Warwick ASEAN Conference

Conference Topics


Tackling Climate Change through Fintech (Webinar)

Dr. Srinivas Yanamandra, Chief, Compliance of the New Development Bank, will be sharing his expertise on fintech, sustainable infrastructure and the digital economy in this seminar.

The UN Environmental Agency published a report titled Fintech and Sustainable Development in 2016. This emphasised the call for a new financial framework which addresses the issues of today: how do we build a socially responsible and climate-geared future? The answer may be digitalisation. Join us in this seminar to find out more about how finance is becoming greener.

Rehabilitating Rainforests

Dr. Glen Reynolds, Director of the South East Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARPP), will share his vast experience working in environmental advocacy and research in this seminar.

Tropical rainforests are the ‘lungs of the world’, providing more than 20% of the world’s oxygen, and are estimated to contain half of all the world’s plant and animal species. However, rapid deforestation means that 8 million hectares of rainforest is lost every year. Discover how organizations like SEARPP are saving these crucial ecosystems in this seminar.

Introducing: InsurTech

Rahul Mathur, Startup lead at the London chapter of Accenture’s Fintech Innovation Lab (and Warwick MORSE graduate!), will be leading this seminar.

The wave of digitalisation has brought many opportunities for different sectors to move into a tech-based environment. The insurance industry is one of them. InsurTech is changing the way people view insurance, with disruptive new players targeting niche markets. Find out more about this exciting sector in this seminar!

AI and the Future of Finance and Accountancy

Kirstin Gillon, IT Technical Manager at Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales will be chairing this seminar.

Artificial intelligence is a double-edged sword. While it holds promises of increasing productivity and enhancing economic development, risks of displacement in routine work are imminent.
Does Silicon Valley profit at the expense of low skilled labour? What impact does this have on the financial sector? Join us in this seminar to find out more.

Panel Discussion

Economics and Politics

The concept of “ASEAN Centrality” is regarded as one of the most quintessential values guiding its institutional diplomatic conducts between and among external powers within the region. Central to this concept is the notion that ASEAN should be positioned at the driver’s seat of managing regional affairs alongside other relevant major powers. Recent geopolitical and geoeconomic developments in the past few years, however, have called into question the salience of this notion to the regional community. Ongoing debates are still currently revolving around the question as to whether ASEAN will be able to cushion against the currents of emerging political and economic mega-trends like the strategic competition between the U.S. and China or the threats emanating from domestic concerns to name just a few. The panel will explore the status of ASEAN Centrality in light of the current state of affairs as well as its future prospects in the long-run.

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