16 to 17 May 2017
La Hulpe, Belgium

SWIFT Benelux Forum 2017

Build the future: Collaborating in an interconnected world

Welcome to the SWIFT Benelux Forum

This event, which will take place at SWIFT HQ in La Hulpe, Belgium, will focus on topics that are top of mind for our Benelux community, from the changing European Payments landscape , to  the ongoing challenges around financial crime compliance and discussing how to defend our industry from cyber-attacks.

Over the course of one and a half days, the broad-ranging programme will examine challenges and opportunities in the Benelux and beyond, and assess how new concepts, changing business models, and collaborative ways of working pave the way for building the future.

The programme will combine keynote speeches and interactive debates to address a number of major questions:

  • With the upcoming changes (such as Instant Payments, PSD2 and the global payments initiative), new technologies and new entrants, the banking business moves into a new era. What should be the long-term vision for the financial industry and how can it turn challenges into opportunities?
  • The growing threat of cyberattacks has never been more pressing. Recent instances of payments fraud demonstrate the necessity for industry-wide collaboration to fight against these threats. How can SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme ensure the security of its community?
  • Compliance is a major challenge for banks. How can we leverage the work that SWIFT has done over the last few years to build a Compliance Utility?

In addition to the plenary sessions there will be a number of (demo) sessions in the SWIFT Lab on SWIFT products such as SWIFTRef, Name Screening and gpi.

There will be plenty of opportunity to meet SWIFT, for you to tell us how we can better support you and to network with your industry colleagues from across the Benelux region.

I look forward to meeting you at the SWIFT Benelux Forum.

Olivier Lens
Head of SWIFT Benelux

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