2016 programme

The Forum’s Agenda in 2016

27 January: Lunch event on “Review of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS): how to improve the European supervisory architecture?”

Briefing Paper

Chair:

Pablo Zalba Bidegain MEP

Guest speakers:

Georg Baur, Member of the Management Board, Association of German Public Banks See notes
Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
Pierre Bollon, Chief Executive, French Asset Management Association (AFG) and Board Member of EFAMA
Andrea Enria, Chairman, European Banking Authority (EBA)
Jordi Gual Sole, Chief Economist, Caixabank
Jose Manuel González-Paramo, Executive Board Member and Group Head of Research, Regulation and Public Affairs, BBVA See notes
Katarzyna Hanula Bobbitt, Senior Public Affaiirs Officer, Finance Watch

23 February: Lunch event on “Improving SME access to finance”

Briefing Paper

Chair:

Othmar Karas MEP

Guest speakers:

Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary General, Eurochambres
Arnold Esser, Programme Director External Affairs Corporate Lending, ING See notes
Georg Huber, Head of the Representation to the EU, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV)
Kristin Schreiber, Director, DG GROW H – COSME programme, European Commission
Marcus Stuttard, Head of UK Primary Markets and Head of AIM, London Stock Exchange
Stephen Welton, CEO, Business Growth Fund

19 April: Lunch event on “Innovations in the European financial sector and digitalisation of financial services”

Briefing Paper

Chair:

Andreas Schwab MEP

Guest speakers:

John Dye, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Western Union
Simon Haldrup, Executive Vice President and Head of MobileLife, Danske Bank See notes
Teppo Paavola, New Digital Business Director, BBVA
Philippe Pellé, Deputy Head of Unit, DG FISMA D3 – Retail financial services and Payments, European Commission
Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, Better Finance
Markus Schulte, Member of Cabinet of Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, European Commission
Jonathan Vaux, Executive Director for Innovation and Partnerships, Visa Europe

24 May: Lunch event on “Forthcoming Action plan on retail financial services”

Briefing Paper

Chair:

Ashley Fox MEP

Guest speakers:

Tilman Hengevoss, Head of Public Affairs, EMEA region, Zurich Insurance Company See notes
Dirk Klee, Chief Operating Officer, UBS Wealth Management See notes
Ignacio Navarte, Global Head Individuals – Retail & Commercial Banking Division, Banco Santander
Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, Better Finance See notes
Olivier Salles, Head of Unit, DG FISMA D3 – Retail financial services and Payments, European Commission
Asoka Wöhrmann, Head of Private Clients Germany, Deuscthe Bank
Andreas Zubrod, Chief Financial, Chief Information and Chief Legal Officer, Union Asset Management Holding AG See notes

21 June: Lunch event on “Follow-up to Action plan on Capital Markets Union

Briefing Paper

Chair:

Danuta Maria Hübner MEP

Guest speakers:

Niall Bohan, Head of Unit, DG FISMA C1 – Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Fabio Galli, Director General of Assogestioni
Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authorities (ESMA)
Tuomas Majuri, Head of Capital Markets, Federation of Finnish Financial Services
Joost Mulder, Head of Public Affairs, Finance Watch
Thomas Richter
, Chief Executive Officer, German Investment Funds Association (BVI) See notes
Wim Vermeir, Group Head of Investments, Ageas

13 July: Special event on “Financial Education”

28 September: Lunch event on “The British referendum on the EU: result and consequences”

Chair:

Ashley Fox MEP

Guest speakers:

Peter de Proft, Director General, EFAMA
Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Financial Adviser, Cabinet of Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission
Ralf Kronberger, Director Financial Fiscal and Trade Policy for WKÖ
Matti Leppälä, Chief Executive Officer, PensionsEurope
Wim Mijs, Chief Executive, EBF
Rainer Riess, Director General, FESE

19 October: Lunch event on “Cyber security”

Chair:

Jakob von Weizsäcker MEP

Guest speakers:

Martin Drotleff, Head of Security Strategy & Advisory Service, Commerzbank See notes
Matthew Johnson, Director for Cyber Security, Visa Europe
Peter Kerstens, Adviser, DG FISMA B – Investments and company reporting, European Commission
François-Louis Michaud, Deputy Director General of Micro-Prudential Supervision IV, European Central Bank (ECB)
John Trundle, Chief Executive Officer, Euroclear UK & Ireland
Peter Wirnsperger, Head of Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte Germany

8 November: Lunch event on “Global standards for a ‘bail-in’ tool: implementation challenges in the context of an effective EU resolution framework”

Chair:

Gunnar Hökmark MEP

Guest speakers:

Henri Courtehoux, Director of Group Recovery & Resolution Planning, Société Générale
Bernard de Longevialle, Managing Director, Financial Services Ratings, S&P Global
Marcus Evans, Partner, Financial Services Deal Advisory, Frankfurt (ECB Office), KPMG
Alin-Eugen Iacob, Chairman of the Association of Romanian Financial Services Users and member of Better Finance’s Board of Directors See notes
Elke König, Chair, Single Resolution Board
Mario Nava, Director, DG FISMA – Dir E – Financial system surveillance and crisis management, European Commission

6 December: Lunch event on “Impact of regulatory reforms on market liquidity”

Chair:

Danuta Maria Hübner MEP 

Guest speakers:

Thijs Aaten, Managing Director Treasury & Trading, APG Asset Management
Scott Cowling, Managing Director, Head of Market Strategy in Europe, BlackRock See paper
Arjan de Ruiter, Managing Director, ING bond trading team See notes
Nick Forrest, Director in Economics practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Tilman Lueder, Head of Unit, DG FISMA C3 – Securities Markets, European Commission (tbc)
Lauri Rosendahl, President of Nasdaq Nordics and Nasdaq Stockholm
Christian Stiefmueller, Senior Policy Analyst, Finance Watch