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.
  • Opening Keynote

    Dr Patrik Gisel, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung of Raiffeisen Schweiz
    The financial industry is changing. The banks are confronted with drastic consolidation and cost-intensive regulation processes. More than ever, the volatile environment and the high dynamics represent a formidable challenge for financial institutes. Nevertheless, changes also bring about opportu...


    Chris Skinner, Chairman of The Financial Services Club, author, independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech

    The White Maze – Es gibt immer einen Weg

    Matthias Haunholder, Professional extremskier and adventurer from Austria

  • RegTech: The Solution for Regulatory Challenges?

    Erich Herzog, Deputy Head Dpt. Competition & Regulation at economiesuisse
    - Digitalisation : the driving force behind innovations in business and society.
    - Switzerland’s position to emerge on the winning side of the digital transformation.
    - Regulatory environment in financial markets across Europe and in Switzerland: high levels of scrutiny and ...

    Blockchain as an enabler for e-Government and e-Voting

    Daniel Gasteiger, Co-Founder of nexussquared and Founder of Procivis AG
    The presentation will focus on the opportunities that come with blockchain technology in the context of digital societies and e-government. The example of the most digital country in the world – Estonia – and other country specific initiatives around the world show the big potential t...


    Martin Möller, Digital Transformation Principal for Banking & Finance at Microsoft

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    Olivier Verscheure, Executive Director at Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC)

    Digitalization: creating value beyond the hype; Lessons learned from the pharmaceutical industry

    Dina Rey, Managing Director at Imagio Health, former Head of Global Digital Group at F. Hoffmann- La Roche AG

    An orphan topic ten years ago, digitalization has turned into a ubiquitous phenomenon dominating our current business environment. What can we learn when we look beyond the hype? How can we go about digitalization in a way that cultivates true innovation and value?

    We will share practi...


    Never mind the platforms

    Dr. Patrick Hunger, Chief Executive Officer at Saxo Bank (Schweiz) AG
    • Impact of platform economy on the financial industry
    • The curse of mimicking other industries
    • ‘monolith banking’ versus ‘neural banking’
    • What if the future is not ‘platforming’ after all?

  • on the role of technology in private banking

    Nic Dreckmann, Chief Operating Officer at Bank Julius Bär & Co. AG
    Objectives of this talk are to:
    o Consider top technology trends in wealth management
    o Discuss selected trends and their role in moving the industry and in particular Julius Baer forward
    o Provide an outlook on technology and its impact on the industry considering the emergi...

  • The evolving Governance environment in Banking : UK SMR and its relevance

    Rajat Garg, Regional CEO and General Manager at Habib Bank AG Zurich
    One of the key initiatives taken by a regulator to strengthen individual accountability in banking was taken with the introduction of The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) in the U.K. from March 2016.

    It is leading many senior managers from the banking industry t...

    Haben Sie Ihre Bitcoins noch?

    Christian Schulthess, Chief Operating Officer Risk & Compliance at Falcon Private Bank AG
    In dieser Discussion Group erfahren die Teilnehmer wie und wo man Bitcoins und andere Kryptowährungen wie bspw. Ethereum und Litecoin kaufen und verkaufen kann. Das Funktionieren eines Bitcoin ATM wird erklärt und auf Begriffe wie Hot und Cold Wallet wird eingegangen. Es soll ein reger Gedankenau...

    Private Banking im Umbruch? Die Herausforderungen im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung oder Regulierung

    Karin Metzmaier, COO/ CRO at Bank von Roll AG
    Wie wird sich speziell das Private Banking in den nächsten 20 Jahren entwickeln? Kann eine Privatbank unter dem
    Regulierungsdruck überhaupt noch innovativ sein und dem rasanten Tempo der digitalen Welt standhalten?
    Privatbanken im Wandel – sterben die Private Banking Berater i...

  • Cybersecurity – Achieving ‘Digital Resilience’

    Jochen Dürr, Chief Risk Officer at SIX Group AG
    • Why have we cared so much about cyber risk in the past few years?
    • Which risks do we subsume under the category cyber risk? Which cyber risks are really dangerous for our organizations and business processes?
    • Where are our main cyber-vulnerabilit...

  • The programme is currently in progress ...

    All suppliers have the chance to submit a supplier presentation. Delegates will evaluate and choose those presentations of most interest and relevance to them. The highest-rated presentations will be included in the conference programme.

  • Our body – the greatest chatterbox

    Yvonne Schubert, Expert in knowledge of Human Nature at Ypsiologie GmbH

    •              Golden rules of analysis of lies
    •              Basic input of manipulators, illustrators and emblems
    • &nbs...


    Pokerface – from winning and losing

    Poker Experience by Grand Casino Baden AG
    Ever wanted to play poker? Or are you a poker-professional?

    Participate in 50 minutes thrill of a real poker game with a professional dealer and high value stakes at a real poker table.

    Enjoy this unique experience parallel to your meetings after getting short but pr...

    Business Etiquette 2.0- What you can learn from a world butler

    Hanspeter Vochezer, Founder and Owner at Knigge Coaching
    - First impression matters
    - Nonverbal communication and body language
    - The correct handshake
    - How to introduce yourself and smalltalk
    - Outfit is communication - your personal Outfit


    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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