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.