Cyber security, compliance and cross-border payments top agenda at Business Forum Switzerland
Swiss financial community gathers to discuss and shape the future of our industry
Over 200 members of the Swiss financial community gathered on the morning of 7 March 2017 at the Papiersaal in Sihlcity, Zurich for the SWIFT Business Forum Switzerland. The programme for the event looked at the disruption and rejuvenation of correspondent banking, financial crime compliance, the Swiss Fintech landscape, progress made with distributed ledger technology (DLT) and the challenges posed by cyber threats.
Opening the event, Cristina Rigo, Head of SWIFT Switzerland, welcomed the audience to the biggest Business Forum Switzerland to date, and talked about the changes that have taken place in our industry over the last year, the most prominent of which is a noticeable move “from talking to doing.” After running through the programme for the day, Rigo encouraged participants to make the most of the event to share information, experiences and progress with their peers and the industry experts present. She then went on to introduce the first two speakers of the day, Alain Raes, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific and EMEA, SWIFT and Ulrich Stritzke, Managing Director, Credit Suisse, Switzerland and SWIFT board member.