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Horizon Conference

A future of infinite horizons

The Horizon Conference is tailored to offer attendees innovative and cutting-edge insight into current concerns and opportunities within the context of the evolving financial industry landscape. The Horizon Conference gathers over 250 industry professionals from around the world to discuss the future of the financial sector, and present key trends affecting the market today and tomorrow. Positioned as an ideal platform for industry professional and experts alike to immerse themselves into key debates, the Horizon Conference highlights critical and decisive subjects and their effect on the market.

For the 2020 and 10th edition of the conference, we are encouraging the new generation and pioneers of tomorrow to step forward to have their voices heard. It is an opportunity to analyse the future of the financial sector by challenging the status quo and getting insights from industry leaders. What will be the leading topics affecting the market? What technologies can we imagine using? Where should we be placing our resources and focus?

 

Game | Design your own Horizon

Share your vision for 2030 with the leaders of the financial sector.
Participate to our game! 

Please find below the conference program:

Agenda

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee  
09:00 - 09:20 Welcome John Psaila - Managing Partner, Deloitte Luxembourg
09:20 - 09:50 Technology & innovation
Avanti Sharma - Workshop 4 me
09:50 - 10:30 Future of Money Bruno Colmant - Degroof Petercam
10:30 - 11:10 Customer centricity for FSI Nancy Rademaker - Nexxworks
11:10 - 12:00 Motivational speaker Rainer Hersch
12:00 - 12:10 Wrap up Moderator: Sarah Khabirpour - Banque de Luxembourg
12:15 - 14:00 Networking lunch  

When?

TBD

Where?

Philharmonie Luxembourg

1, Place de l'Europe - L-1499 Luxembourg

Speakers

Bruno Colmant

CEO, Bank Degroof Petercam

Bruno Colmant is the CEO of Bank Degroof Petercam, the largest Belgian private and investment bank. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master Degree in Applied Economics from the Solvay Business School Economics & Management (ULB). He also holds a Master of Sciences in Business Administration from the Purdue University (USA) and a Master in Fiscal Sciences (ICHEC-ESSF). He is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy. He carries various certifications, including ACI, ICMA, FRM, PRMiA, CFA, CIIA, CMF, CeFA and numerous IIA certifications. He is a chartered accountant and tax advisor and owns the “agent de change” certification. Bruno Colmant began his career at Arthur Andersen, Dewaay and Sofina. He has been Managing Director at ING (1996-2006), Cabinet Head of the Belgian Finance Ministry (2006-2007), CEO of the Brussels Stock Exchange, Member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext and Chairman and CEO of Euronext Brussels (2007- 2009) and Deputy CEO at AGEAS (2009-2011). From 2001 throughout 2016, he has been a Partner of the consulting firm Roland Berger and economic advisor to AGEAS’s CEO.
He lectures at the University of Louvain, the Brussels University and other institutions. He has authored more than 75 books.

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Rainer Hersch

Comedian and orchestra conductor

Rainer Hersch is an undeniably unique talent: not only is he an internationally recognised conductor but also a highly acclaimed stand-up comedian.

After studying Economics at university, Hersch began a career in Arts Management. Meanwhile, he also moonlighted as a comic on the London circuit. Subsequently, in 1992, he relinquished his job as touring manager of the London Festival Orchestra to join the world of professional comedy.

Twenty-four years later, this rare training in combining laughter with music has kept him in continual demand. Moreover, he has developed a considerable reputation as a broadcaster and presenter for the BBC. Hersch has closed the show in some of the world’s most famous comedy clubs and has made numerous programmes for BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM. His YouTube Clips have had over 30 million views worldwide.

As a keynote speaker, Rainer Hersch makes use of his experience conducting orchestras to provide captivating insights into leadership, teamwork and motivation. He entertains and engages audiences with presentations that are sophisticated, novel, clean, appeal across nationalities and are above all hilarious. He is also a hugely inspiring motivational speaker bringing fascinating insights into leadership.

Hersch has performed for clients such as Audi, Royal Bank of Scotland, Unilever and Volkswagen.

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Sarah Khabirpour

Chief Compliance Officer, Banque de Luxembourg

Sarah Khabirpour has over 18 years’ experience in legal, strategic and regulatory positions in the private and public sector. As Chief Compliance officer for the Banque de Luxembourg since 2017, she has focused on reinforcing the Compliance framework and department. Previously, she held positions as Head of Strategy, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Communication at the Banque International du Luxembourg (BIL), and Chief of Staff, Policy Advisor and Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement at the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance. She began her career as an attorney, working at Linklaters, and later at the Luxembourg Ministry of Justice.
Sarah is member of the Board of Directors of the International School of Luxembourg (ISL). Previously, she was a Board Member of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), Banque International du Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Luxembourg for Finance.
Sarah has a law degree from from Paris Sorbonne and a LLM the London School of Economics & Political Science. She also has a General Management degree from Harvard Business School. She speaks English, French, German, Luxembourgish and Farsi.

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Bruno Colmant

CEO, Bank Degroof Petercam

Bruno Colmant is the CEO of Bank Degroof Petercam, the largest Belgian private and investment bank. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master Degree in Applied Economics from the Solvay Business School Economics & Management (ULB). He also holds a Master of Sciences in Business Administration from the Purdue University (USA) and a Master in Fiscal Sciences (ICHEC-ESSF). He is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy. He carries various certifications, including ACI, ICMA, FRM, PRMiA, CFA, CIIA, CMF, CeFA and numerous IIA certifications. He is a chartered accountant and tax advisor and owns the “agent de change” certification. Bruno Colmant began his career at Arthur Andersen, Dewaay and Sofina. He has been Managing Director at ING (1996-2006), Cabinet Head of the Belgian Finance Ministry (2006-2007), CEO of the Brussels Stock Exchange, Member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext and Chairman and CEO of Euronext Brussels (2007- 2009) and Deputy CEO at AGEAS (2009-2011). From 2001 throughout 2016, he has been a Partner of the consulting firm Roland Berger and economic advisor to AGEAS’s CEO.
He lectures at the University of Louvain, the Brussels University and other institutions. He has authored more than 75 books.

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${speaker1-title} ${speaker1-description} Bruno Colmant, CEO, Bank Degroof Petercam

Rainer Hersch

Comedian and orchestra conductor

Rainer Hersch is an undeniably unique talent: not only is he an internationally recognised conductor but also a highly acclaimed stand-up comedian.

After studying Economics at university, Hersch began a career in Arts Management. Meanwhile, he also moonlighted as a comic on the London circuit. Subsequently, in 1992, he relinquished his job as touring manager of the London Festival Orchestra to join the world of professional comedy.

Twenty-four years later, this rare training in combining laughter with music has kept him in continual demand. Moreover, he has developed a considerable reputation as a broadcaster and presenter for the BBC. Hersch has closed the show in some of the world’s most famous comedy clubs and has made numerous programmes for BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM. His YouTube Clips have had over 30 million views worldwide.

As a keynote speaker, Rainer Hersch makes use of his experience conducting orchestras to provide captivating insights into leadership, teamwork and motivation. He entertains and engages audiences with presentations that are sophisticated, novel, clean, appeal across nationalities and are above all hilarious. He is also a hugely inspiring motivational speaker bringing fascinating insights into leadership.

Hersch has performed for clients such as Audi, Royal Bank of Scotland, Unilever and Volkswagen.

