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Bank of Tanzania to open SWIFT Business Forum East Africa

Bank of Tanzania to open SWIFT Business Forum East Africa

Business Forum,
14 August 2017

Dr. Bernard Yohana Kibesse, Deputy Governor, Bank of Tanzania, will speak at the second SWIFT Business Forum East Africa

Dar Es Salaam, 14 August 2017 – SWIFT announces that Dr Bernard Yohana Kibesse, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability and Deepening (FSD) at the Bank of Tanzania, will deliver the keynote address at the Business Forum East Africa on 5th September 2017. The event, taking place in Dar es Salaam, will bring together senior bankers, policy makers and representatives from the region’s corporate community to discuss economic trends, financial policy and opportunities for growth.

SWIFT plays an instrumental role in the East African financial community and is a trusted partner in Tanzania and across the region,” says Dr. Kibesse. “I am delighted to take part in this prestigious event that will gather financial leaders from across East Africa to discuss the most important issues the region is facing.”

Dr. Kibesse will open the conference and share an update on the financial developments taking place across the region.

The theme for the Business Forum is ‘Securing the Future’. Delegates will hear from industry leaders on the impact of financial crime compliance in East Africa, the future of cross-border payments and how to manage cyber risk in an interconnected world.

Denis Kruger, Head of Sub-Sahara Africa, SWIFT, says: “East Africa is home to a number of vibrant and growing economies. Events such as the SWIFT Business Forum provide a unique platform for important discussions on the future of the financial services industry with key decision makers.

To view the agenda please see here.


SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging, standards for communicating and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration; identification, analysis and financial crime compliance. Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way. As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

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