Special event with EC Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis on “How the financial industry can better contribute to financial education”

Special event with EC Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
on “How the financial industry can better contribute to financial education”

On Wednesday 13 July 2016, the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum welcomed Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue, to discuss the key issue of the role of financial education, as well as the challenges ahead.

This event was co-chaired by Burkhard Balz MEP and Brian Hayes MEP who moderated the panel discussion with EC Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and representatives from the main financial sectors (asset management, banking, insurance, pension funds), as well as representatives from the OECD and financial services users.

This special event took place on Wednesday 13 July 2016 from 12:00 to 14:30 in the Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels.

See report.

Special event

How the financial industry can
better contribute to financial education

 13 July 2016, 12:00 – 14:30
Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels

Keynote speaker:
Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice-President
for the Euro and Social Dialogue

The European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum is pleased to welcome European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis to discuss the key issue of the role of financial education, as well as the challenges ahead.

In a complex and rapidly evolving financial world, financial education is a key element to ensure that people acquire the financial knowledge they will need to take good and responsible financial decisions all along their life. This event will address the role of financial education in consumer empowerment and protection, thus contributing to a more healthy and sustainable economy. It will explore the contribution of the financial industry in this area – from improving the transparency of products and the quality of the information provided to clients, to the creation of financial education programs.

12:00-12:30    Arrival and welcome drink

12:30-12:45    Introduction by Burkhard Balz MEP, Chair of the Forum

12:45-13:00    Keynote address by EC Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis

13:00-14-00    Panel discussion moderated by Brian Hayes MEP with the participation
of EC Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis:

 

 

Andrea Beltratti, Chairman of Eurizon Capital and member of the Board of Directors
of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
Matti Leppälä,Chief Executive Officer of PensionsEurope and Chair of the pension stakeholder group
of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
Paolo Marini, Global Head Customer Management CLP of Zurich Insurance Company
Flore-Anne Messy, Head of the Financial Affairs Division of the OECD
Wim Mijs, Chief Executive Officer of the European Banking Federation (EBF)
Christophe Nijdam, Secretary General of Finance Watch 

 

14:00-14:20     Q&A

14:20-14:30     Concluding remarks 

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The EPFSF is an independent platform bringing together major stakeholders to discuss topics related to
financial markets and services. It aims at fostering the dialogue between the European Parliament and the
financial services industry, while it does not advocate any specific point of views. Its mission is to promote
the integration of a single European market for financial services across national borders, which is globally
competitive and to the benefit of the European economy as well as suppliers and consumers of financial services.

For more information on the Forum and its activities

Please visit our website at www.epfsf.org or contact the EPFSF Secretariat:
Catherine Denis, EPFSF Director – Tel: +32 2 514 68 00 – Email: secretariat(at)epfsf.org