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SWIFT Trends for Autumn 2018 Events





With the summer holidays still at full speed, let’s take a quick look at what SWIFT has in store this coming autumn in terms of events.



The SWIFT post-holiday journey starts in Portugal on September 11th, at SWIFT Business Forum Lisbon. Reserved exclusively for SWIFT customers in Portugal, this one-day event explores the latest trends in the industry, focusing on the evolution of the European payments landscape, SWIFT gpi, financial crime compliance, as well as innovation and technology.


Only one day later, across the Atlantic, SWIFT Business Forum New York opens its gates to America’s finest in the payments, securities, market infrastructures, corporates and FinTech communities.


SWIFT Middle East Regional Conference takes place in Dubai on the 24th and 25th of September, bringing together policy makers, industry leaders, regulators and financial experts from 15 countries in the region, focused on driving growth and the future of payments in the Middle East in a 24/7 digital economy context.


October is entirely dedicated to Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event, to be held in Sydney from October 22nd to the 25th. The main novelty this year is SWIFT Hub, a central space where delegates can choose to learn and demo SWIFT products and services through industry sessions, a varied SWIFT Lab programme, and across Standards and Swift Institute Forums.


The hot topics in these four intense days will be channelled around global, fast, transparent and secure payments, compliance (screening, KYC, data analytics, fraud prevention), and the increasingly important cybersecurity.


After an extensive tour around the globe, with more events to be announced in the coming weeks, SWIFT Business Forum will make a stop in Bucharest early-November for its 9th edition dedicated to the Romanian banking community. The next highlights on the list are SWIFT Premium Services Forum Europe and SWIFT Operations Forum Europe, both to be held in the same venue in Amsterdam starting November 26th.


The Premium Services Forum agenda includes technology innovation and its impact on messaging, optimising management of your Swift infrastructure, and knowledge sharing with your peers, while the Operations Forum features key work sessions on the Alliance portfolio, the evolution of SWIFT’s cloud platform, security controls, cyber intelligence sharing, SWIFT’s API strategy and many more.



BONUS: Community events to keep an eye on this September are GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week in Singapore, and EuroFinance Geneva, the 27th annual conference on International Treasury Management.




The Magic Number Seven for FinOps Suite



Seven days of the week, seven colors of the rainbow... seven major events for FinOps Suite in 2018! Indeed, this year FinOps Suite will be Allevo's Snow White, so let's meet its 7 dwarves.



We'll kick off the year with a spring conference by Oxygen Events, dedicated to digital banking, followed by FinMedia's FinTech Forum.


Early summer catches us in Amsterdam at the Money20/20 Europe conference and, as soon as everybody gets back to work in September, we're planning on holding an SME & corporate workshop in Bucharest, closely followed by attending the unmatched Sibos in Sydney.


As 2018 reaches the end, FinOps Suite will be back home at SWIFT Business Forum Romania and, being one step closer to completion, it will also benefit from a well-deserved prom, as the highlight of our annual User Group.



1 – Digital Banking – March, Bucharest

Given the increasing share of online transactions, the annual Romanian conference on digital banking will not only tackle current trends in the industry, but also cybersecurity and financial education.


2 – FinTech Forum – May, Bucharest

Digitalization, technological progress and innovative business models coming from FinTechs will definitely influence the market more and more, hence an entire day is dedicated to them in an interactive, topical forum.


3 – Money20/20 Europe – June, Amsterdam

The conference team is made up of some of the most inventive payments and events professionals globally. Bringing together the entire financial services industry for three days, ideas are created, partnerships are formed and future trends are imagined.


4 – Allevo Workshop for SMEs and Corporations – September, Bucharest

Entirely focused on FinOps Suite, the workshop will bring together specialists from Romanian companies of all types and sizes who might greatly benefit from the financial software we are developing as part of our EU-funded TOSS project.


5 – Sibos – October, Sydney

This is the very well-known global financial services networking event organized by SWIFT. The annual conference and exhibition connects more than 8,000 executives, decision makers and thought leaders from across the industry.


6 – SWIFT Business Forum Romania – November, Bucharest

The event, organized by the Romanian Banking Association and SWIFT, in partnership with Allevo, gathers executives, IT&C specialists, payments and operations officers from financial institutions, as well as representatives of their corporate clients, debating challenges and opportunities for the Romanian banking and financial industry.


7 – Allevo User Group 31 – November, Bucharest

Our end-of-year user group wraps up ongoing and future projects, pinpoints accomplishments and targets, while also highlighting and strengthening partnerships, and helping identify new opportunities.



Looking forward to an amazing fairy tale year, full of energy and rewarded effort!




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