Annual Conference 2009 on “The challenges for financial services: How can MEPs play a role?”

The Challenges For Financial Services: How can MEPs play a role?

28 September 2009, 17:30-21:30
Kindly hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria, Rue Wiertz 77, Brussels  

Programme   –   Directions   –   Registered participants   –   Photos

Programme

This event is by invitation only

This event is particularly tailored for MEPs interested in financial services. It aims at providing in two hours a briefing on the main issues and challenges affecting financial markets. It brings together key stakeholders in order to generate a lively debate on the crucial issues which will be at the heart of the European legislative agenda.

17:30-18:00     Welcome drink

18:00-18:05     Welcome speeches

Mr. Jürgen Traub, Representation of the Free State of Bavaria
Mr. Wolf Klinz MEP, Chair of the EPFSF Steering Committee

18:05-18:20     Introduction : The state of regulation and programme regarding financial services

Mr. Martin Merlin, Head of Unit Financial services policy, European Commission

18:20-19:00     Panel on banking : Safe and sound financial institutions under efficient cross-border supervision

Moderator: Mr. Karel Lannoo, CEO, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Speakers: Ms. Ariane Obolensky, Chair of the Executive Committee, European Banking Federation (EBF); Director General, French Banking Federation
Mr. Arnoud Vossen, Secretary General, Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS)
Ms. Sharon Bowles MEP, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament

Question & Answer session

19:00-19:40     Panel on insurance : Insuring Europe: Maintaining insurers’ contribution to the economy

Moderator: Ms. Rym Ayadi, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Financial Institutions and Prudential Policy Unit at CEPS, the Centre for European Policy Studies

Speakers: Mr. Gerard van Olphen, Chair of the Ecofin Committee, European Insurance and Reinsurance Federation (CEA); Vice-Chairman and CFO, Eureko
Mr. Carlos Montalvo, Secretary General, Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS)
Mr. Karel Van Hulle, Head of Unit Insurance and Pensions, European Commission

Question & Answer session

19:40-20:20    Panel on securities : Financing the European economy: The contribution of Europe’s securities and fund markets

Moderator: Mr. Karel Lannoo, CEO, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Speakers: Mr. Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Board Member, Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE); Executive Vice President, Transaction Services Nordic, President NASDAQ OMX Nordic Ltd.
Mr. Frédéric Janbon, Board Member, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Global Head of Fixed Income, BNP Paribas
Mr. Peter De Proft, Director General, European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)

Question & Answer session

20:20-20:30    Concluding remarks

Mr. Guido Ravoet, Chair of the EPFSF Administrative Committee;
Secretary General, European Banking Federation (EBF)

20:30-21:30     Cocktail

Directions 

By Train

Go to Gare du Midi (South Station). Take the Metro – Line 2 – direction Simonis to stop Trône/Troon, starting Rue du Luxembourg. Turn left the Rue du Luxembourg down. At the end of the road are already buildings from the European Parliament. Under one of these buildings is a passage that directly brings you on the Rue Wiertz. Turn left onto Rue Wiertz. The Bavarian representation is located – surrounded by trees – on the right side of the road. Please ring the bell at the gate (Rue Wiertz 77). 

By car

On the highway direction A44/E40 Centre Brussels (not ring), following the signs EU institutions. You will drive automatically through a tunnel on the Avenue de Cortenberg, in a roundabout ends, the Rond-Point Schuman. At the roundabout, the second right (Rue de la Loi). At the first left (Rue de Trèves). At the next traffic light turn left onto Rue Belliard. At the next right (entrance garage European Parliament). Through a left turn takes you automatically to the Rue Wiertz. The Bavarian representation is in front of you. Please ring the bell at the gate (Rue Wiertz 77). On the grounds there is no parking! If you have a navigation system, please note that the street name in French (Rue Wiertz) or Dutch (Wiertzstraat) can be saved. Some navigation systems and maps, saved the name as Rue de Remorqueur / Remorqueurstraat. 

By air

Take the Airport Express (Bus-Line 12) to travel from Brussels International Airport to Gare du Luxembourg (Luxemburg B). From Place du Luxembourg to the Bavarian representation in Brussels you need 5 min. 

