Programme of the 31st Regional Banking Conference

 
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08:30-09:00 Registration
   
09:00-09:10 OPENING SPEECH by Mr. István Lengyel, Secretary General, BACEE, Budapest
   
09:10-09:40 KEYNOTE SPEECH by Mr. Alexander V. Murychev, Executive Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Chairman of the Council of the Association of Regional Banks of Russia, Moscow
   
SESSION 1 POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EU AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE REGION’S BANKS
   
09:40-10:00 Banking in the CEE/SEE/CIS countries – risks and opportunities by Ms. Davidia Zucchelli, Senior Analyst, International Research Network, Intesa Sanpaolo Research Department, Milan
   
10:00-10:20 SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN CEE/CIS BANKING – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS IN THE BANKING SECTOR – KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
by Mr. Sándor Pataki, Director, OTP Bank Plc., Budapest
   
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
   
SESSION 2 PERSPECTIVES OF CEE/CIS BANKING
   
10:50-11:10 CEE Banks – Rating outlook by Mr. Armen Dallakyan, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service, London
   
11:10-11:30 Foreign-owned banks in CEE/CIS – balancing commitment and adjustment needs by Mr. Gunter Deuber, Head of CEE Research, Director, Raiffeisen Bank International, Vienna
   
11:30:11:50 Business opportunities for banks in CEE by Mr. Milen  Kassabov, Senior  Strategic Planner, CEE Strategic Analysis Unit, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
   
11:50-12:20 Development Institutions as a Channel for Productive Investments during Economic Uncertainty by Mr. Igor Barát, Director of the European Regional Office, International Investment Bank, Bratislava
   
12:20-12:40 New commission products: The analysis of 2015
by Mr. Sergey Bekrenev, President, European Legal Service, Moscow
   
12:40-13:00 Opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe – a leading international bank’s approach by Ms. Roxana Hulea, EMEA Strategist – FX and Rate, Société Générale, Corporate & Investment Banking, London
   
13:00-14:00 Luncheon
   
14:00-14:50 HUNGARY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONModerator:
Mr. András Becsei, CEO, OTP Mortgage Bank Ltd., Budapest
Participants:
Dr. Pál Simák, Chairman and CEO, CIB Bank Ltd., Budapest
Mr. Richard Szabó, CEO – Chairman of the Board, Sberbank Hungary Ltd., Budapest
Mr. Zoltán Urbán, Chief Executive Officer, EXIM, Budapest
   
SESSION 3: SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN CEE/CIS BANKING
   
14:50-15:10 BKT – A Success Story by Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, CEO and Board Member, Banka Kombetare Tregtare, Tirana
   
 SESSION 4 INVESTING IN CEE/CIS COUNTRIES – INVESTORS’ OPINION
   
15:10-15:40

Videoconference with notable emerging markets investors
Moderator remotely: Mr. Kevin Virgil, CEO/Co-Founder, Frontera, Singapore /London
Moderator on the spot: Mr. Baldwin Berges, Co-Founder, Frontera, London
Participants:
Mr. James Beadle, Independent Investment Manager & Business Developer, Monaco
Mr. Albin Rosengren, Partner, East Capital, Stockholm
Mr. Denis Vengust, Investment Manager, BEF Fund, Geneva

   
15:40-16:00 Coffee break
   
SESSION 5 UPDATE ON UKRAINE AND OTHER CIS EX-RUSSIA
16:00-16:20 by Ms. Olga Ulyanova, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service Ltd., Moscow
   
16:20-16:40 Sanctions: Russia, Ukraine and the EU by Mr. Oleksander Plotnikov, Counsel, Attorney-at-Law, Arzinger Law Office, Kiev
   
SESSION 6 GROWTH AREAS, NEW BANKING PRODUCTS AND INNOVATIONS IN CEE/CIS BANKING
   
16:40-17:00 National payment strategies and innovation in the payment industry by
Mr. Peter Sidenius, Managing Director of Edgar, Dunn & Company, London
   
17:00 Q&A session, closing remarks, end of the conference
   
19:00 “BACEE Best Annual Report CEE-CIS Award” Ceremony and Cocktail Reception, Danubius Health Spa Resort Hotel Margitsziget, Jazmin Room