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"What will the world look like when all payments are confirmed? Get ready for 2020"
13:00-13:45 (SWIFT room 1)
We’re almost there! Since last year, all payments sent via SWIFT can now be tracked from end to end in real time via the gpi Tracker. But there's still some unfinished business: confirmation that the funds have been credited to the end beneficiary's account. Today, hundreds of banks are already providing such confirmations, and it's bringing big benefits to them and their customers. Now it's time to extend these benefits to all, whether you’re a gpi member or not.
This session is a must for all financial institutions to understand what the world will look like with Universal Confirmations. Get to grips with the tracking and confirmation benefits of our free Basic Tracker and learn how you can prepare for the fast-approaching deadline.
Come and hear from your peers how to best prepare and how to derive the most benefits for you and your customers.
"SWIFT gpi – Revealing the roadmap"
9:15-10:45 (SWIFT room 1)
SWIFT gpi has rapidly transformed the customer experience in cross-border payments. But the hard work doesn’t stop here. To stay ahead of the curve, the gpi community has designed, tested and in some cases already rolled out several new services powered by gpi. We’ll look at the host of new services that form our bold roadmap of service developments. From the gpi instant payments service to transfer cross-border payments in near real time, to a financial institution transfer tracking service for capital market players to efficiently manage and forecast intra-day liquidity positions. We’ll also discuss the payment pre-validation service to improve payment STP-rates with APIs and a case resolution service to speed up and simplify payment investigations. Finally, we’ll look at an inbound tracking service for faster payment -invoice reconciliation by corporate treasurer and a gpi link service to ease payment settlement by e-commerce and trade platforms.
Join this session to hear directly from gpi members and corporates as they discuss how these new gpi services can bring further efficiencies and add value to your business.
"Decentralized and distributed trade finance networks - the ultimate step in the Evolution of Trade"
15:00-15:45 (Discover Stage)
To date, efforts to digitize and connect global trade, supply chains, and trade finance have been unsuccessful. A major reason for this has been the limitations of the legacy trade platforms and networks supporting such efforts.
While technology has made some internal processes more digital and efficient over the past several decades, trade transactions involving multiple parties remain extremely costly, complex, risky, and heavily dependent on paper-based processes and financial instruments that are, in many cases, hundreds of years old. After several decades and countless attempts, we must ask ourselves the question: can global trade really become digital and connected? Fortunately, the answer is yes. However, there are key requirements that must be met simultaneously to make it happen. While trade platforms and networks operating under legacy paradigms can typically meet one or maybe even two of these requirements, none are able to meet all three requirements simultaneously. Failure to meet all three requirements simultaneously have prevented legacy technologies from creating a truly digital and connected global trade ecosystem.
This panel will discuss the advent of new technologies, and blockchain in particular and how they are the genesis for a brand new paradigm.
"Compliance and blockchain: Regulatory benefit or hurdle?"
9:45-10:30 (conference room 4)
Blockchain initiatives are everywhere and the technology is heralded as the solution to every business problem. But what are the real risk and opportunities from a compliance perspective? Does blockchain provide opportunities to simplify and speed regulatory compliance? Or will it increase the regulatory burden and introduce complexity for monitoring and risk assessments? Is blockchain based transparency beneficial and how should this balance the need for data privacy? If compliance embraces blockchain could we transform the KYC landscape, simplify due-diligence, improve information exchange or reduce the cost of regulatory checks? Or is it just BAU for compliance as the transport changes but the regulatory challenges remain the same?
"Ecosystems are blooming – What does it mean for payments?"
12:15 to 13:00 (conference room 2)
E-commerce and trade platforms are appearing across different types of industries to support clients ranging from retail to SMEs to multinational corporates. Once an exchange is confirmed, the payment must be quick and secure. While virtual wallets, cryptocurrencies, credit cards, and bank-specific solutions may meet this need for some, many others are still waiting on a solution that is both efficient and standardised. Our panel will explore the payment methods taking root in today’s ecosystems and look at what is needed to put them on a firm ground.
"Reference data: Streamlining your payment processes"
16:30-17:00 (SWIFT Theatre)
Today in the financial and corporate world, millions of payments are sent across the world every day. However, despite incredible leaps in technology, a large number of messages are still rejected due to incompleteness or inconsistency in the data provided. To tackle this problem, the SWIFTRef payment processing solution offers an opportunity to reduce cost and risk as well as increase straight-through-processing of your payment transactions. Join us to discover how SWIFTRef simplifies the consumption of data (APIs, online, files) and how this solution fits your data needs.
"Corporate Venture Capital, where and how does the money go?"
9:45-10:30 (Discover Stage)
Brought to you by Societe Generale, join the conversation with three global banks’ Corporate Venture Capital and understand their nature, their challenges and investment strategy: ROI versus strategic alignment dichotomy, but also the opportunity to have a solid partner to grow.