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Videos and photos of the PLUS-Forum “Cash Circulation + Self-service. Banking and Retail 2016” are now available for viewing!

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You can watch presentations of the PLUS-Forum speakers and interviews with the participants on our YouTube channel. 

For the first time in the years-long history of PLUS- Forums, the October PLUS-Forum 2016 showed a record result, bringing together over 1300 delegates to include recognized market experts, vendors, representatives of leading banks, major retailers, relevant ministries and agencies, etc. Over 40 speakers addressed the Conference audience; 57 Russian and foreign companies presented their products and solutions at the most representative payment industry exhibition rolled out simultaneously with the Conference.


This year, the event was focused on the role, place and importance of banking services, infrastructure and cash circulation in today’s model of consumer communications.  The Forum discussed the most probable scenarios for the transformation of banking services and cash circulation sought after by modern society, the new economic realities and business. The existing ecosystem of cash handling and self-service banking (ATM, recyclers, kiosks, etc.) was also discussed. 

What were the most memorable October PLUS-Forum moments for the market participants?

• In 2016 the total amount of unauthorized transactions in online banking has increased to reach 3 trillion rubles.

Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Sberbank of Russia. 

• The market is in anticipation of the first commercial solutions for recognizing banknote images. This will facilitate to a large extent the solution of many problems the cash circulation is faced with. 

Arkady Trachuk, General Director, Goznak. (VIDEO

• By 2019, VTB Group banks will increase their total ATM network by 139%. It will be achieved, inter alia, through the increase in the number of Post Bank’s devices and procurement of ATMs-recyclers

Valery Chulkov, Board Member, Director of Operational Department, VTB24. (VIDEO) 


• The Forum exhibition saw the first public presentation of Scan Coin by Gamma-centre. The industrial equipment complex for coins packaging has been already installed at the Moscow and Saint Petersburg Mints of Goznak. 

• Quantum Systems in collaboration with partners - Glory Global Solutions and Kuka – presented CashMaster, the world's first robotic recount facility intended for cash collection centers automation and equipped with Glory sorting machines (to see the video, please click 

• Currently, mobile payments are the main competitor of cash, especially in emerging markets.

Gonzalo Santamaria, Vice President, Currency Research (VIDEO) 

• Bank of Russia is making a lot of effort today to support the introduction of new equipment and technology designed for coin handling.

Vladimir Demidenko, Head of Cash Circulation Automation and Mechanization Division, Bank of Russia (VIDEO) 

• Cybercriminals can already read information from the card chip.

Artyom Sychev, Deputy Director, General Directorate of Security and Information Protection, Bank of Russia (VIDEO) 

• Over the past 14 years, the total number of euro banknotes in circulation have increased by 4.8 times, euro cash – by 2.33 times, while the cost of servicing the cash circulation – by 1.33 times (for notes) and more than 2 times (for coins). Leonor Machado, Chair of the Cash Working Group, European Payments Council (EPC) (

• In 2017 Sberbank will open a pioneer fully robotic cash center in Russia.

Alexey Ponomarenko, Senior Managing Director, Cash Circulation Management Centre, Sberbank (VIDEO) 

• For the first time in the modern history of Russia, Chinese yuan “spurted” to become the third among foreign currency counterfeited in Russia.

Igor Miloradov, Examiner-in-Chief, Criminal Expertise Centre, RF Interior Ministry. 

• Fraudsters are increasingly moving away from skimming to “black box” attacks (the dispenser is directly controlled through a physical connection of a special device to the ATM) and physical attacks on ATMs.

Alexey Golenischev, Head of e-Business Monitoring Directorate, Alfa-Bank (VIDEO) 

• By 2018, Inkakhran will become Russia's largest commercial carrier of money and valuables.

Mikhail Belousov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Inkakhran (VIDEO) 

• Replacement of the cashiers at public transport companies with automatic deposit machines receiving cash from drivers will result in payroll budget savings by up to 80%. 

Dmitry Pyankovsky, CTO, Unified Transport Company (UTC). (VIDEO) 

You can get familiar with the presentations and reports of all Forum speakers on our Youtube channel

You can watch interviews with Forum participants and their feedbacks regarding the event
Global Sponsor: Gamma-Center together with world-class suppliers of bank equipment Laurel ARCA, SBM and Spinnaker. 

General sponsors: Gemalto, SafeNet, JCM Global, DEEP 2000, KALIGNITE. 

Chief sponsors : Samsung Russia & CIS HQ, Ingenico Group, NCR Corporation, Fiserv, Giesecke & Devrient - LOMO, ZAO. 

Oktoberfest Sponsor: CI Tech Components AG 

Partners: OKI, Europeum, SFOUR, Best Quality Design, Cassida, QIWI, Crane Payment Innovations, Abloy, Lanter, Alagard, StrongPoint, Unicum, Quantum systems, NBK Trade, MAYKOR-BTE, LAN ATMservice, Baltic Light, GRG Banking, Saltoro, VisionLabs, Profindustry, Glory Global Solutions, SAGA Technologies, HENDZ holding, 6Q, SaleServiSolutions, Delta Systems, Nautilus Hyosung, Abbrevia, Innovative Technology, DORS, Answer PRO, Indemit, Realta, Z-Card, Sensis, Ingosstrakh, CFT, i-Retail, CityNet, Interactive Group, Iskra, Verifone, Third Sense, IT Service, Atlantic Zeiser, Inline Group. 

General Internet partner: Banki.ru 

The Steering Committee thanks all participants of the October PLUS-Forum 2016 and invites you to continue the cooperation at the next, 9th International PLUS-Forum “Cash Circulation + Self-service. Banking and Retail 2017” to be held on 4-5 October 2017. 

The registration for the event is already open!

We remind you that our next event, the 4th International PLUS-Forum Online&Offline Retail 2017 will be held on 18-19 April 2017 in Moscow.

The number of seats is limited!

Hurry up and get registered for the event before 31 January to enjoy a 15% discount on the Retail&Loyalty Journal subscription!

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If you want to speak or make a presentation at the conference, please let us know by e-mail or phone:konstantin@plusworld.ru / +7 495 961 10 65 (Konstantin Grizov). 

We shall also be glad to see you at the 8th International PLUS-Forum “
Cards, Payments and Mobile 2017” to be held on 7-8 June 2017.

The registration for the event is already open! 

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