Banking summit underlines sector commitment to financing growth
Former Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem reminds banks that there still is work to do
EBF presents vision paper on financing the Europe of tomorrow
Event continues at alternative location after evacuation from central bank
BRUSSELS, 28 September 2018 – The EBF staff team on Thursday managed to put the annual European Banking Summit back on track in less than two hours after some 300 delegates were evacuated from the auditorium of the Belgian central bank because a number of suspect devices were found. The summit, addressing how banks can finance growth, continued at the EBF Meeting Centre on Avenue des Arts. Belgium’s federal police is investigating the incident.
“Some people out there do not believe that banks can help society, finance growth and finance dreams. All the speakers today proved them wrong. The people who planted the alarm clocks are invited to register next time, and stay!” said Wim Mijs, Chief Executive Officer of the EBF.
The conference saw the release of an EBF vision paper titled ‘Financing the Europe of Tomorrow’. The paper addresses how to meet Europe’s financing needs for the coming decades. European banks, with their diverse roles in bank and market financing, have a leading role in financing the Europe of tomorrow. Find the paper here: