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6th Annual FinTech and Regulation Conference

We would like to invite you to join us for our Sixth Annual Conference on FinTech and Digital Innovation that will take place virtually on 8 and 9 February 2022.

Our two-day virtual conference will explore some of the pressing policy and regulatory challenges faced by the digitalisation of financial services and FinTech, as well as the benefits of innovation and technological change in Europe and globally.

On Day 1 the planned panel discussions will look at the following issues: the growing role of platforms and online market places in the distribution and provision of financial services, global regulatory approaches to crypto-assets, the role of open finance and use of customer data, electronic identification and the future of digital payments, as well as the rise of CBDC.

Day 2 will focus on the role of technology in securities markets, the impact of technology on insurance and asset management, the role of technology in delivering better regulatory and supervisory compliance, managing cyber security and cyber resilience, as well as AI systems and cloud computing.

The success of our annual conference was reflected in our event last year, attracting nearly 1000 attendees from the regulatory and supervisory community, the EU institutions, industry, start-ups and academia. We were in particular pleased to have had with us more than 400 regulators and supervisors not only from the EU Member States but also from the U.S., other parts of Europe and Asia.

Also already a big thank you to all our partners.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Vincent Van Peteghem, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Commissioner Mairead McGuinness
  • José Manuel Campa, Chairman of the EBA
  • Verena Ross, Chair of ESMA
  • Petra Hielkema, Chair of EIOPA
  • Alexandra Jour-Schroeder, Deputy Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Billy Kelleher, MEP
  • Ondřej Kovařík, MEP
  • Tsvetelina Penkova, MEP
  • Stasys Jakeliūnas, MEP
  • Burkhard Balz, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Robert Ophèle, Chairman of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
  • Sylvie Goulard, Deputy Governor, Banque de France
  • Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman of the Financial Services and Markets Authority and Vice Chair of IOSCO
  • Steven Maijoor, Executive Director of the Dutch National Bank
  • Christina Papaconstantinou, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Greece
  • Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania
  • Ulrich Bindseil, Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank
  • Sean Fleming TD, Minister of State Department of Finance with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, Ireland
  • Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud
  • Björn Storim, European CEO, BNY Mellon
  • Ravi Bhalla,  Head of the Innovation Department, UK Financial Conduct Authority
  • Christina Segal-Knowles, Bank of England
  • Lukas Repa, Senior Policy Officer, Digital Innovation and Blockchain Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Marcel Haag, Director Horizontal Policies, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Morten Bech, Centre Head, BIS Innovation Hub
  • Emmanuel Givanakis, Deputy CEO ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority
  • Li XuChun, Head and Deputy Director of Artificial Intelligence Division, FinTech & Innovation Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Luciano Brincat, Senior Manager, FinTech Supervision, Malta Financial Services Authority
  • Paul Maley, Global Head of Securities Services and Regional Head of Corporate Bank UK & Ireland, Deutsche Bank
  • Yorick Naeff, CEO, BUX
  • Ed Bowles, Global Director of Public Policy, Novi
  • Marco Santori, Chief Legal Officer, Kraken
  • Christopher Woolard, EY Global Regulatory Network (GRN) Leader
  • Faryar Shirzad, Chief Policy Officer, Coinbase
  • Gary Kazantsev, Global Head of AML Compliance, Bloomberg
  • Kirston Winters, Managing Director, IHS Markit.

We would be delighted if you were able to join us on 8 and 9 February 2022.

Please check out our website for more information on the full programme and speakers.

Should you have any questions on the conference, please contact Nickolas Reinhardt ( or Andreia Jones Rodrigues (

Register here.

The event is finished.


08 - 09 Feb 2022


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