Event Overview

Even as the Covid-19 recovery gathers pace, Europe’s financial future remains uncertain. EU’s banking sector faces a decisive moment. Rapidly accelerating green and digital transitions will test banks’ agility and bring opportunities to build back a better, more resilient Europe. At the same time, the banking industry is up against complex challenges, including soaring costs, competition against big techs and the changing financial services landscape.

The 5th edition of the European Banking Summit will take place online on September 30, 2021. More than 450 experts, senior policy makers and key industry stakeholders will come together to discuss the industry’s challenges and opportunities and to identify new trends. Covering the topics of digital transformation, European recovery, sustainable transition and the future of banking, it will present a unique opportunity to network with renowned sector analysts, experts and key industry stakeholders.

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Speakers include:

Anna Botin

Ana Botín

President, EBF & Group Executive Chairman, Banco Santander SA

Mairead McGuiness

Mairead McGuinness

Commissioner, European Commission - DG FISMA

Masamichi Kono

Masamichi Kono

Deputy Secretary-General,
OECD

John Berrigan

John Berrigan

Director-General, European Commission - DG FISMA

Commissioner Gentiloni

Paolo Gentiloni

Commissioner for Economy,
European Commission

Programme

European Banking Summit 2021
2021-09-30
10:30 - 11:00
Virtual platform and networking open
11:00 - 11:15
Welcoming remarks
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Ana Botín
EBF & Group Executive Chairman, Banco Santander SA
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Wim Mijs
CEO, EBF
11:20 - 11:35
Keynote speech
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Mairead McGuinness
Commissioner, European Commission - DG FISMA
11:35 - 13:00
Session 1: Balancing on the (cliff) edge?

This autumn will bring major developments for the European banking industry. October 1st will mark the start of the economic recovery as forecasted by the Commission in its Summer 2021 Economic Forecast and will see the conclusion of the moratoria for bank loans introduced at the beginning of the pandemic. The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced the lift of the ban on bank dividends, while the European Commission is expected to unveil the new Banking Package. Against this backdrop, our session will outline the banking industry’s role in the continued recovery efforts, the competitiveness of European banks on the international stage, and the direction of banking and monetary policy in a post-Covid landscape. During the discussion, representatives from European Institutions, banks and top researchers will address fundamental questions for EU banks:

 

    • How will banks support viable businesses while containing default ratios?
    • Will non-performing loans encumber the economic recovery?
    • Will the increased government support result in bank consolidation or further fragmentation of the banking sector?
    • Can the Basel III Banking Package strike a balance between resilience and lending?

The event will also cover the drivers of profitability and market valuation of EU banks and the expectations for the impact of inflation on the interest rate and banks’ margins. We will explore how European banks can remain competitive vis-a-vis their US peers and other financial players. As Europe’s banking industry approaches its watershed moment, we will examine the pressing decisions and steep objectives faced by the banking industry in the regulatory field.

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Moderator: Christian Ossig
Chairman, EBF Executive Committee & Chief Executive Officer, German Banking Association
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John Berrigan
Director-General, European Commission - DG FISMA
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Lars Machenil
Chief Financial Officer, BNPPG & Chair, EBF BSC
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Kerstin af Jochnick
Member of the Supervisory Board (ECB Representative)
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Stuart Graham
Senior Partner, Autonomous Research
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30
Session 2: Banks and sustainable transition: Are we at a tipping point?

Banks play a critical role in delivering ambitions outlined by the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal. To channel lending and investor flows into environmentally sustainable activities, the EU has introduced a comprehensive framework. It defines what can be considered green as a first step, with classification of social objectives to follow. Our session will explore key questions on everyone’s mind in the field of sustainable finance:

 

    • What else must be done to accelerate the pace of change in the underlying economic activities to save the planet and preserve prosperity?
    • How can banks and companies successfully communicate their contributions to climate objectives?
    • Which policies proposed by Fit for 55 are most likely to drive behavioral changes?
    • How can banks help their clients on the transition journey?

We will investigate these questions against the backdrop of the new Climate Law, the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy, the Fit for 55 package and the upcoming COP26 climate summit. Participants will have the opportunity to hear the latest insights from the European Commission, academics and the Chief Sustainability Officers of European banks.

