21st Russian retail banking 2014

2-4 December 2014

170 top Russian bankers, consultants, economists, representatives of the technology community and regulators gathered at the 21st Russian Banking Forum, that traditionally takes place in London in December. Participants discussed the important topics of regulation, sanctions and stagnating economy during, in between and after the informative panel discussions.

Bankers need to review their strategy and business processes in the current economic and political climate. This became the leading topic for the opening panel discussion where Sergey Dubinin, Igor Lojevski, Ekaterina Trofimova and Fedor Pospelov spoke. Cost cutting, productivity, proper risk management and client focus, search for new business opportunities – are only a few steps taken by the leading Russian banks.

Participants unanimously agreed that there should be as many banks as the economy needs. Some economies have thousands of banks that provide quality service, whereas other economies have only a few. Russian banking system is unique and will reach equilibrium in its own way.

“Very well organised event with appropriate level of attendees – certainly worth hearing latest views from both speakers and delegates – well recommended” said John Berry, from Customer Buyology. Neal McKinnon added: “An important and insightful forum that is a must-attend for the latest insights into Russian banking”

This year the RBF Hall of Fame that marks the outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the banking sector in Russia celebrated: Ekaterina Trofimova, Evgeny Gavrilenkov, Mikhail Pomazanov and the Bank of Moscow.

We will continue the discussion at the Russian Retail Banking Forum in May in Moscow. http://www.adamsmithconferences.com/AS2363PR

Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm regards,

Oxana Jones

Director of Banking Events

Adam Smith Conferences (part of Informa group)