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 took place online on September 30, 2021. More than 450 experts, senior policy makers and key industry stakeholders came 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 presented a unique opportunity to network with renowned sector analysts, experts and key industry stakeholders.
President, EBF & Group Executive Chairman, Banco Santander SA
Commissioner, European Commission - DG FISMA
Director-General, European Commission - DG FISMA
Commissioner for Economy,
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:
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.
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:
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.
At EU level, the European Commission has set a goal to build a Europe fit for the Digital Age, with a focus on data, technology and infrastructure. These elements are also essential in the ongoing digital transformation of financial services, where banks continue their journey to deliver on client expectations in a digital economy. This is not without challenges, which range from regulatory obstacles to a lack of skilled professionals.
Our session will explore how digital banking can help to advance a European digital economy but also how this unravels globally, looking at key questions such as:
Participants will have the opportunity to hear the latest insights from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD and the banking sector.
Full EBF Members, Associate Members & European Banks
Institutions, Governments, Media & VIPs
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This event is organized by the European Banking Federation (EBF) with the technical support of Forum Europe.
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