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30 October 2014

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & welcome coffee

09:00 – 10:00

Opening plenary

Overview of the Romanian banking market

  • Dr. Radu Graţian Gheţea, President Romanian Banking Association, Romanian SWIFT Member Group Chairperson

Towards SWIFT 2020

  • Finn Otto Hansen, Member of SWIFT Board

Cooperation through ESA

  • Søren Haugaard, Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Danske Bank

10:00 – 10:30

Traffic & Pricing update

  • Andre Boico, Head of Pricing SWIFT

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Panel: Regulatory compliance

The financial industry is currently impacted by a vast amount of new regulation, all of which has to be complied with by financial institutions. In this panel discussion we will look at new regulations in the payments and securities markets, how self-regulation works in practice, standardization and best practice and some of the projects that are already underway in both the payments and securities areas.

  • Michael Formann, Head of SWIFT Austria / Central and Eastern Europe (moderator)
  • Ruxandra Avram, Head of Department, Stability Division, National Bank of Romania
  • Ionel Dumitru, Advisor to the CEO, TransFonD
  • Constantin Rotaru, Senior Adviser, Romanian Banking Association
  • Adriana Tanasoiu, General Manager Depozitarul Central

12:00 – 13:00

Innovation plenary

Opportunities and challenges brought by the Internet of things and the digital bank – an interactive debate on the future of banking and financial services in this context.

  • Felix Enescu, Consultant, CIO Council
  • Ruud van der Horst, Consultant
  • Corina Mihalache, CEO Allevo
  • Rodica Tuchila, Director Romanian Banking Association

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:15

Build your solutions toolkit

In this session, which will follow a chat room format, you will have the opportunity to hear, in multiple iterations of short 15 minute presentations running in parallel, about SWIFT and its partners’ solutions portfolio: SWIFTRef; MyStandards; BIC and LEI; Cloud services; Securities and Open solutions from Allevo.

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:15

Compliance Services update

Compliance with financial crime regulation is a huge challenge for the global financial service industry. For financial institutions, there are significant costs associated with building, operating and maintaining compliance solutions, yet there is no competitive advantage to going it alone.  In this session, we will update you on SWIFT’s growing suite of compliance and financial crime products and services, including Sanctions Screening and Sanctions Testing, KYC registry and Compliance Analytics.

  • Steven Palstermans, Head of Compliance Initiatives, Central and Eastern Europe, SWIFT

17:30 – 17:45

Wrap-up and closing remarks