A joint conference of the European Central Bank and the European Commission

Financial integration and stability: towards a more resilient single EU financial market

Frankfurt am Main, Thursday, 26 April 2012 - from 9.00 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.

By invitation only

This year’s conference on financial integration and stability will put the spotlight on the EU’s single financial market.

Under the heading “Financial integration and stability: towards a more resilient single EU financial market”, a selected group of key policy-makers, financial market leaders and academics will come together at the ECB.
The ECB President, Mario Draghi, and the European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, will share insights into the EU’s single financial market programme and the crisis, analysing where we stand and looking ahead to what will happen next.

Two high-level panels will discuss how to revitalise the single EU financial market and the implications of macroeconomic imbalances and the sovereign bond crisis for financial integration in the euro area. The ECB’s and the Commission’s latest policy reports on financial stability and integration, respectively the 2012 Report on Financial Integration in Europe and the 2011 European Financial Stability and Integration Report, will be presented at the conference.

Press release: Setback for financial integration in 2011
Publication: Financial integration in Europe, April 2012


9.00 to 9.30 a.m. Registration and welcome coffee
9.30 to 9.45 a.m. Opening
Mario Draghi President of the European Central Bank   speech
9.45 to 10.45 a.m. Policy reports

European Financial Stability and Integration Report
Nadia Calviño Deputy Director General, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission presentation

Report on Financial Integration in Europe
Vítor Constâncio Vice-President of the European Central Bank presentation
10.45 to 11.00 a.m. Coffee break
11.00 to 11.30 a.m. Keynote speech: The single EU financial market programme and the crisis – what was aimed for, where do we stand?

Moderator: Vítor Constâncio Vice-President of the European Central Bank
Keynote speaker: Michel Barnier Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, European Commission
11.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. High-level panel: Revitalising the single EU financial market

Moderator: Nadia Calviño Deputy Director General, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Monique Goyens Director General of the European Consumers’ Organisation presentation
Malcolm Harbour Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Jan Hommen Vice-Chairman of the European Financial Services Round Table, Chief Executive Officer of ING
André Sapir Professor of Economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Senior Fellow at Bruegel
12.45 to 2.00 p.m. Lunch
  AFTERNOON SESSION
2.00 to 2.30 p.m. Keynote speech: The single EU financial market programme: the impact of the sovereign bond crisis on financial integration - what’s next?

Moderator: Vítor Constâncio Vice-President of the European Central Bank
Keynote speaker: Peter Sutherland Chairman of Goldman Sachs International
2.30 to 4.00 p.m. High-level panel: Implications of macroeconomic imbalances and of the sovereign bond crisis for financial integration in the euro area

Moderator: Peter Praet Executive Board member of the European Central Bank
Mathias Dewatripont Director of the Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique
Steven Maijoor Chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority presentation
Thierry Philipponnat Secretary General of Finance Watch speech
Guido Ravoet Secretary General of the European Banking Federation
Herbert Stepic Chief Executive Officer of the Raiffeisen Bank International AG
4.00 to 4.15 p.m. Closing remarks
Vítor Constâncio
Vice-President of the European Central Bank
Conference venue European Central Bank
Eurotower
Conference Room CIV, 2nd floor
Kaiserstrasse 29
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Programme The conference is by invitation only.
Organisers ECB-FIS-Conference-2012@ecb.europa.eu.
Contact for logistical arrangements Directorate Communications
Publishing, Events and Protocol Division
E-mail: evp-events@ecb.europa.eu