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Bucharest 2019 | Programme

You will find below the Programme of the Eurofi High Level Seminar in Bucharest.
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Wednesday, 3 April Morning
10:00 - 10:30 Opening remarks: Is European financial integration stalling?
10:30 - 11:15 Are sovereign debts sustainable in the EU?
11:15 - 12:15 Short-term implications of Brexit for the financing of the EU economy and financial stability
11:15 - 12:15 Benchmark regulation: implementation challenges

Wednesday, 3 April Afternoon
13:30 - 14:30 Key macro and micro risks that may affect EU financial markets
14:30 - 15:30 Insurance comprehensive risk framework
14:30 - 15:30 Challenges posed by the sovereign-bank loop in the EU
15:30 - 16:30 AML-TF: improving supervision and detection
15:30 - 16:30 Data protection, fairness and sharing
16:45 - 17:45 Addressing sustainability risks in the financial sector
16:45 - 17:45 Non-bank finance: what role for micro and macroprudential policies?
17:45 - 18:45 Implementation of EMIR 2.2 cross-border CCP supervision requirements
17:45 - 18:45 Are specific regulatory rules needed for ETFs?
18:55 - 19:10 The implications of Brexit for EU financial services firms
19:15 - 20:15 The optimal approach to third-country EU market access post-Brexit

Thursday, 4 April Morning
08:00 - 09:45 CMU post-Brexit: status quo, refocus or redesign?
09:15 - 10:15 Addressing the financing and investment gap in the CEE region
09:45 - 10:10 Investment firm prudential regime
10:15 - 11:15 Is the EU securities market structure adequate?
10:15 - 11:00 What future for securitization in the EU?
11:00 - 12:15 CMU and Banking Union: are they complementary or antagonistic?
11:15 - 12:15 Integration and competitiveness of EU fund markets
12:15 - 12:35 Developing EU – US regulatory and supervisory cooperation in capital markets

Thursday, 4 April Afternoon
13:30 - 14:30 Is the EU long-term sustainability strategy «bankable»?
14:30 - 15:45 Sustainable finance: expected impacts of the current EU legislative proposals
14:30 - 15:45 Priorities for the next EU legislature in the payments area
15:45 - 16:45 How to develop and connect securities ecosystems in the EU?
15:45 - 16:45 Review of the Solvency II long-term package
16:45 - 17:45 Policy priorities at the EU level for fostering digital distribution and fintech innovation
17:00 - 17:45 Bank fragmentation and prospects on further consolidation in the EU
17:45 - 18:40 Taking stock of G20 financial reforms 10 years after the London summit
18:40 - 19:00 Fundamental conditions for fiscal union
19:00 - 19:15 EU financial integration: where do we stand?
19:15 - 20:30 Priorities of the incoming Commission in the financial sector
21:00 - 22:30 Priorities of the Romanian EU Presidency in the financial area
Friday, 5 April Morning
08:00 - 08:45 Viability of the Eurozone 20 years after its creation
08:45 - 09:45 Addressing ring-fencing issues in the Banking Union
08:45 - 09:45 DLT and digital tokens: opportunities and challenges for the EU financial sector
09:45 - 10:45 Cloud and tech outsourcing: opportunities and challenges for the EU
09:45 - 10:45 Developing an EU resolution approach for SSM banks (EDIS, insolvency law issues…)
11:00 - 12:00 Developing a stronger European investment capacity
12:00 - 12:30 Closing remarks: Opportunities for developing EU autonomy in the financial area post-Brexit