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Friday, November 15, 2019

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Cross-border trade in financial services is underdeveloped within the EU, and it meets numerous obstacles between non-EU countries and EU members like the US or Switzerland. International trade organizations like WTO have not achieved much progress in the area of financial services. With Brexit, the issue may become even more serious. At the same time, many non-EU destinations like the US, Switzerland, Singapore or Hong Kong are fighting for market shares. What could be done to free EU cross-border financial services from their fetters?


Friday, 15 November 2019
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Opening and Welcome
Jean Hilgers, BFF President I National Bank of Belgium
Ernest Gnan, SUERF Secretary General I Oesterreichische National Bank
Keynote Speech

Who benefits from banks’ cross-border competition

Robert Koopman, Director, Economic Research and Statistics, WTO presentation
Chair: Ernest Gnan, Counsel to the Board and Head, Economic Analysis Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank I SUERF
Panel 1: The intra and extra EU cross border financial services (in)activity: Europe’s Cinderella?
Chair: Urs Birchler, Prof. Em., University of Zurich I SUERF

Between dreams and reality

Jan Van Hove, Chief Economist, KBC Group presentation

The intra and extra EU cross border nancial services (in)activity: Europe’s Cinderella?

Mathias Hoffmann, Professor, International Trade and Finance, University of Zurich presentation
Carey Evans, Director, Global Public Policy Group, BlackRock

Banking (de)globalisationand Europe

Goetz von Peter, Principal Economist, Monetary and Economic Department, International Data Hub, BIS presentation
Coffee break
Panel 2: New developments in European financial regulation: what implications for cross- border financial services
Chair: Isabelle Vaillant, Director of Prudential Regulation and Supervisory Policy, EBA
Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman, FSMA presentation

Cross-border consolidation in Europe

Gonzalo Gasos, Head of Prudential Policy and Supervision, European Banking Federation (EBF) presentation
Philipp Härle, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company presentation
Keynote Speech

Opening the EU’s single market for financial sevices to the world – prospects, limtations, options

Almoró Rubin de Cervin, Acting Director of Directorate A at DG FISMA, EC
Chair: Frank Lierman, Belgium Financial Forum I SUERF
Panel 3: The future geography of financial services: Views of the financial industry
Chair: Michala Marcussen, Group Chief Economist, Société Générale I SUERF Vice President
Frank Wulms, Executive Director, Public Policy International, Bank Julius Bär & CO. Ltd
Tim Clausen, Head of International Regulatory Policy and Strategy, HSBC
François Benaroya, Head of CEE/Turkey, BNP Paribas
Peter Hahn, Dean & Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
End and farewell coffee