8th Annual Adam Smith Ukrainian Banking Forum

The 8th annual Adam Smith Ukrainian Banking Forum took place November 12 - 14, 2013 in comfortable atmosphere of the InterContinental Hotel. More than 200 leading representatives of the financial sector of Ukraine, Russia, Europe and other countries from around the world attended the Forum. Alexander Polyanchuk, a Managing Partner of Alex Polin, was one of the guests of the annual business event.

Honorable line-up of speakers including Igor Yushko, Chairman of the Board, Sberbank of Russia; Konstantin Vaysman, Сhairman of the Board, VTB Bank; Yevheniya Chemeris, Chairman of the Board, Credit Agricole Bank; Erik Versavel, Chairman of the Management Board, ING Bank; Federico Russo, CEO, President of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank; Tamas Hak-Kovacs, Chairman of the Board, OTP Bank; Steven Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Citibank Ukraine; Giovanni Salvetti, Co-Head, Russia & CIS, Global Financial Advisory, Rothschild; Alexander Lukanov, President of Alfa-Bank, Member of the Supervisory Board; Valeria Gontareva, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Investment Capital Ukraine Group; and many others shows the traditionally high status of the event.

During the Forum participants discussed current matters of banking sector related to the recent market trends, namely: particular qualities of government regulation and possible changes in the regulatory environment within the next few years; closing up of foreign investors` lines of business and changes in the ownership structure of banks associated with these processes; aspects of bank mergers and acquisitions in terms of the buyers and sellers of banking institutions.

A strategic seminar on maintaining the highest quality of customer service while reducing expenses was held for the first time as a part of the Ukrainian Banking Forum. During discussion of the unique practical cases the speakers detailed their approaches of business managing, and provision of the first-class services to customers while maintaining efficiency.

Those and other current questions, covered in detail at the Forum, caught the interest of the audience. "I am pleased to note that the event was held at the traditionally high level. Intensive business program, professionally selected line-up of speakers, in-depth analysis of the most current trends in the banking sector, an excellent opportunity to communicate with colleagues and establish new business contacts make this event the most interesting and popular in this market segment," said Alexander Polyanchuk.


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