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The results of SWIFT Business Forum

The second SWIFT Business Forum has been held in Kiev 9 October, 2018. More than 120 participants attended the event, and listened the speeches, presentations and panel discussions to address a number of topics including:

ü  Update on ISO 20022 standards: in this session speakers provide more visibility on the ISO 20022 global trend, look at the status on ISO 200022 in the Ukrainian market, and share the outcomes of the ISO20022 consultation. 

ü  Ukraine’s financial market infrastructure: in this part of the event speakers and participants looked at the actions taken by Ukraine’s MIs to drive change and innovation in their markets, how they reflect the broader European and global trends, and gain insights into what more lies ahead.

ü  Cyber threats in financial services: this session outlines the evolving cyber security landscape, the methods of attack, progress on the Customer Security Programme and pragmatic steps to better protect your organisation.

ü  The evolution of the payments landscape: these presentations gave listeners an overview of what is happening in the payments landscape, how this industry is transforming and what challenges and impacts are growing.

ü  Transforming cross-border payments: in this panel session, we explored with a live gpi bank and other gpi member banks, how SWIFT gpi is transforming the cross-border payments landscape. 

ü  SWIFT’S API strategy: in this session organizers shared information on the API work they are doing at SWIFT, explain what is already available to customers and gave a view on what is coming up in the next 6-12 months. Speakers also shared some of thoughts about the use of APIs in the longer term, and gave insights into how these are likely to impact SWIFT’s traditional product and service offering. 

The forum provided an opportunity for participants to ask questions to SWIFT representatives and to communicate in an informal setting during coffee breaks.