Academic Program (Preliminary Version)

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Journey of emotional physical activation – Juan Cubaque Cañavera, physical coach

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening of the Academic Sessions

Opening Remarks:

  • Carlos Troetsch, President of FELABAN
  • Giorgio Trettenero, Secretary General of FELABAN

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Digitization and Cybersecurity of the Banking Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS).

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
General Session

How Can We Avoid Another Lost Decade for the Latin American Economy?

Objective: Pointing Out Crucial Economic Policy Issues for the Region in the Next Decade

Guest Speakers:

  • Andrea Villareal, Economic Director, ASOBANCA – Ecuador.
  • Eduardo Cavallo, Senior Research Economist, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington DC. 
  • Brian Coulton, Chief Economist, Fitch Ratings.

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Coffee Break and visit to stands

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Open Banking

Objective: Learn from the Experience of European Countries with Open Banking and Become Acquainted with the Vision of Latin American Banks regarding this concept, as a Critical Aspect to Digital Transformation

Guest speakers:

  • Carlos Fernández Herraiz – Blockchain Certification Director, FELABAN / CLUB DE RIESGOS DE ESPAÑA / NEMESIS / ASBA.
  • Juan Carlos Terán – President Consuladvisors LLC, USA.
  • Alvaro Acevedo, SWIFT API Product Manager.

Moderator: Belisario Castillo. Vice President, Banco Aliado Legal Counseling and Trust, Financial Law Committee, FELABAN (COLADE).

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cybersecurity, Cultural Change occurring Overnight; from the Emerging to the Permanent

Objective: The pandemic as we know it became the world’s worst nightmare. This led to great challenges to the banking business and, with the pandemic, the business became more vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Guest Speakers:

  • Santiago Rodriguez, Past President Comité CELAES FELABAN
  • José Marangunich, Manager, BCP es Head of Corporate Security & Cyber Crime – Perú.

Moderator: Alexis Alcántara, Security Manager, SEGUROS CRECER and President Chair, FEABAN Latin American Committee of Experts in Banking Security (CELAES)

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Challenges in the New International Trade Scenario.
Supply Chain Globalization, Transformation and Digitization.

Objective: The Transformation will Demand Adaptability, Accessibility and Agility in Foreign Trade

Guest Speakers:

  • Javier Arias, Head of International Business Area, Banco Santander CCI Spain – Banking Committee. 
  • Joon Kim, Global Head, Trade Finance Product & Portfolio Management – BNY Mellon Treasury Services.

Moderator: Roberto Artavia, President of INCAE. 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Role of Financial Education in the Midst of the Pandemic Crisis

Objective: Understanding the Role of and Need for Financial Education in the Midst of the Pandemic

Guest Speakers:

  • Natalia Duchen, Coordinator, Media and Financial Education, ASOBAN; President Chair, Latin American Committee on Education and Financial Inclusion, FELABAN (CLEIF) – Bolivia.
  • Lluís Girbau, Adviser, WSBI-ESBG, World Savings and Retail Banking Institute / European Savings and Retail Banking Group. To be confirmed.
  • Diana Mejía, Senior Specialist, Private Sector Analysis and Technical Evaluation Directorate, Vice Presidency for the Private Sector, Andean Development Corporation, CAF-

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
The Internal Auditor as a “Strategic Partner” in Digital Transformation

Objective: In a context in which organizations operate in a constantly changing digital world of unimaginable possibilities that takes traditional risks into uncharted waters, the need for a “Strategic Partner” capable of prospectively identifying risks and assisting Upper Management in defining strategies for emerging risks, is felt more strongly than ever before.

Guest Speakers:

  • Fredy Sandoval, Vice President of Internal Audits, Produbanco, Ecuador
  • Eladio Piña, Manager, Corporate Auditing, Banco de Chile and President, Chilean Institute of Internal Auditors (IAIChile).
  • Erick Mazariegos, Manager, Internal Auditing, Grupo Financiero Promérica Guatemala; Secretary, Board of Directors, Institute of Internal Auditors, Guatemala Chapter – (Promerica, Guatemala).

