European Institute for Asian Studies
FinTech - Unlocking Asian Landlocked Countries
  • Start03:00 PM - Dec 10 2018
  • End06:00 PM - Dec 04 2018
  • European Institute for Asian Studies, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, B-1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org

Monday, 10 December 2018 from 15:00 to 18:00

at European Institute for Asian Studies,

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, B-1040 Brussels

Registration

Welcome Speech by the Chair

Mr Axel Goethals, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Keynote Address

Mr Odbayar Erdenetsogt, Executive Director, International Think Tank for LLDCs (ITTLLDC)

Presentations by LLDCs

H.E. Mrs Od Och, Ambassador of Mongolia to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg

H.E. Mr Lok Bahadur Thapa, Ambassador of Nepal to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg

H.E. Mr Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Representative from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (tbc)

Mr Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum (ESF)

Mr Olivier Duron, Prudential Affairs, Febelfin

Networking Reception with Uzbek Cuisine

FinTech is based around two pillars: digital development and innovative financial services. The FinTech revolution is driven by exponentially fast digital developments. FinTech is all about innovation, interaction, and financial interconnectivity between people. The smartphone revolution is a prime example. Even the poorest, illiterate communities suddenly become globally connected and digitally literate.

The service industry, and more specifically FinTech, is therefore a key element for economically unlocking landlocked countries in Asia. FinTech allows landlocked countries to no longer be constrained by physical boundaries and borders, and to become internationally connected.

A European landlocked country such as Luxembourg is the perfect example of how focusing on the development of high-tech financial services and its FinTech industry can serve as a model for Asian landlocked countries.

The European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), the International Think-Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries (ITT-LLDCs) and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute are jointly focused on developing adapted and tailor made FinTech concepts for the landlocked countries in Asia. By cooperatively embracing the FinTech revolution, Asian landlocked countries can set themselves at the center of innovation.

The purpose of the conference is to explore how European FinTech can contribute its expertise, and collaborate in the development of FinTech in landlocked countries throughout Asia. This can help them economically leapfrog and bring Asian landlocked countries to the forefront of this innovative technology.


The purpose of the conference is to explore how European FinTech can contribute its expertise, and collaborate in the development of FinTech in landlocked countries throughout Asia. This can help them economically leapfrog and bring Asian landlocked countries to the forefront of this innovative technology.

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