The 2nd edition of ASEAN Financial Institution Conference (ASEANFIC) was held on 21st May 2013 at The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur with great success. Kuala Lumpur was chosen to host to the 2nd edition of the conference after the 1st edition kicks off in Yangon, Myanmar on 1st March 2013. ASEANFIC is a roadshow based on non-profit initiative ICT for Banking Industry centric conferences that is catered for financial institutions across South East Asia. It was organized by Securemetric Technology and supported by Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM) and MSC Malaysia. The next destination for this conference is in Jakarta, Indonesia.
ASEANFIC KL was attended by more than 40 delegates from almost all the major banks in Malaysia which includes Maybank, CIMB, RHB Bank, Bank Islam, Affin Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Ambank, Bank Muamalat and UBS. Mr Bharat Singh, our distinguish guest from Central Bank of Myammar had added a lot more excitement into this event. There were also representatives from Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and MIMOS (R&D Agency of Malaysian Government).
This Kuala Lumpur edition was officiated by CSM’s CEO, Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab and followed by the VP of MDEC, Mr. Michael Warren giving an opening speech. The VIP for this event was Mr. Bharat Singh, the Deputy Director General of Myanmar Central Bank. Mr. Bharat shared interesting insights on Myanmar banking market and some of its future roadmap, surely it attracted many participants interests into this newly emerging market. Other MSC companies that supported this event with their speakers for the knowledge sharing sessions are Cyber Intelligence Sdn Bhd, ManagePay Sdn Bhd, UNOS and Tess International. PrimeKey Solution AB from Sweden also attended the ASEANFIC Kuala Lumpur.
As with the first ASEANFIC in Yangon, the KL edition also wraps up with a cocktail party and Lucky Draw. Four consolation prizes of ASEANFIC exclusive tumblers were given. The main prizes of iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5 were given to three lucky winners. During the cocktail party, the delegates had more time to interact with the speakers and sponsors of ASEANFIC KL. It was a good time to find out what is currently needed by the financial industry and also their future road map. This conference was a great way for the IT Industry to interact with Financial Industry in order to create products that will have ready users.