7 November 2017, 14.30 – 18.00, registration and welcome coffee from 14.00
The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels
Europe’ s financial services industry is facing disruption in two major fields: the regulatory change and the digital upheaval. The future of financial services in Europe is dependent on how we deal with those changes and to what extent the financial industry, as well as regulators and consumers can adapt and take advantage of them.
14.00 – 14.30 Registration and Welcome coffee
14.30 – 14.35 Opening remarks by moderator, Conor Foley, Global Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Norton Rose Fulbright
14.35 – 16.15 Panel 1: Realizing a capital markets union for Europe
14.35 – 14.45 Paulina Dejmek Hack, Member of Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission
14.45 – 16.15 Panel discussion, Q&A
Possible discussion points
- What can be said about the work done so far? What should be the priorities going forward?
- How can the access to finance for start – ups and SMEs be improved?
- What actions can be taken in order to make it easier to raise capital through public markets?
- What can be done to promote both sustainable and long – term investments, including infrastructre investments?
- How can retail and institutional investments be fostered?
- How can banks’ capacity to support the wider economy be strengthened?
- How can we best facilitate cross – border investments?
16.15 – 16.40 Refreshments & networking
16.40 – 18.00 Panel 2: The digital future of European financial services
16.40 – 16.45 Opening remarks by moderator, Vincent Piron, Partner, Financial Services, Management Consulting, KPMG
16.45 – 16.55 Introductory remarks by Brian Hayes, Member of the European Parliament
16.55 – 17.45 Panel discussion, Q&A
Possible discussion points
- How will FinTech transform European financial services?
- What are the main advantages and the main challenges with the new technologies?
- What will be the main advantages for European consumers?
- How can we promote further innovation? Is there a need for action on the EU level?
- Is the regulatory framework up to speed with the technological development?
- How can we make sure that the regulatory environment strikes a balance between enabling innovation and providing sufficient investor protection?
- Does the financial industry, including FinTechs, provide a sufficient level of cybersecurity?
17.45 – 18.00 Closing keynote by Olivier Guersent, Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission
18.00 – 19.30 Refreshments & networking: cocktail reception
Brian Hayes Member of the European Parliament
Paulina Dejmek Hack Member of Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission
Gerry Cross Director, Policy and Risk, Central Bank of Ireland
Eva Gustavsson Director, Government Relations EMEA, PayPal
Dr Alexandra Hachmeister Chief Regulatory Officer, Deutsche Brse AG
Anastasia Nesvetailova Director, City Political Economy Research Centre, City University of London
Anna Fellnder Visiting Fellow to Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, Advisor to the Swedish Minister of Digitalisation, Senior Advisor at BCG
Rafael Marquez Executive Vice President, Consumer Europe, American Express
Aleksandra Mączyńska Executive Director, Better Finance
Conor Foley Global Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Norton Rose Fulbright
Vincent Piron Partner, Financial Services, Management Consulting, KPMG Belgium