BankersCom CE

Senior Executive Conference 

September 19/20, 2023

GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute Ruschlikon/Zurich

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The "BankersCom CE" Senior Executive Conference is the leading independent platform for decision makers from the banking and finance industry in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. The high-caliber community is composed of an exclusive circle of personally invited members of executive management, boards of directors and supervisory boards of the banking and finance industry, as well as top managers of relevant business partners. The focus is on informal dialogues between the executives and peers. The private conference is free of media. The University of Zurich, Department of Banking and Finance is actively involved as an expertise partner.
The conference will be held bilingually in German and English with simultaneous translation.

BankersCom 2023

Reimagining and Tectonic Shifts in Swiss Banking

Worldwide banks are currently having to navigate their way through the highly uncertain situation to reposition themselves for a better future. The ongoing war in Ukraine, volatile uncertain market developments with energy price risks, supply chain issues, the rise in inflation and the accompanying tighter monetary policy - all need to be addressed.

The Swiss financial center, in particular, has suffered an additional crisis of confidence with the emergency takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS. How has this affected the Swiss banking landscape and the global image of the Swiss financial center? What else can be expected in terms of politics, FINMA and are we facing a tectonic shift?

Switzerland is one of the leading hubs for crypto banking, digital assets, and new asset classes, driven by investors, financial institutions and the entire financial and corporate sector. Accordingly, it is also interesting for international stock exchanges such as Clearstream/ Deutsche Börse Group. And new instruments for improved liquidity are also being created with the ‘Swiss Asset Liquidity Pool’. The dynamics of the ecosystem and its coopetition in the Digital Asset Space are also extraordinary.

Banks have not effectively put the customer data they possess to work, much less the external data customers are also willing to share. With open banking redefining the entire financial landscape, failure to tap the power of data will become a competitive drag. The use of data and AI is impacting every component of the banking ecosystem. As banks and credit unions rethink how to integrate information, analyze data, and use insights to improve decision-making, they will be in a better position to reduce costs, increase revenues, enhance customer experiences, and reimagine business models. But digital transformation should not pursue speed at the expense of resilience. Banks need agile, scalable technology that operates 24/7, mitigates cyber-attacks, protects data, and bank runs. 

The drive for digital is happening in banking and financial services right in front of our eyes and balancing machine and human becomes vital.

The upcoming BankersCom Conference 2023 will once again address and discuss fundamental questions at the highest level. The participants are senior executives who have been personally invited.

The conference will be bilingual German English (with simultaneous translation)

BankersCom – the platform where Senior decision-makers of the Swiss and Central European Banking industry meet and exchange their experiences.



Reto Lipp

Moderator, Business Journalist (Swiss TV)


Prof Dr Aymo Brunetti

Department Head Economic Policy, Development Economics, Financial Stability, University of Berne


David Kohl

Managing Director Senior Advisor and Chief Economist, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. 


Leonhard Fischer

German Finance Manager


Duncan Roberts

Thought Leader and Futurist, Cognizant Technology Solutuions AG

Thilo Derenbach

Executive Director, Head of Sales and Business Development Digital Securities Services, Clearstream/ Deutsche Börse Group

Guido Bühler

Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Blockchain Federation

Yves Collet

CFO, neon Switzerland AG

Mark Dambacher

CEO, InCore Bank

Dr. Simon Kauth

Member of the Executive Board, Head Departement Technology & Services, Luzerner Kantonalbank

Mathias Imbach 

Co-Founder and Group CEO, Sygnum Bank AG


Norman Stürtz

Co-Founder and Board Member, Swiss NextGen Finance Institute 

Laure Frank

Director, Head Digital Business, Raiffeisen Schweiz 

Thomas Allemann

Chief Digital Officer, EFG International


Gerd Leonhard

 Futurist and Humanist

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Dialogue & Dinner September 19, 2023

Restaurant Razzia
Seefeldstrasse 82
CH-8008 Zurich

Conference September 20, 2023

GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Langhaldenstrasse 21
CH-8803 Rüschlikon/Zürich
T +41 44 724 61 11


BankersCom attendees will find the username and password in the conference brochure to access the panel presentations online after the conference.

Please click on the link below and enter username and password.