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21 July 2014

XXIII International Banking Congress (IBC-2014)

The International Banking Congress (IBC) annually takes place in Saint-Petersburg in summer time. This year the 23rd of the Russian Federation, IBC is attended by senior representatives of both Russian and foreign banking system.

Among the IBC-2014 speakers were: Elvira Nabiullina (Governor, Bank of Russia), Herman Gref (Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sberbank of Russia), Andrey Kostin (President and Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, VTB Bank), Jaime Caruana (General Manager, Bank for International Settlements), Miroslav Singer (Governor, Czech National Bank), Dr. Jacob A. Frenkel (Chairman JPMorgan Chase International) and many others.

Altogether the IBC-2014 business and cultural programme was attended by 392 guests and 142 media representatives. 113 managers, 128 operating personnel and 8 liaison officers took part in the IBC organization.

Proxy Centre was involved in the organizing process from the very beginning.

Participants’ Web Registration and Accreditation

The Proxy Centre specialists organized the IBC guests’ accreditation. An accreditation zone equipped with the necessary facilities was set up at the meeting venue in order to carry out the IBC delegates’, media representatives’ and operating personnel accreditation.

The Proxy Centre IT specialists held a few consultations on improving and elaborating the accreditation software to make the procedure as smooth and convenient as possible.

Delegate Management

The Delegate Management Department coordinated 35 IBC speakers and 21 high-ranking officials, providing them with all-round informational support. The Proxy Centre managers collected itinerary and accommodation details, assisted the guests with different logistical issues, consulted them throughout the Congress via telephone and accomplished many other tasks.

Five Liaison Officers were assigned to the Central Bank Governor of Armenia, National Bank Governors of the Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Czech Republic as well as to the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements. Liaison Officers met the VIP guests at the airport upon arrival and accompanied at the days of departure, coordinated chauffeured cars and attended the guests during the cultural programme.

Transport Logistics Organization

The Proxy Centre Transport Department was also involved in the IBC-2014 organization. The participants were provided with comfortable shuttle transportation service, running between the airport the Moskovsky Railway Station and the designated hotels. Chauffeured executive class cars tooled up with wireless Internet were assigned to the high-ranking officials. Specially organized transfers brought the IBC guests to the cultural programme at the Mariinsky Theathe and the Tauride Palace.
The Transport Department closely cooperated with the State Inspectorate for Road Traffic Safety to create comfortable atmosphere in heavy traffic for the IBC participants. IBC was held from 30 June to 2 July 2014. Organized under the aegis of the Central Bank.

IBC-2014 Security

Furthermore Proxy Centre accounted for the Congress security. The company organized twenty-four-hour security of the meeting venue, the delegates’ technical screening as well as set up several access control points. The work was performed according to the highest safety standards, demanded by the participation of the banking industry dignitaries.