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5th Annual Conference on FinTech and Regulation: New Challenges and New Solutions

We are delighted to invite you to the Fifth Annual Afore Consulting Conference on FinTech and Regulation that will take place this time as an online event between 2 and 4 February 2021.

The upcoming conference will focus on the following themes:

  • The challenges around digital identification and on-boarding
  • The developments towards European Financial Data Spaces
  • Digital operational resilience
  • The use of technology in Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  • Interrelations between new technologies and financial services
  • The introduction of a digital euro
  • Crypto-assets and international regulation

As ever, we are joined by a stellar line-up of speakers. Confirmed speakers for our 2021 conference include Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, José Manuel Campa, Chairman of the EBA, Steven Maijoor, Chairman of the ESMA, Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman of the EIOPA, Pentti Hakkarainen, European Central Bank, Robert Ophèle, Chairman of the AMF, Jean-Paul Servais, Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board, Chairman of Belgium’s FSMA, Marcel Haag, Director, Horizontal Policies, DG FISMA,  Stasys Jakeliunas, MEP, Eero Heinalouma, MEP, Ondrej Kovarik, MEP, Valerie Szczepanik, Director of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) Office, U.S. SEC as well as Jan Ceyssens, Head of the Digital Finance Unit, DG FISMA, Alain Deckers, Head of Unit, Corporate reporting, Audit and Credit Rating Agencies, DG FISMA, Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, DG CONNECT and Peter Kerstens, Adviser for Financial Sector Digitalisation and cybersecurity, DG FISMA, European Commission.

Also confirmed are Noé de la Rubia, Criminal Intelligence Officer, Europol, Tomáš Nýdrle, Head of Payment services and Market Infrastructure Unit, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, Christopher P. Buttigieg, Chief Officer Supervision and CEO ad interim, Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), Richard Blore, CEO KY3P, IHS Markit, Emmanuel Givanakis, Deputy CEO ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Jeffrey Brown, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Charles Schwab, William Hoffman, Regional CISO UK & Ireland and Head of CSO Governance & Control, Deutsche Bank, Duncan Olby, Head of Wallet & Payments for International Markets, Apple Pay, Christian Catalini, Chief Economist, Diem Association (FKA Libra Association), Tom Shane, AI Product Lead, Google Cloud.

The increasing success of our annual conference was reflected in our event earlier this year attracting approximately 400 attendees from the regulatory and supervisory community, the EU institutions, industry, start-ups and academia. Please find here last year’s highlights. 

A more detailed programme and further information can be found on the website.

We would be delighted if you were able to join us between 2 and 4 February 2021.

The Afore Consulting Team

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02 - 04 Feb 2021


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Linda Strazdina
Linda Strazdina

Senior Consultant and Head of Technology Practice

Other Organizers

Esther Bleys
Esther Bleys