2001 programme

The Forum’s Agenda in 2001

24 January: Lunch, Brussels “Payment Systems for the 21st century: Making e-commerce work”

Briefing paper

Chair

Karla Peijs MEP

Guest speakers

Gerhard Hartsink (Senior Executive Vice President of Operations, ABN Amro Bank)
Gilbert Lichter, (Chairman EBA)
Hans van der Velde, (CEO Visa Europe)

27 February: Open dinner, Brussels “Regulation of European Securities Markets: The Conclusions of the ‘Wise Men’s Group’ – Where to go from here?”

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Chair

Robert Goebbels MEP

Guest speakers

Baron Alexander Lamfalussy (Chairman Wise Men’s Committee)
Norbert Walter (Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank)
Georg Wittich (President of FESCO)

13 March: Lunch, Brussels “Raising Capital for Europe’s Growth Economy: Towards Entrepreneurship and a European Venture Capital Market”

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Chair

Richard Balfe MEP

Guest speakers

Rainer Riess (Head of Neuer Markt, Deutsche Börse)
Liz Hewitt, (Head of Corporate Affairs, 3i Group)

11 April: Lunch, Brussels “Electronic commerce and financial services: Impact on European Financial Markets”

Chair

Chris Huhne MEP

Guest speakers

Rod Sinclair (CEO Instinet Europe)
Arturo Morin (Deputy CEO of Uno-E, BBVA)

15 May: Open dinner, Strasbourg “Financial Services Action Plan: Two years on – Achievements and Prospects”

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Chair

Theresa Villiers MEP

Key note speaker

Frits Bolkestein (Commissioner, DG Internal Market)

Panellist:

Onno Ruding (Vice-chairman Citibank)

19 June: Lunch, Brussels “Combating money laundering: the financial services implications”

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Chair

Olle Schmidt MEP

Guest speakers

Doug Hopton (Head of Fraud & Money Laundering Prevention, Barclays Bank)
Dr Michael Levi (Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University)
Christian Jacquier (Head of the Financial Crime Unit of Europol)

9 October: Lunch, Brussels “Practical Aspects of the euro introduction”

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Chair

Carles-Alfred Gasoliba i Bohm MEP

Guest speakers

Eugenio Domingo Solans, Member of the Board, ECB
Xavier Durieu, Secretary General, Eurocommerce

6 November: Lunch, Brussels “Market Manipulation: is legislation needed?”

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Chair

Charles Tannock MEP

Guest speakers

Michel Prada, President COB
Eldon Pethybridge, Director Legal & Regulatory, Centrica Energy
Paul Arlman, Secretary General, FESE

22 November: Lunch, Brussels “Retail financial services and consumers: what Europe can offer”

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Chair

Astrid Lulling MEP

Guest speakers

Ruth Kelly, Economic Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury, UK
Martine Brachet, Head of Interbank Relationships, Société Générale

4 December: Lunch, Brussels “European Prospectuses: a step forward?”

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Chair

Peter Skinner MEP

Guest speakers

Franz-Josef Leven (Deutsches Aktieninstitut);
Salvatore Bragantini (former FESCO group on prospectuses);
Gregor Pozniak (FESE);
Roger Munger(ABN)