Events

APEC SME FINANCE FORUM: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGIES TO SCALE UP SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE

September 11, 2017  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dr. Turner will participate the APEC SME Finance Forum as a panelist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to discuss on scaling up supply chain finance to strengthen SME competitiveness and innovation. This Session will focus on reviewing the developments of supply chain finance in the Asia-Pacific Region. 

CREDIT AND DECISION ANALYTICS CONFERENCE

September 8, 2017  Capetown, South Africa

Patrick Walker will present findings from PERC’s research on consumer credit impacts from consumer credit education and the applicability of the research to South Africa.
 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL LITIGATION SYMPOSIUM

 

August 9, 2017  Dallas, Texas

 
PERC’s Patrick Walker will discuss Alternative Data, Big Data and Credit Underwriting at this Symposium.
 

FINTECH SUMMIT: APFF FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

 July 5, 2017  Auditorium A-C, 1st Floor, Asian Development Bank Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines 


 Dr. Michael Turner will moderate the APFF Financial Technology Workshop, jointly organized by Asia-Pacific Financial Forum, Asian Development Bank, and APEC Business Advisory Council, at the Asian Development Bank in the Philipines. The workshop brings together stakeholders from across the FinTech spectrum to discuss policy and regulations regarding new and accelerating FinTech  growth in Asia. Also speaking will be Ankush Tewari of LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Mr. Timothy Choon of Tonbeller Compliance Solutions Asia Pacific.



Full Schedule Below:

http://www.perc.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/APFF-ABAC-ADB-Fintech-Roundtable-Agenda-2017-06-13-1.pdf


NATIONAL CENTER FOR APEC

Executive Roundtable

February 16 – 17, 2017


Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

​Brought together over 100 senior executives and government officials to discuss state of trade and economic policy in Asia-Pacific.

APEC EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE ON FINANCE (LIMA, PERU)

October 14 - 15, 2016 Lima, Peru


PERC CEO and President Dr. Michael Turner participated in the APEC Executive Dialogue on Finance, in Lima, Peru. Dr. Turner addressed member economy finance ministers, senior regulators, and industry leaders as part of a two-day workshop exploring key issues around financial inclusion.​
 

HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

September 27, 2016 Washington, DC

Dr. Michael Turner, President and CEO of PERC, testified before the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit on a range of bills pertaining to consumer credit reporting. The hearing was titled “Examining Legislative Proposals to Address Consumer Access to Mainstream Banking Services.” To view the hearing, click on http://financialservices.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=401040 

10TH WORLD CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING CONFERENCE

September 26 - 27, 2016 Toronto


​Patrick Walker delivered a presentation on financial inclusion.​ 

BANGKOK CONFERENCE ON CREDIT INFRASTRUCTURE

August 24 - 25, 2016 Bangkok​


Patrick Walker will present a session and moderate a panel on credit information sharing at this event hosted by the Bank of Thailand and sponsored by the Thai Bankers’ Association and APEC Business Advisory Council.​ 

ASIA PACIFIC FINANCIAL FORUM—HIGH LEVEL SYMPOSIUM

 August 1, 2016Shenzhen, China


​Patrick Walker will present on the CIS workstream. 

ASIA PACIFIC FINANCIAL FORUM—FINTECH ROUNDTABLE services

July 15, 2016 Hongkong


​Dr. Turner will moderate a panel on data and access to finance.Asia Pacific Financial Forum—FinTech Roundtable (Hong Kong, PRC July 15)—Dr. Turner moderates panel on data and access to finance. 

2016 CBA CREDIT BUILDING SYMPOSIUM

July 13, 2016 Washington, DC

Patrick Walker will be speaking on CROA reform and credit bureau credit report and score education.

ASPEN INSTITUTE—FINANCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM

June 21 - 22, 2016 Warrenton, VA


​Dr. Turner will be participating in the workshop. 

US TREASURY CREDIT BUILDING EVENTS

June 13, 2016 Washington, DC


​Dr. Turner will discuss alternative data and PERC research.
 

CGI AMERICA 2016

June 12 - 14, 2016 Atlanta, GA


Patrick Walker will participate in this year’s CGI America on the topic of financial inclusion. 

