Buna Conducted its 38th Workshop

Buna's 38th virtual workshop was held on December 8, 2022. This workshop shed the light on Buna's strategic initiatives. It hosted high level guest speakers, discussing the state of real time payments and the next steps regarding the G20 roadmap for enhancing cross-border payments.

In addition, the workshop was the occasion to announce a new strategic partnership with The Benefit Company, a major step towards building the instant payment hub for the Arab world and beyond.

The workshop agenda included:

Welcome note:  Mr. Mehdi Manaa, Chief Executive Officer, Buna


Session 1: Benefit and Buna partnership  


Mrs. Shafaq Alkooheji, Head-Payment Services (Benefit)


Session 2: G20 Roadmap for Enhancing Cross-Border Payments - Progress and next steps


Mr. Thomas Lammer, Deputy Head of Secretariat, Committee of Payments and Markets Infrastructure (CPMI)

Mr. Kris Natoli, Member of Secretariat, Financial Stability Board (FSB)


Session 3: State of Real-Time Payments


Mr. Andrew Haskell, Head of Immediate Payments Product Management | Treasury Services (BNY Mellon) 

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