From November 16-20 the EURO FINANCE WEEK takes place in Frankfurt. During the week hundreds of finance experts from across the globe will visit the German financial hub to attend among others conferences, seminars, receptions, and a company marketplace. Three consulting firms – BearingPoint, Capco and Deloitte – act as key partners and contributors of the event.
Now in its 18th year, EURO FINANCE WEEK has developed into one of Europe’s largest meeting points for the banking, insurance and finance industry. The five day event, held between November 16-20 2015 in Frankfurt am Main (Messe Frankfurt Congress Center), boasts over 40 specialised conferences which address topics as retail banking, risk management, islamic banking, FinTech, investment management and technology. A variety of receptions and award ceremonies complement the week’s programme, with the European Banking Congress at Frankfurt's Alte Oper closing the event on Friday. EURO FINANCE WEEK in addition hosts a marketplace, a platform which offers financial institutions and service providers the opportunity to present themselves and network with participants at the conferences.
EURO FINANCE WEEK can build on an impressive number of partners and sponsors. Five players can call themselves institutional sponsors of the event*, and 40+ partners stand at the heart of the week by providing financial backing, expertise and a contribution to the programme. Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank (both premium status) and DZ Bank (diamond status) are the most privileged partners, followed four firms that enjoy a platinum status: BearingPoint, Capco, Helaba and Volkswagen Financial Services. The EURO FINANCE WEEK further counts five gold partners and 30+ other partners, including Deloitte.
As part of its partner role, BearingPoint will participate in six of the specialist conferences, including ‘Target Image Compliance/Governance 2020’ on Tuesday the 17th of November, ‘Omni channel - Strategy and experience report’ on Wednesday and ‘Blockchain – The future of finance’ on the following day. Consultants involved are Maciej Piechocki, Oliver Engelbrecht, Christian Bruck, Markus Franke, Maik Frey and Robert Bosch, all partners in BearingPoint’s Financial Services practice.
Bernd Richter, Partner at Capco, acts as a panel member in a conference centred around FinTech and its impact on the payments domain, while fellow partners Ronny Cosijns and Hans-Martin Kraus act as experts in the ‘Target2-Securities’ and ‘Payments’ conferences respectively. Ralph Weckler, a principal at the Belgium-origin consultancy, joins the ‘Compliance Forum: Non-Financial Risk’ event.
Deloitte brings forward two financial experts, Michael Peters (a Corporate Finance partner) and Hans-Jürgen Walter (Financial Services Industry Lead) – with Peters joining Weckler in the ‘Compliance Forum: Non-Financial Risk’ and Walter co-facilitating the ‘Banking Supervision, Resolution and Risk Management in Europe’ conference.
* European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), FAROS Consulting, Frankfurter Institut für Risikomanagement und Regulierung (IRM), Hessische Landesregierung and International Bankers Forum (IBF).