WORKSHOP ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION POLICIES

May 24 - 25, 2016 Trujillo, Peru​


Patrick Walker will present PERC findings at the Digital Payments & Financial Inclusion Session of this APEC workshop. 

FICO WORLD 2016

April 26 - 29, 2016 Washington, DC


​Patrick Walker will serve as a panelist to discuss mortgage credit risk assessment. He will discuss a groundbreaking new study on which PERC, HUD and FICO are partnering (among others) examining the impact of rental payment data in credit risk models. 

FINANCIAL INCLUSION FORUM

April 7 - 8, 2016 Tokyo​


At this Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) hosted Financial Inclusion Forum, Michael Turner will present and lead the CIS workstream. 

2015 APEC FINANCE MINISTERS’ PROCESS (FMP) CONFERENCE ON REFORMING THE ASIA-PACIFIC FINANCIAL INFR


November 12, 2015 Manila, Philippines​


PERC’s Robin Varghese will attend and participate in a panel. 

BIIA 10TH ANNIVERSARY BUSINESS INFORMATION CONFERENCE


October 30, 2015 HongKong. China


​Michael Turner will present on Consumer Credit Reporting. 

ASIA-PACIFIC FINANCIAL INCLUSION SUMMIT 2015: ACCELERATING FINANCIAL INCLUSION TO ENABLE ECONOMIC PR

October 28, 2015 Manila, Philippines


Robin Varghese will discuss “Extending Inclusive Credit Using Non-Traditional Data” on a panel. 

SYMPOSIUM ON CREDIT REPORTING IN ASIA-PACIFIC AND PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

October 26, 2015 Xian, China


Michael Turner will present “Credit Scoring & Big Data,” which will cover the topics of Big Data, Alternative Data, Credit Reporting and Credit Scoring.​ 

CREDIT REPORTING SEMINAR


October 21, 2015 Lagos, Nigeria


PERC’s Patrick Walker and Robin Varghese will conduct a credit reporting seminar and meet with credit data furnishers and users in Nigeria. 

EXPERIAN’S 2015 DATA QUALITY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING


October 1, 2015 Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Dr. Michael Turner will participate as a speaker and present on Credit Inclusion.​ 

ASHOKA GLOBALIZER’S 2ND GLOBALIZER ON ECONOMIC INCLUSION IN LATIN AMERICA


September 25 - 27, 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina


​PERC President and Ashoka Fellow Michael Turner will discuss FIRM, a way to promote financial inclusion by increasing the responsible use of regular non-financial payment and other data in existing credit assessment tools.​ 

ASIA-PACIFIC FINANCIAL FORUM ROUNDTABLE ON LENDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR MSMES


September 23 - 24, 2015 Iloilo, Philippines


​Robin Varghese will present on Operationalizing Credit Bureaus at this Roundtable. 

ABAC-IFC WORKSHOP ON INNOVATIVE FINANCING MECHANISMS

May 21, 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia​


PERC will participate in this workshop.​ 

EXPERIAN VISION 2015


May 4, 2015 Washington, DC​


Dr. Michael Turner will participate as a speaker at the Vision Conference. He will present on Big Data and Alternative Data. 

PERC AND TCAI WHITE PAPER RELEASE (LONGWORTH HOUSE OFFICE BLDG)


April 23, 2015 Washington, DC


​PERC and TCAI release a new white paper that finds federal law (CROA) discourages consumers from learning about credit reports and scores. The paper is being released at the Longworth House Office Bldg in Washington, DC. The report can be downloaded here:  http://www.perc.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CROA.pdf 

THE POWER OF RENT REPORTING CONVENING


March 20, 2015 Washington, DC


Patrick Walker will attend the Credit Builders Alliance’s convening and briefly present on PERC’s alternative data work and give a status update on proposed analysis of rental payment data. 

