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.
  • Leadership in Times of Disruptive Change

    Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist, Best- Selling Author, Executive Director at the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture


    How to Set Up the Best Digital Bank in the World – A Practitioner’s View

    Sonia Wedrychowicz, Digital Transformation Practitioner and Thought Leader, Former Head of Technology Transformation at JP Morgan Chase
    - branchless, paperless, signatureless
    - no contact centre and no operations
    - driven by customer obsession translated into journeys
    - leveraging latest technology and advanced analytics.

    Professional Rule Breaking, the 21st Century's next essential skill

    Sam Conniff, Author “Be more Pirate”, Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Livity
    A talk taken from Sam Conniff's soon to be published book, based on global research of the habits, conventions and daily 'rule's that over 100,000 interviewees confess to regularly having to break to get the job done, and how the growing workplace rebellion might not just be the answer to th...

  • Sustainability in Wealth Management: Moving Money to Meaning

    Edith Aldewereld, Founder at Women in Sustainable Finance International, Sustainability Advisor at Acatis Fair Value AG
    - Advantages and disadvantages of sustainable finance
    - Risk assessment
    - Different possibilities and terminology
    - Value based investing
    - Change of perception

    InnoWhat? Corporate Innovation – Mythen & Fakten

    Dino Beerli, Design Thinker, Author, Founder & CEO at Superloop Innovation
    «Innovate or die! Work like a Startup! Radical innovation!» Derlei Mythen und Buzzwords kennen wir zu Genüge. Doch was hat Hand und Fuss? Sollte Ihr Unternehmen tatsächlich auf radikale Innovation setzen und alle Mitarbeiter wie in einem Startup arbeiten?

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    Annerie Vreugdenhil Head of ING Neo, Chief Innovation Officer at ING


    Weniger schafft mehr - Steigerung durch Begrenzung

    Dirk von Gehlen, Head Social Media and Innovation at Süddeutsche Zeitung
    Wir leben in unsicheren Zeiten. Gewissheiten stehen in Frage, es gibt kaum verlässliche Vorbilder für die Fragen der Zeit. In seinem inspirierenden und informativen Talk stellt der Journalist und Autor Dirk von Gehlen eine Figur aus dem Internet vor, die in dieser unsicheren Welt als Vorbild dien...

  • Brave new World of Work – A Journey towards New Ways of Collaboration

    Barbara Josef, Co- Founder of 5to9 AG
    - Macro perspective: drivers of change and their implications for organizations
    - Micro perspective: impact of new work scenarios for leadership and collaboration
    - Transformation perspective: challenges on the journey towards new ways of collaborating

    The SIX Digital Exchange – the next generation global financial market ecosystem

    Tim Grant, Head SIX Digital Exchange (SDX)
    SDX is developing a global financial market ecosystem for everyone, in order to establish digital asset flow as a standard for years to come. SDX clients will be able to create, exchange and own digital assets in a trusted and secure way to create new business models, products & services...

  • Change the bank and Run the bank: the example of the crypto innovation

    Edouard Hurstel, Head of Crypto & Blockchain Services at Gazprombank (Switzerland) Ltd

    ESG – „G“ für Corporate Governance – mehr als nur “Tone from the Top”?

    Ulrike Braune, Chief Operating Officer at DWS CH AG
    - Governance ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil des ESG Themas. Wie ist das Thema Corporate Governance in Ihrem Unternehmen aufgesetzt und was umfasst das ?
    - Wie kann man eine gute Corporate Governance sicherstellen
    - Wie kann man das Thema in die Unternehmung ausrollen u...

  • A Few Secrets behind Successful Digital Transformation

    Sonia Wedrychowicz, Digital Transformation Practitioner and Thought Leader, Former Head of Technology Transformation at JP Morgan Chase

    The session will be a Q and A and a discussion forum post the presentation on the implementation of the best digital bank in the world. While the presentation will touch upon major points and schemes and will not go into minute details, during this session the participants wi...


