V International Banking Forum

Baku, Azerbaijan

About event

Two-day INTERNATIONAL FORUM is one of the two big annual events organized in Baku (another one is a FINTECH SUMMIT organized each year in May: https://www.gbmevents.az/en/events) and is the most famous finance and banking event of the region.

Forum has the purpose of being the platform for discussing the initiatives and challenges of making the economy cashless, new and upcoming trends in digitalization, financial technologies, new banking products, innovations and risks in modern compliance, judicial compatibility, and adaptation of the aforementioned to present judicial system, and impact of these processes on strengthening financial sustainability of banks, also other relevant subjects.

The Forum brings together CEOs and management of relevant government bodies, regulators of finance and banking, top management of commercial banks and fintech, managers of commercial and public organizations, other decision-makers and influencers, representatives of international financial institutions and local Embassies, academicians, famous companies providing finance and banking products


December 8

Welcoming and registration


Opening Panel I: Cashless Economy: Reliable, Safe and Sustainable


Panel II: Digital and Remote Bank

Topic 1: Future is Now
Topic 2: Outsourcing of acquiring network
Topic 3: Breakthrough payment tools
Topic 4: Remote Banking: Secure Authentication
Topic 5: Connect digital banking with digital payments
Topic 6: Digital transformation and ecosystem creation


Panel III: New Era Banking: Open Banking and Optimization of Traditional Processes

Topic 1: The future of Open Banking in Turkey
Topic 2: Optimization of cash circulation in a modern bank
Topic 3: OpenWay solutions for all market segments
Topic 4: Open Banking - Security in the EcoSystem
Topic 5: Prospects for the introduction of open banking in Azerbaijan
Topic 6: Open API
Topic 7: What will your customers demand next? It's coming


Panel IV: Innovative Payment Ecosystem

Topic 1: Instant Payment System: Applications of QR Payments
Topic 2: Cross Border Payments
Topic 3: Digitalization of cross border transfers and value added services
Topic 4: Key trends driving the commercial payments market
Topic 5: Future outlook of digital payments
Topic 6: Innovative Payment Ecosystem

December 9

Panel V: Digital Currencies

Topic 1: Core benefit of digital currency
Topic 2: Operations with cryptocurrencies as a new type of services provided by traditional banks and payment systems
Topic 3: Key technology considerations for CBDC
Topic 4: Digital Transformation of Money


Panel VI: Partnerships or All-in-One: Local Online Banks

Topic 1: Open API realization in Azerbaijan
Topic 2: Impact of digital banking on non-cash payments
Topic 3: Digital banking: today and tomorrow
Topic 4: The impact of fintech on digital banking and the digital economy


Panel VII: New Normal: New Cybersecurity Trends

Topic 1: Information security management in the banking sector
Topic 2: Cybersecurity Trends in Payments
Topic 3: Securing the Digital Banking Environments
Topic 4: The 5 elements of Cyber Defense
Topic 5: Cyber Trends in the Financial Industry and Mitigation Top of Mind
Topic 6: Cybersecurity insights in Banking Industry for 2022 and beyond
Topic 7: Types of External and Internal Fraud in Banks. Detection and prevention the most complex fraud without impacting customer experience by analyzing device, behavioral, and transaction data in real-time

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Alim Guliyev

Deputy Chairman
Central Bank of Azerbaijan

Vusal Qasimli

Executive Director
Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communications

Zakir Nuriev

Azerbaijan Banks Association

Erdem Chakar

Azerbaijan Country Manager

Gokberk Bicakci

Business Development Director

Farid Osmanov

Executive Director
Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Ramil Mahmudov

Head of National Payments Systems development
Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Murat Kastan

UPT, Executive Vice President
International Partnerships

Kirill Ovsiannikov

Deputy CEO, Strategy & Planning

Dmitry Zveginets

Senior Key Account Executive

Farid Guliev

General Director

Can Avunduk

Product Strategy & Operations Lead, Payments

Irina Kamkhadze

Business Development Consultant
OneWay Group

Tamerlan Rustamov

Deputy Director Payment Systems Department
Bank of Baku

Katarzyna Fatyga

Senior Consultant
Discover Financial Services

Gokce Gence

Solution & Project Director

Kornelijus Sisla

Head of Sales Department

Agil Abdullayev

Legal Advisor

Ilgar Aliyev

Information Technology Audit

Zakir Khan-Mammadov

Digital Products Department
Kapital Bank

Ayshim Niksarli

Forcerta Consultancy Services