2015 ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION


March 3 - 4, 2015 Tagaytay City, Philippines


​PERC’s Dr. Michael Turner and Dr. Robin Varghese will participate in this forum centered on developing the lending infrastructure for financial inclusion. The forum is being organized by ABAC and The Foundation for Development Cooperation, in partnership with the Citi Foundation. Turner and Varghese will both chair sessions and Dr. Turner will present on the […] 

ABAC I


January 27 - 31, 2015 Hong Kong


​PERC’s Dr. Robin Varghese will attend and present at the first meeting of the year for the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). Dr. Varghese will present on ways to facilitate SMME access to regional and global finance and ways to promote resilient SMMEs.​ 

ASIA-PACIFIC FINANCIAL FORUM


October 23, 2014 Beijing


​APEC’s Business Advisory Council organized this event and it is titled “The Way Forward for Regional Public-Private Financial Cooperation.” Raymond Ngai, Director, Strategy and Planning for TransUnion will represent the APCC and give a presentation on Developing Credit Information Systems. Mr. Ngai, among other issues, will discuss regulatory enforcement frameworks and bureau ownership structures. 

9TH WORLD CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING CONFERENCE


October 19 - 21, 2014 Dubai​


Dr. Michael Turner will participate as a speaker at the 9th WCCRC. You can find out more information online, http://www.wccrc2014.com/index.html. 

2014 ASSETS LEARNING CONFERENCE


September 17 - 19, 2014 Washington, D.C.​


Patrick Walker will participate at the 2014 Assets Learning Conference. His topic will focus on the power of rental payments for credit building. More information about the event can be found online here. 

FIFTH ANNUAL RESPONSIBLE FINANCE FORUM


August 28 - 29, 2014 Perth, Australia


​Patrick Walker will participate in the Fifth Annual Responsible Finance Forum (RFFV) on Responsible Digital Finance in Australia. This year’s RFF will bring together leaders from industry, government, and development partners to discuss key dimensions of responsible digital finance, work towards a common vision and identify practical next steps to advance digital finance responsibly. 

FIN4AG CONFERENCE


July 14 - 18, 2014 Nairobi, Kenya​


Dr. Michael Turner will present at the fin4ag conference in Nairobi, Kenya. His topic will be “Big Data for Smallholder Farms.” You can find out more about the conference on the conference website, fin4ag.org/en/. 

2ND ASIA-PACIFIC FINANCIAL FORUM (APFF) SYMPOSIUM


July 7, 2014 Seattle​


This Symposium is organized around the theme “Building Integrated Financial Systems to Support the Growth of APEC’s Real Economy.” PERC President Dr. Michael Turner will present on Modernizing Credit Reporting to Drive Financial Inclusion and Sound Lending Practices. 

EXPERIAN VISION CONFERENCE


May 5, 2014 Dallas, TX​


Patrick Walker will provide an update on PERC’s Alternative Data Initiative and discuss legislative and regulatory activities around alternative data in the US. 

LENDING INFRASTRUCTURE WORKSTREAM


March 21 - 22, 2014 Shanghai, China


​Dr. Michael Turner will present at the the Asia Pacific Financial Forum Lending Infrastructure Workstream in Shanghai. The event is a two-day workshop focusing on improving the architecture for credit market development in the APEC region. Credit Reference Center, the People’s Bank of China; The Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity Building and APEC Business Advisory Council

2014 ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION


March 19 - 20, 2014 Shanghai, China


​Dr. Robin Varghese will present at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion. The forum, sponsored by CITI Foundation, is organized by APEC Business Advisory Council, The Foundation for Development Cooperation, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center and Asian Development Bank Institute and will take place in Shanghai. 

2014 NCRC ANNUAL CONFERENCE


March 13, 2014 Washington, D.C.​


Patrick Walker  will be a panelist at the 2014 Annual Conference for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). He will speak at the workshop entitled, “Is Credit Scoring Shutting Out Access to Credit?” For more information about the 2014 NCRC Annual Conference, visit their website. 

2ND SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MICROFINANCE CREDIT REPORTING


December 11, 2013 New Delhi, India

Patrick Walker will present at the 2nd South Asia Regional Workshop on Microfinance Credit Reporting. He will be a member of a panel about quantifying benefits of credit reporting. 

RETAIL BANKING & PAYMENT PRODUCTS FOR TOMORROW


November 12, 2013 Jakarta, Indonesia


​Dr. Michael Turner will participate in  the Retail Banking & Payment Products for Tomorrow, a forum hosted by the IFC. The forum will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia. He will be on the panel Big Data, small applications: taking practical steps to leverage “digital integration.” 

