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Online Conference: ASEAN Financial Literacy Conference


About this event

The ASEAN Financial Literacy Drive was first introduced during Brunei Darussalam’s 2013 ASEAN Chairmanship. Following this, the region’s focus shifted from financial literacy to financial inclusion to cater to ASEAN’s needs. In recent years, the region has witnessed rapid developments in the digital space, and, against this backdrop, the Financial Literacy Drive is revived under Brunei Darussalam’s 2021 ASEAN Chairmanship.

The ASEAN Financial Literacy Conference (the Conference) is a Priority Economic Deliverable (PED) under Brunei Darussalam’s 2021 ASEAN Chairmanship and is centred around the Chairmanship theme of ‘We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper’. The Conference will take the form of a high-level seminar involving senior decision-makers, influencers and thought leaders from both public and private sectors.

It aims to highlight practical tools for developing financial literacy policies that can assist policymakers and industry players in bridging financial literacy and advancements in technology. This is particularly important in the context of responding to COVID-19 and driving a sustainable and inclusive future economic model. The conference will also consider including hard to reach groups and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

UKABC will be supporting Session 2 as outlined below. To view the full programme click here.

Session 2: “Resilient Financial Ecosystems: How can digitalisation ensure inclusivity?”

Time: 7.00am-8.00am (GMT)


  • Narayanan Vaidyanathan, Head of Business Insights, ACCA
  • Peter J Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist and Vice-Chair, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Noraini Sulaiman, Acting Managing Director and CEO, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam
  • Rino Donosepoetro, Vice Chairman ASEAN, Standard Chartered Bank

Panel Discussion moderated by Dr Matt Cavanagh, Global Director, Group Government Relations, Prudential Plc; and, Board Member, UK-ASEAN Business Council.

Spotlight on:

  • What impact has COVID-19 had on ASEAN’s financial system?
  • What is needed to build and maintain financial resilience?
  • How are technology and digitalisation changing ASEAN’s financial infrastructure?
  • What is the role of education in ensuring inclusivity in the changing financial landscape?
  • How can sustainability be achieved through a robust financial ecosystem?

Followed by a Live Q&A Session via Slido.

Who this event is suitable for

This event is suitable for British companies working in or with Financial Literacy sectors and interested in expanding operations to markets in Southeast Asia.

Further information

Participation is free. To register and view the full conference programme, please click the relevant buttons below.

For further information please contact:

Halimah Basiuni (Ms)
Brunei Darussalam Central Bank
Email: halimah.basiuni@bdcb.gov.bn

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