SWIFT Business Forum Romania – 7th Edition


SWIFT Business Forum Romania – 7th Edition

“Challenges and opportunities for the financial and banking industry”

The Romanian Association of Banks and SWIFT, with the kind support of Allevo, organized the 7th edition of SWIFT Business Forum Romania on the 26th of October 2016 in Bucharest, Intercontinental Hotel, RONDA Ballroom, bringing together the banking and financial community, regulators, IT&C, market infrastructures, corporate customers, together with SWIFT to discuss the most challenging issues facing the industry.

Mr. Sergiu Oprescu – Chairman of the Board, Mr. Radu Gratian Ghetea – SWIFT Member Group Chairperson, Michael Formann – Head of SWIFT Germany & Central Europe and about 120 participants, representing Romanian banking sector, SWIFT and corporates, were present at the event.

With this opportunity, SWIFT announced a donation of 3000 EUR for SOS Children`s Village of Bucharest foundation within their programme called “Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR)”


Presentations were held in english with simultaneous translation into romanian.

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The Romanian Banking System, facts and perspectives – Sergiu Oprescu, President Romanian Association of Banks
SWIFT 2020 Strategy – Michael Formann, Head of SWIFT Germany & Central Europe
Traffic & Pricing Update – André Boico, Managing Director, Head of Pricing & Business Analysis, SWIFT
SWIFT for Corporates – Michael Formann, Head of SWIFT Germany & Central Europe
Lessons From an Implementation – Zoltan Szücs, CFA Head of Group Cash Management, MOL GROUP
SWIFT Compliance Services Overview – Julien Laurent, Head of Compliance Solutions CEE/BNL, Financial Crime Unit, SWIFT
Reshaping the correspondent model banking: Global Payments Innovation Initiative – Marjan Delatinne, Business Director GPI, Banking Initiatives, SWIFT
The next level for payments in Europe – Denisa Iatan, Expert, National Bank of Romania
Future of standards – ISO 20022 adoption – Evelyne Piron, ISO 20022 Business Development, Standards, SWIFT
Securities market developments – Mihaida Meila, Head of Participants and Settlement Customers Department, Central Depository
SWIFTSmart, the new e-learning platform – Benoit Pirotte, Programme Manager eLearning
SWIFT on distributed ledger technologies – Damien Vanderveken, R&D, Labs and User Experience, Marketing, SWIFT
Eliminating barriers in adoption of end-to-end digital solutions – Alina Florean, Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger Romania
Developing Digital Channels – Cristian Mustata, Head of Digital Strategy, BCR Banca Comerciala Romana
Payments infrastructure developments – Ionel Dumitru, Adviser to the CEO, TransFonD
Financial services on open technologies – Sorina Bera, CEO Allevo