Местоположение
Belarus, Minsk
Beijing Hotel
Дата мироприятия
21-22 NOVEMBER
2019
ORGANIZERS
PLUS-ALLIANCE
FBS
International PLUS-Forum CIS
FINTECH
BORDERLESS
EURASIA DIGITAL

The Forum is focused on the analysis of the current state and prospects for the banking and payment industry development in Eurasia, including interstate associations such as the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the European Union (EU), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and more.

A number of experts are also invited from developing countries of the African continent to share exciting digitalization experiences of their national financial markets.

The Forum business programme includes discussions on the most pressing issues related to the further development of banking and payment business in the Commonwealth member states.

81%
Banks, payment systems, insurance companies
11%
Retail and e-commerce, telecom, public transport operators, etc.
8%
Hardware and software vendors, service providers, IT integrators, PSP, payment aggregators, fintech, venture funds

Not incidentally, the city of Minsk was chosen to become the event venue. As is known, the city is not the capital of Belarus alone, but it is the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States as well.

The event organizers find this significant. In fact, one of the key tasks of the PLUSForum is to analyze the international banking and fintech experience, which will facilitate the promotion of the best global business practices in the field of digital technologies on the CIS, EEU and other neighboring markets.

FORUM PARTICIPANTS

World’s top experts in the banking and payment industry

Representatives of national regulators of the CIS countries and the EEU

Representatives of interstate associations (Executive Committee of the CIS, EEC, etc.)

Research agencies and consultancies

The banking community of the Eurasian continent (primarily the CIS and EAEU countries)

International associations of market participants

Technology and manufacturing company

Payment systems

Retailers

FORUM PROGRAMME

Session 1.
MAKE A SPEECH
Payment industry, banking and fintech 2019. Change of priorities
  • Fintech in the key markets and globally. Current situation. Trends. Regional specifics. Prospects
  • Banking, payment industry and remote services. The current status and development in the CIS, EEU and in other countries
  • Government regulation during the digitalisation period. Shift in priorities. Improvement of laws. Regulatory sandboxes. Implementation specifics.
  • Development of national payment systems. Integration. Areas of interaction
  • National digital currencies. Goals, objectives and implementation tools
Session 2.
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Financial services in the digitalization era
  • Development of payment and settlement environment. Digital transformation of banking and payment market
  • Open Banking. Open APIs. International practices – how much are they applicable to the realities of the CIS and other markets?
  • Development of DLT. Cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Is there life after hype? The practice of creating nationwide cryptocurrency structures
  • Objectives and cyclicity of hype constructions. “Hypometrics”. The possibility of balanced decisions on the background of exaltation. Avoiding waste of resources.
  • Using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data to create new quality banking and payment services.
  • Further e-commerce development.
Session 3.
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Acquiring. New business models. Concepts and implementation
  • Acquiring today and tomorrow. Fees regulation. Global practice. Finding a compromise among market participants
  • Instant (faster) payment systems – а new development vector of the payment markets?
  • Terminal-free acquiring. Technological and strategic aspects of the development
  • P2P transfer market: under special focus of the regulators, banks and telecom. Pseudo-acquiring – how can it be turned into a real acquiring?
  • Acquiring in the public utilities and transit projects. Actual cases. Possibilities of functional and territorial evolution of transport cards.
Session 4.
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Retail banking and payment market. Technology and business strategies. Best practices
  • An impartial assessment of the bank’s digital transformation economics
  • New generation banking: models, approaches, technologies
  • Using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data to create new quality banking and payment services
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in banking and cash circulation Lifestyle banking – a new banking philosophy
  • Banking services. Self-employed. A new client segment or a new problem?
  • Family banking. Best cases. Consumer experience.
Session 5.
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Cyber resistance. New threats - new standards to counter them
  • The gap between technological development and security technology. How to bridge it?
  • Regulation in the banks’ information security. New information security standards. Features. Prospects
  • Social engineering and cross-channel fraud. Improvement of the mass financial awareness. Best practices.
  • Cyber risks: shift of emphasis. Counteraction strategies.
  • Artificial intelligence and cyber resistance.
Session 6.
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Economics of ecosystems. Remote identification and the market
  • Remote identification as a missing element of the digital transformation. Anti-monopolization of the market. From the brand competition to the service competition.
  • Financial marketplaces. Economics of ecosystems.
  • Current tasks of the remote identification. A merger of digital and non-digital banking. Implementation specifics.
  • Biometric identification in retail banking. Best practices and business cases.
  • Digital signature. Comparative analysis of the experience of various markets.
  • Creation of unified payment services: expectations and prospects.
  • Individual scoring of clients, personification and uberization of financial services and more.

SPEAKERS AT THE FORUM

Victor Ikawa
M-Pesa (Safaricom)
Head of Reseach and Consumer Insights
Olga Antonovich
National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Head of Electronic Payment Instruments Department
Elena Antoni
Single Settlement and Information Space (ERIP)
Chairman of the Board
Svetlana Kirsanova*
Sberbank of Russia
Board Chairman Deputy
* - speaker is on approval
Alexander Egorov
Belarusbank
Deputy Chairman of the Board
Victor Dostov
Association of eMoney and Remittance Market Participants (AED)
Chief Research Officer, Saint Petersburg University
Elina Sidorenko
State Duma of the Russian Federation
Director of Digital Economics and Financial innovations Center; Head of Business Group, State Duma of the Russian Federation, crypto currency turnover risk evaluation
Sergey Sheykhetov
Kantar
PhD,Head of Qualitative Practice at Kantar Insight Sub-Saharan Africa and based in Nairobi
Brian Richardson
WIZZIT International
CEO and co-founder
Matteo Rizz
FinTechStage
Co-founder
Kiryl Domnitch
Ernst & Young Digital
CISA, CISM | Senior Manager | Assurance & Advisory Services | RPA Team MDC
Slava Akulov
ANNA
COO Great Britain (bank for Businessmen)
Alexey Maslov
SWIFT
Chairman of SWIFT users' group in Russia
Pavel Chebotarev
Sovkombank
Head of Financial Technology Initiatives Development
Yuriy Ivanov
VKontakte
Fintech and Payment Services Director
Elliot Goikhman
LikeBank
Founder
Vladimir Kanin
Pay-Me
General Director and Founder
Akhror Makhmudov
National Payment System UZCARD, Republic of Uzbekistan
General Director
Vadim Yudin
GUARCCESS
CEO
Elena Nebolsina
MGIMO University
Associate Professor, PhD

PARTNERS

Partners
scheme

VENUE

VENUE
Beijing Hotel Minsk
36, Krasnoarmeiskaya Street, Minsk

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

The Forum delegate package includes:
  • Attending events (conference, round tables, exhibition) during both days of the Forum
  • Meals (coffee-breaks, lunches) during both days of the Forum
  • Reception and cocktail party
  • WiFi internet access
  • Information materials of the Forum (conference programme, information from exhibitors, presentations of key speakers, photos from the Forum)
REGISTRATION
For bankers
490 EUR
REGISTRATION
For employees of companies, payment systems, non-credit
590 EUR

CONTACTS

Konstantin Grizov
For sponsors
Konstantin Grizov
+7 925 005 4 005
Eka Mamasakhlisi
For speakers
Eka Mamasakhlisi
+7 926 524 5043
Alexey Yurkin
For participants
Alexey Yurkin
+7 926 209 49 17