Roundtables

Roundtables are running concurrently with conference sessions.  Numbers are limited and must be pre-booked through the online registration form.

Bookings are limited to four (4) Roundtables per person over the two conference days, with a limit of two (2) representatives per company at each Roundtable.

To attend a Roundtable, attendees must be registered to attend the conference on the relevant day.

Treasury: crypto asset token mapping

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Speakers: Nghi Luu, Hema Raman and Chris Adamek, Treasury
Moderator: Sinead Lynch, Gadens

Earlier this year, Treasury sought initial feedback on types of crypto assets and their classification. The Government has now announced it will prioritise token mapping to give clarity about whether certain crypto assets are financial products and inform further work on crypto licensing and custody regulation.

This session will give participants the opportunity to join the discussion with Treasury on the classification of crypto and provide direct input into the Government’s token mapping project.

Open banking: open for business?

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time:
11.00am – 12.00pm
Speaker:
Ben Ford, Frollo

A roundtable discussion about the state of Open Banking and how to successfully use it as a fintech.

Global connections: USA and UK

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Speakers: David Camerlengo
, Austrade London and Rachel Howard, Austrade New York

Join us for a meet and greet with Austrade’s incoming Trade and Investment Commissioners to New York and London. This networking event is an opportunity for an open discussion on the support Austrade can provide Australian fintechs to expand and grow in international markets. We’ll also talk about how Austrade can help non-Australian fintechs to enter or grow in Australia.

AUSTRAC: the role of fintechs in mitigating AML/CTF risks

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time:
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Speaker: Daniel Mossop, AUSTRAC
Moderator: David Kreltszheim, Cornwalls

Late last year AUSTRAC issued a statement acknowledging the disproportionate impact of de-banking on fintechs. AUSTRAC called on banks to adopt a case-by-case risk-based approach when assessing anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) risks. This session will provide the opportunity to hear from AUSTRAC directly on how it is engaging across the ecosystem to reduce de-banking and the role fintechs can play maintaining links to the banking system.

Fuelling memorable customer experiences with payment innovations

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Speaker: Fleur Garcia
, Till Payments

Payments innovation is moving at a pace we’ve never seen before. Meanwhile, its role in enhancing customer experiences is becoming increasingly important for firms seeking to deliver a frictionless and delightful customer journey.

Previously the exclusive domain of incumbent banks and payment giants, NextGen payment innovations are democratising access to powerful technologies that unify every customer touchpoint and enable organisations of all sizes to realise their full potential.

Join this roundtable to discover how your business can use game-changing payment solutions to fuel memorable customer experiences – without the need for any payments expertise.

APRA: developments and common challenges in neobanking and stored-value facilities

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time:
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Speaker: Melisande Waterford
, APRA

In this session hear about APRA’s regulatory approach in relation to neobanking and stored-valued facilities, including recent developments, the current state of the market and common challenges for fintechs.

ACCC and Treasury: CDR – pathways to participation and on-boarding

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time:
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Speakers: Paul Franklin
, ACCC and Kate O’Rourke, Treasury

Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) is introducing an economy-wide consumer data sharing regime. The ACCC’s role in the Consumer Data Right includes accrediting data recipients, supporting data recipients with testing and on-boarding to the CDR ecosystem, enforcing the CDR Rules and developing and supporting the technology solutions that support secure data sharing. Over the last year, updates to the CDR rules have added new pathways to participating and made data sharing easier.

In this session hear from the ACCC and Treasury about how you can become an accredited data recipient, the new CDR representative arrangements, and the support available for testing and on-boarding. Participants will also be able to find out more about the ACCC’s recently launched CDR Sandbox testing environment.

Customer acquisition and retention: best practices for Aussie fintechs

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time:
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Speakers: Will Feutrill
, Blackhawk Network and Fleur Garcia, Till Payments
Moderator: Liya Dashkina, Reinventure

While the fintech space has its own share of obstacles and complications, customer acquisition and retention is perhaps the biggest common challenge for all fintech brands. Fintechs today leverage the online and digital world to facilitate market entry, scalability and acquisition. However, the same digital platforms which rapidly onboard and scale customers, allow them to switch to other providers in the blink of an eye. Moderated by Blackhawk Network, Till Payments and Reiventure, register to join this Round Table discussion with fellow Fintech industry leaders where we discuss best case practices and strategies to improve customer acquisition and customer retention for your business.

Treasury: a strategic plan for the payments ecosystem

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Speakers: Nghi Luu, Taylor Black and Mohita Kinra, Treasury
Moderator:
 Scott Farrell, King & Wood Mallesons

Scott Farrell’s Review of the Australian Payments System, released last year, recommended the Government develop a strategic plan for the payments ecosystem to provide certainty on policy priorities and future strategic directions.

In this session hear from Scott Farrell and Treasury about the next steps in developing this strategic plan and the future challenges and opportunities for payments in Australia.

Taxation of crypto assets: the challenges of taxing tech

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Speakers:
TBC
Moderator: Jerome Tse, The Tax Institute

Last month the Board of Taxation released the much-anticipated consultation guide for their review into the tax treatment of crypto assets and transactions. The review will consider the application of current tax laws in this space, emerging policy issues and possible changes to Australia’s tax regime and its administration by the ATO.

In this session hear from members of the tax profession, academia and industry about the tax challenges presented by the digital economy and how greater certainty may be created for taxpayers.

How is the data revolution fuelling fintech in Scotland?

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time:
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Speakers: Lynne Darcey Quigley
, Know-It and James Varga, Direct ID, Jit Gondalia, Optiseller Australia and Ian Gardiner, Investment Partner, Co-Founder and Global Scot.
Moderator: Cindy Callander, Scottish Development International

Join a discussion with Scots working in the fintech industry in Scotland and Australia to explore how data is driving innovation in all fintech verticals Scotland. We will be exploring PSD2, ecommerce, credit and KYC and any other topic you want to talk about!

Reserve Bank of Australia: exploring use cases for CBDC in Australia

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
9.00am – 10.00am
Speakers: Ellis Connolly
and Chris Thompson, Reserve Bank of Australia
Facilitator: Urszula McCormack, King & Wood Mallesons

Last month the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it is collaborating with the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre (DFCRC) on a research project to explore use cases for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Australia. The project will involve the development of a limited-scale CBDC pilot that will represent a real claim on the RBA. Interested industry participants will be invited to develop specific use cases that demonstrate how a CBDC could be used to provide innovative and value-added payment and settlement services to households and businesses.

In this session hear from the RBA about the project and about how industry participants will be able to engage.

The convergence of traditional and digital markets

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
11.00am – 12.00pm
Speaker: Peter Hiom
, Motive Partners

Global capital markets are undergoing transformational change. Users of traditional fixed income and equity markets are seeking to improve their competitiveness and reduce risk. They are automating and simplifying operations using APIs, cloud and AI/machine learning. They are improving service levels through digitisation and they are building new business models to better align with customers. At the same time, enormous innovation is underway in digital markets, where tokenisation, crypto, CDBC, DeFI and NFTs bring the promise of transformational change.

In this session, hear how the US$400tr traditional and US$1tr digital markets might converge over time. What are the challenges for both incumbents and innovators? Which innovations show most promise? What are the barriers to adoption and what issues are top of mind for stakeholders and decision makers?

Meet the experts: expansion into Singapore, the door to Asia

Date: Thursday 8 September 
Time:
11.00am – 12.00pm
Speakers: Betty Sun-Lucas, Austrade, Reuben Lim, Singapore Fintech Association and Jason Williamson, Dedoco

Meet with the experts on the Singapore fintech ecosystem. Join Austrade’s Fintech Director, the Singapore Fintech Association and a successful company for an open discussion on the opportunities for Australian fintechs looking to expand into Singapore and Asia.

Australian Payments Plus: reflections on the launch of PayTo and the future of payments

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
11.00am – 12.00pm
Speakers: Katrina Stuart
, NPPA and Adrian Lovney, Australian Payments Plus

In this roundtable hear from Australian Payments Plus and NPP Australia about how financial institutions, fintechs and payment service providers have collaborated to develop the new PayTo payment service and the next steps in its rollout. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the immediate priorities for the recently formed Australian Payments Plus, Australia’s domestic payments organisation, including supporting the development of QR code payments, digital identity and digital wallet services.

Treasury: CDR 2.0 – unlocking action initiation

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Speakers: Emily Martin
and Kate O’Rourke, Treasury
Moderator: Daniel Knight
, K&L Gates

The Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right Report strongly recommended the introduction of write access as the next stage in the advancement of the CDR in Australia. Given its potential benefits to Australian consumers and businesses, bank account-to-account payment initiation was flagged as a first priority for the CDR roadmap.

This roundtable will give participants the opportunity to join the discussion with Treasury and provide input on the future design of action initiation under the CDR. The roundtable will seek to discuss the potential framework for action initiation and will seek feedback on use cases and applications for action initiation to deliver value for consumers and businesses.

How smart is smart contract?

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Speaker: David Ferrall
, FinClear

Smart contracts are an integral component of harvesting the full benefits of a tokenised platform. The ability for smart contracts to disintermediate many types pf corporate actions is genuine and is at the centre of delivering lower cost solutions into the financial services community. FinClear, via its FCX platform and is partnership with Digital Asset Holdings, is at the heart of this exciting initiative.

ASIC: Innovation Hub and the Enhanced Regulatory Sandbox

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Speakers: Jonathan Hatch, Mark Adams,
and George Marangoly, ASIC

In this session hear about how ASIC’s Innovation Hub provides support to startups and scaleups navigating Australia’s financial regulatory system, including by facilitating the Government’s Enhanced Regulatory Sandbox.

What to do when your KYC drives consumers away?

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Speaker: James Sibbick
, Ekata

When KYC processes were first implemented, most accounts were opened at brick-and-mortar locations. It was easy to consider the KYC process as a way to verify a customer’s identity since they were in front of you and you could take the applicant through the entire process without risking abandonment. But the world has changed drastically and today businesses are driven by the digital-first economy. Cyber criminals have also evolved – recent tactics include brand abuse and rogue mobile apps that imitate a legitimate company to gain users’ personal data, log-ins, and credit card information. According to the Global Banking Fraud Survey, over half of respondents recover less than 25% of fraud losses; demonstrating that fraud prevention is key. Financial sector must adapt and innovate KYC and onboarding processes to meet customer expectations for a quick and easy online account opening experience while maintaining a tolerable level of risk. This means it’s increasingly important that businesses implement more sophisticated onboarding strategies focused on identity verification that goes beyond compliance.

During this roundtable, let’s discuss what are the practical steps that can be taken to close the gaps left by KYC; verifying digital identities while increasing customer acquisition and stopping sophisticated fraud attacks.

The R&D Tax Incentive: support for Research and Development in Fintech

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Speaker: Andrew Lewis
, Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Fintech is all about innovation. Join us for a discussion of the support that the Australian Government provides to business Research and Development activities through the R&D Tax Incentive, and how that works for Fintechs.

How do you differentiate yourself through buyer and customer experience?

Date: Thursday 8 September
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Speakers: Jarrod Kagan
and Avik Choudhuri, Probe Group

In this roundtable, we will discuss methods on how to increase sales in your organisation while catering to today’s omni-channel customer. Learn how to balance the management of cost and experience with precision, so that you can increase retention and amplify your returning customer rate.

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