SWIFT Business Forum Madrid 2019

22 October 2019
Business Forum

Building for the future

Join us on Tuesday 22 October to explore how Spanish financial institutions can capitalise on the changes that are underway in the European payments landscape to deliver a superior experience to their customers. 

The SWIFT Business Forum Madrid brings together senior members of the Spanish financial community to look at trends in financial services, discuss the challenges and opportunities for financial institutions and hear what SWIFT is doing to support its customers in this dynamic environment. 

The event represents a unique networking opportunity to meet with your peers and to join the discussions with regulatory authorities, major banks and market infrastructures.

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SWIFT Business Forum Madrid 2019 Programme - Español

SWIFT Business Forum Madrid 2019 Programme - Español
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Join us at the Business Forum Madrid for a day of engaging discussions about the future of our industry.
Head of Iberia, SWIFT


From disruption to real world change

Across Europe, the banking industry is undergoing a period of significant change, driven by evolving customer expectations, new technologies, competition and regulation. Business models are being reviewed, processes re-engineered and the digitisation of financial services is gradually becoming a reality. 

Since we met at the last Business Forum Madrid in 2017, the pace of change has increased dramatically, making it more important than ever for banks to focus on being agile, innovative and client-oriented, whilst maintaining their core strengths of security, balance sheet strength, industry knowledge and trust.

Over the next few years, we will see further changes take place in the payments landscape, as major regulatory and market infrastructure projects come to fruition, and banks redefine their value propositions for both their retail and wholesale customers. 

Through a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions and presentations, we will explore how our future business is being shaped.

In the course of the day, we will look at the changes that are being brought about by PSD2, how SWIFT gpi is transforming the cross-border payments landscape, the progress that is being made in the adoption of instant payments, and what banks will need to do to adapt their systems and processes to connect to both the Eurosystem’s TARGET services and EBA Clearing’s EURO1 platform as from 2021.

Throughout our discussions, we will consider the role of innovation and explore how all of these changes can translate into concrete benefits for both you and your clients. 

As always, this event will be an excellent opportunity to discuss and share experiences on topics of great relevance to you and your business.

Real Fábrica de Tapices

Founded by Philip V in 1720, the Royal Tapestry factory was one of many mercantile projects created to keep luxury goods in Madrid. Painter Francisco Goya was commissioned to provide several designs for now famous tapestries. Most of the tapestries still on display here are based on his work.