New trends in banking and payment ecosystem:innovative solutions, fintechs and security

Boulevard Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan

About the Forum

Two day event supported by Azerbaijan Banks Association (ABA), Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Financial Markets Supervision Authority of the Republic of Azerbaijan is one of the two annual events organized by the ABA (second one is an annual Banking Forum organized each year in November:, and is the most famous finance and banking events in the Caucasus gathering together CEOs and management of regulating authorities in the financial and economic sphere, top management of commercial banks and fintechs, managers of commercial and public organizations, representatives of international financial institutions, academician, famous companies providing finance and banking products and solutions, and other stakeholders.

Adoption “the Strategic Roadmap for Development of Financial Services in the Republic of Azerbaijan” and “Strategic Roadmap on Development of Telecommunication and Information Technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan” define wider application of digital payments in the country.

For implementation of the goals of the road maps “State Program on Expansion of Digital Payments in the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2018 – 2020” was adopted. New “Law on Payment services and Payment Systems” prepared by the Financial Markets Supervision Authority is under consideration by the relevant stakeholders, and its expected to be adopted soon. The law will formulate regulatory and oversight framework on payment systems and payment services, improve financial inclusion, provide for better access to payment services? Expand the usage of innovative payment solutions. It envisions the emergence of new payment service providers, electronic money organizations, payment fintechs and other. Also it will give legal framework and define the notion of electronic money for the first time in Azerbaijan, which will enhance the usage of digital currency and contribute to further digitalization of the local payment ecosystem and lead to effective integration of it with the global.

 Thus, the Summit has the purpose of being the platform for exchanging ideas and experiences in the field of new and upcoming trends in financial technologies, digitalization, payment ecosystems. It’s a place for discussing opportunities provided by new financial and banking products, innovative payments solutions, digital currencies, possibilities of co-existence and co-operation of banks with fintechs, and security issues arising with the onrush of such technologies. Its where best practices in establishment of the legal framework for such new services and products are considered, and impact of all these processes on strengthening financial sustainability, financial inclusiveness and best customer experience are learned.

2 DaysThe most productive days
21 SpeakersThe best experts will speak for you
120 CompaniesThe leading companies of the sector
1500 ParticipantsFinancial sector stakeholders will be at the Event
3 PanelsAll topics will be covered


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  • Day II / 17 May

The role of start-ups in driving financial inclusion

Sales anywhere: Why the point of sale is no longer a POS

New customer engagement channels and the IOT

Pinpointing the POS – the payment everywhere revolution

How blockchain is making instant cross-border payments a reality

Finding international standards in X Border payments – can it be done?

New business models for cross border

Developments, innovation, and disruption in the world of payments

MIR payment scheme. New player integration to global payment infrastructure

Legal framework on Payment ecosystem: The Law “On Payment Services and Payment Systems”

The squeezed middle – Can mid-sized banks thrive in the digital world and are they the FinTechs’ real best friend?

Who’s winning in the mobile banking app landscape: Key insights, benchmarks and trends

SME lending, where do the banks fit into this puzzle?

How FinTechs have rebuilt the four foundations of banking

Innovations in lending and credit: Business model transformation, threats and opportunities

New approach on electronic bankins services: Value added services

Beyond the chatbot: The future of conversational AI

Management of digital identities: Introducing the innovative ID networks

Future of banking. 2020 vision

Innovations in formation of customer experience: what banks in Azerbaijan can use from the best international experience

Big Data: Profitable ideas for business

New landmark of modern Fintech

New branch(less): new opportunities for digital banking

Masterpass - Digital Wallet by Mastercard

Risks of applying blockchain technologies

Methods of information security management at EU banks

The rules used during IT auditing at the automated banking systems

Metrics applied to IT and information technology prosesses (KPİ)

IT regulations for banking industry

“Shadow” risks at the banks

IT Internal Controls in COBIT 2019 framework

How to get benefit from COBIT2019

Our Partners

payment, plastic card, financial services, electronic funds transfers, credit cards, gift cards, debit cards, card payment organization
Fico Tonbeller
Banks and Business Newspaper
Trend news agency
Bankovskiye texnoloqii


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