Events 06 September 2012

How do Financial Centres Contribute to the Wider Economy?

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06 September 2012

Despite the different natures, roles, scopes and structures of the Financial Centres of Edinburgh, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Stockholm which make up the “Roundtable of European Financial Centres” (and Amsterdam participating as an observer), all of them share a common view on possible joint initiatives , mainly aimed at “promoting Europe´s financial services industry in a global context” without disregarding their competition within the EU.

Welcome Remarks:  Dr. Angelika Schlunck, Director of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union

Welcome Address:  Pablo Rivera, European Financial Centres Roundtable

Keynote Speech: Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

Meeting Stakeholders' Needs: Are Financial Centres Fit for Purpose ?


  • Elizabeth Corley, CEO, Allianz Global Investors
  • Santiago Fernández de Lis, Chief Economist for Financial Systems and Regulation, BBVA Research
  • Gerhard Huemer, Director Economy & Fiscal Policy, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME)
  • Didier Lombard, Chairman, European Issuers
  • Dr. Wolf Klinz, Member of the European Parliament
  • Thierry Philipponnat, Secretary General, Finance Watch

Moderator: Edouard François de Lencquesaing, CEO, EIFR-Paris-Europlace

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