Report of event
The third SWIFT Business Forum in Warsaw took place at the Warsaw Stock Exchange on 20 May 2015. Organised in partnership with The Central Securities Depository for Poland (KDPW) and the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), the event attracted over 100 delegates under the theme "Comply, create and innovate: strengthening Warsaw's position as a financial hub for CEE."
The agenda for the day kicked off with welcome remarks by Ilona Pouna, Regional Manager, CEE, SWIFT and Grazyna Cheetham, Polish SWIFT National Member Group Chairperson. A keynote speech by Prof. Malgorzata Zaleska, Member of Management Board, National Bank of Poland focused on the sustainable growth of the Polish economy, with special attention to the financial markets and the banking sector. In her speech, Zaleska talked about the opportunities and challenges that the Polish economy and banking sector face, especially in relation to its future inclusion in the Eurozone. Following on from Zaleska, was a SWIFT update session featuring a presentation by Christian Kothe, Head of CEE, SWIFT on the company's achievements in the last two strategic cycles as well as an overview of the SWIFT 2020 strategy and a discussion on the relevance of the various elements of the strategy for the Polish SWIFT community.