2020 Event Overview

Now in its 18th consecutive year, the European Financial Services Conference is widely considered as the major event in the Brussels calendar on financial services, annually attracting some 400 senior bankers and financial policymakers to discuss the most pertinent issues affecting European and global financial markets. Hosted by Barclays, Bloomberg and Kreab, the 2020 edition will look at embracing change in a time of uncertainty.

Programme and speakers to follow shortly. Topics to be discussed include:

Risks and Opportunities in the global economy

Sustainable Finance

Capital Markets Union 

Impact of digitalisation on the financial sector

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2019 Highlights

  • 17 top-level speakers as part of an interactive programme including panel discussions; interviews, presentations and a board-level fireside chat
  • 386 delegates representing Banks; EU Institutions; National Governments & EU PermReps; Trade Associations & NGOs; Think Tanks; Hedge Funds; Investment Companies; Mutual Funds; Wealth Managers; Insurance Companies; Credit Unions; Accountancy Firms; Stock Brokers; Consultancies; Law Firms and Press
  • Enhanced networking opportunities


Full speaker biographies for this year’s conference will appear here shortly, please check back regularly for updates.

Previous speakers include:

Valdis Dombrovskis

Vice-President and Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue, European Commission

Pierre Moscovici

Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, European Commission

Jes Staley

CEO, Barclays

Shriti Vadera

Chair, Santander UK

Elke König

Chair, EU Single Resolution Board (SRB)


Information about Session 1

Information about Session 2

Organisers & Partners

Event Host
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 492,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit website: www.accenture.com.
Event Host
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs 140,000 people. Visit website: www.barclays.com 
Event Host
Bloomberg L.P. provides financial software tools and enterprise applications such as analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg Terminal (via its Bloomberg Professional Service), its core revenue-generating product Bloomberg L.P. also includes a wire service (Bloomberg News), a global television network (Bloomberg Television), websites, radio stations (Bloomberg Radio), subscription-only newsletters, and two magazines: Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets. Visit website: www.bloomberg.com/europe
Event Host
Kreab is a world leading communications consultancy. We provide independent and strategic advice on high-stakes financial, corporate and public affairs communications. With operations in 25 countries, and over 350 highly experienced consultants, we offer communications counsel to the highest levels within companies, organizations, governments and governmental agencies. Visit website: www.kreab.com
Event Organiser
Forum Europe events are where people and policy meet. We have been organising policy conferences in Brussels and around Europe since 1989. Our events provide unique insights from the people behind the policy and those seeking to influence it. Our expert team develop conference programmes with impact and provide first-class event logistics. Forum Europe is more than an event management and conference production specialist. With offices in Brussels and the UK, we operate across Europe and globally. Through our international arm, Forum Global, our events cover five continents, and engage policymakers and industry at national and regional levels around the world. Our mission is to drill down to the issues that matter, creating policy events that are ahead of the curve, facilitating frank and open debate on some of the most pressing issues facing Europe and the world today. Visit website: https://www.forum-europe.com
Event Partner
BNP Paribas Fortis offers the Belgian market a comprehensive package of financial services for private individuals, the self-employed, professionals, SMEs and public organisations. In the insurance sector, BNP Paribas Fortis works closely with Belgian market leader AG Insurance. The bank also provides wealthy individuals, corporations and public and financial institutions with custom solutions for which it can draw on BNP Paribas’ know-how and international network. Visit website: www.bnpparibasfortis.com

If you are interested in becoming involved in this event and finding out more about the sponsorship opportunities available, please download the sponsorship brochure here or contact Charlene Bowditch: charlene.bowditch@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 079 


BNP Paribas Fortis Brussels, Rue de la Chancellerie 1, 1000


For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Charlene Bowditch using any of the details below.

Charlene Bowditch
Director | Head of Event Management
Forum Europe


Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 079