18 March 2016 - College of Europe - Dijver 9 – 11, Bruges

Seventh Bruges European Business Conference

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08.45: Registration and coffee.


09.20 - 09.45: Welcome address by Professor Phedon Nicolaides (Director of the European Economic Studies Department, College of Europe)


09.45 - 10.15: Keynote speech: CMU: Where do we stand? Where are we going?

   By Lord Jonathan Hill (EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union)


10.15 - 11.15: How to achieve deeper financial integration?

Chair: Prof. Christian de Boissieu (College of Europe)


Verena Ross (Executive Director, ESMA)

Diego Valiante (Head of Financial Markets and Institutions Unit, CEPS)

Niall Bohan (Head of Unit CMU, DG FISMA, EU Commission)


11.15 - 11.30: Break


11.30 - 12.50: Improving SME access to financing: What do they need?

Chair: Richard Doherty (Global Lead Client Partner for EU Institutions, Deloitte)


Gert Wehinger (Senior Economist, OECD)

Helmut Kraemer-Eis (Head of Research, European Investment Fund)

Sachin Patel (Global co-head of Capital Markets, Funding Circle)

Antonio Garcia del Riego (Head of Corporate Affairs in the EU, Santander Bank) (TBC)


12.50 - 14.15: Lunch


14.15 - 14.45: Keynote speech: Addressing SME needs: EIB products

 By Jonathan Taylor (Vice-President, EIB)


14.45 - 16.05: Panel I: Equity financing for SMEs: How to combine traditional means with new funding sources (e.g. crowdfunding)?

Chair: Ernesto Lanzillo (partner, Deloitte, Italian Family Business Leader)


Marta Testi (Head of Corporate Advisors, London Stock Exchange Group)

Luigi Amati (CEO and Co-Founder, META)

Korstiaan Zandvliet (CEO and Co-Founder, Symbid)

Andrea Beltramello (Policy Officer Capital Markets Union Unit, DG FISMA, EU Commission)


16.05 - 16.20: Break


16.20 - 17.20: Panel II: Who regulates, how to integrate without excluding and how to take into account UK concerns?

Chair: Phedon Nicolaides (College of Europe)


Nicolas Veron (Senior Fellow, Bruegel; Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Johannes Lindner (Head of the Division EU institutions and fora, ECB)

Jean-Pierre Casey (Head of Investment Solutions, UK & Luxembourg, PMB, Edmond de Rothschild)

Raoul Ruparel (Co-Director, Open Europe)


17.20 - 18.40: Concluding remarks & after conference drinks 


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