SWIFT Business Forum Romania

Challenges and opportunities for the financial and banking industry

Registration details:

For details regarding the SWIFT Business Forum Romania and registrations, please contact the Romanian Banking Association

tel.: +4021 321 20 78, +4021 321 20 80

e-mail: Forum.SWIFT@arb.ro, arb@arb.ro, web: www.arb.ro

With the kind support of:


Wednesday, 26 October 2016


Registration & welcome coffee


Opening plenary


Welcome note

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

The Romanian Banking System – facts and perspectives

  • Sergiu Oprescu, President Romanian Banking Association

The SWIFT 2020 Strategy

  • Michael Formann, Head of SWIFT Germany & Central Europe

Traffic & Pricing Update

  • André Boico, Managing Director, Head of Pricing & Business Analysis, SWIFT


Keynote:  The experience of corporates on SWIFT


  • Michael Formann, Head of SWIFT Germany & Central Europe
  • Zoltan Szücs, CFA Head of Group Cash Management, MOL GROUP

Focus Financial Crime Compliance & KYC Registry update


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


Coffee break


Session:  Turning challenges into opportunities


  • Michael Formann, Head of SWIFT Germany & Central Europe (moderator)

Reshaping the correspondent banking model: SWIFT’s global payments innovation initiative


  • Marjan Delatinne, Business Director gpi, Banking Initiatives EMEA, SWIFT

The next level for payments in Europe


  • Ruxandra Avram, Head of Department, 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, Depozitarul Central



Workshop: SWIFTSmart, the new e-learning platform


  • Benoit Pirotte, Programme Manager eLearning, SWIFT

Focus: SWIFT on distributed ledger technologies


  • Damien Vanderveken, R&D, Labs and User Experience, Marketing, SWIFT

Coffee break


Session: Driving the digital agenda


  • Rodica Tuchila, Director, Romanian Banking Association (moderator)

Eliminating barriers in the 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

Wrap-up and Closing remarks

SWIFT’s CSR Programme will support the SOS Children’s Village in Bucharest with a contribution of EUR 3,000!