Our expert HSBC speakers shared insights at Sibos 2023 in Toronto on the latest trends, topics and innovations shaping transaction banking and the global financial industry, including payments, digitisation, trade and sustainability.

HSBC speakers at Sibos 2023

Yvonne Yiu, Regional Co-head, Global Payment Solutions, Asia Pacific HSBC

ISO 20022 : A view from the Top

Monday 18th Sept 09:30 - 10:15 EDT

Six months on from the start of migration to ISO 20022 for cross-border payments and reporting in March 2023, we take stock and share key insights about how adoption is progressing.

Join this session to hear views from Swift Board members on the benefits of adopting ISO 20022 for cross-border payments and what still needs to be done for the industry to take full advantage of richer, structured data.

Nadya Hijazi, Global Head of Wholesale Digital Channels, HSBC

Beyond the buzzwords: Understanding the reality of AI’s reach

Monday 18th Sept 9:30-10:30 EDT

With the unveiling of ChatGPT at the end of 2022, AI is a top priority for organisations in 2023. Yet its impact at scale is still not well understood. How far and how fast will we go? In this session, experts share their views about the impact of AI across multiple sectors, including financial services. You’ll also have the opportunity to pose scenarios to the experts and walk away with valuable insights.

Bhrigu Singh, Chief Product Officer, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC

Exhibitor Stage: Digitisation of Trade

Tuesday 19th Sept 09:45 - 10:15 EDT

In line with our vision to be the leading facilitator of commerce, we are supporting clients across eco systems, whether on their platforms, 3rd party venues and market places. To enable this, we have continued to invest in our transformation agenda to broaden our digital offerings.

Over the past few years we have been co-creating enhanced solutions to address evolving client needs as they reconfigure their supply chains, financing supply chains earlier and deeper into their eco-systems. We are now rapidly scaling these solutions to replicate benefits across our clients globally, powered by the scaling of our future-ready HSBC Trade Solutions (HTS) platform.

Temi Ofong, Global Head of Customer Channels, HSBC

A shared vision: How can payment providers meet the G20 goals

Tuesday 19th Sept 15:00 - 15:45 EDT

The G20 has outlined a roadmap to enhance the speed, cost, transparency, and accessibility of cross-border payments, with concrete targets to be met by 2027. Swift and our community share this vision and are working together to help make it a reality. Join us for a deep dive look at how the industry is progressing towards the G20 goals, what more needs to be done, and how we can get there together. And, as payment service levels across the industry become more and more uniform, we’ll also look at how providers can continue to innovate to stand out from the pack.

Mark Evans, Head of Cross-Border and Cross Currency Payments, HSBC

Get started with Payment Pre-validation: Hear from your peers

Wednesday 20th Sept 9:00 - 9:30 EDT

Say goodbye to unnecessary payment errors with Swift’s Payment Pre-validation. The service lets you check account details before a payment is sent, bringing more certainty that it will reach it’s end destination quickly and smoothly. Join us to hear from your peers about the benefits Payment Pre-validation is bringing them, from increased speed and automation, to enhanced customer experience. This session is designed to give you the insights you need to build your business case, plan your implementation, and start pre-validating your customers’ payments.

Vivek Ramachandran, Global Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

Big Issue Debate: Are financial services ready to leap into the new era of sustainable business practices?

Wednesday 20th Sept 11:30 - 12:30 EDT

Climate change, environmental impact, and social responsibility are placing significant pressure on financial services to adapt and change their traditional business models. The current approach of making incremental adjustments may no longer be sufficient, and the industry must be prepared to take bolder steps in order to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. The question remains: are financial services ready to leap into the new era of sustainable business practices or will they continue to rely on models that are rapidly becoming outdated?

Gemma Laman, Managing Director, Institutional Sales, Market Securities Services, HSBC

FX in focus: Risk, efficiency, and liquidity

Wednesday 20th Sept 13:30-14:15 EDT

Enhancing cross-border flows and removing FX settlement risk is high on policymakers’ agendas. And, the industry is expected to come up with solutions to increase payment-versus-payment (PvP) protection, support trade and payment flows moving towards instant, while preserving FX contribution to banks' bottom lines. In this session, we’ll look at how we can strike the right balance between the need to better manage risks (especially on emerging market currencies), the efficiency gains that could be achieved through end-to-end transparency, and the benefits of netting and FX optimisation.

Marissa Adams, Managing Director, Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Americas HSBC

It’s not easy being green: Building standards into green finance

Wednesday 20th Sept 15:30 - 16:30 EDT

Impact investing – or investments made to generate a positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return – is a relatively new field. And one that is currently difficult for financial institutions to measure and report on. That’s because of a lack of standardised methodologies to measure their effects across the financial industry. In this session, we’ll look at how banks, corporates, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can collaborate to achieve a standardised framework that allows for more impactful results.

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