4 to 7 November 2018
Chicago, United States

SWIFT @AFP Chicago 2018

SWIFT is sponsoring and speaking at AFP 2018, taking place 4-7 November in Chicago.

The annual conference attracts over 6,500 corporate finance professionals and is a key event for the treasury and finance community worldwide. Stop by exhibit area #501 to meet SWIFT experts and learn more about SWIFT products and services.


SWIFT will be participating in two AFP panel sessions, and hosting five sessions at the SWIFT exhibit area.

AFP Panel 1: Technology Trends Enabling Corporate-Bank Communications for the 21st Century

When: Monday, November 5th | 10:30 to 11:45 AM
Where: Payments Room W183C

Many initiatives impacting the global payments industry are underway, driven in part by new entrants, emerging technologies, regulatory and compliance pressures. As a result, business models are evolving along with the day-to-day life of the corporate treasurer. In this session, panellists will discuss how leveraging new technologies such as SWIFT gpi, DLT and APIs can help improve fluidity in cash management and ultimately enhance the corporate customer experience.

  • Peter Claus-Landi, Senior Director, GE
  • Rene Schuurman, Global Product Manager – Channel Services, Citi
  • Lisa Wagner, Group Manager, Microsoft
  • Moderator: Kevin O’Neil, Regional Account Manager, SWIFT
AFP Panel 2: Taking Advantage of New Technologies in Payments Strategy

When: Tuesday, November 6th | 10:30 to 11:45 AM
Where: Payments Room W185ABCD

The changing payments landscape has given rise to phrases like real-time payments, distributed ledgers, and blockchain, bringing expectations of reduced fraud, lower transaction costs, increased speed, and a proliferation of transactional data. What does this mean for those in treasury? During this panel, participants will provide guidance on the key questions organizations should be asking themselves as they look to take advantage of new payment capabilities. 

  • Steve Bernstein, US and Global ACH Business Development Manager, J.P. Morgan 
  • Ryan Gaylor, Director of Corporate Payments, Ripple
  • David Scola, Head of North America, SWIFT
  • Kris Filipkowski, Deputy Treasurer, Marsh & McLennan 
  • Moderator: Elizabeth St-Onge, Partner, Oliver Wyman


SWIFT Stand (#501) gpi Sessions

Today more than ever, the corporate treasury paradigm is being shaped by a new reality that demands greater transparency, efficiency and certainty. Live since early 2017, SWIFT gpi dramatically improves the customer experience by increasing the speed, transparency and end-to-end tracking of cross-border payments. Join us to hear how this new standard in international payments can generate added value for multi-banked international corporations.

9:45 to 10:15 AM - Unveiling the Value of SWIFT gpi for Corporates with Citi
3:15 to 3:45 PM - Discover SWIFT gpi for Corporates with Microsoft

9:45 to 10:15 AM - Discover SWIFT gpi for Corporates with J.P. Morgan
1:15 to 1:45 PM - Integrating SWIFT gpi in Treasury Operations with GE

SWIFT Stand (#501) Compliance Session

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering directives have become one of the most significant challenges for multinational corporates carrying the daily risk of severe fines, reputational damage and financial losses in the case of being non-compliant. Learn how SWIFT is currently addressing the costs and complexity of Sanctions and Financial Crime Compliance for corporates.

12:30 to 1:00 PM – Sanctions for Corporates

If you would like to speak to a SWIFT representative, please email contact.us@swift.com.

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