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Virtual conference for bankers

Concert, a communication technology company, sponsors a new web-site to serve as virtual conference for on-line banking.

Concert, the US$7 billion global venture of AT&T and BT, is to sponsor VirtualBanking2000 an online conference and exhibition going live on 18 September 2000. Sponsorship from Concert and event exhibitors means delegates can attend free.

Run in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB), VirtualBanking2000 will examine the technologies, strategies and partnerships driving the digital banking revolution. This virtual conference will feature papers posted on the Web as text or recorded audio or video. Discussion will take place in specially designed chat rooms linked to topic areas within the conference centre.

“We’re pleased to be involved with this first virtual banking conference,” said David Dorman, Concert CEO. “Ecommerce is radically reshaping the financial industry and Concert is uniquely positioned to help companies in this sector embrace technology as a critical element of their future strategy.”

The conference homepage, is already open for registration. The CIB is to recognise time its members spend on the site as Continuing Professional Development.

Interviews, presentations and papers for the September 2000 event include contributions from Richard Horsfield Industry Manager for Financial Services at Microsoft UK, Gordon Sharpe Director of e-business Bank of Scotland, Richard Tyson-Davies Head of Public Affairs of Association of Payment Clearing Services and John Stewart Chief Executive Officer of the Woolwich.