The German - Singaporean Financial Forum (GSFF): The Future of Banking - Evolution, Revolution or Big Bang


You have been invited by the SGC and the German Embassy Singapore to attend this half-day event: “The German -Singaporean Financial Forum (GSFF): The Future of Banking – Evolution, Revolution or Big Bang”.

To register
Registration is FOC. Please use your official company or organization email. Individual registration for each participant is required.
Register early as seats are limited.

About the Seminar

This inaugural event of the GSFF will discuss where the world of banking is heading by bringing together regulators, incumbent banks and disruptors.
Digitalisation and innovative business models massively affect the environment in which financial institutions operate. On the other hand, regulators must stay abreast of technological developments – like the rise of fintechs or the spread of cryptocurrencies – by continuously adapting financial regulation.
What can the German and Singaporean financial centres learn from each other as we prepare for the future world of finance? Private and public institutions will have to work in close partnership, as well as cross-border, through mutual sharing of experiences and best practices, while at the same time ensuring a fair and transparent competitive playing field in financial markets.
Further events on more specific topics, like green finance or project finance, are planned in future as the GSFF seeks to establish itself as a new over-arching forum for different financial and banking subjects.

This event is initiated by SGC Banking Committee.

9.30 am
Registration (Coffee and tea will be served)

10.30 am
Welcome by Dr Claus Trenner, President Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

10.35 am
Opening Remarks by Dr Ulrich A Sante, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Singapore

10.45 am
Introduction by Mr Ong Chong Tee, Deputy Managing Director for Financial Supervision, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

10.55 am
Keynote by Dr Johannes Beermann, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank

11.15 am
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Mr Song Seng Wun, Director CIMB Bank, Economist, Panel Discussion Moderator

Dr Johannes Beermann, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Mr Bernard Wee, Executive Director Prudential Policy and Fintech & Innovation, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Mr Rick Striano, Deutsche Bank, Managing Director, Head Digital Product Development within the Bank’s Global Cash Management

Dr Lars Friedrich, Managing Director Commerzbank, Head of Group Strategy and Development Segment

Mr Lam Chee Kin, Managing Director & Head Group Legal, Compliance & Secretariat DBS Bank Ltd

Mr Markus Gnirck, Co-founder and CEO tryb Group

Ms Charis Liau, Co-Founder and CEO Minterest

12.30 pm
Closing Remarks by Mr Ralf Schmidt, SGC Banking Committee Chairman

12.35 pm
Lunch buffet

Dr Tim Philippi, SGC Executive Director, Programme Moderator

The organizers retain the right to amend the programme

Please note that registration starts at 9.30 am

Please be notified that pictures will be taken during the event for publications on our website, newsletters and printed publications.

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10:30 AM - 2:00 PM SGT
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Mochtar Riady Auditorium (L5), SMU Administration Building, Singapore Management University
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Venue Address
81 Victoria St, Singapore 188065 Singapore
Singaporean-German Chamber of Ind. & Comm. [GST Reg. No. M400057648]