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Sphere Conferences presents the 5th edition of Myanmar Banking and Payments Conference

Singapore, 24 July 2017 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, today launched the annual Myanmar Banking and Payments Conference 2017 (MBPC). The two-day conference will be held from 24 – 25 July at PARKROYAL Yangon, Myanmar.


MBPC is back for its 5th edition as the country’s leading platform where over 250 regional and local banking and technology professionals convene to network and share expertise on the latest opportunities and growth plans of the banking and payments sector in Myanmar. 


The conference has an impressive line-up of notable speakers sharing ideas and thoughts on major issues such as:

  • Taking stock of banking reforms 2 years on: Insights & more
  • SWOT Analysis: Myanmar's banking landscape here & now
  • Cash still King? Embracing technology towards greater financial inclusion
  • Harnessing the blockchain advantage for effective and secure transactions
  • Taking on the FinTechs: Competition or collaboration?
  • Towards greater inclusion with cards and e-wallets
  • Financial inclusion in Myanmar and the SEA region: What lies on the road ahead?

Key industry leaders present include A-Bank, AGD Bank, ANZ Bank Yangon, Asia Yangon Bank, AYA Bank, BIDV Yangon, BPC Banking Technologies, CB Bank, Colvir Software Solutions, City Mart Holdings, Entrust Datacard, First Private Bank, Fortinet, Giesecke & Devrient, Global Treasure Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), KBZ Bank, Kroll Associates, LOLC Myanmar Micro-Finance, Maybank Yangon, Mizuho Financial Group, Myanmar Apex Bank, Myanmar Oriental Bank, Myawaddy Bank, OCBC Bank – The Open Vault, Ongo Myanmar, Pacific Tech, SBI Yangon, Temenos, TrueMoney, United Amara Bank, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), UOB Yangon, Visa Myanmar, VSTECS, Wave Money, Yadanabon Bank, Yoma Bank and many more.


Ms. Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “We are honoured to be part of this growth in the Myanmar banking sector. The response we have been receiving for this event has been truly encouraging. Since its inception five years ago, the Myanmar Banking and Payments Conference remains to be the choice platform for the banking sector to engage and work together to define the future of that industry in Myanmar.” 


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For more information, please contact:

Ms Nur Zalifah
Marketing Executive
Sphere Conferences
DID: +65 6848 6054

Ms Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: +65 6319 1553

About Sphere Conferences

Sphere Conferences, a conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings, produces conferences that are of the highest quality bringing inspiration, innovation and value to customers. Sphere’s purpose is to empower customers with big and fresh ideas and lasting relationships that will enable them to excel in their chosen markets, by providing unique networking and learning platforms whereby they can learn, network and do business. For more information, please visit

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.


SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.


SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.


SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley.


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