Special event with EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainen on “How financial markets and services can better support economic growth”

Special event with EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
on “How financial markets and services can better support economic growth”

 

On Tuesday 23 June 2015, the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum welcomed the European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen to discuss the key issues of how financial markets and services can better support economic growth.

The panel discussion was moderated by Burkhard Balz MEP with EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainent and representatives from the main financial sectors (asset management, banking, exchanges, insurance, pension funds) and from financial services users.

This special event took place on Tuesday 23 June 2015 from 12:00 to 14:30 in the MEP salons at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Special event

How financial markets and services can
better support economic growth

 23 June 2015, 12:00 – 14:30
MEP Salon, European Parliament,   Brussels

Keynote speaker:
Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President
for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

The European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum is pleased to welcome European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen to discuss the key issue of how  financial markets and services can better support economic growth.

The challenge is to encourage and incentivise savings and capital to be put to productive use for the economy. This event will seek to discuss the financing of the pipelines of projects and obstacles to financing growth, as well as explore the practical solutions that the financial industry would propose – from helping to revive the European securitisation market, to the creation of new paths for capital to meet investment needs more efficiently, or how to ensure that public markets can best play a role in encouraging more investment in the real economy.

12:00-12:30    Arrival and welcome drink

12:30-12:40    Introduction by Burkhard Balz MEP, Chair of the Forum

12:40-13:00    Keynote address by EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

13:00-14-00    Panel discussion moderated by Burkhard Balz MEP with the participation
of EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainen:

Christian Dargnat, Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Olav Jones, Deputy Director General & Director Economics & Finance,  Insurance Europe
Stephan Leithner, Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank
Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, Better Finance for All
Loek Sibbing, Chief Executive Officer, Netherlands Investment Institute
                            Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive, Irish Stock Exchange

14:00-14:20     Q&A

14:20-14:30     Concluding remarks by Peter De Proft, Chair of the Forum and Director General of the                     European Fund and Asset Management Association

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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 00Email: secretariat(at)epfsf.org