23 May 2016

Innovation and compliance top agenda at Moscow Business Forum and ROSSWIFT AGM

Moscow Business Forum and Rosswift AGM bring together over 400 participants under the theme “Innovating today for a stronger future”

The seventh SWIFT Business Forum in Moscow took place at the Lotte Hotel on 12 April 2016. Organised for the third year running in conjunction with the ROSSWIFT (Russian national SWIFT member and user group) Annual General Meeting (AGM), the event attracted over 400 delegates, a turnout that clearly reflected Russia’s position as SWIFT’s second largest user community.

The busy agenda for the day kicked off with welcome remarks by Matthieu de Heering, Head of Russia, CIS and Mongolia, SWIFT and Natalia Dirks, Chairperson of the Rosswift Steering Committee. De Heering started off by paying tribute to the successful work in the past year of Rosswift distributing the KYC Registry in Russia, with the endorsement of the Bank of Russia. As a result, Russia is today one of the leading countries in the adoption of the Registry, with over 70 very active participants.

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