2003 programme

The Forum’s Agenda in 2003

21 January: Lunch, Brussels “Pensions in Europe: the role of financial services”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Mrs Pervenche Beres MEP

Guest speakers

Alan Pickering, Chairman of the European Federation of Retirement Provisions
Dirk Popielas, Executive Director and Head of Pension & Insurance Service Group of Goldman Sachs

19 February: Lunch, Brussels “Improving Clearing and Settlement: benefits for an integrated financial market”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Mr. Benedetto Della Vedova MEP

Guest speakers

Alberto Giovannini, Chairman of the Giovannini Group
Phil Bruce, Head of Corporate Strategy of the London Stock Exchange
André Roelants, Deputy CEO of Deutsche Börse AG

18 March: Dinner, Brussels “The reform of the ISD: key for European financial services”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Mr. Alexander Radwan MEP

Guest speakers

Olivier Lefebvre, Executive Vice President, Euronext N.V.
Stephan Schuster, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets Policy, Deutsche Bank AG

23 April: Lunch, Brussels “Responsible lending and financial inclusion”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Mr. John Purvis MEP

Guest speakers

Sheila McKechnie, President of BEUC (European Consumer Association)
Frederic Nze, Managing Director of Barclays Bank

7 May: “Issue briefing: Prospectuses”

Experts

Melanie Poepping, Deutsche Bank see Presentation
Eric Lepine, Société Générale see Presentation
Michel Maquil, Luxembourg Stock Exchange see Presentation

20 May: Brussels “Market Briefing: Rating Agencies”

Chair

Mrs. Christa Randzio-Plath MEP

Guest speakers

Jeanne-Françoise de Polignac, Managing Director and head of Southern Europe, Standard & Poor’s see Presentation
Michel Madelain, Group Managing Director for Europe, Moody’s
Paul Taylor, Group Managing Director for Europe, Fitch Ratings see Presentation

11 June: Lunch, Brussels “CAD3: Implementation of the new Capital Accord in the EU”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Mrs. Theresa Villiers MEP

Guest speakers

Jan Sijbrand, Senior Executive Vice President of ABN Amro
Paul Deighton, COO of Goldman Sachs

8 July: Lunch, Brussels “Progress Report on the Financial Services Action Plan”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Mr. Robert Goebbels MEP

Guest speakers

Frits Bolkestein, European Commissioner, DG Internal Market see Speech
Hervé Saint-Sauveur, Conseiller du Président, Société Générale
Norbert Walter, Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank     

see Speech

10 September: Lunch, Brussels “Company disclosure and transparency”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Mr. Peter Skinner MEP

Guest speakers

Helen Jones, Director of Governance and Corporate Services, Kingfisher Plc
Ulrich Hocker, President, German Shareholders Association

Comments by:

Martin Wheatley, Deputy CEO, London Stock Exchange

7 October: Lunch, Brussels “Enlargement of the EU: how can financial services contribute?”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Giorgos Katiforis MEP

Guest speakers

Peter Palecka, Komercni Banka (Czech Republic)
Rene Karsenti, Director General, Finance Department of the EIB
Leszek Balcerowicz, President of the Polish National Bank

5 November: Lunch, Brussels “EU-US collaboration and competition: regulation of financial markets”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Mrs Piia-Noora Kauppi MEP

Guest speakers

George Möller, President of the Federation of European Security Exchanges (FESE)
David Devlin, President of the European Federation of Accountants (FEE)

2 December: Lunch, Brussels “The Lamfalussy process: is it working and the consequences of extension”

see Briefing paper

Chair

Philippe Herzog MEP

Guest speakers

Kari Lotsberg, Member of Inter-Institutional Monitoring Group
Jérôme Haas, Deputy Director, French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry