#NEXT DIFI 2016, bringing together industry leaders, policy makers, regulators and experts to explore the disruptive forces that are shaping the financial sector into the future and discuss where opportunities lie.

Banks must move with the times if they are to provide the products, services and experiences that today’s customers demand. Technological, economic, political and social change has altered the financial landscape forever. Banks that do not innovate, evolve and improve will lose out to more versatile and adaptive competitors.

Through presentations, panel sessions and on-stage interviews, senior executives from regional and international banks will join leaders from other organisations to give their views on what banks must do to stay ahead of the game.

These are crucial times for financial institutions. A volatile economic environment, disruptive innovations, new entrants to the market place and a changing regulatory landscape are all transforming traditional business models and creating a new playing field in the industry.

As fintech innovations, peer-to-peer lending and big data open the door to new entrants and stimulate greater competition, disruptors are creating alternative modes of finance and shaking up the sector. At the same time, incumbent players are rethinking their business models to remain relevant to a new generation of clients while satisfying the requirements of regulators, shareholders and investors.


The event will be attended by:

#NEXT DIFI 2016 is an event designed to meet the needs of senior decision-makers and professionals working in the following areas:

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Institutional Investment
  • Asset Management
  • Financial Regulation
  • Economic Research or Policy
  • FinTech

Within these areas limited places are available to the following professionals:

  • CEO / Chairman / Founder
  • Chief Financial Officer / Chief Investment Officer / Chief Operating Officer / Chief Counsel
  • Chief Economist / Head of Economic Research or Policy
  • Chief Technology Officer / Chief Information Officer
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Compliance or Regulation
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Strategy or Innovation

This forum has been produced to meet the needs of senior banking and finance professionals, including:

  • Central Bank Officers
  • Heads/Directors of Banking Supervision
  • Financial regulators
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Investment Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Investment Committee Members
  • Heads of Investment / Asset Allocation
  • Head of Funds / Portfolio Management
  • Heads/Directors of Retail Banking
  • Heads/Directors of Consumer Banking
  • Heads/Directors of / Business Banking / SME Banking
  • Heads/Directors of Digital Banking
  • Heads/Directors of Mobile Banking
  • Heads of Innovation



Topics will include the power of original thinking, change management, digital banking, social media, bank accelerator programmes and innovation labs, emerging global banking threats, cyber security and new product and service development.

The competition, disruptors and alternative modes in financial sector.

Rethinking business models, how to stay relevant to a new generation of clients. Are we ready to embrace change and adapt?

How are banks and other traditional players navigating this transformed landscape?

What are key challenges and opportunities that the new digital age brings?

Turn your phone into a mobile bank – How to stay on top of your money wherever you are? From checking the balance to making payments to friends with just a few taps. Is It secure as online banking?