EUROFI COMMUNICATION RELEASE
EUROFI COMMUNICATION RELEASEΈναρξη 12:00 - Λήξη 17:00
We are writing to invite you to attend the 2008 Eurofi Conference that will take place in NICE (France) from the 11th to 12th September 2008. The Conference will take place during the same week as the Informal Ecofin Council meeting (Economics and Finance Ministers of the 27 Member States) and the Eurogroup meeting (Euro currency Member States), both of which will take place on the 12th and 13th September, in Nice. Eurofi is honoured to have received the official support from the French Government and to have its annual conference labelled as an official event of the French Presidency to the EU.
This two day conference will consist of a series of breakfast meetings, plenary sessions and workshops about: the supervision of cross-border financial institutions in the EU, prudential regulatory questions (Basel 2), the outlook for EU securities infrastructures, UCITS IV review and cross-border investment fund processing in the EU, Solvency II, SEPA, etc. The summaries of the key issues will be presented to the Ecofin Council. Eurofi is in the process of finalising the programme.
On Thursday 11 September, a Gala Dinner will be held in Nice at the Palais de la Méditerranée. Christine Lagarde, French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Employment will be hosting the dinner and we are also delighted to confirm the participation of Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank (ECB).
We confirm the participation of many distinguished speakers including:
EU Commissioners Joaquin Almunia, Economic and Monetary Affairs, Charlie McCreevy, Internal Market & Services and Meglena Kuneva, Consumer Protection; Members of the Econ Committee at the European Parliament, Pervenche Bèrès MEP, Jonathan Evans MEP, Jean-Paul Gauzes MEP, Piiia-Noora Kauppi MEP, Wolf Klinz MEP, Peter Skinner MEP (tbc);
Level 3 Committee Members Kerstin af Jochnick, Chair of CEBS, Tomas Steffen, President of CEIOPS, Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman of CESR;
Senior industry Representatives Edmond Alphandéry, President of CNP assurances, Peter Ayliffe, President and CEO of Visa Europe, Henri de Castries, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of AXA Group, Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Member of the Board of the DSGV, Jan Lidèn, CEO of Swedbank, Philippe Maystadt, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Georges Pauget, CEO of Crédit Agricole SA, Alessandro Profumo (tbc) CEO of Unicredit, Jean-François Théodore, Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext, Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, Board Member of the European Central Bank (ECB), Sir Nigel Wicks, Chairman of Euroclear, Bob Wigley (tbc), President EMEA of Merrill Lynch International, Guiseppe Zadra, Director General of the Italian Banking Association amongst others.
Attendance to the conference is free of charge; however, the lunch on Thursday 11 September is 50€ and the gala dinner is by invitation only. Participants need to cover travel, hotel and subsistence costs, etc…Eurofi has reserved 500 hotel rooms ranging in price and has negotiated preferential rates with SN Brussels for flights between Brussels and Nice. Please confirm your registration, Hotel reservations and flight bookings by clicking on the appropriate Icons.