Joint ECB-Commission conference on "Post-trade harmonisation and financial integration in Europe"

8.30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Welcome address   read the speech or watch the video
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank
9.15 a.m. Keynote speech   read the speech or watch the video
Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, European Commission
9.45 a.m. Panel 1  Introductory video
How will EU regulations contribute to post-trade harmonisation and financial integration in Europe?
Will the ongoing legislative initiatives, e.g. MiFID2/MiFIR, EMIR, the CSD Regulation and the securities law legislation, contribute to improving the functioning of financial markets?
Moderator: Denis Beau, Director General Operations, Banque de France

Discussants: Steven Maijoor, Chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority; Emil Paulis, Director, Internal Market and Services, European Commission; Daniela Russo, Director General Payments & Market Infrastructure, European Central Bank; Kay Swinburne, Member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament
10.45 a.m. Coffee break
11.15 a.m. Financial integration and post-trade harmonisation   read the speech or watch the video
Daniela Russo, Director General Payments & Market Infrastructure, European Central Bank
11.30 a.m. Shaping a new European model for securities settlement   read the speech or watch the video
Three key elements are shaping the new European model for securities settlement, namely the CSD Regulation, the T2S platform and the harmonisation triggered by T2S. Where are we today? What progress has been made on the T2S harmonisation agenda?
Jean-Michel Godeffroy, Chairman of the T2S Board
12 p.m. Panel 2  Introductory video
Post-trade harmonisation in an environment of increasing collateral needs.
At the EU level, several initiatives are being prepared for the post-trade area. In particular, the proposed regulatory initiatives (CSD Regulation, securities law legislation) and the work being done by the T2S Advisory Group will foster harmonisation in securities settlement, and EMIR and the new proposals on capital requirements (CRD IV Package) will have an impact on collateral availability. What has been achieved so far, and what is planned?
Moderator: Paul Bodart, Member of the T2S Board

Discussants: Diana Chan, CEO of EuroCCP; Godfried de Vidts, Director of European Affairs, ICAP and Chairman of the European Repo Council of the International Capital Market Association; Yvon Lucas, Chairman of the T2S Harmonisation Steering Group; Patrick Pearson, Head of Financial Markets Infrastructure, European Commission; Alain Pochet, Head of Clearing, Settlement and Custody, BNP Paribas
1.15 p.m. Buffet lunch
2.30 p.m. Panel 3  Introductory video
Post-trade harmonisation and financial integration in Europe – tomorrow’s opportunities?
Legislative and infrastructure initiatives are expected to change the post-trade landscape in Europe. The groundwork is being laid for an integrated European financial market that is safer, cheaper and more efficient. Will it help to create opportunities for the future? Will a truly integrated financial market allow Europe to become more competitive?
Moderator: Silvia Wadhwa, Journalist

Discussants: Tim Howell, CEO of Euroclear; Alexander Justham, CEO of London Stock Exchange plc.; Chris Prior-Willeard, CEO of BNY Mellon CSD SA/NV; Werner Steinmüller, Head of Global Transaction Banking and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank; Jeffrey Tessler, CEO of Clearstream International
3.30 p.m. Overcoming the barriers – the journey towards financial integration  watch the video
Alberto Giovannini, Member of the European Post-Trade Group
4 p.m. Closing remarks   read the speech or watch the video
Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
4.15 p.m. End of conference
Conference venue Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Hotel
Am Kaiserplatz, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 215 02
Fax: +49 (0) 69 215 902
E-mail: frankfurter-hof@steigenberger.de
Web: www.steigenberger.com
Conference language English
Contact persons Directorate General Communications & Language Services
Ms Alexandra Kroppenstedt or Mr Nasser Hanafy
Tel.: +49 69 1344 7456, +49 69 1344 7523
E-mail: evp-events@ecb.europa.eu
 
T2S Programme Office
Ms Elin Amundsen, Ms Anna Nuzzolo or Ms Stefania Secola
Tel.: +49 69 1344 5022
E-mail: Harmonisationconference@ecb.europa.eu
  Please note that this programme may be subject to change without notice.

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