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Sarah Khabirpour

Chief Compliance Officer, Banque de Luxembourg

Sarah Khabirpour has over 18 years’ experience in legal, strategic and regulatory positions in the private and public sector. As Chief Compliance officer for the Banque de Luxembourg since 2017, she has focused on reinforcing the Compliance framework and department. Previously, she held positions as Head of Strategy, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Communication at the Banque International du Luxembourg (BIL), and Chief of Staff, Policy Advisor and Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement at the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance. She began her career as an attorney, working at Linklaters, and later at the Luxembourg Ministry of Justice.
Sarah is member of the Board of Directors of the International School of Luxembourg (ISL). Previously, she was a Board Member of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), Banque International du Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Luxembourg for Finance.
Sarah has a law degree from from Paris Sorbonne and a LLM the London School of Economics & Political Science. She also has a General Management degree from Harvard Business School. She speaks English, French, German, Luxembourgish and Farsi.

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John Psaila

Managing Partner, Deloitte Luxembourg

John Psaila is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Luxembourg and officially took over stewardship of the firm’s 2,300 professionals in June 2018.

John started at Deloitte as a junior in 1995 and has been loyal to the Deloitte brand ever since. He has worked as an auditor for three different Deloitte member firms, and been exposed to a broad portfolio of clients that are diverse both from an industry as well as from a cultural perspective. John is specialized in group audits of commercial and industrial companies, and a reference when it comes to the framework governing the operation of public companies in Luxembourg. John joined Deloitte’s Luxembourg firm in 2001 and was appointed to Partner in 2008. In 2015, he was further promoted to the firm’s Executive Committee, and he acted as Deloitte Luxembourg’s Reputation & Risk Leader until he was elected as the firm’s next Managing Partner in October 2017 at the age of 39.

Originally from Malta, John is a fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Luxembourg Institute of Auditors, and an Authorised Statutory Auditor (réviseur d'entreprises agréé) in Luxembourg. Father of two kids, John is a member of the Luxembourg Round Table, and has a passion for music, literature and wine. He is fluent in French, English, Italian and Maltese.

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Nancy Rademaker

Professional speaker, Nexxworks

Nancy Rademaker is one of the very few female international keynote speakers to cover the impact of digitization on customer behaviour. She has over 20 years of experience in how technology was and is transforming society, working for different IT companies, including Microsoft Europe: Her collaboration with the latter lasted five years.

Nancy has energized many corporate events with bold presentations on the topics of digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence, extreme customer centricity, and leadership.

In 2016 she joined nexxworks as a partner. She travels the world taking business leaders to innovation hubs like Silicon Valley and China and using first-hand inspiration to keep the keynote content and examples on the cutting edge of the latest technologies and developments.

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Avanti Sharma

Pre-teen Technology Specialist, Workshop4Me a.s.b.l.

Avanti is the Pre-teen Technology Specialist at Workshop4Me a.s.b.l. She won the ICT Rising Star special award at the IT Ladies night in December 2019 and she was selected as Finalist at the Technology Playmaker awards, which took place in 2018 in London. Avanti started coding at the age of 7 and started teaching youngsters when she turned 9. Soon thereafter, Avanti started her journey to international conferences and competitions. Avanti participated in the worldwide app development contest Technovation Challenge. In 2018, Avanti was selected as semifinalist for developing the MyEco app on the environment. Avanti developed One-Click Safety App and wrote its business plan in 2017.

Avanti is passionate about bringing in a new model of education with coding and STEM or addressing global issues differently taking into account the views of iGens. Despite her young age, she has already shared her thoughts on these subjects at the following events: Women in Tech (2018, Lisbon), where she was Finalist in 'Most Promising Junior', Technology Playmaker awards where Avanti was finalist under the category, ‘Rising Star of the year’ (2018, London), and at the KPMG Diversity Summit, Campus Italia, Milan, WonderWomaninTech, London, Scratch Conference, Budapest, Hub Dot, in Luxembourg and then in London, Women and Girls in Science, by Microsoft Accelerator, London.

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John Psaila

Managing Partner, Deloitte Luxembourg

John Psaila is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Luxembourg and officially took over stewardship of the firm’s 2,300 professionals in June 2018.

