2007 programme

The Forum’s Agenda in 2007

30 January: Lunch event on “Cross-border banking consolidation”

Briefing paper

Chair

Gay Mitchell MEP

Guest speakers

Alexander Pietruska, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Development, ABN Amro
Martin Merlin, European Commission

28 February: Lunch event on “Competition: sectoral enquiries in retail financial services”

Briefing paper

Guest speakers

Imfried Schwimann, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
Christoph Baert, Europe Region Counsel, MasterCard Europe

21 March: Lunch event on “Asset management”

Briefing paper

Chair

Margarita Starkeviciute MEP

Guest speakers

Stephen Fitzgerald, Co-Head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Europe
Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, CEO INVESCO CE

11 April: Lunch event on “US-EU Financial Markets Dialogue: challenges and opportunities in the transatlantic financial marketplace”

Briefing paper

Peter Skinner MEP

Guest speakers

Jörg Asmussen, Director-General, Department for National and International Financial Markets and Monetary Policy, Federal Ministry of Finance

8 May: Lunch event on “Solvency II”

Briefing paper

Chair

Sharon Bowles MEP

Guest speakers

Denis Duverne, CFO, AXA Group Axa presentation
Rob Jones, Managing Director and European Insurance Criteria Officer, Standard & Poor’s Insurance Rating S&P paper

15 May: “EPFSF Annual Forum”

5 June: Lunch event on “TARGET2 Securities”

Briefing paper

Chair

Margarita Starkeviciute MEP

Guest speakers

Robert Barnes, Managing Director UBS
Katja Rosenkranz, Director, Head of Strategy, Clearstream Banking, Deutsche Börse Group
Mark Kirby, Managing Director, Euroclear SA/NV
Florence Fontan, European Affairs, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Member of EBF T2S Task Force

11 July: Lunch event on “Private Equity” (Strasbourg)

Briefing paper

Chair

John Purvis MEP

Guest speakers

Stephen Green, head of Financial & Business Services sector, Apax Partners
Javier Echarri, EVCA

11 September: Lunch event on “Consolidated supervision”

Briefing paper

Chair

Ieke van den Burg MEP

Guest speakers

Colin Church, Chief Risk Officer EMEA, Citi
Rein Pijpers, Assistant General Counsel, ING Group Corporate Legal Department

3 October: Lunch event on “Mortgage Funding”

Briefing paper

Chair

Zsolt László Becsey MEP

Guest speakers

Reinolf Dibus, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors, Eurohypo S.A. Luxembourg/Commerzbank Group
Alexander Batchvarov, Head of International Structured Finance Research, Merrill Lynch
Jean-Louis Godard, Deputy Head of Asset and Liability Management, BNP Paribas

20 November: Lunch event on “Payments”

Briefing paper

Chair

Mia De Vits MEP

Guest speakers

Kevin Phalen, Senior Vice President, Global Card Solutions, JP Morgan
Peter Ayliffe, President and CEO, Visa Europe

19 December: Lunch event on “Lamfalussy Process”

Briefing paper

Chair

Piia-Noora Kauppi MEP