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International PLUS-Forum “FinTech, Banks and Retail. Digital Transformation and Synergy” comes soon in June!

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Among the strategic goals of the Forum is a discussion of the most relevant areas for the further development of public services, fintech, banking, and the payments industry.

In 2022, the PLUS-Forum proved to be an effective open platform for productive business communication of the regulator, banking entities, fintech firms and major retailers aimed to discuss the most pressing business issues. More than 120 key speakers and over 1,600 top managers and experts in banking, fintech and retail took part in the event.

As part of the two-day conference programme and a representative exhibition of promising solutions and services, Forum participants will be able to get acquainted with the innovative products and solutions developed by the most advanced companies from all over the world including the CIS countries, as well as with the experience of their use by financial institutions and retail chains.

PLUS-Forum is supported by the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Click the link to learn more about the Forum

What is PLUS-Forum? It implies the following:

— topical issues of interaction between banking and retail

— industry experts willing to share their expertise

— leading companies presenting their unique products at an innovative exhibition

  unique environment for sharing best practices and establishing new business contacts

Key topics of the PLUS-Forum:

Vector of the payment systems development. Shift in trends 2.0

Government regulation and top trends in the payments industry. The most significant regulations of the CBRU in 2022-2023. We explain the essence. We analyze the impact on the market. We take the issues of the table

• eGOV. From e-government to digital society

• Digitalization of banking and retail amid transformation

• Islamic finance. Analysis of the causes, prospects and its effectiveness

• Bank cards. Tokenization and virtualization

• Instant (Faster) Payments Systems

CBDC projects. Pilots. Results. Conclusions

• Cryptocurrency markets. Continued interest in crypto. What's next? From attempted strict regulation to the market harmonization endeavours

• Money transfer systems. How they are transformed in the new geopolitical conditions

• Biometrics and identification. Role. Place. Prospects

• Effectiveness of Big Data. Further broadening of their application areas

• Digital services and services. Digital mortgage. All areas of digital lending, including consumer loans

• ATM and POS-terminal networks. New functionality: cardless service at an ATM; Online fiscalization at POS

Retail bank’s IT landscape and transformation. A look from inside. The role of Agile in the digitalization

Project Management (PM). Current project management problems and their leveling

Financial literacy. From counteracting social engineering to creating conditions for more effective economic development and improving the welfare of citizens

• Cyber resilience of the banking and payments industry. Concentration of cybersecurity resources

• Acquiring business strategies

• E-commerce. Its role in the development of country markets

• Transformation of retail. Challenges and sustainable market development

“New Marketing”. Re-assessment of strategies and tools

• Customer loyalty in the era of digitalization

• Digital transformation. A look from inside. The role of Agile in digitalization

• Cash collectors. Collection business in the light of recent changes in legislation

 Small and medium businesses. SMB as a catalyst for the development of modern economies

• Mobile payment services. Google Pay, Apple Pay, WeChat, Alipay. Present state. Prospects

• BNPL. A successful competitor to consumer finance and credit cards? Concerns of regulators in a number of countries about the implementation of BNPL projects

• Further development of brokerage services by banks. Mobile applications for investment and trading

Among the speakers:

Cristina Doros, Visa Vice President, Country Manager for Central Asia and Azerbaijan

• Robert Courtneidge, Independent Consultant

• Alexander Boronin, serial entrepreneur, CEO and Founder, CollectiveWeb USA, Metaverse

• Inna Kostyuk, Global Partner manager, Worldline

• Dmitry Volodko, entrepreneur, SME expert.

ex CPO Sfera.ru, ex Tochka.com, ex rshb.ru

• Maxim Borisov, junior partner, leader of data driven marketing, Paper Planes Consulting Agency

• José Moreno de Barreda, International consultant on digital financial services, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

• Georgy Shebuldaev, General Director, Sababa Security Central Asia

• Aset Nurpeisov, CEO, Bukhta

• Vladimir Ivanov, Development Director, Aktiv

• Alexander Sokolov, Development Director, m4bank

• Ilya Romanov, Chief Commercial Officer, VisionLabs

• Shohaydar Shayusupov, CTO, FIDO-BIZNES

• Murat Kastan, Chief Commercial Officer, UPT

and many others

Confirmed PLUS-Forum sponsors and partners include:

Title Sponsor:


Strategic Sponsors:



General Sponsor:


Exclusive Sponsor:

·      PayPorter

Brilliant Sponsor:

·      NBA

Official Sponsor:


Cocktail Sponsor:


Coffee break Sponsor:


Gold Sponsors:

• UPT, TietoEvry, Fido-Biznes; Aktiv, VisionLabs; M4Bank

Silver Sponsors:

• Bass Technology, TSS, Dataphone

Bronze Sponsors:

• Tianyu, One vision, Art-Bank, Selectel, ATM Alliance, FBS, FINDOSTAVKA

Intellectual Partner:


Associate and Media Partners:

• Confederation of Digital Business, E-Commerce, Fintech Start, Logistika, Violet Violin, 24KG, Expomap; ISO27000ru, InterCrimPress, Vyberu.ru, We project media, RUS-SOFT, The Tech, TimeLottery, Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association (REMA), ICTONLINE, Association of Corporate Treasurers, Association of Banks of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Forum 2022 Summary (Photo | Video | Result)

You can become a Delegate, Speaker or Sponsor and learn about all the benefits and options for participation, following the link:

Become a Speaker

Become a Partner


The Forum Organizer

Subscribe to the official Telegram channel of the PLUS-Forum and:

-       Telegram about fintech – https://t.me/plusjournal

-       Telegram about retail – https://t.me/retailloyaltyjournal

See you at our PLUS-Forum!

For more details regarding your participation please contact:

PLUS-Forum Steering Committee

 +7 495 961 1065