On 19 January 2017, the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) held a Briefing on the Implementation Framework following the Joint Declaration signed between members of the Association of Banks and AICB on 28 November 2016. The AICB developed this framework to facilitate the implementation of the Joint Declaration. The aim of the briefing was to provide a better understanding of the Implementation Framework and an opportunity for greater discussion. AICB CEO, Prasad Padmanaban, welcomed the attendees with his opening remarks before AICB Director of Membership and Marketing, Mithila Sathavasivam, commenced with the briefing. Close to 50 attendees representing the member banks attended the briefing.