Skip to main content
Header logo

The global provider
of secure financial messaging services

Thursday, 19 May 2016

8:45 – 9:30

Registration and welcome coffee

9:30 – 10:00

Welcome remarks


  • Ilona Pouna, Regional Manager, CEE, SWIFT
  • Yuri Vlasenko, UkrSWIFT
  • Soren Haugaard, Board Member, SWIFT

10:00 – 11:00

Opening plenary - Developments in the Ukrainian financial system in the context of strategy 2020


The “Program of Ukraine Financial Sector Development until 2020” states as its objective to “create a financial system that can ensure sustainable economic development through effective reallocation of financial resources in the economy based on the development of a full-fledged market competitive environment in line with the EU standards.” In this opening session, we will look at these objectives, hear updates on the progress that is being made, and start assessing how SWIFT’s 2020 strategy caters for some of the reforms that are proposed.


  • Jakiv Smoliy, Vice Governor, the National Bank of Ukraine
  • Timur Khromaev, Chairman, the National Securities and Stock Market Commission

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break and SWIFTLab (Demo zone)

11:30 – 12:30

SWIFT 2020 – Grow the core, build the future: what’s in it for you?


SWIFT2020 is the cooperative’s five year strategy. It 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. In this session you will hear about the key elements of the SWIFT 2020 strategy – Core, Market Infrastructures and Compliance – and learn about what’s in it for the Ukranian financial community and for your institution.


  • Christian Kothe, Head of Central and Eastern Europe, SWIFT

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break and SWIFTLab (demo zone)

14:00 – 15:00

The community case for adopting the ISO 20022 standard


ISO 20022 is a global and open financial messaging standard that covers the entire financial industry enabling consistent, end-to-end business processes to be adopted, via a single standard. ISO 20022 supports rich and comprehensive information (including enhanced  remittance, regulatory reporting and non- Latin characters), accommodates both global  standards and local market practice and allows for easy data consumption as its underlying  syntax is based on structured XML. With more than 200 ISO 20022 initiatives underway around the world, momentum is strong.  How are the benefits being harnessed by payments and securities market infrastructures?  What tools are required to migrate to 20022, and what are the challenges of ensuring harmonised implementation, and industry-wide interoperability?


  • Volodymyr Nagornjuk, Head of IT, National Bank of Ukraine
  • Yuri Vlasenko, Board Memeber, National Depository of Ukraine,
  • Patrik Neutjens, ISO 20022 Programme Director, SWIFT (moderator)

15:00 – 15:45

New opportunities with SWIFT in the corporate to bank space


SWIFT for Corporates allows corporates to access SWIFT and communicate with their banking partners using a standardised set of financial messages through a single gateway. This has an advantage over using bank proprietary connections because corporates will no longer have to manage multiple portals and sign-on tokens, not to mention payment formats, standards and languages. This allows them to improve standardisation, rationalisation and automation. By using SWIFT and achieving these efficiency gains, corporates can ultimately obtain greater visibility over their cash, reduce their counterparty risk, and increase their control and security. SWIFT also offers turnkey automation solutions for the corporate market with offerings on reference data, corporate-to- bank on-boarding, identity and mandate management, supply chain finance and consulting services. Join us to hear how SWIFT for Corporates offers a solution for companies of all sizes, with an enriched portfolio of services and solutions developed to suit the requirements of both large and small-to-medium sized corporates.


  • Sebastian Niemeyer, Senior Sales Manager Corporates & 3SKey CEE, SWIFT

15:45 – 16:15   

Coffee break and SWIFTLab (demo zone)

16:15 – 17:00

SWIFT in Compliance


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 overview of and 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 the new planned developments.


  • Julien Laurent, Head of Compliance Solutions CEE / BNL Financial Crime Unit, SWIFT
  • Local bank

17:00 – 17:15

Closing remarks

17:15 – 18:00

SWIFTLab open

Products and services on show in the SWIFTLab


SWIFTRef provides the ‘oil in the engine’ for straight-through processing of financial transactions. Through the SWIFTRef platform, financial institutions, corporates, service and software providers can access global, high quality reference data, such as BICs, SEPA/ IBAN data, national clearing codes, LEIs, Standing Settlement Instructions (SSIs) and much more. In 2015, SWIFTRef further enriched and upgraded its ‘Bankers World Online’ service with a wealth of financial information and entity data. The renewed service allows users to correctly populate domestic, SEPA and international payments. Join us to be introduced not only to all of the above but also to the latest SWIFTRef novelties that have been developed to respond to newly emerged market needs: Entity Plus, SWIFTRef Reach Plus, SWIFTRef APIs and SWIFTRef Data Manager. 

My Standards 

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.

The KYC Registry

The KYC Registry was launched by SWIFT in December 2014 to provide a single, secure global source of standardised, high-quality KYC information for correspondent banking. Developed with 12 leading correspondent banks, the Registry continues to gain momentum and recognition from the industry for its role in reducing the cost and effort related to KYC compliance. The KYC Registry is endorsed by 12 of the world’s largest Banks and subscribed to 2,167 financial institutions in 201 countries and territories. SWIFT recently expanded the scope to include funds distributors and custodians. SWIFT plans to further extend the offering with additional KYC related services.

Sanctions Screening

Sanctions Screening provides cost effective, real-time message screening against international sanctions lists without the need for institutions to manage their own screening infrastructure or perform their own sanctions lists updates. More than 417 customer institutions (including 16 central banks) in 123 countries and territories have already adopted this solution. With the new Connector option, Sanctions Screening can now screen transaction in any structured format, including FIN (categories 1-9), and SEPA, Fedwire and other domestic and proprietary formats, even if the messages are sent over non-SWIFT networks.

Click here to register now