10th Anniversary of the Premium Services Forum - Americas
For 10 years SWIFT has been hosting the Premium Services Forum – Americas. Premium and Premium Plus customers are invited to join us for a day of networking, collaboration amongst peers and highly informative sessions. This year 7.2, CSP and Alliance Connect were just a few of the hot topics covered. Customers left with an abundance of new knowledge and commented on how much they enjoyed and appreciated the event.
To start off the day Steve Spear, Head of Premium Services, AM & UK, SWIFT welcomed everyone to the event. This was followed by a day full of presentations and information sharing. Presenters came from various departments within SWIFT and topics were selected based on what is now most relevant for this exclusive group of customers. A mixture of presentations, interactive sessions, and close discussions were used throughout the day to provide a conducive learning environment.
Security and compliance, they’re not just buzz words, they are a way of life. We owe it to ourselves and the community, to ensure that our future is guaranteed through the endeavors we are about to face together.
Steve Spear, Head of Premium Services, AM & UK, SWIFT
This was the 10th anniversary of the forum and also the largest despite limiting registration to 80 customers due to logistical constraints. An average growth of 21% has been observed every year for the past 7 years with a projection of 100 attendees in 2018.
To conclude the day and to celebrate the 10th Anniversary all involved boarded a dinner cruise and toured the Hudson River. This gave customers and SWIFT Employees a chance to network after the busy day. Customers once again expressed their appreciation for the event and informed that they are looking forward to next year.
Great forum please continue it. Thanks.
I found it to be very informative, especially in the S&C [Security and Compliance] area and what SWIFT is doing to address concerns. I also enjoyed the discussions around the 7.2 upgrade and the technical insights some of the other customers were able to provide.
The event was very interesting, informative, and interactive. We really enjoyed it. The cruise was great too!!