The Forum programme includes analysis of the widest range of issues related to the further development of fintech and payment business. Opening borders, connecting West and East, uniting fintech, banks and retail, PLUS-Forum “Fintech Borderless. Eurasia Digital” invariably arouses great interest among professionals in the banking sector, payments industry, financial market and online/offline retail.

Forum participants will discuss topical topics such as:

  • overcoming the consequences of the coronavirus crisis;
  • further changes in priorities in the payments industry;
  • Central Bank Digital Currency Projects (CBDC);
  • transformation of the banking business;
  • new acquiring business models;
  • economics of ecosystems;
  • remote identification;
  • best practices in retail banking;
  • interaction of banking and retail
  • and many others.

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Who are our participants?

  • Fintech companies and startups, IT parks, IT axelerators
  • Business angels, venture capital firms
  • IT, telecom, and integrators
  • World leading experts of banking and payment industry
  • Managers of retail networks, e-commerce, wholesale companies, shopping malls
  • Payment systems
  • Research agencies and consulting companies
  • International banking community, including participants of country markets throughout Central Asia (top management of banks, MFIs, investment funds)
  • Insurance companies, management of logistic companies
  • And others
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The Forum Topics

Fintech as the culture of the banking industry
Accelerating product creation and digital transformation. From “Banks + Fintech” to “Banks = Fintech”
Central banks' digital currencies — CBDC. Prospects for Central Asia countries
Development of national and international payment systems
Digitalization of governmental services
Cryptocurrency industry 2022. From super optimism to disappointment
Trans-border money transfer market. Emphasis of global and regional scale
Customer experience in the digital age
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Open Banking and Open APIs. How they are changing traditional banking market
Big Data. Further transformations of the banking landscape
The future of neobanks. From the current timelessness to the super-efficient services of classic banks or integration platforms
Financial marketplaces. Results of activity. The logic for future development
The economics of the ecosystem — one of the most important aspects of creating a marketplace
Digital bank for small business against the backdrop of changing banking landscape
e-Commerce as an analogue of fintech for retail. Standalone product for national market
Remote Identification — a guarantee of freedom to choose products and services
Instant (quick) payments systems. What next? Preserving banking monopoly or “Bank as a Service”?
Problems of inhouse development. Demand and implementation
Digital mortgage — a real step to Open Banking
Situation on the global ATM market
Pandemic and ATM business. Key changes in the number and functionality of ATM networks
ATM as a service. Specifics. International experience
Digital customer profiles. Digital onboarding — customer engagement and retention
NFT — new view on non-interchangeable token technologies. Use in the medium term

Speakers of the Forum

Zhanar Samaeva
Deputy Chairman
Payment and financial services development Center, National Bank of Kazakhstan
Cristina Doros
Country Manager for Central Asia and Azerbaijan, Visa
Alma Obaeva
Chairman of the Board
Non-commercial partnership, National Payments Council
Eldos Kuanishbekov
Deputy Chairman
Payment and financial services development Center, National Bank of Kazakhstan
Nurkhat Kushimov
Chief Executive Officer
Astana Financial Services Authority
Michael Ruckman
Special Guest of the event.
International expert in Customer Experience, Relationship Management, Loyalty and Business Transformation
Aidos Jumagulov
Councillor of Chairman of the Board
Freedom Finance Bank Kazakhstan
Nurlan Sarsebekov
Deputy Chairman of the Board
Anton Musin
1st Deputy Chairman
Halyk Bank
Dmitry Komissar
General Director
ForteMarket Marketplace
Bekzhan Mutanov
Deputy CEO
Tech Hub Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC)
Molder Rysalieva
General Director
OZON Marketplace Kazakhstan
Mariya Emel'yanova
Head of Retail Business
Home Credit Bank Kazakhstan
Dinara Abdykulova
Director, Digital Bank depratment
Altyn Bank
Vitaly Kopysov
Innovation Director
Bank Sinara
Olegzhan Beketaev
Managing Director of Marketing & PR, ESG
JUSAN банк
Serik Baiganin
Deputy Director
Digitalization Department of Almaty
Vsevolod Shabad
Independent expert in cybersecurity
Ex-CISO Halyk Bank, ex-CIO Acronis & Sberbank.KZ
Aset Nurpeisov
Damir Kakiev
Co-founder red_mad_robot Central Asia, ex-managing director of mass business dpt. - Alfa Bank Kazakhstan. Member of National “Atameken” Chamber of Entrepreneurs
Alexey Beloglazov
Cybersecurity expert, (EMEA)
Check Point Software Technologies
Agiis Konkabaeva
Expert in fintech products digitalization, CEO, co-founder red_mad_robot Central Asia, ex-director of digital development dpt. - Alfa Bank Kazakhstan
Alexander Mikhailovski
Chief Business Development Officer
Maxim Chernyshev
Operational Director
Tarlan Payments
Deniss Filipovs
Strategic Business Developer
Alexander Sokolov
Business development Director
Olga Zagidullina, CFA
Director of M&A Deal Advisory & Research
Baker Tilly Qazaqstan Advisory LLP
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Sponsors and Partners

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General Sponsor



Platinum Sponsors



Gold Sponsors

M4 bank
red_mad_robot Central Asia
Tieto evry
Check Point
Tarlan Payments
software group


Silver Sponsors



Sponsor of registration

Международный банк Таджикистана


Bronze Sponsors

Web3 Tech
Шторм Технологии
ART Bank
АТМ Альянс
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Terms of Participation

For employees of banks, government agencies and retail of the republics: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and media representatives
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse to participate without giving any reason.
Sponsors and Partners
ONLINE participation
95 €
For all other categories of participants
690 €until 26.09 790 €after 27.09
The Forum delegate package includes:
  • Attendance at events (conference, roundtables, exhibition) during the Forum
  • Meals (coffee breaks, lunches) during the Forum
  • A buffet and a cocktail party
  • WiFi internet access
  • Information materials of the Forum (the conference program, information of the exhibition participants, presentations key speakers, photos from the Forum)

Venue Plan

Forum Scheme


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Deputy Chairman
Konstantin Grizov
For speakers
Eka Mamasakhlisi
For participants
Sergey Savchenko