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EBI Global Annual Conference 2021

11 March 2021 - 12 March 2021

11 February 2021 Conference Day 1
15:00 – 15:10 hrs: Welcome Remarks & Opening Session Day 1
Thomas Gstädtner, President of the Supervisory Board of the EBI
15:10 – 15:20 hrs: Introduction & Presentation of Day 1
Eddy Wymeersch
, EBI & University of Ghent
Session 1:  Prudent banking in post-pandemic times
15:20 – 15:50 hrs: Keynote Speech

COVID-19 and the banking landscape: a perspective from the Banking Union
Dr. Elke Koenig, Chair of the Single Resolution Board

15:50 – 16:10 hrs: Topic 1

Covid crisis impact on the banking market: profitability, stability and competition
Giacomo Calzolari, Professor of Economics at European University Institute

16:10 – 16:20 hrs:  Eduardo Avila Zaragoza, BBVA Group and Vice Chair Banking Stakeholder Group (BSG) EBA
16:20 – 16:40 hrs: Topic 2

Flexibility vs forbearance: supporting the economy without endangering prudence
Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow at Bruegel and at The Peterson Institute for International Economic

16:40 – 16:50 hrs: Questions and comments

Seraina Grünewald, EBI & Radboud University Nijmegan
Kern Alexander, University of Zurich, Cambridge University

16:50 – 17:00 hrs:   Break
17:00 – 17.20 hrs: Topic 3

Strategies to deal with Non-performing Loans (NPLs): Before and after Covid
Ignazio Angeloni, Harvard University and former member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB

17:20 – 17:30 hrs: Questions and comments

Concetta Brescia Morra, EBI & University of Roma Tre
Mario Quagliariello, EBA

17:30 – 17:50 hrs: Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) and the Corporate Restructuring Directive
Simon Gleeson, Partner, Clifford Chance
  Questions and comments

Emilios Avgouelas, University of Edinburgh
Juana Pulgar Ezquerra, EBI & Universidad Complutense Madrid

17:50 – 18:10 hrs:  General discussion and conclusion
Concetta Brescia Morra, EBI & University of Roma Tre
18:10 hrs:  End of Day 1
12 February 2021 Conference Day 2
09:00 – 09:10 hrs: Introduction & Opening Session Day 2
Blanaid Clarke, Vice-President of the Academic Board of EBI & Trinity College Dublin
09:10 – 09:30 hrs Keynote speech

Responsible banking in turbulent times: governance, culture and oversight
John Berrigan, Director-General, DG FISMA

09:30 – 09.40 hrs:  Discussant: Christos Gortsos, President of the Academic Board of EBI &Professor Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Session 2: Responsible banking in turbulent times
09:40 – 10:00 hrs:   Topic 1

Responsible banking and corporate culture: the ‘carrots’ or incentives dimension
Chris Hodges, University of Oxford

Questions and comments

  Topic 2
10:00 – 10:20 hrs:      Responsible banking and accountability: the ‘sticks’ or punitive dimension
Silvia Allegrezza, Université du LuxembourgQuestions and comments
10:20 – 10:30 hrs:    Break
10:30 – 10:50 hrs: Topic 3

Responsible banking and gatekeepers: banking and the roles of auditors and risk managers
David Devlin, former President of Accountancy Europe and former Chair of ECGI

Questions and comments

10:50 – 11:10 hrs:           Topic 4

Responsible banking corporate culture and financial supervision
Chiara Zilioli, ECB

Questions and comments

11:10 – 11:45 hrs: Roundtable Discussion: Which way Forward?

David Ramos, EBI & Professor Carlos III University Madrid

11:45 – 12:00 hrs:  Closing Remarks

Christos Gortsos, President of the Academic Board of EBI & Professor Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

13:00 – 15:30 hrs:
3rd Young Researchers Group (YRG) Annual Conference

Hosts: Lukas Böffel (Coordinator & Member YRG) and Evariest Callens (Member YRG)

Keynote Speech: Thomas Gstädtner, Head of Division ECB

Presentations by PhD researchers and early-career researchers in law, economics and related disciplines pertaining EU banking or financial regulation

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11 March 2021
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