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The European Banking Federation provides an extensive range of events, including high level conferences, outreach activities, lectures, policy and education events




When & Where

28 September 2017, 08.30 – 18.00

Royal Academy, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels

Contact details

+32 (0)2 280 42 72


A thriving European economy and flourishing society. Banks are keen to deliver on their role in society as partners in prosperity.

For the European Banking Federation this is about creating a stable and inclusive financial ecosystem, with secure financing available for citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere, supported by excellence in regulation. 


EBF Cybersecurity Conference: Managing Risk. Deploying Awareness

When & Where

10 October 2017, 09.30 – 16.30

EBF premises, Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels

Contact details

Alexandra Maniati

+32 (0)2 508 37 36


In the context of the all-increasing interest in cybersecurity by regulators, policy-making bodies and the broader public, and given the sensitivity of the financial services sector for which trust of customers and safeguarding of their data are of critical importance, the EBF Cybersecurity Conference aims at:

  • Raising awareness on cybersecurity for bank personnel and consumers of financial services

  • Facilitating the dialogue between banks, regulators and supervisors for a more effective implementation of cybersecurity-related measures

  • Exchanging on the challenges faced by banks in managing cyber risk, especially in regard to intelligence sharing and incident reporting.


ECODA-EBF conference: Boards’ efficiency and fit & proper rules in financial organizations

When & Where

25 October, 09:00-13:30

EBF Meeting Centre, Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels

Contact details

Blazej Blasikiewicz


The European Banking Federation (EBF) together with the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa) are therefore organizing a joint event on October 25th on Boards’ efficiency and fit & proper rules in financial organizations on the EBF premises in Brussels (Avenue des Arts 56) from 9.00 to 11.45 (followed by a cocktail).

The speakers will question: How judging ‘the fit’ of an individual board member should be done in light of the composition of the global board? What should be the periodicity and the depth of assessments? How should the national supervisors complement the role of boards in assessing the suitability of directors, before any nomination or re-nomination?

The conference will finally question to what extent the ECB and EBA guidelines might be inspirational for a more general reflection on ‘internal governance’ from the perspective of a conglomerate or industrial group and all of its constituent companies and business units.


EBF Cloud Banking Conference

When & Where

5  December 2017 (TBC), 09.30 – 16.30

EBF premises, Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels

Contact details

Noemie Papp

+32 (0)2 508 37 11



Tax certainty in an age of uncertainty - EBF 2017 Tax Conference

When & Where

22 November 2017, 09.30 – 16.30

EBF Meeting Centre, Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels

Contact details

Roger Kaiser


The international dimension of taxation has significantly spread out over the recent years with a worrying inflation of legal uncertainty. Banks are facing this uncertainty from a double perspective. As tax payers, they are liable for the corporate income tax, while as “tax intermediaries” and tax collectors, they have to comply with operational tax requirements originating from their customer relationships.

The European Banking Federation (EBF) is staging a Tax Conference in Brussels on 22 November 2017 to address with stakeholders the tax uncertainty issues banks are facing and to discuss possible solutions to tackle this uncertainty:

  • The first panel discussion will debate legal uncertainty factors in relation to the OECD Base Erosion & Profit Shifting Action Plan (BEPS), the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directives (ATAD I and ATAD II) and the latest VAT developments.

  • The second panel discussion will examine withholding tax relief and refund procedures and the client identification and reporting requirements targeting the banking sector, with a focus on the related uncertainty factors, extra-territoriality, operational impacts and reputational risks

  • The third panel discussion will consider solutions governments may envisage in order to address this legal uncertainty, taking into consideration the opportunities offered by digital developments, the TRACE Implementation Package and Advanced Dispute Resolution mechanisms.

Since 2014, the EBF Annual Tax Conference is a landmark event for the European banking sector and for our federation, which aims for an active exchange of views with all key stakeholders on pivotal tax questions. Speakers and delegates are coming from Government bodies (OECD, Commission, European Parliament), the industry, the academic world, legal and consulting firms and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. As in previous years, our 2017 Tax Conference is sponsored by Deloitte, PwC and EY.