John started at Deloitte as a junior in 1995 and has been loyal to the Deloitte brand ever since. He has worked as an auditor for three different Deloitte member firms, and been exposed to a broad portfolio of clients that are diverse both from an industry as well as from a cultural perspective. John is specialized in group audits of commercial and industrial companies, and a reference when it comes to the framework governing the operation of public companies in Luxembourg. John joined Deloitte’s Luxembourg firm in 2001 and was appointed to Partner in 2008. In 2015, he was further promoted to the firm’s Executive Committee, and he acted as Deloitte Luxembourg’s Reputation & Risk Leader until he was elected as the firm’s next Managing Partner in October 2017 at the age of 39.

Originally from Malta, John is a fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Luxembourg Institute of Auditors, and an Authorised Statutory Auditor (réviseur d'entreprises agréé) in Luxembourg. Father of two kids, John is a member of the Luxembourg Round Table, and has a passion for music, literature and wine. He is fluent in French, English, Italian and Maltese.

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Nancy Rademaker

Professional speaker, Nexxworks

Nancy Rademaker is one of the very few female international keynote speakers to cover the impact of digitization on customer behaviour. She has over 20 years of experience in how technology was and is transforming society, working for different IT companies, including Microsoft Europe: Her collaboration with the latter lasted five years.

Nancy has energized many corporate events with bold presentations on the topics of digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence, extreme customer centricity, and leadership.

In 2016 she joined nexxworks as a partner. She travels the world taking business leaders to innovation hubs like Silicon Valley and China and using first-hand inspiration to keep the keynote content and examples on the cutting edge of the latest technologies and developments.

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${speaker5-title} ${speaker5-description} Nancy Rademaker, Professional speaker, Nexxworks

Avanti Sharma

Pre-teen Technology Specialist, Workshop4Me a.s.b.l.

Avanti is the Pre-teen Technology Specialist at Workshop4Me a.s.b.l. She won the ICT Rising Star special award at the IT Ladies night in December 2019 and she was selected as Finalist at the Technology Playmaker awards, which took place in 2018 in London. Avanti started coding at the age of 7 and started teaching youngsters when she turned 9. Soon thereafter, Avanti started her journey to international conferences and competitions. Avanti participated in the worldwide app development contest Technovation Challenge. In 2018, Avanti was selected as semifinalist for developing the MyEco app on the environment. Avanti developed One-Click Safety App and wrote its business plan in 2017.

Avanti is passionate about bringing in a new model of education with coding and STEM or addressing global issues differently taking into account the views of iGens. Despite her young age, she has already shared her thoughts on these subjects at the following events: Women in Tech (2018, Lisbon), where she was Finalist in 'Most Promising Junior', Technology Playmaker awards where Avanti was finalist under the category, ‘Rising Star of the year’ (2018, London), and at the KPMG Diversity Summit, Campus Italia, Milan, WonderWomaninTech, London, Scratch Conference, Budapest, Hub Dot, in Luxembourg and then in London, Women and Girls in Science, by Microsoft Accelerator, London.

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Game

Horizon Conference 2020

We want you to challenge the experts, shake up their priorities for the next decade, and bring your vision into the spotlight. This is an exceptional chance to be seen and heard. 

This year, they could be listening to you!

What if you could decide and anticipate the Horizon...
 

HOW DO YOU SEE THE LUXEMBOURG FINANCIAL SECTOR IN 2030?


Keep your answer short and sweet, in the format of your choice (text, video, photo, drawing...), and upload it to www.horizonconference.lu.

As well as receiving two tickets for the Horizon Conference, the winners will be filmed for an interview screened during the event.

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Contacts

Nick Tabone

Nick Tabone

Partner | Private Equity Leader

Nick is a partner within the audit department and has over 20 years' experience in this area. He has enjoyed experiences in three other international Deloitte offices. Nick has gained vast experience ... More

Pascal Martino

Pascal Martino

Partner | Banking and Human Capital Leader

Pascal Martino has 18 years of experience in Business Consulting and Advisory services and developed a wide expertise in Private and Retail Banking. Pascal is leading the Banking industry transversall... More

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