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SWIFT Operations Forum - Americas 2012

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Dates: March 6-7, 2012
Venue: Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York
10036 USA


Going for growth in a borderless world 

Chris Church
Chris Church, Chief Executive, SWIFT Americas

Globalization has been a strategic imperative for financial services firms for some time, and the pace of change is only set to increase in 2012.  Firms in mature markets continue to look to the BRIC and other emerging economies as a key source of business growth.  This year at the SWIFT Operations Forum Americas, we will explore how businesses are leveraging globalization and innovation to define growth for the future.

A panel of experts will share their perspectives on how organizations are staying relevant in the industry and sharing innovation best practices.

Senior leaders from SWIFT will be on hand to discuss how SWIFT is helping the industry to adapt to these changing market conditions. We will also provide an update on our strategy and progress against our goals as we continue to work towards lowering your costs and making different industry networks, infrastructures and standards interoperable.

As always, we will hold a series of work sessions covering a range of SWIFT’s products and services,
from our interface services through to new offerings such as business intelligence, and sanctions screening services. We will also have a SWIFT showcase and an exhibition area featuring the latest offerings from the SWIFT vendor community. Building on last year’s success, we will be dedicating the afternoon of March 7 to deliver special interest sessions providing attendees a far deeper dive into specific topics that cannot be adequately addressed in a Work Session.

We hope you will enjoy this SWIFT Operations Forum Americas 2012 and are looking forward to seeing you.



Chris Church
Chief Executive, SWIFT Americas