FINANCIAL INCLUSION FORUM 2020 GLOBAL SUMMIT


October 29 - 30, 2013 London, England


PERC President Dr. Michael Turner will be participating in Accion’s Financial Inclusion Forum 2020 Global Summit in London.
 

EXPERIAN’S FOURTH ANNUAL ENERGY ADVISORY COUNCIL


September 25 - 27, 2013 Chicago, Illinois


Dr. Michael Turner will be speaking at Experian’s Fourth Annual Energy Advisory Council. More information about the event is online. 

GLOBAL COMPACT LEADERS SUMMIT


September 19 - 20, 2013 United Nations


​Senior Fellow, Michael Nathans will attend the Global Compact Leaders summit at the United Nations. The summit brings together chief executives with leaders from civil society, Government and the United Nations to unveil a new global architecture for corporate sustainability.More information about the event can be found online.​ 

CREDITINFO GLOBAL FORUM

September 18 - 19, 2013 Prauge, Czech Republic​


In September, Patrick Walker spoke at the CreditInfo Global Forum in Prague. More information about the event can be found, here. 

PERC HILL EVENT


September 10, 2013 Washington, D.C.


​PERC is hosting an event on Capitol Hill. There will be a discussion  on H.R. 2538, The Credit Access and Inclusion Act, by Reps. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN)—the original sponsors of The credit Access and Inclusion Act—Melissa Koide the Deputy Assistant Secretary Office Consumer Policy, U.S. Trasury Department, Jose A. Quinonez the […] 

APEC BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL


July 8 - 11, 2013 Kyoto, Japan​


Robin Varghese will discuss credit information sharing among APEC members at the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Meeting in Kyoto, Japan.​ 

PERC AND THE KENYAN CREDIT INFORMATION SHARING INITIATIVE


June 26, 2013 Nairobi, Kenya​


Dr. Varghese worked with the Kenyan Credit Information Sharing Initiative on their full-file credit reporting pilot. PERC has advised KCISI on credit bureau transition and regime change.
 

IFC/CENTRAL BANK OF SURINAME CREDIT REPORTING CONFERENCE


June 20, 2013 Suriname​


PERC’s Director of Research, Patrick Walker, presented the “Role of alternative data providers” at an IFC/Central Bank of Suriname sponsored credit reporting conference. This presentation highlighted the value of including non-financial data in credit reporting systems, particularly for newly developed systems in emerging markets. The business case for utility/telecom and other non-financial data providers was […] 

ASHOKA SOLUTIONS FORUM


June 13, 2013 Minneapolis, Minnesota


​Patrick Walker, Director of Research, participated in the Ashoka Solutions Forum. THe topic of the forum was “New ways to put money to work for social change.” 

2013 FINANCIAL INCLUSION FORUM


June 11, 2013 Batam Island


​Dr. Robin Varghese attended the 2013 Financial Inclusion Forum. 

CAPITAL ACCESS INNOVATION SUMMIT


June 10, 2013 Washington, D.C.


Patrick Walker attended the Capital Access Innovation Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The summit will feature panels and breakout sessions that assess opportunities to strengthen capital formation for entrepreneurs, small and growing companies. Particular attention will focus on (1) public and private capital market access, [… 

ASHOKA FUTURE FORUM


May 30 - 31, 2013 Washington, D.C.​


Dr. Michael Turner will attend the Ashoka Future Forum in Washington, D.C. Dr. Turner will be one of the 400 leading innovators from across the US who will discuss, learn and act on areas where we are seeing the most dramatic change. You can find out more online. 

GLOBAL FORUM ON REMITTANCES


May 20 - 23, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand​


Dr. Robin Varghese will attend the Global Forum on Remittances hosted by the IFAD in Bangkok, Thailand. For mor information about the event please visit their website. 

EXPERIAN’S VISION CONFERENCE


May 5 - 8, 2013 Carlsbad, California


​Dr. Michael Turner will be one of a number of industry experts speaking at Experian’s 2013 Vision Conference. You can find more information here. 

SECOND APEC BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL


April 3 - 6, 2013 Singapore​


Dr. Robin Varghese was invited to participate in the second APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) that took place the first week of April. 

CONSUMER CREDIT DATA TASK FORCE MEETING


December 5, 2012 Brussels, Belgium​


CFO and Director of Research, Patrick Walker, will speak at a Consumer Credit Data Task Force Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Walker will present information regarding financial inclusion and alternative data. 