By foot

Registered participants

AMICE – Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe
Gregor Pozniak, Secretary General
AXA
Fabrice Lorillon, Head of AXA Brussels Office European and Public Affairs
Banco Santander
Antonio Garcia del Riego, Managing Director
Barclays Bank PLC
Sacha Polverini, European Public Policy Director
BBA – British Bankers Association
Patrik Karlsson, Director EU Government Affairs
BBVA – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Javier Arias, Head representative to the E.U.
BBVA – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Sofia Galipienso, Assistant to the Head Representative
BEUC – The European consumers’ association
Anne Fily, head of economic and legal department
BNP Paribas
Dominique Graber, Head of European Affairs
BNP Paribas
Frederic Janbon, Global Head of Fixed Income
BNP Paribas Fortis
Dirk de Batselier, Public Affairs Manager
BNP Paribas Fortis
Bart Delmartino, Public Affairs Manager
CBI – Confederation of British Industry
Maija Haas, Senior Policy Adviser
CEA – European Insurance and Reinsurance Association
Gabriela Diezhandino, Head of Public Affairs
CEA – European Insurance and Reinsurance Federation
Michaela Koller, Director General
CEBS – Committee of European Banking Supervisors
Arnoud Vossen, Secretary General
CEIOPS – Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors
Carlos Montalvo, Secretary General
CEPS – Centre for European Policy Studies
Rym Ayadi, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Financial Institutions and Prudential Policy Unit
CEPS – Centre for European Policy Studies
Karel Lannoo, CEO
CFA Institute
Martin Sjoberg, Director European Affairs
CIBP – Confédération Internationale des Banques Populaires
Heide Lohmeier, Project Manager
Citigroup
Penelope Naas, Vice President, Global Government Affairs
Commerzbank AG
Jörn-Jakob Röber, EU Affairs Advisor
Crédit Agricole S.A.
Jérôme Brunel, Director Public Affairs
Crédit Agricole S.A.
Anne Pouchous, Deputy Head EU Affairs
Deutsche Bank AG
Anette Hauff, Public Affairs Manager
Deutsche Bank AG
Daniel Ostrowski, Public Affairs Manager
Deutsche Börse AG
Niels Tomm, European Public Affairs
EACB – European Association of Co-operative Banks
Elisa Bevilacqua, Communication & Research Officer
EACB – European Association of Co-operative Banks
Alessandro Schwarz, Adviser
EACB – European Association of Co-operative Banks
Alison Wade, Legal Advisor
EAPB – European Association of Public Banks
Miriam Roemers, Public Relations Manager
EAPB – European Association of Public Banks
Henning Schoppmann, Secretary General
EAPB – European Association of Pulic Banks
Julien Ernoult, Adviser
EAPB – European Association of Pulic Banks
Christoph Wengler, Legal Adviser
EBF – European Banking Federation
Sébastien de Brouwer, Head of Department
EBF – European Banking Federation
Sophie Karides, Legal Adviser
EBF – European Banking Federation
Florence Ranson, Senior Adviser Communications
EBF – European Banking Federation
Guido Ravoet, Secretary General
EBF – European Banking Federation
Enrique Velázquez, Financial Markets Senior Adviser
EFAMA – European Fund and Asset Management Association
Peter De Proft, Director General
EFR – European Financial Services Round Table
Sebastian Fairhurst, Secretary General
EFRP – European Federation for Retirement Provision
Jeroen Clicq, Economic Adviser
EFRP – European Federation for Retirement Provision
Chris Verhaegen, Secretary General
EMF – European Mortgage Federation
Kerstin Fischer, Head of Legal Affairs
EMF – European Mortgage Federation
Annik Lambert, Secretary General
EMF – European Mortgage Federation
Susan Yavari, Head of Economic Affairs
EPFSF
Catherine Denis, Director
EPFSF
Silvana Stremmel, Administrative Assistant
ESBG – European Savings Banks Group
Judith Ay, Adviser Economic Affairs
ESBG – European Savings Banks Group
Nadine Dauer, Adviser Legal Affairs
ESBG – European Savings Banks Group
Astrid Hagenah, Head of Department – Legal Affairs, Accounting, Tax
ESBG – European Savings Banks Group
Nicolas Jeanmart, Head of Department
EUREKO
Gerard Van Olphen, Vice-Chairman and CFO
Eureko/Achmea
Walter Annard, Director Public Affairs
Euroclear S.A.
Ilse Peeters, Director Public Affairs
Eurofinas
Tanguy van de Werve, Director General
