The Asian - Pacific Association of Banking Institutes (APABI) was established in 1986 by 11 banking institutes (founding members). This is a semi-formal association. Currently 17 banking institutes in Asia and Asia Pacific Region are members of the association. APABI plays an important role in bringing together specialist training institutes that share a common goal to equip banks and financial institutions with the capacity to deal with the transformational developments that are shaping the financial sector by supporting the continued renewal of its most valuable asset, human capital. APABI Executive Committee meets once in two years. APABI has no membership fee or corpus. As such the members take responsibility for organizing meetings and conferences under APABI on a rotation basis.

NBI is the host country for APABI on 2016 and theme was “Best Practices in Banking & Financial Industry’s Talent Development in Asia- Pacific”. The idea is to learn best practices from each other so we could reflect and embrace what suits us best. In addition, this would allow local delegates to learn first- hand various developments from different banking institutes regionally.

Previous host Institutes/countries of APABI Biennial Meeting/ Conference before 2016 are:

  • 1986    Singapore
  • 1988    Hong Kong
  • 1990    New Zealand
  • 1992    Malaysia
  • 1994    Indonesia
  • 1996    Australia
  • 1998    Thailand
  • 2000    Philippines
  • 2002    India
  • 2004    Taiwan
  • 2006    Korea
  • 2008    Mongolia
  • 2010    Papua New Guinea
  • 2012    Malaysia
  • 2013    Malaysia
  • 2014    India
  • 2016    Nepal

Currently, the APABI has the following 18 Banking Institutes as its members.

  1. The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Hong Kong
  2. Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), Malaysia
  3. Indonesian Banking Development Institute (LPPI), Indonesia
  4. Korea Banking Institute, Korea
  5. Banking and Finance Academy, Mongolia
  6. National Banking Institute, Nepal
  7. The Institute of Bankers Pakistan, Pakistan
  8. PNG Institute of Banking and Business Management Inc., Papua New Guinea
  9. Bankers Institute of The Philippines, Philippines
  10. The Institute of Banking & Finance, Singapore
  11. Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka
  12. Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance, Taiwan
  13. The Thai Institute of Banking and Finance Association, Thailand
  14. Institute of Manpower, Banking and Finance, Vietnam
  15. Indian Institute of Banking & Finance, India
  16. Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management, Bangladesh
  17. Financial Institutions Training Institute (FITI), Bhutan
  18. Afghanistan Institute of Banking & Finance, Afghanistan