On April 23-25, 2009, the 3rd Banking forum for CIS countries & Eastern Europe took place in the Congress Center of Messezentrum Wien in Vienna, Austria. This time the forum was held together with the 20th BACEE Country and Bank Conference. The official sponsor of the forum - 2009 was Vnesheconombank. The sponsor of the forum was Deutsche Bцrse Group.
Vienna banking forum has been held annually since 2007. The number of its participants is growing steadily year after year: around 100 participants from 7 countries attended the forum in 2007. In 2008, more than 160 heads and executives of leading banks and financial institutions of 19 countries got together to discuss the issues related to finance and banking services. This year, around 200 participants from 29 countries participated in the plenary meetings of the Banking Forum.
During the opening ceremony the participants of the forum were greeted by the advisor of the Chancellor of Austria, Mr. K. Pesendorfer; the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Austria, Mr. S. Osadchiy; the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Austria, Mr. Y. Kazykhanov; the President of the Association of the Regional Banks of Russia, Mr. A. Murytchev; the Chairman of the Coordination Council of the Financial and Banking Council of CIS, Mr. A. Kazakov; Secretary General of the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe, Mr. I. Lenglyel; the President of Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Mr. F. Gerstenschlдger.
Due to the synergy of two important events and the selection of the top venue, the participants of the 3rd Vienna Banking Forum got the possibility to attend the working sessions of the 3rd Vienna Banking Forum and of the 20th BACEE Country and Bank Conference; to participate in the open session of the International Coordinating Council of Banking Associations in the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe; to communicate and establish new business contacts with the colleagues from all over Europe during the joint working sessions and evening events.
For the first time this year, the ceremony of the international banking award ДPlatinum KeyУ was held. The award was officially sponsored by Almaz Holding and was founded by the leaders of the banking organizations of Europe and CIS countries. It will be given to an individual who has made a significant contribution at the development of the banking business and proved to be an outstanding anti-crisis manager. This year, Mr. Jahangir Hajiyev, the Chairman of the Board of the International Bank of Azerbaijan, received the award as the best anti-crisis manager who made an important contribution to the development of the national banking system. The ceremony was held onboard of the Vindobona ship cruising along Danube on April 25th, 2009. It was followed by the farewell dinner and an entertainment program.
The 3rd Vienna Banking Forum for CIS countries & Eastern Europe was organized by Congress Management Network international group of companies, Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE), International Banking Council, Financial Banking Council for CIS, Association of Russian Banks, Association of Regional Russian Banks.
The official PR-partner of the event was CCT PRopaganda. The media-partners of the event were Interfax, RIA Novosti, the Analytical Banking Magazine, Bankovskoe Delo magazine, Bankovskoe Obozrenie magazine, National Banking Journal, Reglament Publishing House , Bankovskie Technologii magazine, Mir Kartochek magazine, Finance magazine, Plus Journal, Izvestiya, Business News Agency, Kazakhstanika Publishing House, Business FM, RBK-TV.