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  • Seventh ECB Statistics Conference

Towards the banking Union. Opportunities and challenges for statistics

Frankfurt am Main, 15 October 2014

The series of biennial conferences on statistics held by the ECB provides an important forum for the exchange of views on requirements, opportunities and challenges for statistics for central bank policy-making.

The 2014 conference will bring together users and compilers of statistics from central banks, supervisory authorities, national statistical institutes, international institutions, academia, the media and the financial industry. The focus of the conference will be on issues related to the statistical preparation for the Single Supervisory Mechanism.

Towards the banking union – opportunities and challenges for statistics
7 p.m. Welcome reception
8 p.m. Conference dinner hosted by Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank
Keynote speech more
8.30 a.m. Registration and coffee
9 a.m. Introductory speech
Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank  more
9.30 a.m. Session 1
Data needs of the Single Supervisory Mechanism
Chair: Mathias Dewatripont, Deputy Governor, Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique

Andreas Ittner, Vice-Governor, Oesterreichische Nationalbank paper presentation
Pedro Duarte Neves, Vice-Governor, Banco de Portugal paper presentation

Josef Bonnici, Governor, Central Bank of Malta
Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
11 a.m. Coffee break
11.30 a.m. Session 2
Statistics for multi-purpose use: synergies between the central banking and supervisory functions
Chair: Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, Governor, Latvijas Banka

Anne Le Lorier, Deputy Governor, Banque de France paper presentation
Fernando Restoy, Deputy Governor, Banco de España paper presentation

Piers Haben, Director Oversight, European Banking Authority
Luigi Federico Signorini, Member of the Governing Board and Deputy Governor, Banca d’Italia
1 p.m. Buffet lunch
2 p.m. Session 3
The macro and micro dimensions of the banking union – which are the challenges for statistics?
Chair: Hans Buurmans - Chair of Reporting Requirements Task Force of Banking Supervision Committee, European Banking Federation

Micheline Casey, Chief Data Officer, Federal Reserve Board presentation
Janez Fabijan, Deputy Governor, Banka Slovenije paper presentation
Martin Spolc, Deputy Head of Unit Banks and financial conglomerates II, European Commission paper presentation

Francesco Mazzaferro, Head of Secretariat, European Systemic Risk Board
Mr Steffen Kern, Head of Financial Stability, European Securities and Markets Authority
3.30 p.m. Coffee break
4 p.m. Session 4
Communicating statistics to meet user requirements and manage market expectations
Chair: Aurel Schubert, Director General Statistics, European Central Bank

New Euro area statistics website:

Christine Graeff, Director General Communications & Language Services, European Central Bank presentation
Huw Pill, Chief European Economist, Goldman Sachs presentation
Walter Radermacher, Director General, Eurostat presentation

Brian Blackstone, Wall Street Journal
Hans-Helmut Kotz, Senior Fellow Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University and Center for European Studies, Harvard University
5.30 p.m. Session 4
Concluding remarks
Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, European Central Bank  more
Conference date Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Conference venue European Central Bank
Eurotower – conference room CIV
Kaiserstrasse 29
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 69 1344 0, Fax: +49 69 1344 6000
Conference language English
Transfers Participants are requested to arrange their own transfers from and to the airport, unless indicated otherwise
Dinner date Tuesday, 14 October 2014 at 7 p.m.
Dinner venue Hotel Intercontinental, Room Silhouette
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 43
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Dress code: Business attire
Participants are requested to make their own way to the venue, which is within easy walking distance of the ECB and the other hotels suggested

Accommodation Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof *****
Am Kaiserplatz, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 69 215 920 Fax: +49 69 215 902


Hilton Hotel*****
Hochstrasse 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 69 13 38 000 Fax: +49 69 13 38 20


Le Meridien Parkhotel*****
Wiesenhüttenplatz 28-38, 60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 69 26 97 0 Fax: +49 69 26 97 884


Ramada Hotel Financial District***+
Weserstrasse 19, 60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 69 310 810 Fax: +49 69 310 81 555

Contact ECB Directorate General Statistics
Statistics Development and Coordination Division
Romana Peronaci
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 1344 7394

Agnese Apine
Tel: +49 69 1344 8256

ECB Directorate General Communication & Language Services
Outreach & Protocol Division (OEP)
Jutta Auth
Tel: +49 (0) 69 1344 7417
Conference e-mail:
  Please note that this programme may be subject to change without notice.