Journalistsʼ Seminar 2017

  • When 08 Juin 2017 from 13:00 to 21:00 (Europe/Zurich / UTC200)
  • Where Giesserei Oerlikon, Zürich-Oerlikon
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Mission possible: Structural change in Swiss banking

The structural change currently underway is a phenomenon that the banks in Switzerland are actively confronting. The drivers and strategies of the banks will be analysed in a number of different seminar blocks, and we will also be taking a look at the industry’s job situation. Afterwards, the speakers will examine structural change from an international perspective, and place Switzerland in this context.


Registration and welcome coffee


Welcome address
Claude-Alain Margelisch, CEO, Swiss Bankers Association

13.45 Banking 3.0: The Impact of Blockchain Technology on the Financial Industry
Dr. Mathias Bucher, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
14.15 Case study B2C: Crowdbanking at Luzerner Kantonalbank
Stefan Lüthy, Head Multichannel Management & Digitalisation, Luzerner Kantonalbank
14.35 Case study B2B: Structural change in Swiss banking: Three strategic development initiatives
Olaf Toepfer, Head of Banking, Managing Partner, EY Switzerland
15.10 A changing job market
Dr. Balz Stückelberger, CEO, Employers Association of Banks
15.40 Break
16.00 Patterns in international banking: Key take-aways and prudential implications
Dr. Ingo Fender, BIS, Head of Financial Systems & Regulation
16.30 Major trends in the banking industry worldwide
Hedwige Nuyens, Managing Director, IBFed
17.00 Break
Moderation: Dr. Sindy Schmiegel, Head of Public Relations, SBA



There’s no place like home: The banks and the Swiss market

There is more to the industry than just offshore banking: 50 percent of the assets under management here originate from Switzerland. The discussion will focus on the characteristics of the home market, its strategic importance for the private and corporate client businesses, and the issues that the different banking groups must address.


Welcome and introduction

Panel discussion


19.00 Dinner and networking
21.00 Event ends