Program Highlights

•      Myanmar Bankers Roundtable:
•    Managing currency volatility, declining liquidity, default risks & asset/liability management challenges
•    Managing inter-bank transactions
•    Risk management best practices and standard operating procedures in Myanmar banks
•    Strategies to achieve profitability
•    Building a banking relationship with companies preparing for listing on YSX
•    When should Myanmar banks consider a cash management desk?
•    Forex and interest rate management by Myanmar banks
•      Myanmar Foreign Banks Roundtable:
•    Wholesale banking, trade finance opportunities for foreign banks in Myanmar
•    New opportunities and restrictions
•    Lending to foreign businesses, Myanmar-foreign joint ventures
•    Preparing for incremental or exponential growth
•    Lending to Myanmar banks and financial institutions
•      Myanmar CEO & CFO Roundtable:
•    Corporate leadership renewal and succession in Myanmar
•    Financial management challenges and constraints faced by Myanmar corporations
•    Managing capital raising challenges in the new era
•    New sources of financing for new deals
•    Managing forex challenges
•    Arranging corporate loans and syndicated finance
•    New merger and acquisition opportunities
•    Corporate diversification strategy
•    Foreign joint-ventures and partnerships
•    Financial controls and audit
•    Strategic cash flow management, improving financial flexibility and asset-liability management
•      Myanmar Corporate & Financial Law Roundtable:
•    Investment structures and vehicles
•    Foreign holding company structure
•    Approvals, permits and registrations
•    Foreign exchange flows
•    Update on Myanmar banking and securities regulations
•    Insights on the new, to-be-updated Myanmar Companies Act
•    Foreign ownership issues
•    Transfer of shares
•    Titles and security
•    On the upcoming revised Myanmar Investment Law and implications for bankers and stock market players
•    Update of Bankruptcy and Mortgage legislation in Myanmar
•    Investor rights and protection
•    Legal recourse and dispute settlement
•    Interpretation
•    Updating accounting and audit practices and tax management
•      Myanmar Project & Trade Finance and Insurance Roundtable:
•    Meeting the increasing demand for trade finance and insurance solutions in Myanmar
•    Trade Credit as a new business for Myanmar banks and insurers
•    Can strategic correspondent relations and partnership with foreign banks and insurers be formed with their Myanmar counterparts?
•    Risks and rewards of adopting multi-bank trade finance solutions in Myanmar
•    Political risk and export credit insurance for Myanmar deals
•    Foreign banks finally providing trade finance services in Myanmar
•      Myanmar Company Directors, Corporate Governance & Financial Reporting and Disclosure Roundtable:
•    Appointment of company directors, qualifying, roles, responsibilities and liabilities
•    Indemnity for company directors
•    Cross shareholdings and multiple directorship issues
•    Tackling potential insider trading challenges
•    Corporate governance challenges and transparency issues
•    Dealing with conflict of interests
•    Suitable financial reporting protocols
•    IFRS or the latest best practice - What to disclose
•    Evolution of Audit Committees in corporate governance
•    Clarification on shareholder rights and protecting minority shareholder rights
•      Myanmar IPO Listing Roundtable:
•    Requisites for eligible candidates for listing
•    The necessity for stringency and quality control
•    Financial reporting and preparation
•    Pre-IPO preparation and investment rounds
•    Capitalization, rights issues
•    Dealing with the existing OTC trades
•      Myanmar Securities Underwriting, Trading & Distribution Roundtable:
•    Professional underwriters for YSX
•    Foreign-Myanmar securities joint-ventures
•    The upskilling of new securities analysts and underwriters in Myanmar
•    The training of dealers, brokers, financial advisors
•    Certification and licensing
•    Placement and equities underwriting
•    Price discovery
•    Valuation issues
•    Developing your equities distribution channels
•    China walls for securities companies allied with banks in Myanmar
•      Myanmar Investor, Fund Manager & Private Equity Roundtable:
•    Onshore or Offshore?
•    Whetting the investor appetite
•    Risk intelligence and risk appetite
•    The potential for launching Myanmar funds
•      Myanmar Securities Settlement & Banking Infrastructure/IT Architecture Roundtable:
•    T+2, T+1, STP considered for the new market?
•    Online trading and settlement provisions
•    Investing in a new securities IT infrastructure
•    Banking ICT investments and rollouts
•    The advent of Mobile Money & Trading
•      Myanmar Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Roundtable:
•    Financial education of an investing public
•    How to prepare your corporation to go public
•    Attracting investor interest
•    Strategising your roadshows and corporate communications
•      Myanmar Real Estate Developer, Investor & Funding Roundtable:
•    New real estate projects in Myanmar and funding needs
•    Market supply and demand
•    Mortgage financing options, caps and new issues
•    Land rights, tenure of projects and financing rounds
•    Mortgage on land
•    Rights on leased land
•    Deed registrations, encumbrances, dispute settlement
•    Transition following the Farmland Act 2012
•      Financing New Infrastructure Projects & Deals in Myanmar - Commercial, Mezzanine & Developmental Finance as Sources of Finance:
•    Electricity Generation, Distribution and Transmission
•    Transportation projects - rail, ports, roads, river transport
•    Telecom, satellite and ICT infrastructure projects
•    Agricultural infrastructure projects
•    Oil, Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical and LNG projects
•    Special economic zone infrastructure
•    Healthcare infrastructure
•    Mining infrastructure
•    Shipping sector
•    Aircraft leasing and airport infrastructure
•    Tourism and hotel sector
•    Manufacturing and factories sector
•      Corporate Lending in Myanmar: The advent of Syndicated Loans in Myanmar?
•      Expanding the Myanmar Consumer Finance Market
•      Mergers & Acquisitions in Myanmar
•      Treasury Bills, Corporate Bonds Issuance and Take-Up in Myanmar
•      Strategic Marketing of New Banking Services & Products in Myanmar: The Training of Relationship Bankers, Product & Advisory Managers in Myanmar Banks
•      Banking & Securities Consumer Protection and Fraud Management Challenges
•      Myanmar State-Owned Enterprises Corporatization & Restructuring in the Public Sector and Investor Implications
•      Challenges in Microfinance: Serving the Unbanked & Rural Sector