Event Overview

Now in its 19th 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, Generali and Kreab, this year’s conference is planned to take place on 15 June 2021 in a hybrid format, combining a virtual event with a limited live element in Brussels.  As we continue on the pathway out of the crisis, the conference will explore the vision for the next generation European financial system.

Key topics to be discussed:

Building back better – Opportunities and challenges ahead

Mainstreaming ESG

CBDC – The future of the digital euro

Europe and the emerging new global partnerships

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Previous speakers included:

Valdis Dombrovskis

Valdis Dombrovskis

Executive Vice President 'An Economy that Works for People', European Commission

Gabriele Galateri di Genola

Gabriele Galateri di Genola

Group Chairman,
Generali

Kevin Wall

Kevin Wall

CEO, Barclays Europe

Javier Pérez-Tasso

Javier Pérez-Tasso

CEO, SWIFT

Danuta Maria Hübner

Danuta Maria Hübner

Member, European Parliament

Jörg Kukies

Jörg Kukies

State Secretary for Financial Market Policy and European Policy, Federal Ministry of Finance Germany

Mary Schapiro

Mary Schapiro

Vice Chair for Global Public Policy, Bloomberg, Head of TCFD Secretariat and Vice Chair of CFLI

Andrew McDowell

Andrew McDowell

Vice President, European Investment Bank

Jane Ambachtsheer

Jane Ambachtsheer

Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Verena Ross

Verena Ross

Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority

Previous Event

Last year’s edition of the Annual European Financial Services Conference was aptly titled ‘Embracing Change in a Time of Uncertainty’ and this was reflected in both the format of the conference and the topic areas discussed.

Although we could not all convene in Brussels, 684 delegates heard from a top-level line-up of 20 speakers online who covered the most topical issues in the financial sector, including the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, the Capital Markets Union and Digital & Green Recovery. Attendees took advantage of being able to virtually network, participate in polls and interact with speakers via questions and comments.

The 2020 conference in numbers:

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Organisers & Partners

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
Generali is one of the largest global insurance and asset management providers. Established in 1831, it is present in 50 countries in the world with total premium income of more than € 69.7 billion in 2019. With nearly 72,000 employees serving 61 million customers, the Group has a leading position in Europe and a growing presence in Asia and Latin America. Generali’s ambition is to be the life-time partner to its customers, offering innovative and personalised solutions thanks to an unmatched distribution network.
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

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

Contact

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

charlene.bowditch@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 079