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.
  • Entrepreneurship And The New Normal

    Francisco Fernandez, Founder and Chairman at Avaloq
    An opening keynote on entrepreneurship, leadership and the future world of work.
    • What makes entrepreneurial success repeatable?
    • What is the power of purpose in a knowledge-based society? 
    • How is the way of worki...

    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.

  • How Crypto Assets are redefining the Financial Industry

    Roger Darin, Board Member & Community Manager at Bitcoin Association Switzerland
    Ten years after the advent of Bitcoin, the financial industry is adapting the technologies pioneered to abandon the banking system. In this industry session, Roger Darin provides a first-hand overview of what is happening in the space and explains the business models behind it. 

    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?
    In d...

    The Future of Digital Capital Markets

    Ruth Wandhöfer, former Managing Director, Global Head Regulatory, Market & Innovation Strategy at Citi, non-exec. Board Member at the London Stock Exchange Group, Partner at Gauss Ventures
    Public markets are costly and complex whilst 71% of global assets are private, equating to +$250 trillion.
    Capital markets are in the process of transforming across the whole value chain, redefining the roles and underlying technologies that are at play across the providers in th...

  • 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.

    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

  • Ein Einblick in das Innovationsmanagement und den Umgang mit Zukunftsthemen bei PostFinance

    Mathias Strazza, Head Future Banking (PFLab & Innovation, Venturing, Growth), Member of Management at PostFinance AG
    Wie geht eine Bank die Zukunftsthemen an, um sich mit dem Unbekannten rechtzeitig und richtig auseinandersetzen zu können und sich für die Zukunft zu wappnen? Warum spielt dabei das PFLab, das Innovationslabor der PostFinance eine entscheidende Rolle und inwiefern sind Themen, wie Open Innovation...

    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

  • 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 will be able to learn t...

    The Future of Money

    Ruth Wandhöfer, former Managing Director, Global Head Regulatory, Market & Innovation Strategy at Citi, non- exec. Board Member at the London Stock Exchange Group, Partner at Gauss Ventures
    The session would look at the challenges in cross-border payments.
    The parallel evolving crypto currency market and project Libra.
    The drivers for central banks to contemplate CBDC.
    Highlight on the current key projects and experiments in this space.

  • ESG: The Rise of a new Standard

    Marcel Jaeggi, Head of Business Development at Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG
    - Exchange on drivers and dimensions of ESG.
    - Discuss implications for financial institutions.

    Be more effective and less efficient – How an Agile Mindset can facilitate digitalization in banking

    Roman Urnaut, Executive Director, Member of Wealth Management Digital Hub at Bank Vontobel AG

             - Agile methods are best pract...


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

    Christoph Wille, Head of Customer Service & Channels, Member of the Board at Vailant Bank AG
    - Digital marketing automation capabilities are not yet broadly used by Swiss Banks
    - In which areas do we expect the biggest benefits of automated Next Best Actions and Next Best Offers? Use cases and their benefits?
    - Are there limitations in terms of data protection and...

  • Open Banking für die Schweiz

    Adrian Berger, Managing Director at Ergon Informatik AG
    Was früher für Banken unvorstellbar war, ist heute ein Trend: Open Banking – der freie Zugang zu Bankdienstleistungen über ein API. In der EU wurde diese Öffnung vom Regulator mit PSD2 vorgegeben, in der Schweiz geschieht sie auf freiwilliger Basis. 
    Das Referat soll aufzeigen, welche Initiativen sich in der Schweiz zu dem Thema gebildet haben, was es für die Etablierung eines erfolgreichen Open Bankings zu berücksichtigen gilt und welche Erkenntnisse uns unsere Nachbarländer mit auf den Weg geben.

    Banking in the public cloud – a necessity?

    Dr. Dominik Langer, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer at adesso Schweiz AG
    Most banks are still reluctant to fully exploit the potential of the public cloud, whereas many FinTechs are born in the public cloud by necessity. Dominik Langer will discuss risks and opportunities of the public cloud for FSOs. He supported several Swiss and European insurers in their journey i...

    Build a Digital-First Bank – live demonstration

    Nick Platjouw, Head of Benelux and Switzerland at Backbase Cameron Tickell, Solution Engineer at Backbase
    In today’s competitive banking landscape, digital-first tech companies and challenger banks are growing rapidly, acquiring millions of customers a month. To help traditional banks survive, and even thrive in this space, we’ll show how you can compete at speed - and build a Digita...

  • Success is voluntary

    Alessandro Beretta, Social Intelligence Trainer, Instructor SOCIAL STYLE® - Versatility & Adaptive Mindset for Resiliency®
    -  Factor ”H” and the impact on success or failure
    -  How Social Intelligence is critical to your success as a leader 
    -  Scalable Social Intelligence and the impact on staff performance
    - Examples on why personal success is...

    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,...

  • 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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