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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and registration

09:30 – 09:35

Opening of the Standards Forum

09:35 – 10:05

Keynote - The future of Standards
What should the standards community be working on in decades to come? How far out can we look? Are we likely to extend our reach upwards, into business practice? Downwards, into more and new layers of metadata? Or sideways, into adjacent business domains? All of the above - or into dimensions as yet unexplored? What is the impact of technology on standards? Are standards and innovation a likely or unlikely pair? Listen to Ineke Bussemaker, Rabobank Nederland, share her views and insights.


  • Ineke Bussemaker, Rabobank Nederland

10:05 – 11:00

The evolution of standards: a global and European view
With SEPA as the first initiative in the interbank space adopting and implementing ISO 20022, Europe has played an important role in paving the way for global standards adoption by other market initiatives. Around 70 worldwide initiatives are now considering or implementing ISO 20022. In Europe, beyond SEPA, ISO 20022 plans for T2, Euro1 and T2S are now well under way. So time to take stock, reflect on lessons learnt, address remaining challenges, get latest status updates and prepare for future opportunities.


  • Marco Pieroni , Banca d’Italia
  • Myriam Byn, Euroclear
  • Frans van Beers,  Betaalvereniging Nederland (BVN)
  • Ton Versteeg, Rabobank Nederland


  • Andrew Muir, SWIFT

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15

Choose between one
of these two sessions

Standards for collateral management
Capital markets will move to a shortened T+2 securities settlement timeframe from October 2014, in advance of the anticipated deadline of 1 January 2015 in the EU Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSD-R). What impact will T+2 have on the investor community? How will collateral and liquidity management requirements change? Can standards help?


  • Axelle Wurmser, BNP Paribas Securities Services
  • Fabrice Tomenko, Clearstream Banking
  • Additional speaker to be confirmed.

Standardisation in the corporate-to-bank arena – what’s next?
Thanks to global initiatives such as CGI and European initiatives such as SEPA, ISO 20022 for payment initiation is gaining traction in the corporate-to-bank space. What do corporates rank high on their standardization wish lists and how can banks meet these evolving needs?


  • Kees van de Zilver, Akzo Nobel
  • Luc Crahaij, ING
  • Eric Kossen, RBS

12:15 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Choose 3 chatrooms out of the following list and get up to date on tools, processes, and much more:

  • ISO 20022 beyond messages: demystifying the ISO 20022 business model
  • Interoperability in action: FIX as ISO 20022
  • MyStandards
  • MyStandards Readiness portal
  • ISO process vs SWIFT process: differences and similarities


  • Jonathan Witkamp (PGGM), Marc Delbaere, Benoit Vandaele, Yves Bontemps, Patrik Neutjens, SWIFT

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30 

How can standards facilitate regulatory compliance?
Post-crisis, the financial industry is confronted with unprecedented public scrutiny and commercial pressure. Regulators, charged with preventing further crises, need to identify threats to global stability in time to take action. Financial institutions need to comply with regulations and better manage their own risks. Both must ensure that new measures are effective, and a time of shrinking margins and fierce competition, implementation also needs to be cost efficient. Standards have an outstanding track record of increasing efficiency and reducing costs in many areas of the financial industry. What role can standards play in enabling the industry to meet its latest regulatory challenges? And what needs to happen for the full benefits of standardisation to be realised? This debate will explore how to bridge the implementation gap between regulatory intent and regulatory outcome.


  • Jean-Paul Rousseau, Febelfin
  • Benoit Waltregny, ING
  • Ron Berndsen, Tilburg University and De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Stephen Lindsay, SWIFT Standards


  • Paul Janssens, SWIFT

16:30 - 16:45

Closing of the Standards Forum

  • Ruud Sleenhoff, RBS