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Sphere Conferences presents the 4th edition of Myanmar Banking and Finance Conference

Singapore, 28 June 2016 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, today opened the 4th annual Myanmar Banking and Finance Conference (MBFC 2016). The conference will be held from 28 – 29 June 2016 at Sule Shangri-La Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar. 

More than 250 banking and finance professionals from over 10 countries will be attending to discuss the latest banking initiatives and sector developments as Myanmar’s banking sector continues to evolve and transform. 

The discussions entail a wide range of topics including:· Regulatory and industry landscape: 2016 and beyond
· Foreign banks and increased privatisation in Myanmar: Implications and impact to the industry and region
· Product development in Myanmar: SME banking and trade financing
· Utilising technologies in transforming Myanmar’s banking sector
· Risk, compliance and anti-money laundering frameworks

MBFC 2016 is the only banking and finance focused event in Myanmar, bringing together key players from the sector including regulators, banks, financial institutions and technology solution providers. Over 25 local banks such as AGD Bank, Ayeyarwady Bank, CB Bank, KBZ Bank and Yoma Bank, as well as international banks such as ANZ, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Cathay United Bank, Citi, Maybank and Security Bank Corporation will be present.

Financial technology providers and consultancies including EFA Group, Entrust Datacard, Fortinet, Hitachi Omron, Kelvin Chia Yangon, Konica Minolta, NCR, Tess International and Vasco. INTERPOL and other senior experts in risk and compliance will be sharing their valuable insights on cyber security and risk frameworks. Asian Development Bank will also provide updates on the Trade Finance Program for the under-served community.

U Win Thaw, Director General, Central Bank of Myanmar, will be delivering a keynote speech on vision for Myanmar and efforts in modernising the banking and finance sector.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman, Sphere Conferences, said: “The recent opening of the Yangon Stock Exchange and the 2nd round of foreign banking licenses which was awarded earlier this year have once again created excitement and buzz in Myanmar's banking sector. With these latest developments, there is a need for more sharing of ideas, greater in-depth discussions, networking and partnerships. For the fourth year running, we are happy to once again present to you this dedicated banking and finance conference in Myanmar that explores the challenges and opportunities faced by key stakeholders in this golden land.”

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Theodora Soh
Assistant Marketing Manager
Sphere Conferences
DID: +65 6848 5378

Ms Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: +65 6319 1553

About Sphere Conferences

Sphere Conferences, a conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings, produces conferences that are of the highest quality bringing inspiration, innovation and value to customers. Sphere’s purpose is to empower customers with big and fresh ideas and lasting relationships that will enable them to excel in their chosen markets, by providing unique networking and learning platforms whereby they can learn, network and do business. For more information, please visit

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

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