BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference Discussed Embracing Digitization

BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference Discussed Embracing Digitization

Industry leaders gathered in Bangkok to examine the challenges of convergence in the credit ecosystem

 BANGKOK, Thailand: Recently the Biennial BIIA (Business Information Industry Association) Conference 2017 took place at the Okura Prestige Hotel in Bangkok. This year the focus was on “Embracing Digitization” and featured an insightful keynote speech by his Excellency Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society. This gathering was a critical event and attracted international credit and business information industry professionals, policymakers and regulators who seek the latest information and insights on current and future challenges in the fast-moving and constantly developing information environment.

Photo shows (from left):

  1. Karndee Leopairote, Advisor and Director of C Asean
  2. Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director, Business Information Industry Association
  3. Joachim C. Bartels, Managing Director, Business Information Industry Association
  4. E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand
  5. Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala, Chairman, Business Information Industry Association
  6. Jack Min Intanate, Executive Chairman, Business Online Public Company Limited
  7. Surapol Opasatien, Chief Executive Officer, National Credit Bureau Co., Ltd

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 About the BIIA Biennial Conference Bangkok 2017:

The BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference is a gathering of credit and business information industry professionals who are seeking information and insight on current and future challenges in a fast-moving information environment.

The overarching theme of the event is Embracing Digitization and dealing with the challenges of convergence in the Credit Ecosystem. It is about technology, digitization of data, financial inclusion of consumers, micro businesses, SMEs and corporate trade credit providers. Last, but not least, the requirements by policymakers to protect the privacy of individuals, protecting their identity, warranting cybersecurity, complying with anti-money laundering (AML) and KYC, causes a conundrum for users of information services and the industry because of the lack of access to information.