ballroom

MENTORING PANEL - FUTURE GENERATION OF LEADERS

 

Moderator

Georgette Tan
President
United Women Singapore

 

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

Sophia Ballroom

INNOVATION PANEL

Join this panel of industry experts as they discuss the hot topics relevant to ASEAN, like open banking, crypto, NFTs, embedded finance, BNPL, and more.

Moderator

Mridula Iyer
Managing Director Head - Treasury Trade Solutions (TTS)
Citi South Asia

Ave King
Head of Compliance
FalconX

Tasneen Padiath
Head of APAC
Riskified

2:00 PM – 2:05 PM SGT

Stamford Foyer

BREAK

 

2:05 PM - 2:45 PM SGT

BREAKOUT SESSION

DIGITAL PAYMENTS

Olivia

BUILDING A TRUSTED GLOBAL FINANCIAL ECOSYSTEM THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

The confluence of technology and cultural shifts, alongside regulatory changes, has resulted in a rapid period of growth and innovation for the global banking ecosystem. For far too long, the business world has lagged behind consumers in technological adoption, and banks are bridging the gap by partnering with fintechs. Hear from this panel of leaders from both the banking and fintech ecosystems as they discuss how these partnerships have elevated payments innovations and accelerated profitability while improving the consumer experience.

Moderator

Vikas Rajpal
East Asia Payments Practice Lead - Strategy & Consulting
Accenture

Sue-Ann Seet
Head of Asia Expansions
dLocal

Shivani Makherjee
Strategic Partnerships Leader APAC
Thought Machine

Tesy Mathew
Cash Management Product Head for Singapore
DBS

Yvonne Szeto
VP Commercial APAC
Worldpay

2:05 PM - 2:45 PM SGT

BREAKOUT SESSION

PAYMENTS INNOVATION

Minto

COMMERCE IN THE METAVERSE: HERE TO STAY?

The metaverse is cutting-edge innovation which many experts say can revolutionize the way we work, shop, play and socialize. Others are calling it a fad, likely to go away with no viable use cases for commerce. But recent research from McKinsey & Co. shows that consumers expect to spend approximately 4.0 hours a day in that world by 2027, and spending related to the metaverse could reach $5 trillion by 2030. While the shape of this world is still evolving, the way consumers value their digital identities and spend money online are certain to create commerce and payments opportunities in the metaverse. Join this panel as they walk you through the reality of the metaverse, and discuss use cases and challenges for commerce and payments.

Helen Chua
Senior Sales Director
NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Connie Cheng
VP, Innovation Management
Mastercard

Keira Kwek
Global Compliance Lead
Coda Payments

2:05 PM - 2:45 PM SGT

BREAKOUT SESSION

LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Indiana

MALE ALLYSHIP & MENTORSHIP: UPLIFTING EACH OTHER

The Financial Services and Payments Industry has been, and remains, a male-dominated one. It’s time to change, but how? How can we encourage more women to join the industry? What is the role of male allies to help position women for success - no matter where they are in their career - from newly graduated to experienced? Join this discussion on the importance of male allyship and the role they play in uplifting women in the industry.

Moderator

Anca Vasilescu
Managing Director - Capital Markets, Financial Services
Accenture

Calvin Yeo
Head, Payments Business Development Asia Pacific for Diversified Industries
J.P. Morgan

Mark Troutman
Group Head of Sales, Global Transaction Services
DBS

David Rego
Global Head Liquidity and Balance sheet
Standard Chartered Bank

Rahul Bhargava
Head of Payments Market Infrastructure (PMI)
SWIFT

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM SGT

Stamford Foyer

NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

Sophia Ballroom

PAYMENTS AROUND THE WORLD

A look at the trends, policies and innovations that are shaping the future of payments across the globe, within the context of the ASEAN market. The discussion will also explore the challenges and opportunities that exist for incumbents, fintechs, and customers. Join this panel of senior leaders and experts as they dive in and discuss the exciting and evolving world of payments.

Moderator

Pallavi Chikara
Senior Vice President, Global Payment Solutions, Asia Pacific
HSBC

Divya Jain
Vice President & Head Global Network Services, India & South Asia
American Express

Sanjeev Jain
Managing Director, Payments & Receivables Head, Asia Pacific
Citi Treasury & Trade Solutions (TTS)

Sharon Toh
Head of ASEAN Region
SWIFT

Adeline Kim
Head of Data Solutions, Asia Pacific
Visa

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM SGT

Sophia Ballroom

AWARDS CEREMONY

 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

Sophia Ballroom

CLOSING FIRESIDE KEYNOTE

 

Emily Sim
Director
Panelogue

Rebekah Wong
Payments Head of Singapore and APAC Transformation & Execution
J.P. Morgan

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

Sophia Ballroom

CLOSING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM SGT

Stamford Foyer

CLOSING RECEPTION

 

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM SGT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

OPENING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments 

Christine Zhang
Executive Director, Head of Intra-Asia Greater China MNC
J.P. Morgan

Payal Patel
VP, Risk & Compliance - APAC
Circle

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM SGT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

OPENING KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT

Yip Pin Xiu
5-time Paralympic Gold Medalist

Deven Somaya
ASEAN and Singapore Head, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions
Citi

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM SGT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

EXECUTIVE PANEL

 

Cecile Hofer
Managing Partner
Amrop Singapore

Hooi Ching Wong
CEO
J.P. Morgan Malaysia

Serene Gay
Group Country Manager
Regional Southeast Asia
Visa

Sunday Domingo
MD & Head, Digital Product Management, Digital Channels & Data Analytics, CCIB
Standard Chartered Bank

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

MENTORING PANEL - FUTURE GENERATION OF LEADERS

 

Moderator

Georgette Tan
President
United Women Singapore

 

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

INNOVATION PANEL

Join this panel of industry experts as they discuss the hot topics relevant to ASEAN, like open banking, crypto, NFTs, embedded finance, BNPL, and more.

Moderator

Mridula Iyer
Managing Director Head - Treasury Trade Solutions (TTS)
Citi South Asia

Ave King
Head of Compliance
FalconX

Tasneen Padiath
Head of APAC
Riskified

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

PAYMENTS AROUND THE WORLD

A look at the trends, policies and innovations that are shaping the future of payments across the globe, within the context of the ASEAN market. The discussion will also explore the challenges and opportunities that exist for incumbents, fintechs, and customers. Join this panel of senior leaders and experts as they dive in and discuss the exciting and evolving world of payments.

Moderator

Pallavi Chikara
Senior Vice President, Global Payment Solutions, Asia Pacific
HSBC

Divya Jain
Vice President & Head Global Network Services, India & South Asia
American Express

Sanjeev Jain
Managing Director, Payments & Receivables Head, Asia Pacific
Citi Treasury & Trade Solutions (TTS)

Sharon Toh
Head of ASEAN Region
SWIFT

Adeline Kim
Head of Data Solutions, Asia Pacific
Visa

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM SGT

LIVE STREAMED

AWARDS CEREMONY

 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

CLOSING KEYNOTE

 

Emily Sim
Director
Panelogue

Rebekah Wong
Payments Head of Singapore and APAC Transformation & Execution
J.P. Morgan

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM SGT

MAIN STAGE

LIVE STREAMED

CLOSING REMARKS

Kristy Duncan
Founder and CEO
Women in Payments

26 Oct 2022
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