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Monday 25 April 2016

12:00 - 13:00

Arrival and lunch

13:00 - 13:30

Opening and welcome remarks


  • Olivier Lens, Head of Benelux and Funds & Investment Management, SWIFT

13:30 - 14:30

SWIFT 2020 roadmap


SWIFT2020 is our five year strategy that defines our priorities and plans to continuously improve our service to the SWIFT community. We have shaped SWIFT2020 to respond effectively to external challenges and drivers as well as to build on the success of previous strategies. Our resulting SWIFT2020 strategy focuses on three main dimensions:

  • Grow and strengthen core messaging services for payments and securities
  • Expand and deepen offerings for market infrastructures
  • Build our financial crime compliance portfolio

This session will zoom in on the concrete products and services that will be launched in 2016 and beyond to back this strategy. To get the most out of this session, please read the SWIFT 2020 strategy brochure that we sent you by email when you registered for the event.



  • Lysiane Back, Vice President, BCEE
  • Cedric Dumont, Head Product Management SWIFT & Transaction Screening, ING Bank
  • Ton Versteeg, Senior Product Manager Market Infrastructure, Rabobank
  • Thierry Chilosi, Head of Market Initiatives, EMEA, SWIFT

14:30 - 15:00

Financial Crime Compliance - The road towards SWIFT's Compliance Utility


As the challenge of complying with new regulations continues to grow, banks are having to invest more and more in their financial crime compliance processes and infrastructure, all whilst coping with rising cost pressures. This session will give you an update on SWIFT’s community-based solutions to maximise the effectiveness and reduce the cost of financial crime compliance – including Sanctions Screening, Sanctions Testing, The KYC Registry, Compliance Analytics – and its plans to build a fully integrated Compliance Utility, bringing together all existing and upcoming Compliance related products and services.


  • Bart Claeys, Head of KYC Compliance Services, SWIFT

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break and networking

15:30 - 17:00

Blockchain - From hype to real-world application?


Blockchain has been a hype in the financial industry for the past 2 years now. How has it developed over time and is there potential for it to become mainstream?  What are the advanced use-cases of distributed ledger technology and what applications might influence the future of the financial industry. E.g. how could smart contracts and distributed consensus protocols influence the securities or trade finance industry?


  • Wim Dewaele, CEO Eggsplore
  • Chris Huls, Blockchain Specialist, Rabobank
  • Chris Marcilla, Founder and Chairman of Fintech Virtual Currencies Working group
  • Kevin Johnson, Head Innotribe R&D, SWIFT (moderator)

17:00 - 17:45

Getting the most out of BI


The SWIFT Business Intelligence (BI) products have been known for ten years now for their unique analysis and insights into your correspondent banking business through volume, value and currency analysis. We have now upgraded the existing portfolio with great visuals and have also started providing you with access to your domestic and cross-border asset servicing and settlement data via Watch for Securities. This session will give you an overview of what’s available in BI, and how you can get the most out of it.


  • Quentin Bortolin, Product Manager BI, SWIFT
  • Sarah Lortye, Product Manager BI, SWIFT

17:45 – 18:00

Wrap up of the day


  • Saskia Devolder, Head of Western Europe, SWIFT


Drinks followed by networking dinner

Tuesday 26 April 2016

08:30 - 09:00  

Arrival and coffee

09:00 - 09:45

Intraday Liquidity Reporting and SWIFT Scope


By January 2017, internationally active banks must comply with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's (BCBS) requirements to report their intraday liquidity flows for each country and currency they operate in to their regulator, on a monthly basis. This session will brief you on the BCBS requirements and on SWIFT Scope, a flexible, automated, end-to-end business intelligence solution that is easily tailored to collect and consolidate the data and provide the analysis and reporting you need to monitor and report your intraday liquidity flows.


  • Marianna Janssens, Product Manager SWIFT Scope, SWIFT
  • Alexander Eliseev, Product Manager SWIFT Scope, SWIFT

09:45 - 11:00

Instant Payments


The shift towards instant payments is a global phenomenon, changing the shape of payments systems around the world. This session takes stock of progress, deep dives on the different payment system models under development, and examines what lessons can be learned from elsewhere that might apply to Benelux.


