22 March 2018
Zurich, Switzerland

SWIFT Business Forum Switzerland 2018

Thank you for attending the SWIFT Business Forum Switzerland!

The SWIFT Business Forum Switzerland took place in Zurich on 22 March 2018. The even brought together 230 senior members of the Swiss financial industry from across the Swiss financial industry to discuss the key trends affecting the financial industry as a whole and most importantly in Switzerland.

Opening the recent SWIFT Business Forum Switzerland, Cristina Rigo, Head of SWIFT Switzerland, reflected on the progress the industry has made in key areas since 2017’s gathering, and observed that, whereas last year she had identified a movement from “discussion to doing”, there has now been a further shift, “from doing to implementing.” 

In the area of cyber, last year we were talking about our Customer Security Program (CSP) to set a security baseline across the financial industry, and by the end of the year, 89% of all SWIFT users globally had submitted their first self-attestations. This shows the industry can come together, and act fast.

Cristina Rigo, Head of Switzerland, SWIFT

BF Switzerland - Cristina Rigo

Rigo also cited the example of SWIFT gpi – which she said has progressed from a discussion just 2.5 years ago at Sibos to a widely-adopted solution, providing tangible benefits.

This theme – of concrete steps forward, delivering measurable value to financial institutions and their customers – was reflected throughout the day’s discussions.

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SWIFT Business Forum Switzerland - Luc Meurant

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