EUROPEAN BANKING SUMMIT 2019
The European Banking Summit is the flagship event of the European Banking Federation and is taking place annually in Brussels. More than 300 experts, senior policy makers and key industry stakeholders come together to discuss the industry’s challenges and opportunities and to identify new trends. It is an unique opportunity to network with renowned sector analysts, experts and key industry stakeholders.
The 2019 edition will address critical developments for the banking industry with the objective of more closely defining answers to key challenges in the industry, in particular in areas such as market finance, financial crime and anti-money laundering, trans-Atlantic regulatory cooperation, cybersecurity and international harmonization of banking regulation including Basel 4.
The 2019 European Banking Summit takes place on 2 and 3 October at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s hotel in Brussels. It will include plenary sessions on both days, the launch for the Markets4Europe campaign on Wednesday 2 October and expert-led in-depth sessions on various topics on Thursday 3 October. This year’s EBF Cybersecurity Conference will be a pre-summit event on Tuesday 1 October.
BUILDING A POSITIVE FUTURE FOR EUROPE
The European Union has led to the most prosperous and longest ever period of peace across the continent. This stability is the result of decades of governments, people and companies playing their part to ensure a successful Europe. Now, with the growing shift of economic strength towards Asia, Western populations are feeling increasingly disenfranchised and are losing faith in their traditional political establishments and institutions.
Many Europeans are uneasy about how global trends in technology and competition are changing their world and whether our current models for government, business and society will continue to work for them in the future. In European politics, the UK struggle with Brexit fallout serves as a strong reminder in continental Europe on the dangers of “less Europe”.
At the same time, it is unlikely that we will have “more Europe” for the time being. Serving clients across borders throughout Europe, it is the duty of pan-European companies, including banks, to help rebuild confidence in a joint, fair and prosperous future.