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ESBG Retail Banking 2016 coming soon

ESBG Retail Banking 2016 coming soon

​​​BRUSSELS, 23 February 2016 –  The ESBG Retail Banking Conference is coming! 'Better Regulation for Growth and Jobs' is this year's theme to showcase the strength and the vitality of retail banking in terms of innovation as well as the challenges they have to face in the current economic and political climate in Europe. 

A can't miss event in EU banking policy circles, the event gives attendees a chance to explore further the issue of Better Regulation.  






Among the topics that will be discussed:

- How can banks improve customer proximity

- What policy support is needed to keep banking relevant for the growth of Europe real economy

- Proportionality for local banks in the context of Capital Markets Union

- Challenges in a digitised environment

So, if you would like to be up-to-date with the influence of the economic context on retail banking business, just fill in this Registration form and come on Wednesday 16 March to the ESBG Retail Banking Conference 2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Brussels.


Brief outline of the programme and confirmed speakers:

8.30 – 9.00      Welcome Coffee 

9.00 – 9.25      Welcoming by ESBG Managing Director Chris De Noose
                       Opening Speech by ESBG President Isidro Fainé, Chairman of CaixaBank

 9.25 – 10.10    Setting the scene: financial innovation and how retail banks are affected

  • Fabrice Denèle, Head of Cards and Payments, Groupe BPCE
  • Arnold J.A.M. Kuijpers, Director European Affairs, Rabobank
  • Claire Maslen, Senior Manager Financial Services, GSMA
  • José Agostinho de Matos, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Caixa Geral de Depósitos 

10.10 – 10.30 Coffee Break 

10.30 – 11.40 Panel Discussion 2: "Proportionality for Local Banks"

  • Pervenche Berès, MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
  • Andrea Enria, Chairman, European Banking Authority (EBA) 
  • John Heller, CEO, Argenta
  • Christophe Nijdam, Secretary-General, Finance Watch 
  • Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Executive Member of the Board, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)  

11.40 – 12.50 Panel Discussion 3: "How regulation needs to catch up with digitisation"

  • John Broxis, Managing Director, MyBank
  • Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General of DG Connect (European Commission) 
  • Sergey Filippov, Associate Director, the Lisbon Council 
  • Antonio Massanell, Deputy Chairman, Caixabank 


12.50 – 13.10   Closing Speech by Alain Minc, Economic and Political advisor, AMConseil

13.10 - 13.15   Wrap up by Chris De Noose

13.15 – 14.30   Networking lunch   ​

>> Learn more about the retail banking conference 

>> ESBG story: One month out 

>> Registration form for the ESBG Retail Banking Conference 2016 


Communication - institutional & commercial; Retail payments; Digitalisation; Innovation; Proportionality; Regulation