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Dye & Durham sponsors inaugural banking conference

Many of Australia’s top banking experts came together today in Sydney at the Australian Banking Association’s conference to discuss the future of the industry, how to tackle local and global challenges and identified areas for reform.

Leading global legal technology company Dye & Durham was the networking drinks sponsor at this event and hosted the networking reception drinks. Dye & Durham’s General Manager of Financial Services, Jason Popkowski delivered the opening speech at the networking drinks event.

“Dye & Durham is proud to be here today to support the Australian Banking Association conference. This is an important event that brings together leaders, influencers and professionals of the financial industry to discuss important topics and trends that are currently happening across Australia,” says Jason Popkowski.

Jason Popkowski with ABA CEO Anna Bligh

The sold-out conference focused on the topic ‘Planning for tomorrow’ with keynote speaker, RBA Governor Philip Lowe talking about planning for higher interest rates, the changing nature of money, climate change and the restructuring of energy systems.

More than 30 industry leaders addressed the audience throughout the day, deep-diving into the opportunities, digital disruptions, new customer trends and risks that face the banking industry. Key industry speakers included ABA Chair and Westpac CEO Peter King, ABA Deputy Chair and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank MD Marnie Baker, APRA’s Wayne Byres, ASIC’s Joseph Longo.

ABA CEO Anna Bligh said, “We’re thrilled to have hosted such an important industry discussion in a face-to-face setting today after what has been a challenging few years.”

“The ABA recognised the need for a banking conference to provide a platform for policy and regulatory debate,” said Ms Bligh.

Governor Lowe explained an interest rate rise was “plausible” in 2022, while Joseph Longo outlined ASIC concern about “greenwashing” and the need to urgently regulate the cryptocurrency market in Australia.

Peter King, Marnie Baker and Anna Bligh said customers remain the priority and discussed how banks will support people impacted by the floods and assist customers as Australia continues its digital transformation.

“The conference was themed Planning for tomorrow and the speakers explored the future of the industry and the need to modernise the regulatory architecture to ensure it’s fit for purpose”

“This event will play an integral part in bringing the financial sector together and keeping up to date with key trends and news. We can’t wait to be back again in 2023.” says Jason Popkowski.

Steven Barrie (Senior Account Manager), Jason Popkowski (General Manager of Financial Services) and Rafe Berding (Chief Customer Officer) at the Dye & Durham stand.

Dye & Durham serving popcorn at the refresher zone