European Commission
Francisco Caballero, Head of Unit Analysis of Financial Market Issues
European Commission
Charles Canonne, Coordinator for interinstitutional relations
European Commission
Raphael Del Rey, Member of Cabinet Commissioner Kuneva
European Commission
Rossella Delfino, Deputy Head of Unit, DG SANCO B4 – Financial services and redress
European Commission
Eric Ducoulombier, Deputy Head of Unit, DG MARKT H 3 – Retail issues, Consumer policy and pensions
European Commission
Sabino Fornies, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Joaquin Almunia
European Commission
Peter Grasmann, Head of unit – DG ECFIN
European Commission
Thibaut Kleiner, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Neelie Kroes
European Commission
Martin Merlin, Head of Unit Financial Services Policy
European Commission
Mario Nava, Head of Unit – Financial Markets Infrastructure
European Commission
Jivka Petkova, Deputy Head of Cabinet Commissioner Kuneva
European Commission
Jörg Reinbothe, Head of Unit – DG MARKT
European Commission
Dirk Staudenmayer, Head of Unit, DG SANCO B 4 – Financial services and Redress
European Commission
Karel Van Hulle, Head of Unit Insurance and Pensions
European Parliament
Joaquin Arbona, Assistant to Pablo Arias Echevarria MEP
European Parliament
Ivelina Atanasova, Assistant to Slavi Binev MEP
European Parliament
Heather Bailey, Assistant to Sylvie Goulard MEP
European Parliament
Burkhard Balz, MEP
European Parliament
Sharon Bowles, MEP
European Parliament
Anne-Karien Braamhaar, Political Adviser to Derk-Jan Eppink MEP
European Parliament
James Buckley, Assistant to Peter Skinner MEP
European Parliament
Astrid Burhoi, Assistant to Olle Schmidt MEP
European Parliament
Franziska Büchler, Intern, Office Daniel Caspary MEP
European Parliament
David Casa, MEP
European Parliament
Ana Maria Cernea, Assistant to Sabin Cutas, MEP
European Parliament
Sabin Cutas, Member of the European Parliament
European Parliament
William Dartmouth, MEP
European Parliament
Tine Delva, Policy advisor to Dirk Sterckx, MEP
European Parliament
Anne Delvaux, MEP
European Parliament
Francesco Di Lodovico, Assistant to Magdi Cristiano Allam MEP
European Parliament
Herbert Dorfmann, MEP
European Parliament
Sari Essayah, MEP
European Parliament
Alexander Falter, Intern, Office Manfred Weber MEP
European Parliament
Marie Foltmann, Assistant to Dan Jorgensen MEP
European Parliament
Vicky Ford, MEP
European Parliament
Alexis Fremeaux, Assistant to Pascal Canfin MEP
European Parliament
Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg, MEP
European Parliament
Emma Gillan, Assistant to Catherine Stihler MEP
European Parliament
Sarah Graul, Assistant to Dieter-Lebrecht Koch MEP
European Parliament
Paul Hagan, Assistant to Peter Skinner MEP
European Parliament
Michel Heintz, Assistant to Astrid Lulling MEP
European Parliament
Roger Helmer, MEP
European Parliament
Monika Hohlmeier, MEP
European Parliament
Danuta Jazlowiecka, MEP
European Parliament
Ivailo Kalfin, MEP
European Parliament
Antonia Kittelmann, Intern
European Parliament
Wolf Klinz, MEP
European Parliament
Agnes Kontar, Quaestor Assistant, Office of Bill Newton Dunn MEP
European Parliament
Melanie Köller, Intern, Office Daniel Caspary MEP
European Parliament
Sylvain Maréchal, Assistant to Sylvie Goulard MEP
European Parliament
Alexandra Marten, Assistant to José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil MEP
European Parliament
Emma McClarkin, MEP
European Parliament
Luana Mocanu, Intern, Office Sabin Cutas MEP
European Parliament
Jan Moens, Assistant to Said El Khadraoui
European Parliament
Mark Mühlbeyer, Assistant to Rainer Wieland MEP
European Parliament
Tom Newton, Assistant to Vicky Ford MEP
European Parliament
Verena Pfeffer, Intern, Office Manfred Weber MEP
European Parliament
Joanna Popielawska, Assistant to Rafal Trzaskowski MEP
European Parliament
Rhiannon Price, Assistant to Kay Swinburne MEP
European Parliament
Margareta Przybyla, Assistant to Danuta Jazlowiecka MEP
European Parliament
Victoria Royston, Assistant to Karin Kadenbach MEP
European Parliament
Liesa Schlegel, Intern, Office Peter Jahr MEP
European Parliament
Olle Schmidt, MEP
European Parliament
Peter Simon, MEP
European Parliament
