SWIFT Business Forum Romania 3rd edition


SWIFT Business Forum Romania, 3rd edition

„20 years of SWIFT in Romania”

The Romanian Association of Banks and SWIFT organized on the 11th of October 2012 in Bucharest, at the Novotel Hotel, Room Paris, the third edition of SWIFT Business Forum Romania, an event which marks the 20-years anniversary since the first Romanian banks connected to SWIFT and the evolution of the Romanian banking system during this period.

The main discussion themes of this year’s event were the impact of the new regulations upon the financial and banking system and the main projects of the Romanian financial and banking community regarding both the payments and securities areas in the European initiatives context. News regarding SWIFT and its partner’s services and solutions were presented during some interactive parallel sessions, and the Forum’s final session will be dedicated to the innovation and collaboration in the financial and banking industry.

The event was addressed to the management and the specialists from the operations divisions, payments and settlement departments, treasury and capital markets departments of the credit institutions, financial investment services companies, financial instruments issuers, as well as the financial and banking institutions’ corporate customers.

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20 years of SWIFT in Romania – Dr. Radu Gratian Ghetea, Chairman of the Board Romanian Association of Banks, Romanian SWIFT Member Group Chairperson;
SWIFT RO 1992 – 2012 – Rodica Tuchila, Director at Romanian Association of Banks, Romanian SWIFT User Group Chairperson;
SWIFT strategy update: SWIFT2015 in practice – Alain Raes, Chief Executive Europe, Middle East and Africa, SWIFT;
Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities for the SWIFT Community – Finn Otto Hansen, Senior Vice President DNB Bank ASA, SWIFT Board member;
SWIFT traffic and pricing insights Romania – Adnana Manda, Head of Competitive Analysis, SWIFT;
The New Financial and Banking Market Landscape – Christian Kothe, Head of Central and Eastern Europe, SWIFT;
Strategy forward for the EPC – Gunther Gall, Advisor to the Board, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vice Chair of the European Payments Council;
The RTGS system for interbank and customer payments in euro – Razvan Vartolomei, Deputy Director Payments Department, National Bank of Romania;
Get ready for SEPA – Magdalena Oprea, Project Manager SEPA RON, TransFonD S.A;
The role of SWIFT in supporting the Payments Market Infrastructures (PMIs) projects – Claudia Cassinari, Head of Payments Market Infrastructures EMEA, SWIFT;
TARGET2 Securities, impact on the Romanian financial comunnity – Cristian Agalopol, Chairman of the Board, Depozitarul Central;
Corporate Actions automation – XBRL – John Falk, Manager Securities Market Infrastructures EMEA, SWIFT;
Castle and the Sandbox – Kosta Peric, Head of Innovation, SWIFT;
The Impact of Innovation on the Financial Services Industry – Mircea Mihaescu, Director Sberbank Technology Research Center;
Financial transactions processing became commodity – Sorin Guiman, General Manager Allevo;
Platforms, standards, collaboration, innovation – Marc Delbaere, Head of Standards Research & Development – MyStandards, SWIFT;

Interactive parallel sessions:

MyStandards – a collaborative web-based platform to better manage standards;
Corporates – Latest news and solutions for corporates to connect to their bank(s);
3SKey (SWIFT Secure Signature) – multi-bank token solution for your e-banking channels;
Business Intelligence – SWIFT tools answer “unaswerable” questions, find new opportunities, identify threats and benchmark performance against the market;
Consulting, Support & Training – Latest news on SWIFT`s offering;
Sanction Screening & Testing – A quick and easy route to compliance with sanctions regulation;
Securities Asset Servicing – Corporate Actions from issuer to end investor;
Allevo & EFis / partners perspective – Allevo open tool (FinTP) and new remittances solution for agile financial intermediation, EFis helps EU banks and corporations for both SEPA and SEPA readiness;
Opening movie for Innovation session;
Closing movie for Innovation session.

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