20th Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia

Event | 2 - 3 March 2020
ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

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Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Time of event

09:00–17:30

Background

Strong capital and financial market growth in Asia is increasingly threatened by trade and geo-political tensions, slower global economic activity, and ultra-loose monetary policies that could lead to a wave of corporate default. Variations in capital market development and limited small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) financing access in the region are adding to concerns and further prompting new measures to boost growth, inclusiveness, and financial resilience.

Financial technology (fintech) and digitalization, in particular, could strengthen Asian capital markets by enhancing financial transaction efficiency, lowering operational costs, and equipping SMEs to raise capital via crowdfunding, obtain banking services, and find help with other business needs such as regulatory reporting and auditing. However, sustained monitoring of fintech developments by financial officials and careful regulatory design will be critical to ensuring fair competition.

Co-hosted by ADBI and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the 20th Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia will explore emerging policy challenges and opportunities for strengthening capital flows and financial markets in the region. Among the focuses will include regulatory approaches to fintech development and accelerating sustainable financing growth.

Objectives
  • Assess the evolving capital market and financial landscape in Asia
  • Share policy experiences and perspectives on advancing capital market and financial development, the role of fintech, and regulatory responses
  • Better equip Asian policy makers to manage capital and financial markets in the face of regional and global change
Participants
  • Around 100 participants, including government officials and policy experts from think tanks, international organizations, and the private sector
Output
  • Identification of strategies and policies for improving capital market and financial governance and resilience in Asia
  • Enhanced dialogue and networking among government agencies, think tanks, international organizations, and the private sector on promoting capital and financial market development
  • Summary of the proceedings and uploading of presentations and other materials on the ADBI and OECD websites
How to register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI.

To ensure the health and safety of event participants as the new coronavirus situation develops, registrants will be required to complete health clearance procedures and, depending on the result, may be refused entry to the event venue. The health clearance procedures are subject to change. Related questions may be directed to the event contact(s) above.

Venue

Click here for ADBI’s address and directions.

Partner

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)