Dirk Sterckx, MEP
European Parliament
Ernst Strasser, MEP
European Parliament
Kay Swinburne, MEP
European Parliament
Alexandra Thein, MEP
European Parliament
Oksana Tranchych, Intern, Office Manfred Weber MEP
European Parliament
Rafal Trzaskowski, MEP
European Parliament
Felix Uedelhoven, Assistant to Britta Reimers MEP
European Parliament
Inese Vaidere, MEP
European Parliament
Laura Vanhanen, Political Assistant to MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen
European Parliament
Asta Venckute, Policy adviser to MEP Vilija Blinkeviciute
European Parliament
Joanna Warhol, Assistant to Boguslaw Sonik MEP
European Parliament
Jan Wißwässer, Assistant to Daniel Caspary MEP
European Parliament
Rickard Ydrenas, Assistant to Olle Schmidt MEP
European Parliament – ECON Secretariat
Melanie Armbruster, Seconded National Expert
European Parliament – ECON Secretariat
Angus Canvin, Seconded National Expert
European Parliament – ECON Secretariat
Véronique Cerneau, Seconded National Expert
European Parliament – ECON Secretariat
Manica Hauptman, Adviser
European Parliament – ECON Secretariat
Cecilia Lemonnier, Seconded National Expert
European Parliament – ECON Secretariat
Lars Vind Sørensen, Seconded National Expert
EuropeanIssuers
Paulo Pina da Silva, Policy Advisor
FBF – French Banking Federation
Ariane Obolensky, Director General
FBF – French Banking Federation
Jean-François Pons, Executive Director, Delegate European and International Affairs
FEE – Federation of European Accountants
Henri Olivier, Secretary General
FESE – Federation of European Securities Exchanges
Judith Hardt, Secretary General
FFSA – French Insurance Association
Boris Christophe, Policy Officer, EU affairs
FFSA – French Insurance Association
Xavier Cognat, Head of Brussels office
FSA – Financial Services Authority
Nicholas Herbert-Young, Senior Associate, International Division
GDV – German Insurance Association
Kolja Gabriel, Policy Advisor
GDV – German Insurance Association
Martin Henkelmann, Deputy Head of European Office
Goldman Sachs
Jennifer Cosco, Associate – Government Affairs Team
ICAEW
Pablo Portugal, EU Affairs Manager
ING Group
Caitríona O’Kelly, Manager, European Affairs
ING Group
Edward van der Woerd, Public and Government Affairs
Intesa Sanpaolo
Anita Kiss, Stagiaire
Intesa Sanpaolo
Stefano Mazzocchi, Regulatory Advisor
Intesa Sanpaolo
Francesca Passamonti, Regulatory Advisor
ISDA – International Swaps and Derivatives Association
Roger Cogan, European Policy Director
JPMorgan
Shomik Panda, Government Relations
L’AGEFI
Florence Autret, Correspondent
LCH.Clearnet
Rory Cunningham, Director, Public Affairs
MasterCard
Mikael Svensson, Business Leader Government Affairs
Mlex
John Rega, Chief Correspondent, Financial Services
NASDAQ OMX
Ludovic Aigrot, Head of EU Affairs
NYSE Euronext
Isabelle Massonnat, Director European Affairs
PayPal
Annalisa Barbagallo, Director Government Relations
Permanent Representation of France to the EU
Fanny Letier, Financial Counsellor
Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU
Franco Bettin, Counsellor, Financial Services
Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU
Andreas Galanakis, Head, Economic Policy Unit
Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
Asta Kuniyoshi, Financial Counsellor
Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
Robertas Tamusauskas, Attaché for Monetary and Banking Affairs
Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU
Bogdan Tasnadi, Financial attaché
Reuters
Francesco Guarascio, Reporter
SIFMA – Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Bertrand Huet, Managing Director, EU Legal and Regulatory Counsel
Société Générale
David Bourdon, Deputy Head of Unit Europe, Competition Law and Group Legal Function of the Legal Department
Société Générale
Caroline Kostka, Legal Adviser
Transaction Services Nordics
Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Executive Vice President
Unicredit Group
Peter Rieger, Head of Liaison Office to the EU
Unicredit Group
Béatrice Vaccari, Deputy Head of Liaison Office to the EU
Unicredit Group
Laura Whiskerd, Advisor
VGF – Association of Non-Tradeable Closed-End Funds
Gero Gosslar, Legal Counsel

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