14:05
Keynote Speech: Inclusive growth and environmental sustainability
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Paolo Gentiloni
Commissioner for Economy, European Commission
14:20
Keynote Speech
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Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve
Co-President, Club of Rome
14:30
Fireside chat: Banks in a net-zero Europe
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Alexander Lehmann
Non-Resident Fellow, Bruegel
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Antoni Ballabriga
Global Head of Responsible Business, BBVA; Chairperson, EBF Sustainable Finance Expert Group & Co-Chair, UNEP FI Global Steering Committee
14:45
Chief sustainability officers roundtable: A vision for banks’ contribution to the European Green Deal
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Moderator: Wim Mijs
Chief Executive Officer, EBF
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Roberta Marraccino
Head of Group ESG Strategy and Impact Banking, UniCredit
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Anne-Sophie Castelnau
Global Head of Sustainability, ING
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Viktoriya Brand
Head of Group Sustainability, Deutsche Bank
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Laurence Pessez
Global Head of CSR Organisation, BNP Paribas
15:30 - 16:00
Networking break
16:00 - 17:00
Session 3: Digital banking for a European digital economy
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Moderator: Alejandra Kindelán
Head of Research and Public Policy & Member of the Board at Santander Consumer Finance
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Masamichi Kono
Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
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Gerard de Graaf
Director of Digital Transformation, DG CONNECT
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Giuseppe Castagna
Chief Executive Officer, Banco BPM
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Ondřej Kovařík
MEP
17:00 - 17:15
Concluding remarks
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Wim Mijs
CEO, EBF
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Fees

Full EBF Members, Associate Members & European Banks

FREE*

Institutions, Governments, Media & VIPs

FREE*

Non-EBF Members

€25

* In order to obtain free registration, one needs to enter a promotional code during the registration process. Please check your email or contact the EBF Team for more information on events@ebf.eu

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Organisers & Partners

Event Host
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs 140,000 people.Visit website: www.barclays.com 
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Generali is one of the largest global insurance and asset management providers. Established in 1831, it is present in 50 countries in the world with total premium income of more than € 69.7 billion in 2019. With nearly 72,000 employees serving 61 million customers, the Group has a leading position in Europe and a growing presence in Asia and Latin America. Generali’s ambition is to be the life-time partner to its customers, offering innovative and personalised solutions thanks to an unmatched distribution network.
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Kreab is a world leading communications consultancy. We provide independent and strategic advice on high-stakes financial, corporate and public affairs communications.With operations in 25 countries, and over 350 highly experienced consultants, we offer communications counsel to the highest levels within companies, organizations, governments and governmental agencies.Visit website: www.kreab.com
Event Organiser
Forum Europe events are where people and policy meet. We have been organising policy conferences in Brussels and around Europe since 1989. Our events provide unique insights from the people behind the policy and those seeking to influence it. Our expert team develop conference programmes with impact and provide first-class event logistics. Forum Europe is more than an event management and conference production specialist. With offices in Brussels and the UK, we operate across Europe and globally. Through our international arm, Forum Global, our events cover five continents, and engage policymakers and industry at national and regional levels around the world. Our mission is to drill down to the issues that matter, creating policy events that are ahead of the curve, facilitating frank and open debate on some of the most pressing issues facing Europe and the world today.Visit website: https://www.forum-europe.com
Event Partner
BNP Paribas Fortis is the bank for a changing world. A bank managed in all transparency, driven by values of responsibility, humanity, innovation and enthusiasm.
Supporting Partner
LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated, open-access partners with a commitment to excellence in delivering the services our customers expect from us. With extensive experience, deep knowledge and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It’s how we’ve contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years.
Media Partner
Bloomberg is the global leader in business and financial data, news and insight. Using the power of technology, we connect the world's decision makers to accurate information on the financial markets – and help them make faster, smarter decisions.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this event and finding out more about the sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Charlene Bowditch: charlene.bowditch@forum-europe.com / +44 (0) 2920 783 079

Contact

This event is organized by the European Banking Federation (EBF) with the technical support of Forum Europe.

For more information on the event content please contact Cyrielle Doll | Project & Events Officer | EBF

c.doll@ebf.eu

For information on any other aspect of the event please contact Lula Howard | Senior Event Manager | Forum Europe

lula.howard@forum-europe.com | + 44 (0) 2920 783 026

European Banking Federation

 

The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from across Europe. The federation is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere.