Lord Hill to speak at EBF Annual Conference


The theme of culture change and improving conduct has moved centre-stage in the financial services sector. How can banks handle these challenges, at a time that they also face a new pivotal role under the Capital Markets Union while digitisation is rapidly changing the landscape in the industry?

Under the title ‘A Brave New World for Banks’ the Annual High Level Conference of the EBF takes place on Thursday 17 September in Brussels. The EBF conference brings together bankers, experts and policymakers.

The list of speakers who have confirmed their participation is growing. EU Financial Services Commissioner Lord Jonathan Hill has committed to delivering the keynote speech.

Other confirmed speakers are BNP Paribas Fortis Vice Chairman Filip Dierckx; Financial Services Club Chairman and author, Chris Skinner; FinanceWatch Secretary General, Christophe Nijdam; and Nicolet Jager, Chair of the Dutch Foundation for Banking Ethics.

Gunther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society has been invited to join and receive the first copy of the EBF Blueprint for Digital Banking.

This year’s CEO Roundtable will be led by EBF President Frédéric Oudéa and will ask how the top CEOs of European banks see their bank and the sector develop during the next five years. They will also discuss how to calibrate prudential regulation for the European banking industry.

EBF Vice President José Maria Roldan has agreed to moderate the debate on conduct, while EBF Chief Executive Wim Mijs will steer the discussion on Capital Markets Union. Piia-Noora Kauppi, Chair of the EBF Executive Committee, will moderate the session on digital banking.

BNP Paribas Fortis has agreed to make available its brand new conference room on the Rue de la Chancellery in the centre of the Brussels, close to the central station.

More information about the conference is available at http://www.ebf-fbe.eu/ebf-annual-conference-2015/