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Venue: ING Auditorium - rue du Trône 1, 1000 Bruxelles 



15:00 - 15:05

Welcome Address                         

Luc Vansteenkiste, Chairman, EuropeanIssuers

15:05 - 16:15   Panel discussion: Future of EU Capital Markets post-Brexit


  • Capital markets post-Brexit
  • Equivalence
  • Stock exchange business model
  • Financial companies in the future and access to finance
  • Bank versus equity lending


  • Ugo Bassi, Director Financial Markets, DG FISMA
  • Lauri Rosendahl, President, Nasdaq Nordic
  • Andy Baldwin, EMEIA Area Managing Partner, EY
  • Cian Rice, Director, Europe, Public Policy and Government Relations, Barclays
  • Pierre Marsal, Attorney at law and Senior Advisor, ANSA*

Moderator: Dr. Martin Hock, Finanzredakteur, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH

16:15- 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:35 Panel discussion: Capital Markets Regulation: do we need a more proportional and flexible approach?


  • Building the capital markets union
  • Equity financing and venture capital
  • Effectiveness of regulatory harmonisation


  • Christian Rehm, Head Corporate and Finance Legal, Novartis International*
  • Philippe Lambrecht, Secretary General and Board Member, FEB*
  • Miroslaw Kachniewski, President, SEG*

Moderator: Marcello Bianchi, Deputy Director General, Assonime & Board Member, EuropeanIssuers


17:35 - 17:40 Concluding remarks Day 1: Florence Bindelle, Secretary General, EuropeanIssuers
18:00 - 22:00 Welcome Cocktail and Awards Ceremony: European Small and Mid-Cap Awards (SEPARATE REGISTRATION)   Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome coffee
9:00 - 10:30 Panel discussion: Revised Shareholder Rights Directive: opportunities and threats – preparation for the application of new rules


  • Transparency of proxy advisors
  • Remuneration 
  • Facilitation of the exercise of shareholder rights
  • Virtual meetings
  • Related party transaction


  • Markus Kaum, Attorney at law and Member of the European Expert Group for Technical Aspects of Corporate Governance
  • Fabio Bonomo, Head of Corporate Affairs, ENEL*
  • Jean-Baptiste Duchateau, Company Law Director, Veolia*
  • Valerio Novembre, Senior Policy Expert, ESMA
  • Paul Conn, President, Global Capital Markets, Computershare Limited*

Moderator: Odile De Brosses, Legal Affairs Director, Afep & Chair of Policy Committee and Corporate Governance Working Group, EuropeanIssuers

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:20 Panel discussion: Future of Corporate Reporting


  • Non-financial reporting
  • European Commission consultation process 
  • Evolution of corporate reporting 


  • Alain Deckers, Head of Unit Accounting & Financial Reporting, European Commission
  • Vincent Ingham, Director Regulatory Policy, EFAMA
  • Jean-Paul Gauzès, Board President, EFRAG
  • Massimo Romano, Head of Group Integrated Reporting, Assicurazioni Generali*

Moderator: Le Quang Tran Van, Director for Financial Affairs, Afep & Chair of Corporate Reporting Working Group, EuropeanIssuers

12:20 - 12:30 Closing remarks: Luc Vansteenkiste, Chairman, EuropeanIssuers
12:30 - 13:30 Networking lunch

*Members of EuropeanIssuers