PLUS-Forum Uzbekistan 2022
Digital transformation and synergy
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May 25-26, 2022
Tashkent, Hyatt Regency Tashkent


In recent years, the rapid development of digital technology has been one of the key catalysts for almost any business!

Banking, the payment industry and retail are no exception. In Uzbekistan, however, it so happens that banks and retailers develop their projects independently of each other. In this regard, our Forum is a platform that would help develop a productive dialogue between banks and retail.

Together with you, through the dialogue, we facilitate the initiatives aimed at higher quality of banking services provided to the individuals and businesses, and contribute to broadening the range of modern retail banking services, creating conditions for better availability of financial resources, including microfinance services and public procurement, tobusiness entities.

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



  • Leadingworld-class experts in banking and payment industry
  • Retailers
  • Payment systems
  • Telecom
  • Research agencies and consulting companies
  • The banking community of Eurasia (banks and micro-finance organizations of Uzbekistan, the CIS and the EEU)
  • Technological companies and manufacturers


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Session 1

Digitalization as the world development trend

  • Development of the national payment system. New vectors. Goals, objectives
  • Government regulation. Shift in priorities in the new conditions. Improvement of laws.
  • Digital society and banks in post-COVID realities. Scenarios and forecasts
  • Effectiveness of using Big Data. Security of the calculated data circulation
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Basic areas
Session 2A

Banking market of Uzbekistan on the verge of transformation

  • Digital transformation. Global experience of banks and companies. Development prospects
  • IT landscape of the retail bank 2021. Priority areas
  • Promising business models and financial products in the retail market
  • Cryptocurrency industry 2021. A record takeoff and forecasts. Good prospects or expected stagnation
  • Projects of the Digital Ruble and other digital currencies of central banks (CBDC).
  • “New marketing” – what the banks need it for. Communication channels - are all of them effective? Reassessment of strategies and tools
  • Onboarding in banking. The best mechanics for customer acquisition and retaining
Session 2B

Round table. Retail sector of Uzbekistan is on a crouch start. Transformation of traditions. New challenges and promising solutions

  • Forthcoming transformation of retail business. Responses to market challenges. Business sustainability
  • Acquiring business 2021. Prospective experience. Payment instruments of the modern market. Formation of effective strategies
  • Faster payment systems. Goals, opportunities, prospects
  • QR code. What we are using now, and what will undergo changes
  • Electronic commerce. Its role in the development of country markets. The opportunities opened up by the pandemic
  • Consumer lending. Business models in emerging and prospective markets
  • The main goals of retail. Upcoming changes in the participation of retail in the installment plan - restructuring of consumer lending
  • Transition of banking from serving corporates to serving a private client and working with retail businesses. Market transformation as a challenge of the time. Building a sustainable banking business ecosystem
  • Fintech as a tool for damping the current condition of retail banking services
  • Creation of conditions for launching a promising scheme for the participation of banks in retail business
Session 3

Payment business. Development in all azimuths

  • Digital payment services Mastercard
  • Faster payments systems – a new development vector of the payment market
  • Digital transformation of payment infrastructure. Main trends, payment instruments, regulation and standards
  • PayShield10k, the future of payment systems protection
  • Acquiring platform of the future AriaSoft. Universal payment ecosystem
  • Open source as a new and promising mindset of the financial market
  • Convergence of payment instruments – from a plastic card to overwhelming variety
  • Universal platform as a product creation tool
Session 4

Technologies. Self-service banking. Cash and non-cash circulation

Evening program – Buffet reception
  • Cashless vs cash payments
  • Multi-vendor software and self-service devices
  • Remote biometric identification in banking
  • Facial biometrics in the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • “Smart” ATMs – a trend in the development of banking services
  • Global trends in the banking sector. Best practices
  • Branch Transformation in the Post-COVID-19 era