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Panel “Perspectives for the Brazilian Economy”

Opening: Isaac Sidney, President, FEBRABAN

Guest Speakers:

  • Mario Mesquita, Chief Economist- Itaú Unibanco
  • Fernando Honorato Barbosa, Chief Economist and Director, Department of Research and Economic Studies, Banco Bradesco

Moderator: Rubens Sardenberg, Director of Prudential Regulation, Risk and Economics, FEBRABAN

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Journey of emotional physical activation – Juan Cubaque Cañavera, physical coach

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Populism: Risks and Effects in our Times

 Objective: Explaing why, in the context of the pandemic and post-pandemic, this is one of the most significant geopolitical risks faced by Latin American countries.

Guest Speakers:

  • Yannt Basset, Professor, Universidad del Rosario – Colombia.
  • Santiago Castro, President, Association of Colombian Banking and Financial Institutions, (ASOBANCARIA) – Colombia
  • Martín Naranjo, President, Association of Peruvian Banks (ASBANC) – Peru. 

Moderator: Giorgio Trettenero, Secretary General of FELABAN

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
How to Manage Risks derived from Unpredictable Events?

Objective: Only a year ago not even the most pessimistic forecast would have contemplated a scenario such as the current one. So, how to manage risks arising from unpredictable events? How to design a resilient risk management framework capable of coping with global crises? Are banks prepared to face a future crisis like the current one, going forward? This panel seeks to answer these and other questions, in the face of an increasingly volatile and less predictable business environment.

Guest Speakers:

  • Luis Opazo – General Manager, Association of Chilean Banks and Financial Institutions (ABIF) – Chile. 
  • Jorge Castaño – Financial Superintendent – Colombia
  • Martin Castellano, Head of Latam Research, Economics Department, IIF – Institute of International Finance 

10:30 a.m.– 11:15 a.m.
2020 – What Changes and What Remains for Banks in the New Era

Objective: This year was one of the most complicated ever for the global economy. In a short time the banking industry was forced to adapt to a new reality. Topics addressed include new expectations from the regulatory, economic environment, innovation and consumer trend standpoints, and the challenges to banking in the new environment.  A before, during and after analysis.

Guest Speaker:

  • Julio José Prado, President, ASOBANCA- Ecuador.

Moderator: Jaime Andrés Rincón, Lawyer and economist from Universidad de los Andes.

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Virtual coffee break and visit to stands

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
IFC Green Banking Academy Fireside Chats. Navigating Green Finance for Reconstruction: Opportunities for Latin American Banks

  • What are the new green business trends and the future of banking in LAC?
    Fireside presenter:
    IFC-International Finance Corporation. Marcela Ponce, Senior Operations Officer & LAC Climate Finance Lead.
    Description: New green business opportunities for the banking sector in Latin America and trends in the most innovative banks.
  • Why should banks manage climate change risk?
    Fireside presenter:
    Management Solutions Consulting. Soledad Díaz-Noriega, Partner Head of Sustainable Business.
    Moderator: IFC-International Finance Corporation. Marcela Ponce, Senior Operations Officer & LAC Climate Finance Lead.
    Description: To effectively manage climate risks and protect banks from their potential impact, institutions must integrate climate risk into their financial risk management frameworks.
  • Why plan, build and finance infrastructure that is sustainable?
    Fireside presenter:
    Beel Infrastructure Partners. Aniceto Huertas, Partner and Co-CEO.
    Moderator: IFC International Finance Corporation. Luis Maldonado, Program Manager (acting) IFC-GBAC.
    Description: When financing roads, bridges, power plants, water supplies, and ports, investors must consider carbon and environmental footprints, social cohesion, stewardship of natural ecosystems, and the financial viability of projects.
  • Green Housing Financing: is this an attractive business opportunity for banks ?
    Fireside presenter:
    INCAE Business School. Gracia Barahona, Director Ecobanking.
    Moderator: IFC International Finance Corporation. Luis Maldonado, Program Manager (acting) IFC-GBAC.
    Description: Green housing and sustainable construction are growing rapidly. In less than 10 years, in many markets, half of home developments could be green. This is a green quick-win for banks.
  • GreenTech: at the forefront of financial inclusion and a low-carbon planet
    Fireside presenter:
    IFC-International Finance Corporation. Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head of Climate Business.
    Moderator: FELABAN. Giorgio Trettenero, Secretary General.
    Description: Technology-driven innovation is generating new business models, applications, processes and products, generating impact and opportunities for financial inclusion and low-carbon development alternatives.
  • How IFC  and Green Banking Academy supports banks in their transformational journey to green banking?
    Fireside presenter:
    IFC International Finance Corporation. Carlos Serrano, Senior Operations Officer- Climate Business Dpt.
    Description: IFC GBAC will present how it helps to build capacity in banks to take advantage of the opportunities of new products and green markets.

