Udillon PLUS Forum 23Oct15The 7th International PLUS-Forum Cash Circulation + Self-service. Banking and Retail 2015 conference took place in Moscow, Russia on 22nd and 23rd October.

Úna Dillon, EAST Development Director, presented an EAST overview and H1 2015 fraud figures to more than 1,600 people who attended the conference over the two-day event.

Attendees included leading Russian and foreign experts from government agencies, Russian and foreign banks, payment system vendors, technology companies, retailers, banking association representatives and payments experts.  The conference included an exhibition, numerous expert talks and round table discussions.

Joining Úna on the expert panel session for the afternoon on Day 2 of the event were Alexander Koval, Senior Criminal Investigator for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.  His colleagues Olga Tushkanova, Deputy Director Criminal Expertise Centre and Igor Miloradov, Senior Expert Criminal Expertise Centre.  Also on the panel was Ivan Sushkov, Regional Sales Manager, Identity & Data Protection, e-Banking,  Gemalto and Alexey Golenishchev, Head of e-Business Monitoring Directorate, Alfa Bank.  The group received questions on current threats and challenges to ATM networks and operators and on industry developments in crime prevention methodologies.

The conference covered a wide range of topics including:

  • Cash circulation as a factor of stability in an era of global political and economic uncertainty
  • Innovative solutions and services in cash circulation, including cash recycling technology
  • Evolution of self-service systems
  • New approaches to the organization of cash collection and counting processes
  • New tasks and formats of bank branches
  • Main threats to the security of cash circulation
  • Security, anti-fraud and others

The conference language was Russian, however English translation was provided, as required.

The EAST presentation was well received, with much contact made after the event from prospective Associate Members.  EAST was also invited back to speak again at further Plus Alliance events.

More information can be found on the Plus Alliance  website.