This conference programme aims to give senior industry professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we endeavour to present new case studies and new thinkers on the programme each year.

Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the  industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form their future strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.

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If you would like to participate in the programme or recommend any speakers or topics please get in touch.
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    Prof. Stéphane Garelli, Director of the World Competitiveness Centre, IMD & Associate Professor at University Lausanne


    Prof. Aymo Brunetti, Professor for economic policy and regional economics, University of Berne & president of group of experts for the Swiss financial market strategy


    Richard De Hoop, passionate entertainer, entrepreneur, author and speaker

  • Getting ready for takeoff: How InsurTech is driving digital transformation in insurance

    Dr. Claudia Lang, Founder of Community Life GmbH
    While retail banking has been digital to some extent for close to 20 years, insurance is lagging behind in leveraging digital, consumer facing technology. Part of this is due to the low-transactional nature of most insurance products. But another reason is the reliance on a traditional field sale...

    SMEs’ Financing in the Digital Era

    Florence Anglès, Head of Risk Management at Bank Reyl & Cie Ltd
    • SMEs are the main contributors of job creation in Europe and are also a major driver of economies. In Switzerland, they account for two third of employment and over 99% of business companies are SMEs ; • Regulation is a catalyst for new entrants - FinTechs provide alternative...

  • More than money: Mehrwert durch Diversity & Flexwork-Modelle

    Yvonne Seitz, Head Diversity & Employer Attractiveness, AXA Winterthur
    Die Arbeitswelt verändert sich: Basis dafür sind der demografische, gesellschaftliche und technologische Wandel. Ein erfolgreiches Diversity-Management, das ältere UND jüngere Mitarbeitende, Männer UND Frauen in den Arbeitsprozess einbindet, wird damit zum wesentlichen Erfolgsfaktor. Wie Vielfalt...

    Digitale Regionalbank – Symbiose oder Widerspruch

    Sascha Hostettler, Head of Investment and Corporate Clients, Member of the Executive Board of Hypothekarbank Lenzburg AG
    Der Weg der Regionalbank vis à vis zur digitalsten Bank der Schweiz 2016 Der Wille alleine reicht nicht aus, die Umstände müssen ebenfalls gegeben sein. Wie ein Ecosystem entstehen kann und wie es sich damit leben lässt. 1. Blick zurück - Veränderungen brauchen Zeit! 2. Generationenwechsel...

    Next generation client advisory: Hybrid-robo advisory in banking

    Luc Schuurmans, Head Private Banking, Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung, Bank Linth LLB AG
    • Changes and drivers impacting the wealth management services in the banking industry • Requirements for future investment advisory solutions (e.g. pricing, functionality, segmentation) • First hand insights on a spe...

  • Be wary of satisfied customers: The Fan Principle — the ideal tool to assess, steer and and plan your company’s success

    Guido Augustin, CEO of «forum! Für beste Beziehungen», expert in PR, content and fan marketing, social media, reputation, change and crisis management, and inventor of “FAN-Prinzip”.
    The satisfaction trap: the “More is More” mantra Fan Customers – the stable base in turbulent times The power of rituals: fans look for repetition Digitisation myth: fan creator or catalyst? “Heart & Soul” employees: the real fan creators The Fan Principle: control and implementation

    How disruptive is the 4th industrial Revolution?

    Christian Frei, Pioneer in Digital Industrial Revolution, Coach + Talent Gardener, Former Microsoft Executive
    The 4th industrial revolution is changing every business, every industry. Cultural changes, new business models and new technologies are driving this new industrial revolution. But how disruptive is this revolution really? How will it impact the finance sector and other industries? What are th...

    E-POINT – a Platform for a New Digital Business Model in the Energy Industry

    Helmut Kusterer, Services Sales Manager and Head of Business Development at GasVersorgung Süddeutschland
    All industries are under pressure due to digitalisation. New players from outside become quick as major competition just by digitising business processes. GVS and its development and sales cooperation partner EXXETA developed E-POINT as an B2B open energy platform for bilateral commodity trading ...

  • The Value of Artificial Intelligence in the Finance Industry – A critical look back and ahead

    Dr. Michael Baeriswyl, Head of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Group at Swisscom Enterprise Customers
    Hype or not? There is hope among many people that artificial intelligence will bring the next generation of smart products and services. But what is possible today and what is still…hope. Dr. Michael Baeriswyl shows how the artificial intelligence team uses cutting edge AI technology to bring val...