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Regional Fraud Concentrator

Guest Speaker:

  • Daniel Juvinao, Business Director, Regional Fraud and Special Projects Concentrator.

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Journey of emotional physical activation – Juan Cubaque Cañavera, physical coach

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
The Challenges to Latin American Financial Institutions regarding Prevention and Control of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing LA/FT in Pandemic Times.

Objective: The COVID 19 crisis has no doubt become a disruptive phenomenon. It has substantially affected various areas of economic and social life. In this environment, significant LA/FT risks, threats and vulnerabilities have arisen, which no doubt pose challenges to our organizations. The goal of this panel is to address these challenges and threats and the instruments used to control them from the ALM systems of our organizations.

Guest Speakers:

  • Esteban Fullin, Executive Secretary, GAFILAT. 
  • Ramón Alberto González, Director, Prevention of LAFT, Regulatory Compliance and FATCA, Banesco Banco Mú,ltiple, and President, FELABAN Committee for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (COPLAFT).

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The acceleration of financial inclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic – Bringing hidden opportunities to light

Guest Speakers:

  • Thiago Dias – Vice President Digital Partnerships Mastercard
  • Lindsey Lehr –  Associate Managing Director – Payments Practice Leader at Americas Market Intelligence

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Virtual Coffee Break and Visit to Stands

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Trust Industry: A Facilitator of Social and Economic Development.

Objective: A panel which could include professionals from Colombia, Peru and other countries, held to share experiences on the application of fiduciary formulas to achieve goals capable of producing major impacts in matters of infrastructure, ecological reconversion and social projection.

Guest Speakers:

  • Paulo Comitre, General Manager, La Fiduciaria – Perú
  • German Arce, President, ASOFIDUCIARIAS – Colombia. 

Moderator: Francisco Nugué, Executive President, Generatrust and President, FELABAN Latin American Committee on Trusts (COLAFI)

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
A Scientific View of the Pandemic – The Latin American Case

Guest Speaker:

  • Zulma Cucunubá, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine (St Mary’s campus), Imperial College London.

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
How long before we return to something that resembles normal? And how to speed up the times?

Guest Speaker: 

  • Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Growth Laboratory at the Harvard Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice Chair of International Political Economy at the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

  • Official Closing Session of the 54th Annual Assembly of FELABAN
  • Handover Ceremony – Investment of the New FELABAN Directors for the Period 2020 – 2022

Conducted by:

  • Giorgio Trettenero Castro, Secretary General, FELABAN
  • Carlos Troetsch Saval, President, FELABAN.

Words of the New President of FELABAN for the 2020-2022 Period
Announcement – Site of the 55th Annual FELABAN Assembly for 2021

Conducted by:

  • David Schwartz, President & CEO, FIBA

End of the 54th Annual Assembly of FELABAN