Proportionality Workshop 24 January 2017

​Speakers and panellists​​


10.00 am                  Welcome and Introduction by Chris de Noose, ESBG Managing Director

10.05 am - 10.15 am Keynote speech by Martin Merlin, Director European Commission, DG Fisma

10.15 am - 11.15 am     Panel Discussion 1: the Political Aspects of Proportionality - (Policy discussion)

Moderation: Herbert Vallant, Head of European Affairs, Austrian Savings Banks Assocation

  • Michael Budolfsen, President, Uni Europa Finance
  • Othmar Karas, Member of the European Parliament
  • Matthias Lehmann, Professor, University of Bonn - European Banking Institute (EBI)​
  • Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Executive Member of the Board, DSGV - German Savings Banks Association
  • Jukka Vesala, Director-General at the European Central Bank


11.15 - 11.30 am         Coffee break


11.30am - 12.30 pm   Panel Discussion 2: the Practical Aspects of Proportionality - (Technical discussion)

Moderation: Michael Engelhard, Head of Banking Supervision and Governmental Affairs, German Savings Banks Association

  • Giulia Bertezzolo, Legal Officer, European Commission
  • Fons Borginon, on behalf of the Coordination of Belgian Savings and Network Banks 
  • Gerhard Huemer, Director of Economic Policy, UEAPME – The European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

  • Andrew Watchman, CEO EFRAG - European Financial Reporting Advisory Group 

12.30 pm Networking lunch