SECOND CARIBBEAN CREDIT BUREAU CONFERENCE


November 30, 2012 Kingston, Jamaica​


PERC CFO and Director of Research, Patrick Walker, will present at the Second Caribbean Credit Bureau conference organized by the IFC. Earlier this year, Dr. Michael Turner presented at the first Conference. Mr. Walker will present on the benefits of alternative data. 

NARUC PANEL DISCUSSION


November 11, 2012 Baltimore, MD


​Dr. Michael Turner will be a member of the NARUC panel discussion on utility crdit reporting. Other members of the panel incluede, Carol Wayman – of Congressman Keith Ellison’s Office, Paula Carmody – of the Maryland Office of Peoples Counsel and John Howat – of the National Consumer Law Center. More information about the event can be found […] 

EIGHTH WORLD CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING CONFERENCE


October 21 - 23, 2012 Taipei, Taiwan​


Dr. Michael Turner and Dr. Robin Varghese will attend the eighth World Consumer Credit Reporting Conference. Dr. Turner will be speak at the Conference and PERC will host a booth. PERC is also one of the sponsors of the conference. Find out more about the conference here, http://www.wccrc2012.com/. 

2012 UNCOLLECTIBLES WORKSHOP


September 20, 2012 Detroit, MI​


PERC’s Director of Research, Patrick Walker, will speak at the 2012 Uncollectibles Workshop about the PERC study “A New Pathway to Financial Inclusion.” The presentation will provide results from PERC’s newly released study on the consumer credit impacts of full-file credit reporting by utilities and telecom companies. 

TESTIMONY ON CAPITOL HILL


September 13, 2012 Washington, DC


​PERC president and CEO Dr. Michael Turner will testify on Capitol Hill September 13 at a hearing before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. At the hearing, entitled “Examing the Uses of Consumer Credit Data,” Dr. Turner will testify on the benefits of non-financial payment data. 

CARIBBEAN CREDIT REPORTING CONFERENCE


July 13, 2012 St. Kitts and Nevis


​The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Eastern Caribbean Central Bank are hosting a Caribbean Credit Reporting Conference in St. Kitts and Nevis July 13 2012. PERC president and CEO Dr. Michael Turner will give a presentation on “Developing Credit Reporting Legislation: Balancing Consumer’s Rights and the Business Realities.” For more information about the IFC in the Caribbean, visit their website. 

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE AMERICA


June 7 - 8, 2012 Chicago, Illinois​


PERC president and CEO, Dr. Michael Turner, will attend the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting brings together “nearly 1,000 leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit sector to address economic growth in the United States.” For more information, visit the Clinton Global Initiative America homepage,http://www.cgiamerica.org/. 

ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION


June 25 - 27, 2012 Shanghai, China​


Dr. Robin Varghese will attend the Asian Development Bank’s Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion: Approaches, Regulations and Cross-Border Issues in late June. The conference will be held over the course of three days. Among the issues discussed will be information, credit bureaus and regulations as well as microfinance regulations. For more information about the event, […]​ 

MONEYBALL AND CREDIT ACCESS


June 20, 2012 Washington, DC


​PERC hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill designed to move beyond the rhetoric, and examine a key policy issue relating to consumer credit reporting from a fact-based perspective. PERC has assembled a panel of experts who will explore the pros and cons of including fully reported—both timely and late payment information—non-financial payment data, so-called “alternative data,” […] 

APEC BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL

May 21 - 24, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


​Dr. Robin Varghese attended a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the second metting of the year, the first took place in February in Hong Kong, China. The focus of the meetings is to work to develop the ABAC 2012 Report to APEC Economic Leaders. 

Apec Business Advisory Council Financial Services Capacity Building Meeting

November 8, 2011 Honolulu, Hawaii


​On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Credit Coalition, PERC CEO & President Dr. Michael Turnerpresented at the APEC Business Advisory Council Financial Services Capacity Building meeting on Nov. 8th in Honolulu, HI. This event preceded the APEC CEO Summit, also in Honolulu. 

