Programme of the 21st International Conference of Banking Supervisors

19 October 2020 - Day 1: challenges facing banking supervision in 2020


  • Hear from banking supervisors about what it means to be an effective supervisor in 2020
  • Address the important challenges supervisors face in their day-to-day work, taking into account:
    • Enhanced responsibilities (eg governance and conduct, accountability, cross-sectoral supervision, resolution)
    • Resource constraints (eg budgetary restrictions, human resources and changing nature of expert knowledge)
    • Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on supervisory activities and how it affects their current work
  • Main themes: on-site and off-site supervision of traditional risk categories (credit risk, market and liquidity risk), operational resilience and cyber risk, stress testing, effectiveness of supervision
13:00-13:15 CEST Welcoming remarks by host country/Secretary General
13:15-14:00 CEST  Keynote speech 1: Pablo Hernández de Cos, Basel Committee Chair
14:00-15:30 CEST

Panel discussion 1

Moderator: Ben Gully, Assistant Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Charles Littrell, Inspector of Banks and Trust Companies, Central Bank of Bahamas
Chunhang Liu, Director General, China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission
Kuben Naidoo, Deputy Governor & CEO of the Prudential Authority, South African Reserve Bank
Kevin Stiroh, Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

20 October 2020 - Day 2: adapting supervision to challenges - a global discussion 


  • Three time zone panel discussions arranged and orchestrated by the Toronto Centre, in collaboration with the Basel Consultative Group of the BCBS
  • Themes are different for each panel discussion; all ICBS participants are invited to join each discussion; summaries will be presented on Day 4
  • Chaired by Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive, Dubai Financial Services Authority and Babak Abbaszadeh, President and CEO, Toronto Centre

09:00-11:00 CEST: Asia/Pacific

Theme: How will technology shape supervision?
Supervisory tools - What is the role of people vs technology? What is the role of Suptech (eg the use of new tools such as AI/ML or alternative data sources) in supporting banking supervision?

Jessica Chew Cheng Lian, Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
Chuchi Fonacier, Deputy Governor, Financial Supervision Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Ong Chong Tee, Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Ronadol Numnonda, Deputy Governor, Bank of Thailand

13:00-15:00 CEST: Europe, Middle East and Africa

Theme: How can supervisors monitor sound lending in times of Covid-19?
The regulation supervision loop - how to supervise and regulate effectively during Covid-19?

Aishah N Ahmad, Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Central Bank of Nigeria 
Kuben Naidoo, Deputy Governor & CEO of the Prudential Authority, South African Reserve Bank
Ahmed Saeed Al Qamzi, Assistant Executive Director, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates
José Manuel Campa, Chairperson, European Banking Authority
Lyndon Nelson, Deputy CEO & Executive Director, Prudential Regulation Authority, United Kingdom

17:00-19:00 CEST: Americas

Theme: Supervisory capacity - How can supervisors enhance supervisory capabilities?
Where will the role of supervisory judgement stand in the future?

Jason Cave, Special Adviser to the Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, United States
Socorro Heysen Zegarra, Superintendent, Superintendency of Banks, Insurance and Private Management of Pension Funds of Peru
Cindy Scotland, Managing Director, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
Paulo Sérgio Neves de Souza, Deputy Governor for Supervision, Central Bank of Brazil

21 October 2020 - Day 3: how the world is changing the operating environment for supervisors 


  • The world has become more complex - hear from experts about:
    • the effort and initiatives towards making the world a better place
    • the economics of a pandemic
    • how millennials want to work
    • the main areas of change (4th industrial revolution - digitalisation, climate risk, working from home, flexibility)
13:00-13:45 CEST Keynote speech 2: Prithwiraj Choudhury, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
13:45-15:15 CEST

Panel discussion 2

Moderator: Arthur Yuen, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Matthew Blake, Head of Financial & Monetary System Initiatives, World Economic Forum
Azra Ghani, Professor and Chair in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London
Tokio Morita, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, Japan

22 October 2020 - Day 4: taking it together - the future of supervision


  • Synthesis of three days of discussion to find out how the future of supervision might look
  • Supervision has become more complex - hear from experienced supervisors about the future of supervision
13:00-13:20 CEST Feedback of Day 2 discussion: Bryan Stirewalt and Babak Abbaszadeh
13:20-15:00 CEST

Panel discussion 3

Moderator: Carolyn Rogers, Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
Wayne Byres, Chair, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
Julie Dickson, former Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada
Sabine Lautenschlaeger, former Executive Board member, European Central Bank
Fernando Restoy, Chairman, Financial Stability Institute, BIS

15:00-15:15 CEST

Closing remarks by host country and BCBS Chair