2014 EU Financial Regulation Conference

Future challenges and global perspective

1 October 2014, 08.30 – 13.00

Square Brussels Meeting Center (formerly Palais des Congrès), Jardin du Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels


08.30 - 09.00 Registration and welcome coffee


09.00 - 09.05 Welcome speech


09.05 - 09.10 Introduction by moderator John Rega Chief Correspondent, Financial Services MLex


09.10 – 10.55 Panel 1 – Future challenges


During the previous legislative term (2009-2014) we saw an unprecedented overhaul of the regulatory framework that governs the financial industry. What are the main challenges for the new legislative term? What is left to be done? How can we tackle any possible problems arising from the measure taken such as incoherence between directives and unintended consequences? Do we need an extensive review or will some fine-tuning of the existing regulation be enough?


Speaker line-up

Markus Ferber Member of the European Parliament, Vice Chair of the ECON Committee

Martin Merlin Director, Directorate G – Financial Markets, DG MARKT, European Commission

Brian Polk Director, Global Financial Services Regulatory Strategy, PWC

Corinna Schempp Director of Regulation, FIA Europe

Guillaume Prache Managing Director, Better Finance For All  


10.55 - 11.15 Coffee break


11.15 - 11.25 Introduction by moderator Prof Emilios Avgouleas Chair in International Banking Law and Finance, University of Edinburgh


11.25 – 13.00 Panel 2 – Global perspective Europe


Europe is an important part of the global financial system. In the wake of the financial crisis, similar regulatory changes as those made here in Europe have also been made in other major jurisdictions. Even though the reforms generally share the same objectives the regulatory differences causes legal duplications and uncertainties. How can this be avoided? Is outcome based mutual recognition a way forward? Should we take a multilateral or bilateral approach?


Speaker line-up

Pervenche Berès Member of the European Parliament, ECON Committee

Petr Wagner Policy Officer, Unit 02 - Financial Services Policy, Relations with the Council, DG MARKT, European Commission

Candida P. Wolff Executive Vice President and Head of Global Government Affairs, Citigroup

Gert D. Wehinger Senior Economist, Financial Affairs Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

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