5 plenary sessions:
1. Global economic growth and financial stability
2. Monetary policies in a time of global uncertainty: lessons and opportunities
3. The banking industry: through hardships to the stars?
4. Major trends in Russia’s financial market
5. Emerging technologies on the financial market: market and regulator perspectives
20 round tables:
· RT 1.1 Trust management: the future of the industry
· RT 1.2 Improving insurance regulation
· RT 1.3 Rating information and its uses
· RT 1.4 Defending the rights of financial services consumers and investors: current issues
· RT 2.1 Banking conditions: international standards and particular features of Russian regulation
· RT 2.2 Monetary policy tools of the Bank of Russia
· RT 2.3 Improving business reputation and qualification standards
· RT 2.4 Financial conglomerates: challenges facing the mega-regulator
· RT 2.5 Cash circulation and non-cash payments strategy: vision of the regulator and market participants
· RT 3.1 Coordinating budgetary and monetary policy when targeting inflation.
· RT 3.2 Risk management: levels, tools, technologies, procedures, and points of contention
· RT 4.1 Accessibility of financial services: challenges and opportunities for development
· RT 4.2 Compliance vs. Judgement
· RT 4.3 The future of private pension funds
· RT 4.4 Restructuring financial institutions: objectives, methodologies, and the role of the state and market players
· RT 5.1 The growth of Russia’s financial instruments market
· RT 5.2 The future of financial broker business models
· RT 5.3 The future of microfinance: challenges and opportunities
· RT 5.4 The MIR Card: ensuring widespread accessibility of national payment mechanisms
· RT 5.5 Financial literacy: the cornerstone of financial market growth
Address by Governor of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina
Keynote speech by Nouriel Roubini, Chairman and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, USA
Signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Cooperation between the St. Petersburg Government and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia), which pledges to build on the existing MIR payment system by creating and promoting the new Universal St. Petersburg Card
Presentation of the results of the round tables held at the 2016 St. Petersburg International Legal Forum by Russian Minister of Justice Alexander Konovalov
Over the course of 5 plenary sessions and 20 round tables, Congress participants discussed ways forward for the economy and finance, monetary policy, banking, payment systems and the financial market.
The Congress took a different format this year, with discussions moving beyond just the banking sector to cover the financial sector as a whole. Russian and international banks took part in discussions covering the most pressing financial issues alongside figures from insurance companies, pension funds and other financial market participants, as well as representatives from the central banks of various countries and international financial institutions. The Bank of Russia was represented by its deputy or vice-deputy in each of the sessions.