Third Annual Credit Reporting and Risk Management Workshop

September 26-30, 2011: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

PERC's Dr. Robin Varghese attended and presented at the Third Annual Credit Reporting and Risk Management workshop held in Kuala Lumpur. The workshop, geared toward regulators, boasted attendees from more than three dozen countries--namely from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Access to Finance division of the International Finance division of the International Finance Corporation organized and programmed the workshop. In his presentations, Dr. Varghese discussed the research behind the inclusion of non-financial information for risk assessment and showed ways in which it can perhaps be better than any other measure to facilitate financial inclusion. He also presented some preliminary findings from PERC's revalidation of its alternative data research. The findings showed that even after the financial crisis the inclusion of utility data still expands access to finance and considerably helps consumers.Presentation:"The Promise of Alternative Data: Financial Inclusion and Its Challenges"- Robin Varghese 

Expanding Financial Access Through Regional Public Private Cooperation Forum

September 6-8, 2011: Tokyo, Japan


From September 6 through September 8, PERC's Director of International Operations Dr. Robin Varghese attended and presented at the Expanding Financial Access Through Regional Public-Private Cooperation Forum for regulators and policymakers in Tokyo. The forum was sponsored by Citigroup, and co-organized by a number of organizations including APCC, PERC, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) to name a few. Policymakers and regulators from more than a dozen APEC and /or ASEAN member states were in attendance.​APCC and PERC organized the second day session on "Improving Information Sharing and Prudential Lending for Greater Financial Inclusion." In three panels, experts, including Dr. Robin Varghese and APCC members Anthony Hadley of Experian and Celina Leung of TransUnion, presented key economic and legal concepts, regulatory frameworks and operational lessons for regulators as they consider how to structure credit reporting in more inclusive ways. The third day also included a discussion of credit reporting for SME financing, organized by APCC member Tom Clark of G.E. Capital."The Promise of Alternative Data: Financial Inclusion and Its Challenges"- Robin Varghese“Credit Reporting & Sustainable Financial Inclusion: The Promise of Well-Structured Information Sharing” - Michael Turner; presented by Robin Varghese 

2011 World Credit Congress

May 19-21, 2011 - PERC in Sydney, Australia


PERC President Dr. Michael Turner served as a keynote speaker at the 2011 World Credit Congress, speaking on credit reporting reform within the Asia Pacific region and serving as a member of a discussion panel. PERC supporter Dun & Bradstreet Australasia was the Platinum Sponsor for the event. For more information, please visit the World Credit Congress site.

Presentation:“Credit Reporting Trendsin Asia-Pacific and Globally” -Michael Turner 

APEC SME Enterprise Seminar

September 21, 2010: Sendai, Japan


PERC's Dr. Robin Varghese presented on “How Information Sharing Can Improve Access to Finance for SMMEs: Some Lessons for APEC Economies” at a Seminar On “Getting Credit For Small And Medium Enterprises.” The seminar, part of the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) program, aimed to deepen knowledge of utilizing credit information to establish a better credit access environment. Vaghese chaired working group sessions on information sharing and credit access for regulators from twenty-one countries. The meetings were part of the APEC Third Senior Financial Officials Meeting. 

APEC Business Advisory Council Third Meeting

August 26, 2010: Bangkok, Thailand

Robin Varghese and Tom Clark presented on “Credit Information and Legal Infrastructure for Consumer & SMME Financing: Considerations for APEC 2011 Initiatives,” at the APEC Business Advisory Council Third Meeting. While this meeting, APCC and PERC met with officials from US Treasury, the finance ministries of Australia, Japan, and the Philippines, as well as the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and ABAC. The meeting discussed the content and programming of the financial inclusion initiative that will be sponsored by the United States in the coming year. APCC proposed an agenda for policy maker education and outreach on credit information sharing and financial inclusion. 

Inclusive Growth Dialogue

June 16, 2010: Manila, Phillippines


Anthony Hadley of Experian presented on “Promoting Financial Inclusion and SME Lending: Establishing Financial Identity” at the SEACEN-ABAC-ABA-PECC Dialogue, Promoting Inclusive Growth In The Region in Manila. 