Ilkhomzhon Abdugafarov
Deputy Chairman, The Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Shukhrat Faizullaev
Deputy Director, Payment systems department, The Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Sherzod Tuiboev
Deputy Chairman of the Board, OrientFinansBank
Ulugbek Tavakkalov
Deputy Chairman of the Board, PromStroyBank of Uzbekistan
Shukhratbek Kurbanov
Director, National Interbank Processing Centre HUMO
Bolat Mynbaev
Director, Head of Group on stretegic and operational consultancy, KPMG, Russia
Aliya Demeisinova
Manager of strategic and operational group, КPMG in Central Asia
Alexey Maslov
CO-Chairman, Payment systems Committee, Association of Banks of Russia
Roman Sayfulin
Managing Director, supermarket chain MAKRO
Malik Karimov
Marketing Director of the Supermarket Chain
Rafal Trepka
General Director, Mastercard Central Asia
Farrukh Ziyaev
General Director, UZCARD Payment System
Ivan Nikitin
Director of digital services development CIS countries, Mastercard
Victor Dostov
Chairman of the Association of Electronic Money and Money Transfer Market Participants (AED), Academic supervisor, St. Petersburg State University
Vitaly Kopysov
Innovation Director, SKB Bank
German Stimban
Head of data base and information systems development department, Project Managament Center of electronic government, The Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Farrukh Makhkamov
Deputy Chairman of the Board, Aloqabank
Dr. Ilya Zverev
General Director, Infineon
Yuriy Larin
Commercial director, Infobip
Konstantin Khotkin
Vice-President, NCR
Irina Grinspane
Business Development and Sales Director, CIS, TietoEVRY, Instant Retail Payments and Cards
Vladimir Evtushenko
Managing partner, SmartCard-Service
Oleg Patsiansky
Head of Digital Banking, BPC
Mikhail Shashilov
Head of Cross-Border payments CIS. Tinkoff
Liliya Vladykina
Analyst, Euromonitor International
Maxim Bushuev
Deputy department Director, edna
Artyom Gerasimov
General Director, Oz Forensics
Evgeniy Zaika
Business development Director (financial sector) VisionLabs
Mikhail Urchenko
Assotiated partner, Business development Director, Compass Plus
Farrukh Abdullakhanov
Partner, Advisory, KPMG
Sergey Kuznetsov
Regional Director Sales, Russia & CIS, Cloud Protection & Licensing Digital Identity and Security, Thales
Shokhaidar Shayusupov
CTO, Fido-Biznes
Ilya Kovalev
CTO, software solutions, Nadeks
Jamshid Rakhimberdiyev
Nikolay Chumak
CEO & Founder, IDNT
Anton Kuranda
CTO, & Osnova
Mikhail Komarov
Sales Director Informatica (Russia and CIS countries), DIS Group
Naima Mirzaeva
Retail business department Director, KAPITALBANK
Kirill Markevich
Consultant to Chairman of the Board, KAPITALBANK
Viktoriya Omelchenko
CEO, Banza (“Banza” as part of the SoftClub group)
Rinat Kunafin
Director, appliance store GOODZONE
Kirill Ovsiannikov
Deputy CEO for Strategic Directions at Penkių kontinentų bankinės technologijos (BS/2)
Umid Khozhibekov
Head of Retail business department, Bank Ipak Yuli
Anton Valinčius
Regional Head of Penkių kontinentų bankinės technologijos (BS/2) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Director of BS/2 Uzbekistan (BS/2 TASHKENT)
Segrey Gimadyev
Deputy Chairman, Kapitalbank
Zhasur Khasanov
Deputy Chairman, Hamkorbank
Akmal Makhmudov
Director of Retail business department, Hamkorbank
Abdulazis Sattarov
Member of Board of Directors, Universalbank. Founder, Unired company


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Managing Partner,
Chairman of the Steering Committee
Konstantin Grizov
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Eka Mamasakhlisi
Steering Committee Coordinator
Eka Mamasakhlisi
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Vitaly Belikov
Steering Committee Coordinator
Vitaly Belikov
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Ekaterina Kostretskaya
Steering Committee Coordinator
Ekaterina Kostreckaya
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