Institut Friedland: Conference on Financing the European economy after Brexit

When & Where

3 July 2017, 09.30 – 14.00

Square, rue Mont des Arts, Brussels, 1000 Brussels

Contact details


Brexit raises the crucial issue of knowing whether EU 27 economies and enterprises will be in a position to access the financial services that they need.

The conference will convene business leaders, senior policy makers, regulators and experts. It will address the issue with a capital markets, asset management, insurance and banking prism.



AFME and EBF Banks & Data - managing data protection and the free flow of data

When & Where

Tuesday 16 May 2017

09:00 – 13:00

EBF Premises, Avenue des Arts 56 1000, Brussels


The conference will feature discussions on the work of the Article 29 Working Party on the effective implementation of the GDPR and the pressing need to facilitate the free flow of data in the EU and globally. This event will include two interactive sessions with national Data Protection Authorities, EU policymakers and leading representatives from the banking industry to help shape the evolving dialogue and share genuine learnings from each other’s experiences.

It will be also an opportunity to have an exchange of views with the European Commission just after the launch of the mid-term review of the digital single market strategy (DSM) in particular regarding the free flow of data issue.

Please find the full programme attached


EUROPEAN MONEY WEEK: Brussels Kick-off

When and Where

27 March 2017, 16.00 – 19.00

EBF Meeting Centre, 56 Avenues des Arts, 1000 Brussels

Mobile: +32 496 52 59 47

European Money Week is a joint initiative by European banking associations that aims to raise public awareness on financial literacy and improving financial education for students from elementary and secondary schools. The week consists of a series of events in the participating countries and at a European level.

Ultimately, the objective is boosting financial literacy and improving the level of financial education in Europe.

Photos from meeting, soundcloud embed, article on Lusarti are available here.


EBF SUMMER PARTY 2016: New brand launch

When & Where

25 June 2016, 08.30 – 18.00

EBF Meeting Centre, 56 Avenues des Arts, 1000 Brussels

Photos and the brand launch video


EUROPEAN BANKING SUMMIT 2016: Embracing disruption

When & Where

29 September 2017,

Royal Academy, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels

Photos and Follow up materials are available here


EBF Tax Conference 2016

When & Where

2 February 2016

EBF Meeting Centre, 56 Avenues des Arts, 1000 Brussels

 from meeting


Financial Education Roundtable 2016

When & Where

14 March 2016

Residence Palace, 155 Rue de la Loi, 1000 Brussels

Photos from meeting

Video  Financial Education Roundtable – Panel 1: Is financial education a missing link?

Video  Financial Education Roundtable – Panel 2: Can financial education benefit consumers?


EBF Annual High Level Conference 2015: A Brave New World for Banks

When & Where

17 September 2015

Chancellery Auditorium of BNP Paribas Fortis

The annual conference of the European Banking Federation brings together key policy makers from the European Union with leading industry representatives, including CEOs of top European banks.

Key developments in banking regulation, the theme of changing culture and improving conduct in financial services, digital banking and the pivotal role for banks in the new growth ecosystem under Capital Markets Union were discussed at this landmark event for the European banking industry.

Photos – EBF Annual High Level Conference 2015

Video – Matthias Smalbrugge: Why Modern Culture Feels Embarrassed by Bankers

PDF Matthias Smalbrugge: Keynote opening speech


EBF Annual Conference 2014

When & Where

19 November 2014

ING Marnix Auditorium (10:00 – 16:30)
Avenue Marnix, 24 – 1000 Bruxelles

The annual conference of the European Banking Federation is a landmark Brussels event discussing key developments in the European banking sector. The conference brings together chief executives from leading European banks with EU-level regulators, policy-makers, and other stakeholders in Europe’s economy at large.

Photos – EBF Annual Conference 2014

Video – EBF Annual Conference 2014