  • Inge van Dijk, Program Manager Instant Payments, Betaalvereniging Nederland
  • Kristine de Lepeleire, Project Manager Instant Payments, Febelfin
  • Carlo Palmers, Market Infrastructures Market Manager, SWIFT         
  • Peter Pollaert, Head of Cash Management, BNP Paribas Fortis
  • Annick Roelants, Senior Account Director Benelux, SWIFT (moderator)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15

The global payments innovation initiative (gpii)


The vision of the global payments innovation initiative is to enhance cross border transactions by leveraging SWIFT’s proven messaging platform and global reach. Together with the industry, SWIFT has created a new service level agreement (SLA) rulebook, providing an opportunity for smart collaboration between banks. In its first phase, the new service will focus on business-to-business payments. Designed to help corporates grow their international business, improve supplier relationships, and achieve greater treasury efficiencies; the initiative will enable corporates to receive an enhanced payments service directly from their banks, with the following key features:

  • Same day use of funds
  • Transparency and predictability of fees
  • End-to-end payments tracking
  • Transfer of rich payment information.

This session will give the views of some of the participating banks and a corporate.


  • Charles Bunnik, Market Infrastructures Project Manager, ABN Amro
  • Sophie Depairon, VP Treasury, Corporate Finance & ERM, RTL Group
  • Laurent Steyt, Business Architect, KBC
  • Jurgen Vroegh, Global Head Payments and Cash Management, ING
  • Marjan Delatinne, Business Development Director GPII, SWIFT (moderator)


12:15 - 12:45

Securities update


In the last 15 years, Securities at SWIFT has gone from early days, to representing today half of the total SWIFT traffic. As we embark on our SWIFT2020 journey, and build on the main pillars of SWIFT’s strategy and its concrete implications for Securities, SWIFT has substantiated its securities strategy taking into consideration regulatory topics such as the move towards a European capital market union and focus on capital efficiency, as well as new technologies and the increasing relevance of emerging markets in the global securities revenue pool.

This session will zoom in on the current snapshot of Benelux’s securities usage, SWIFT’s current products & services for the securities space, as well as the chosen areas of focus to further develop SWIFT’s securities roadmap.


  • Valerie Letellier, Global Funds Market Manager, SWIFT


Corporates update


Corporate treasurers are facing multiple challenges in their day to day business and SWIFT is uniquely positioned to help the multi-banked companies looking for a single, secure and reliable bank agnostic solution. More than 1500 corporates are connected to SWIFT for their payment and cash management, trade finance, digital identity management and multiple other services.

The number of corporates connected to SWIFT is growing at a fast pace every year on a worldwide level and this session is a good chance to get a better understanding of the SWIFT for Corporates offering.


  • Christopher Antioco, Sales Manager Corporates Business, SWIFT

12:45 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:15

Integration in practice - IPLA use-cases


IPLA, the Integration Platform of Alliance Access has many use-cases. In order to provide you with a better understanding of the multitude and diverse capabilities of this toolbox, we let some of the existing users share their experience with the integration platform.



  • Anne Duquesne, Credit Controller & Treasury Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemicals International
  • Rob van Vught, Product, Process and Information Manager, Van Lanschot Bankiers
  • Michel Desmet, Technical Expert Benelux, SWIFT


15 Minute Demos



Sanctions Screening

Intraday Liquidity Reporting



14:15 - 14:45



The Alliance Messaging Hub enables the processing of financial message flows and integration with back office systems. As the financial landscape evolves and integration requirements become more complex, your organisation requires a messaging solution that offers high levels of availability, high performance, flexible flows and a modular structure. AMH delivers all of that and is now also fully ready to be rolled-out to a larger audience.


  • Alex Coutsouradis, Product Manager AMH, SWIFT
  • Barandiaran Patricio, Product Manager AMH, SWIFT


MyStandards use cases


MyStandards is a web application which is designed to simplify the management of financial messaging standards. With over 13,000 registered users and with 80 of the most relevant organisations in the industry publishing specifications, the platform has rapidly gained critical mass within the financial community. Whether you need to deal with the MT standards release, get familiar with ISO 20022, understand the impact of large-scale industry initiatives or manage your organisation specific guidelines, you can get more efficient with MyStandards. This industry-wide collaborative platform can help you in customer-facing situations (onboarding, documentation, support), internal implementation projects (integration, implementation and testing) and day-to-day operations (repairs). MyStandards is deeply connected to SWIFT’s ISO 20022 strategy, in particular:


  • For corporates onboarding
  • As part of the tools we provide to financial institutions to enable transitions to ISO 20022, particularly within the market infrastructures segment.


  • Brenda Jacobs, MyStandards pre-sales Expert, SWIFT

  • Sabina Creanga Manea, MyStandards pre-sales Expert, SWIFT

14:45 - 15:00 Closing remarks
15:00 - 16:30

Meet the Expert


After the event, you will have the opportunity to book a session with a SWIFT subject matter expert on a specific topic. This will allow you to already discuss on a bilateral basis specific products, services or projects that are of interest to your institution.


Possible topics are: BI, Watch4Securities, Compliance Analytics…