The international money transfers system UNIStream participated in the global forum Global Consumer Money Transfers 2007 (GCMT). The conference was held in London from October 29 to October 30. It is the third time that the company is the general sponsor for the GCMT.
One of the most important events in the global money transfers business, the conference tackles popularization of the main ideas and the main trends in the money transfers business, is to unify the market players globally and fight money laundering.
This year, GCMT gathered over 300 participants, representatives of large market players, solid financial institutions and international experts. The Central Bank of Russia, ABN AMRO, Barclays Bank, National Bank of Ukraine, World Bank as well as EBRD, Lloyds TSB were among those attended GCMT 2007. The list of the speakers included Kitty Ussher, MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Gentsis Alexander, senior vice president for Diasoft. Elizabeth Grausam, vice president for Goldman Sachs & Co.
The chairman of the board of directors at the Unistream Bank, Gagik Zakaryan, CEO for UNIStream Souren Hayriyan and vice chairman for the management board of Unistream Bank represented the system at the conference. Mr. Hayriyan held a speech to tackle integration of the money transfers into e-payments. He not only shared his point of view at what the main trends are, but also reported the success the company has reached developing the e-payment projects at UNIStream.
He stated that the company wants to further step up cooperation with solid domestic and international e-payment systems, and do all its best to make for development of the unified and effective e-payment market in Russia and the CIS. “We aim to strengthen the UNIStream brand as a company directly participating in big Russian and international e-payment projects,” Hairiyan said.
He believes the GCMT is a powerful international institute that can be a solid platform to further develop cooperation between e-payments and money transfers. “We are going to continue our active participation in organizational and financial projects to develop GCMT.” Hayriyan said.