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Helsinki 2019 | Programme

You will find below the Programme of the Eurofi Financial Forum in Helsinki.
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Wednesday, 11 September Morning
09:00 - 09:30 Opening remarks: Which priorities for fostering growth and innovation in the EU?
09:30 - 10:30 How to sustainably improve capital allocation across the EU?
10:30 - 11:00 Exchange of views: CMU way forward: IMF proposal for a new action plan
11:00 - 11:15 Speech: Views from an Asian Bank on the role of the financial sector in fostering innovation and economic growth
11:15 - 12:15 Improving the global competitiveness of the EU financial sector
11:15 - 12:15 PEPP: what needs fixing?

Wednesday, 11 September Afternoon
13:30 - 14:00 Exchange of views: What toolbox is needed to deal with new emerging risks? (macro / micro prudential tools…)
14:00 - 14:45 Improving AML/TF detection, supervision and EU coordination
14:45 - 15:45 Data challenges for the financial sector associated with AI
14:45 - 15:15 Addressing the sovereign / financial sector / Central Bank loop
15:15 - 16:00 Insurance comprehensive risk framework: are economic & regulatory impacts positive?
16:00 - 17:00 Cyber-security and cyber-resilience in the context of increased digitalisation
16:00 - 16:45 Revising Solvency II: what are the main policy priorities?
17:00 - 18:00 Key policies for addressing climate change risks for financial stability
17:00 - 18:00 CCPs: completing the post-crisis agenda (EMIR 2.2 implementation, recovery and resolution regime)
18:00 - 18:15 Exchange of views: Views of a global bank CEO
18:15 - 19:00 Exchange of views: Can global cooperation on financial services be deepened in the foreseeable future?
19:00 - 19:30 Exchange of views: Latest Brexit developments and future of EU-UK relations in the financial sector
19:30 - 20:30 How to enhance financial policies for dealing with third-countries? (equivalence, supervisory cooperation…)?

Thursday, 12 September Morning
08:00 - 09:15 ESG agenda: EU priorities (EU sustainability agenda, taxonomy, incentives…)
09:15 - 10:15 Fostering investment in sustainable projects (role of the public / private sectors, IFIs, Invest EU…)
09:15 - 10:15 Reaping the benefits of DLT and cloud in wholesale financial services
10:15 - 11:15 Tackling long-term investment disincentives (accounting, prudential, regulatory issues, securitization…)
10:15 - 11:15 Digitalisation and new technologies (AI, data analytics…) in the retail space: prospects and challenges
11:15 - 12:15 New trends in the Nordic – Baltic region financial services sector
11:15 - 12:15 Adapting EU legislative processes to EU ambitions
12:15 - 12:30 Exchange of views: Developing securities markets

Thursday, 12 September Afternoon
13:15 - 14:15 Refocusing CMU: key policy priorities going forward
14:15 - 15:15 Towards an EU electronic payment strategy: electronic cash, instant payment, financial inclusion…?
14:15 - 15:15 Developing equity financing for SMEs
15:15 - 16:15 Increasing retail access and engagement in capital markets (MiFID II, PRIIPs,…)
15:15 - 16:15 AIFMD review: are changes needed?
16:15 - 17:30 Impacts of Basel III on EU financial activities
16:15 - 17:30 MiFID II: state of play and remaining challenges (transparency, price formation, access to market data, …)
17:30 - 17:50 Exchange of views: Enhancing the role of asset management in the financing of the EU economy
17:50 - 18:45 Exchange of views: What ambitions for the EU banking sector and related policy priorities?
18:45 - 19:15 Speech: The quest for financial integration in Europe and globally
19:15 - 20:30 Key priority for the incoming Commission in the financial services sector: deepening integration, boosting growth or strengthening financial stability?
21:00 - 22:30 Speech: Priorities of the Finnish EU Presidency in the financial services sector
Friday, 13 September Morning
07:45 - 08:25 Exchange of views: Risk sharing in EMU
08:25 - 08:40 Speech: Key priorities toward a true Capital Markets Union
08:45 - 09:45 Upcoming priorities for EU securities post-trading (integration, harmonisation, digitalisation…)
08:45 - 09:45 Making the Banking Union effective: what priorities?
09:45 - 10:45 Medium sized bank resolution: challenges and tools
09:45 - 10:45 Opportunities, challenges and policy implications of digitalisation for the EU financial sector
11:00 - 11:30 Speeches: Global financial regulation: what priorities?
11:30 - 12:30 Strengthening the international role of the Euro: how?
12:30 - 12:45 Speech: The future of finance and global cooperation?