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ESBG Retail Banking Conference 2023

The conference will be moderated by Chris Burns


Since 2008 (with the exception of 2020 and 2021 Covid years) ESBG has been organising the well- renowned Retail Banking Conference in Brussels, as a hallmark of the Retail Banking sector in the European agenda.

This year Retail Banking Conference will count with top speakers from EU institutions ( FISMA, ECB, EBA, MEPS, Commissioner McGuiness Cabinet, ESMA), ISSB, International Monetary Fund and leading private industry top managers. This conference will also delve into the Retail Investment Strategy, Open Finance and Sustainable Finance and their impact in the retail banking sector.

Agenda at a glance

Opening speech
Peter Simon,
ESBG Managing Director

Keynote Speech
François-Louis Michaud,
Executive Director, European Banking Authority (EBA)

Panel I – Retail Banking in the framework of the Retail Investment Strategy

Thomas Matis, Senior Manager Financial Services at KPMG AG WPG
15 min presentation of KPMG Inducement study

MEP Stéphanie Yon-Courtin, Rapporteur Retail Investment Strategy
Evert van Walsum, Head of the Investor Protection and Sustainable Finance Department, European Securities Market authority (ESMA)
Christian E. Castro, Head of Public Affairs at CaixaBank

Panel II – Disruption vs Tradition : Open Finance

Fiona Van Echelpoel, Deputy Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments at the ECB, European Central Bank
Peter Kerstens, Advisor on Technological Innovation and Cyber Security, FISMA, European Commission
Erik Ljungberg, Head of Group Brand, Communication and Sustainability, Swedbank
Andrea Tessera, Head of Innovation in Banca Sella

Diederik Bruggink – Head of Department – Payments, Digital Finance and Innovation

Fireside Chat:
Arianna Vannini, Chief Economist DG INTPA, International Partnerships European Commission

Keynote Speach:
Spanish Presidency’s Banking regulation overall conclusions:
Ana Puente Pérez, Head of Sustainable and Digital Finance at Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation

Panel III – Retail Banking an effective vehicle for Sustainable Finance

Marcel Haag, Director General Horizontal Policies , FISMA, European Commission
Veronika Pountcheva, Board member ISSB (International Sustainability Standards Board)
David Lukáš Rozumek, Senior Financial Sector Expert. Financial Supervision & Regulation Division (MCM-FR).
Karolin Schriever, Executive Board Member, DSGV, German Savings Bank Association

Keynote speech:
Overview of the financial banking legislative files expected evolution in the next months.
Patricia Reilly, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner McGuinness, Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union- European Commission

Concluding Remarks
Dominique Goursolle-Nouhaud, President ESBG, European Saving and Retail Banking Group

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