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Sibos 2015: results


Sibos 2015 was held 12-15 October in Singapore. The event brought together around 7000 participants – representatives of major banks, financial organizations and corporates, developers and providers of equipment and solutions for global financial industry, and provided unique opportunity for the promotion of banking products and services.


Sibos (SWIFT International Banking Seminar) for many years has been one of the key events in international banking community. It is a unique Forum for sharing experience and making group decisions in cash management, securities and trade. Assembling annually ca. 7000 specialists from all over the globe, Sibos is the event that covers the whole financial services industry and has no equals.


Russia and CIS were represented by toward 100 delegates – executives from Sberbank, Gazprombank, Alfa-Bank, VEB, NSD, VTB Bank and other major financial institutions and securities market participants. Chairpersons of National user groups from Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan traditionally joined the group of delegates.


October 11th, 2015 as part of Sibos was held Annual Meeting of SWIFT National member group and SWIFT National user group Chairpersons. Natalia Dirks, Chairperson of ROSSWIFT Steering Committee, and Alexey Maslov, National user group Chairperson, took part in the Meeting.


In the course of the Forum Natalia Dirks, Chairperson of ROSSWIFT Steering Committee, had a few meetings and discussions with SWIFT management on topical issues concerning the development and efficiency improvements of the use of SWIFT on Russian financial market.


On plenary meetings and sessions held at the Forum was discussed a wide range of topical questions on improving national and cross-border payment and settlement systems, implementation of SWIFT innovative products and services.


Sibos 2015 outlined the significance and relevance of compliance for modern banking community. The representatives of major international financial institutions shared their development plans and discussed new approaches and innovative compliance instruments.


October 14th in the course of Standards Forum Roman Chernov, ROSSWIFT Executive director, made a report on the use of ISO 20022 international message standard for currency control messages.


As part of the session devoted to Russian financial infrastructure, held by NSD on October 13th, were discussed the issues of the improvements of national payment system and securities market infrastructure.


At the panel discussions on a wide range of issues concerning the development of Russian securities market participated:

  • E. Astanin, Chairman of the Board, NSD;
  • A. Raes, SWIFT Chief Executive, EMEA;
  • E. Chaikovskaya, Director of Financial Market Development Department, Bank of Russia;
  • O. Perestenko, Deputy director of National Payment System Department, Bank of Russia;
  • M. Hammond, Executive director, Head of Asia-Pacific, GPB Financial Services Hong Kong Ltd;
  • D. Minaev, Managing director, International and Trade finance Division, Alfa-Bank.


At Sibos 2015, along with the conference, was arranged an exhibition with services stands of global financial leaders – banks and market infrastructures, including Sberbank and NSD. The list of the banks and organizations that participated in Sibos 2015, as well as all further information about the Forum are available at

We would like to invite you to take part in Sibos 2016 that will be arranged in Geneva 26-29 September!

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