Q3 2020, 14.00 – 18.00, registration and welcome coffee from 13.30
De Warande, Rue Zinner 1, 1000 Brussels
13.30 – 14.00 Registration and welcome coffee
14.00 – 14.10 Opening remarks by Moderator
14.10 – 14.25 Keynote speech by John Berrigan Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission
The future of European Financial Markets (14.25 – 15.55)
14.25 – 14.35 Keynote speech by policy maker
14.35 – 14.45 Introductory remarks by industry representative
- How can we improve the access for SMEs to market based finance?
- What role can Europe’s capital markets play in achieving sustainable finance and the EU’s climate goals?
- How does having London, Europe’s largest financial center, outside the EU affect the CMU project?
- How can the global competitiveness of Europe’s capital markets be strengthened?
- How can structural and legal barriers to cross border capital flows be removed?
- How can we create incentive and remove obstacles for well-informed retail savers to invest?
- How can we move from strong support for CMU in principle to support also in the technical details?
- To what extent has MiFIDII/MiFIR reached its objectives, i.e. fair, transparent, efficient and integrated markets? What improvements could be made?
- Has MiFIDII/MiFIR created a level playing field between execution venues? Are there any changes to be made?
- Has MiFIDII/MiFIR increased pre- and post-trade transparency? What improvements could be made in this regard?
Member of the European Parliament
European Commission high-level representative
15.55 – 16.15 Refreshments & networking
Digital transformation of EU’s financial services (16.15 – 17.45)
16.15 – 16.25 Introductory remarks by Dr Stephan Berger Member of the European Parliament
16.25 – 16.35 Introductory remarks by industry representative
16.35 – 17.45 Panel discussion
- How can we ensure that the EU financial services regulatory framework is technology-neutral and innovation friendly?
- How can we reap the opportunities offered by the EU-wide Single Market for digital financial services both for the industry and for consumers?
- What are the main obstacles to fully reap the opportunities of innovative technologies in the European financial sector?
- How could we the use of digital financial identities throughout the EU be facilitated?
- Should EU passporting rights to be extended to more areas than today?
- What would be the main benefits and risks of implementing an open finance policy in the EU?
- How can the operational resilience of the financial sector be enhanced?
- How can we promote a well-regulated data-driven financial sector that benefits both EU consumers and firms?
Dr Stephan Berger Member of the European Parliament
Peter Kerstens Advisor for Financial Sector Digitalisation and Cybersecurity, European Commission