2004 Payments in the Americas Conference: Program

Thursday, Oct. 7—Research
1:00 p.m. Registration table opens
2:00 Welcoming remarks
Patrick K. Barron, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
2:10 Panel I: Demand and Supply

Chair
Stephen J. Kay, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Presenters
“The Summit of the Americas and Remittances”
Jane Thery, Organization of American States [Powerpoint ]

On the Remitting Patterns of Immigrants: Evidence from Mexican Survey Datapdf logo
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, San Diego State University [Powerpoint ]

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean: Issues and Perspectives on Developmentpdf logo
Manuel Orozco, Inter-American Dialogue [Additional Report ] [Powerpoint ]

3:15 Break
3:30

Global Electronic Payments
Carol Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago [Powerpoint ]

“Creating a Global Standard in Online Payments”
Aman Verjee, Paypal [Powerpoint ]

Commentators
Moises Jaimes, Bancomer Transfer Services [Presentation ]
Mark Thompson, Western Union North America [Presentation ]

4:45 Question and answer period
5:15 Adjournment
Bank tour (optional)
5:45 Reception
6:30 Dinner

Introduction of speaker
Jack Guynn, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Speaker
Donald Terry, Inter-American Development Bank [Presentation ]

   
Friday, Oct. 8—Practitioners
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 Panel II: Comparing Experiences (part 1)

Chair
Adrienne Wells, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Presenters
Pan-European ACH
Norbert Bielefeld, European Savings Bank Group [Powerpoint ]
Asian ACH
Enoch Ch'ng, Monetary Authority of Singapore [Powerpoint ]
Eurogiro
Henrik Parl, Eurogiro Network [Powerpoint ]

9:50 Break
10:20 Panel II: Comparing Experiences (part 2)

Presenters
United States-Canada ACH
Larry Schulz, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Powerpoint ]
United States-Mexico ACH
Francisco Solís Robleda, Banco de Mexico [Powerpoint ]

Commentators
Joe Teves, Royal Bank of Canada
Tom Matich, JPMorgan Chase [Transcript ]

11:40 Question and answer period
Noon Luncheon

Introduction of speaker
Pat Barron, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Speaker
John B. Taylor, U.S. Department of the Treasury [Presentation ]

1:45 p.m. Breakout Session
Attendees will form three breakout groups, each selecting a representative to give a report to the larger group after reconvening. A facilitator will solicit discussion of the obstacles and opportunities for introducing improvements in the remittance market.

Group 1: Issues for the banking sector
Discussion facilitator
Elizabeth McQuerry, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Group 2: Issues for nonbank remittance providers
Discussion facilitator
Darlene Martin, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Group 3: Regulatory concerns
Discussion facilitator
Larry Schulz, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

3:00 Reports from the breakout groups
Discussion facilitator
Larry Schulz, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Reports ]
4:00 Closing remarks
Robert A. Eisenbeis, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
4:10 Closing break
4:30 Adjournment