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Bruges European Business Conference

SAVE-THE-DATE: 18 March 2016 Seventh Bruges European Business Conference (#7BEBC) “Capital Markets Union and the Financing of SMEs” INTEGRATION ▪ ACCESS TO FINANCE ▪ REGULATION

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-related issues of importance to European business.

Seventh Bruges European Business Conference

The 2016 conference will take place at the College of Europe in Bruges on 18 March 2016 – and will bring together stakeholders (policy makers, regulators, financial institutions including the EIB, entrepreneurs, and consumers) to discuss the development of capital markets and the financing of SMEs.

Provisional Programme:

Registration & Coffee:  9.00 – 9.30

Keynote speech: 9.45 – 10.30

1.       CMU: Where do we stand? Where are we going? (Keynote speaker: Lord Jonathan Hill, EU Commissioner for Financial Services)

Plenary Sessions: 10.30 – 12.45   

2.       How to achieve deeper financial integration

3.       Improving SME access to financing: What do they need?

Walking Lunch & Networking:   12.45 – 13.45

Keynote speech: 13.45 – 14.15

Addressing SMEs’ needs: EIB products (EIB representative)

Panel sessions: 14.15 – 17.30

Panel 1 – Alternative Lending

Panel 2 – Financing of SMEs

Panel 3 – Financial Regulation and the UK

Concluding remarks and after-conference drinks: 17.30 – 19.00

 

Speakers: High-level policy makers, business leaders, prominent academics

Registration:

Online Registration is open until 14 March 2016. Please visit the 7BEBC site for more information

 

Contact:

College of Europe:

Mr. Gil Stein,  + 32 50 47 72 27+ 32 50 47 72 27; gil.stein@coleurope.eu

Deloitte:

Ms. Valentina Staveris,  +32 27 49 59 66+32 27 49 59 66; vstaveris@deloitte.com