APEC Public-Private Sector Forum

May 31, 2010: Sapporo, Japan


PERC’s Robin Varghese presented on financial identity and information-sharing at the APEC Public-Private Sector Forum On The Development Of Bond Markets And Financial Inclusion. The meetings were part of the APEC Second Senior Financial Officials Meeting. While in Sapporo he was asked to participate in a meeting with the finance ministries of the United States, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines on a financial inclusion agenda for 2011. 

APEC Financial System Advisory Group Meeting

May 20, 2010: Taipei, Taiwan

Tom Clark, of GE Capital, presented on behalf of APCC at the meeting of the Advisory Group On APEC Financial System Capacity-Building, APEC Financial Inclusion Forum, and APEC Financial Inclusion Initiative. Clark spoke about information sharing and presented on reforms that can assist in the development of financial identity. 

First Meeting of ABAC Advisory Group on Financial System Capacity-Building

February 12, 2010


PERC and the APCC were represented by Dunn and Bradstreet Australasia in Melbourne, Australia. 

2009 Multi-Level Lending in China Conference

November 19-20, 2009: Beijing, China


Co-organized by PERC and Peking University, the two-day conference hosted over two hundred attendees and a dozen speakers and experts. The main topics included challenges and opportunities for China's reform, innovation in its financial system, and developing a multi-level lending market amid the global financial crisis. 

APCC Presents at the SEACAN/ABAC/ABA/PECC Public-Private Dialogue for the Asia-Pacific Region

July 27-28, 2009: Bangkok, Thailand


Representing the APCC, PERC's Robin Varghese sat on the panel of experts at the fifth annual meeting. 

Second APEC Business Advisory Council Meeting

May 11-15, 2009


Dr. Michael Turner represented the APCC at the Second APEC Business Advisory Council meeting in Brunei Darussalam. Dr. Turner's presentation focused on credit reporting standards in the Asia-Pacific region. 

APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)

February 11, 2009​


Dr. Michael Turner attended the first meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council. Turner participated in discussions about financial identity and credit reporting systems as part of a larger, APEC-wide financial inclusion adenda. 

Australian Institute of Credit Management National Conference

October 16, 2008


The APCC sponsored Dr. Michael Turner spoke at the AICM 2008 conference. Dr. Turner provided conference delegates with insights on the 2008 World Consumer Credit Conference in Rio and spoke on implications for Australia. 

APCC presents at SEACEN/ABAC/PECC Public-Private Dialogue for the Asia Pacific Region

August 18-19, 2008: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Dr. Michael Turner, representing for the Asia-Pacific Credit Coalition, presented at the fourth SEACEN/ABAC/PECC Public-Private Dialogue for the Asia Pacific Region. The theme of the conference is "Basel II Implementation and the Development of Asia's Financial Systems: Experience, Challenges and Regional Cooperation." Dr Turner presented on promoting robust credit reporting standards. 

Australian Law Reform Commission Calls for Comprehensive Credit Reporting System

August 11, 2008


The Australian Law Reform Commission recommended Australia switch from its currently negative-only regime to a comprehensive system. Read the full report here.
 

2008 Peking University International Academic Conference on Personal Credit Reporting

March 7-8, 2008: Beijing, China


PERC, along with the Peking University-ACOM Financial Information Research Center (PAFIRC) in Beijing, China, hosted a two-day conference of presentations by internationally-renowned scholars and industry experts in the field of personal credit reporting. 

Asian Bankers Association Annual Conference

Bangkok, Thailand: October 30-31, 2008

​Patrick Walker from the Political and Economic Research Council and Uli Zeisluft from FairIsaac represented the APCC at the Asian Bankers Association 25th General Meeting and Conference. For more information, please see the ABA's home page at www.aba.org.tw

Australian Institute of Credit Management 2008 National Conference

October 16, 2008


The APCC sponsored Dr. Michael Turner to speak at the AICM 2008 conference. Dr. Turner provided conference delegates with insights on the 2008 World Consumer Credit Conference and spoke about implications for Australia. 

APCC White Paper Released

September 9, 2008


Download Information Sharing and Credit Access: Lessons for Policy, an APCC white paper on the economic effects of sharing consumer credit information. 

Federal Reserve Board's Credit Scoring Forum

December 13, 2007 Washington, DC​


Dr. Robin Varghese presented at the Federal Reserve Board’s Credit Scoring Forum in Washington, DC.