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Belgian Economy Minister kick's off World Savings Day 2017

Belgian Economy Minister kick's off World Savings Day 2017

Experts to share their insights on financial inclusion, financial education.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BRUSS​ELS, 26 October 2017 –  The World Savings Day kick-off event in Brussels takes place this morning. Policymakers will join member banks, banking stakeholders, financial inclusion and financial education experts to focus on this year's theme: Our future starts with savings

The mid-morning event will kick-off with opening remarks by Mr. Kris Peeters, (pictured, left) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Employment, Federal Government of Belgium.

Presentations will follow by Ms. Florence Raineix (pictured, right), President of Finances & Pédagogie and Director General of the Fédération Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne, and Dr. Bettina Fuhrmann (pictured, below left), Head of the Institute for Economic Education at the Vienna University for Economics and Business.

The event concludes with a panel to provide update on how savings and retail banks are meeting the financial education and financial inclusion challenge. The panel includes: Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman, Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority, and Wessel van Kampen, Managing Director, Child and Youth Finance International.​

 A “can't miss" celebration! 

Seats still available. Register now: E-mail WSBI at   

About World Savings Day

For more than 90 years, the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) and its members have spearheaded annually a day dedicated to promoting the virtue of people saving money. Celebrated at the end of October, World Savings Day was the first initiative of WSBI. For WSBI and its members, the day places focus on the stabilising role played by savings and retail banking in the overall financial system. It evokes some of the ethos of local banks: responsible partners in communities, close to the customer, serving households, small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) and local authorities. 

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