Standard Chartered Sri Lanka announced the conclusion of its Correspondent Banking Regional Conference for 2023, held at the Galle Face Hotel on November 23 and 24. Attended by senior representatives from more than 55 banks across the ASEAN and South Asian region, the event
served as a pivotal platform for sharing insights, fostering collaboration, and advancing the landscape of correspondent banking.
The conference delved into a diverse range of topics, reflecting the dynamic nature of the industry. Discussions spanned the digitisation of global payments and trade, navigating the evolving compliance landscape, and exploring the latest global and regional macro-economic trends.
Participants benefited significantly from the expertise of esteemed speakers and panellists, contributing to their continuous professional development.
Standard Chartered spearheaded the initiative to facilitate discussions on emerging trends in payments, trade, and compliance.
Shivaraman Subramanian, Regional Head of Correspondent Banking, ASEAN and South Asia, Standard Chartered, expressed his sentiments at the event’s success, highlighting its broad participation by regional clients.
The conference also featured an evening of fellowship on the first day, hosted by Standard Chartered at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. This provided participants with a taste of Sri Lankan hospitality and culture, enhancing the overall conference experience.
Praveen Karunaratne, Head of Financial Institutions of Standard Chartered Sri Lanka, emphasised the value of hosting such a significant regional client conference in Sri Lanka.
Hestated, “We are privileged to host such an important regional client conference in Sri Lanka, aimed at providing a platform to share knowledge, best practices, and ideas among regional
correspondent banking clients.”
The conference’s highlights included an overview of Sri Lanka by Bingumal Thewarathanthri, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Sri Lanka, and a keynote speech on day two by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe. Dr. Weerasinghe shared insights into managing Sri Lanka’s economic crises, achieving macro stability, and redirecting the country on a sustainable growth path.
In addition, Takafumi Kodono, ADB Country Director, shared his views on how ADB is partnering with governments and banks to enable sustainable development and trade in emerging markets, including Sri Lanka.
By hosting this global event, Standard Chartered reaffirmed its commitment to driving collaboration and enhancing its customer experience through innovation.
The conference not only highlighted the bank’s regional presence, but also showcased its dedication to fostering meaningful dialogue within the correspondent banking community.