On November 20, 2018, the first international summit on electronic commerce in the foreign exchange market was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow, in which more than 300 people took part.
A technological exhibition was conducted as part of the forum, during which IPC, LMAX Exchange, NT Progress, Refinitiv, Alfa-Bank, Metallinvestbank, Moscow Exchange, Raiffeisenbank, Sberbank presented their products, and seven-panel discussions devoted to discussing the changes taking place on the market, regulation, modern technology, trading rules and professional ethics. Of particular interest to the participants was a detailed discussion of the best ways to execute transactions and the most efficient arrangement of the matching engine of the trading platforms, which would allow for the maximum balance between the interests of various market participants.
The Summit's mission is to become a platform that brings sell side and consumers of services in the foreign exchange market together, a platform for discussing the challenges which the industry faces.
In total, employees of 43 banks and 12 brokerage firms, 26 investment funds and 13 large corporations representing the oil and gas industry, metallurgy, retail distribution networks, telecommunications and other segments of the economy, as well as representatives of the professional press, academic community and Bank of Russia took part in the Summit.
The event is an essential step in the development of international relations and the integration of Russia into the global financial market: several dozens of foreign guests attended the Summit.
The gold sponsors of the Summit were the companies:
EBS, LMAX Exchange, NT Progress, Alfa-Bank, Metallinvestbank, Moscow Exchange, Raiffeisenbank, Sberbank
Silver Sponsors: BCS Global Markets, IPC, Refinitiv
Bronze Sponsors: Integral, Lucera