    Break-Through for a cashless future: Blockchain and (Central)Bank issued digital money

    Dr. Stefan Jaecklin, Senior Advisor at Lykke Corp
    • Today's digital payment models typically operate on the legacy payment infrastructure and are centrally controlled. Hence, they are costly and often lack consumer's trust due to potential central/institutional control • We expect the break-through in digital payment to come from Blockchain’s d...

  • : Can financial institutions with a banking license and respective regulations still serve the needs of the HNWI / UHNWI clientele?

    Christoph Bütikofer, Managing Partner at Bank CIC (Schweiz) AG
    Are there other solutions, can collaborations with external Familiy Offices play a role in this set-up? In the session, we would like to discuss the needs of HNWI clients and how banks can correspond to this request.

    Externe Assest Manager im Spannungsfeld steigender Kosten, sinkender Erträge und einem Aufbrechen der Wertschöpfungskette. Wie positioniert man sich erfolgreich in diesem Umfeld?

    Walter P. Arnold, Managing Partner at EAM-Partners AG
    Diskutieren Sie mit anderen Teilnehmern aus der Finanzbranche über die Chancen, Risiken und Opportunitäten für externe Vermögensverwalter. Walter P. Arnold, ein veritabler Branchenkenner, sorgt für eine spannende Diskussion.


    Christian Frei, Pioneer in Digital Industrial Revolution, Coach + Talent Gardener, Former Microsoft Executive
    In this moderated discussion group we will exchange insights, learnings on transforming business for the 4th, digital, industrial revolution. What are the critical elements, what has worked, what not. Conversation is moderated by Christian Frei, Digital Transformation and Executive Coach.

  • What are the critical success factors of digital banking channels going forward – and how can co-operations among banks contribute towards reaching them?

    Stephan Odermatt, Head E-Banking Innovation at UBS AG
    The strategic relevance of digital banking is increasing rapidly and strongly. However, given today's challenging market and regulatory environment, the resources available for developing leading digital channels are scarcer than ever. This discussion group will thus focus on two interrelated que...


    René Beeler, Head Business Development at Zürcher Kantonalbank & Remo Schmidli, Head Multichannel Management at Zürcher Kantonalbank

    Regulatory framework for innovative business models

    Rupert Schäfer, Head of Strategic Services division at FINMA
    - Sandbox proposals and FinTech authorisation - FINMA Circular on Outsourcing - Cyber risks - Cross-border business and market access

  • "Strategic Changes - What Swiss Banks can learn from Mountaineering

    Andreas Stricker, Founder at STR CONSEIL Sàrl
    • The importance to share a vision, values and a common objective • Preparation is key • The road to success is as important as the success itself • The unexpected is part of the adventure and can be fun • “Try and Error” is not seen as failure but as a way to become stronger • Managing risk...

    World and Taste of Coffee

    Desta Daniel Kebede, Founder & CEO at DESTA'S COFFEE
    The coffee culture is in shape all over the globe. Actually, coffee is more and more becoming like wine and has even more different aroma profiles. Did you know what is behind the "brown gold"? From its origin until the cup, you will get to know as well about the economic role and additionally, ...

  • Ferrari Test Drive

    Conducted by Sven Poslusny and Matthias Schmid, Niki Hasler AG Basel
    Experience the exclusive luxury of Ferrari and take control. Ferrari combines tradition and sporting history in one. Each Ferrari is unique and manually built in the only Ferrari factory of the world : Maranello. Sign up for an exclusive test drive and let yourself be carried away into the world ...


    Dr Graeme Codrington, futurist and speaker, international director of TomorrowToday
    "I have had the privilege of working with Richmond Events in both Switzerland and the UK for the past five years, and have enjoyed every engagement. Across the board, their conference teams are professional, focused and a pleasure to work with. Each event they host is well constructed, using...


    Uli Sigg, Entrepreneur and Asian Expert
    "I am impressed by this very structured networking system – there is nothing more efficient!"


    Prof. Aymo Brunetti, Professor for economic policy and regional economics, University of Berne & President of group of experts for the Swiss financial market strategy
    "A perfectly organized event in a marvelous setting."

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