8th Bruges European Business Conference
“Brexit and European Financial Markets”

The European financial sector is in a state of flux. The United Kingdom (UK) has voted to leave the European Union (EU), creating uncertainty about market access, the evolution of EU financial regulation and possible policy fragmentation. EU and national policy makers, investors, financial institutions and businesses in general are pondering the likely impact of these developments and considering their next steps. It is, therefore, appropriate to take stock of recent changes in policy and corporate strategies in the European financial sector, and identify possible outcomes.

The College of Europe and Deloitte cordially invite you to a one-day conference on Brexit and European Financial Markets, which will take place on 25 April 2017 in Bruges (Belgium). The conference will bring together high-level policy makers, businesses leaders and eminent academics, to discuss developments in the European financial sector following the decision of the UK to withdraw from the EU.

The Bruges European Business Conference is a joint initiative of the College of Europe’s specialisation on “European Economic Integration and Business” and Deloitte, to exchange ideas on public policy challenges and debate EU policies of importance to European business.

Provisional programme:
9.15 – 9.45 Welcome address by Prof. Jörg MONAR, Rector, College of Europe

9.45 – 10.45 Keynote speech
by Mr Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, Vice-President, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission.

10.45 – 13.00 Corporate responses and the evolving financial services landscape in post-Brexit Europe: How financial institutions are adjusting and what it means for policy makers.

14.30 – 16.00 Parallel workshops with regulators, private sector representatives and experts
• Workshop I: Navigating the key Brexit costs & risks –
challenges for global banking and capital Markets
• Workshop II: How to maintain a global insurance sector
in the face of Brexit

16.30 – 17.30 Plenary Session: reporting by chairs and conclusion

17.30 Reception

Partial list of confirmed speakers:
Valdis Dombrovskis
Vice-President, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
European Commission

Prof. Dr. Dr. Jörg Monar
College of Europe

Slavka Eley
Head of unit: Supervisory Convergence
European Banking Authority (EBA)

Jean-Paul Servais
L’Autorité des Services et Marchés Financiers (FSMA)

Prof. Stefano Micossi

Karel Lannoo
Chief Executive Officer
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Prof. Barbara Casu
Cass Business School Centre for Banking Research

Jean-Pierre Casey
Head of investment
Edmond de Rothschild

On-line registration is now open: www.coleurope.eu/8BEBC.