    Reducing regulatory compliance costs

    Marcel Jaeggi, Head of Business Development at Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG

    Reducing regulatory compliance costs



  • Potential and Limitations of Digital Cross-Channel Customer Relationship and Marketing Automation

    Christoph Wille, Head of Customer Service & Channels, Member of the Board at Vailant Bank AG




    Ralph Ebert, Head Compliance Switzerland and Member of the Executive Committee at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg (BIL)

    • Results of 2021 global survey on the deployment of intelligent automation in financial services

      Brian Halpin, Head of Customer Office at BluePrism

      Revenue generation with crypto assets

      InCore Bank

    • Why taking investment decisions without integrating ESG Data is no longer a valid option

      Janine Hofer-Wittwer, Senior Product Manager at SIX

      Prospecting new Wealth Management clients using AI

      Gery Zollinger, Head of Data Science & Analytics at Avaloq Group

    OUT OF THE BOX 2021
    OUT OF THE BOX 2021
    • “The Limits of my Language are the Limits of my World” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

      Travis Simlinger, CEO and Teacher at Progressive English Zurich
      The focus of this workshop is to greatly enhance participant’s “business English acumen.” The session is interactive and conversational, with a focus on sophisticated English expressions, common mistakes, false friends, useful phrases for negotiations, and much more. This i...

      Say Cheese! The Story and Tasting of a new Cheese Brand

      Curdin Janett, Co-Founder and CEO of Fromage Mauerhofer AG
      Cheese created by Swiss nature. From raw milk. From happy, healthy animals, which eat nothing but grass or hay. Processed directly on site by the best cheese makers. Without transport routes. Traditional craftsmanship in search of the next innovation. Hear the story behind the creation of a new c...

    • Making Differences Visible and Tangible with Lego Serious Play

      Daniel Osterwalder, Certified Professional Facilitator, LEGO SERIOUS PLAY-Facilitator, Design Thinker, Visual Facilitator and Graphic Recorder, Trainer Competitive Sport
      With Lego Serious Play Facilitating we achieve three things:
      - we take the desire for differences, change, transformation very seriously and dedicate ourselves fully to these challenges
      - we do it in a playful way and with a lot of humor
      - we use storytell...

      Be More Pirate, or How to take on the World and Win

      Sam Conniff, Author "Be More Pirate", Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Livity
      The lesser known lessons, strategies, successes and social innovation of Golden Age Pirates, and why their sophisticated organisations could be the role models business and society most needs, previously buried history is contrasted with modern day 'pirates', entrepreneurs operating at the edges,...

    ACTIVITY 2021
    ACTIVITY 2021
    • Wine & Cheese Tasting

      Curdin Janett, Co-Founder and CEO of Fromage Mauerhofer AG Daniela Wüthrich, Sommelière at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa


      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."


      Richard De Hoop, passionate entertainer, entrepreneur, author and speaker
      "As a speaker, part of the success in conveying your message, is the amount of time the conference organizer puts into the preparation and the way they take care of your wishes on stage. I can only say that Richmond Events takes excellent care of you as a speaker and I am very honoured that I co...


      Yvonne Seitz, Head Diversity, Culture & Engagement at AXA Winterthur
      "I have been working together with Richmond Events as a speaker in several conferences.The organization is professional, the environment inspiring and the networking opportunities excellent."


      Prof. Dr. Gregor Daschmann, Scientific council of «forum! Für beste Beziehungen», and inventor and author of “FAN-Prinzip”
      „Das Richmond Financial Industry Forum ist eine großartige Möglichkeit, um sich in exklusivem Kreis über aktuelle und zukunftsweisende Themen der Finanzbranche auszutauschen. Auch als Speaker habe ich durch die weiteren Vorträge, die Diskussionen und Gespräche mit den Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus...


      Luc Schuurmans, Head Private Banking (Switzerland), Member of the Executive Board at Bank Linth LLB AG
      "Richmond events excel through their professionalism: A perfect combination of high profile participants, carefully selected speakers taking place in wonderfull locations: A must for every business leader!"


      Damir Bogdan, Digitalization & Innovation Lead at Actvide AG
      "Richmond Events is after ten years already one of the most important high-level conferences within the Financial Services Industry. Meeting so many high level Executives in such short time is an added value for everyone. The Financial Forum is a must."


      Sascha Hostettler, Head of Investment and Corporate Clients, Member of the Executive Board at Hypothekarbank Lenzburg AG

      "Bereits im Vorfeld des Richmond Financial Industry Forum’s hat das Organisationsteam durch einen klaren Prozess geglänzt. Die Rückfragemöglichkeiten sowie die Antwortzeiten kamen mir als Speaker sehr entgegen. Der Event überzeugte mit einem breiten Programm an aktuellen Themen vorgetragen und besucht von Entscheidungsträgern aus den jeweiligen Bereichen. Das Forum besticht auch an seiner 10. Austragung durch die Kombination von Inputs, Netzwerk und einem aussergewöhnlichen Ambiente."


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