EFBS Congress Office

Klingelhoeferstrasse 4
10785 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 590091913
Fax: +49 30 590091917

E-mail: info(at)efbs2016.org


Congress Program

The congress languages are English, Hungarian and German.
All speeches will be simultaneously translated.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Registration of congress delegates and accompanying persons at the congress hotel Sofitel Chain Bridge

Welcome reception for delegates and accompanying persons at the Vörösmarty Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, one of the most beautiful club locations of Budapest. Dress code: Business/smart casual

Thursday, 20 October 2016

09:00 - Opening of the Congress and 1st Session
"Economic situation and monetary policy: impact on the banking industry"

Opening speech: Dániel Palotai, Executive Director and Chief Economist  of the Hungarian National Bank, Hungary:
Merits of unorthodox monetary policy

Boris Vujčić, Governor of the Croatian National Bank, Croatia:
Economic situation and monetary policy: impact on the banking industry

10:30 - Coffee and tea break

11:00 - 2nd Session
"Financial stability, consumer protection, long-term financing:
European and national initiatives"

Ádám Farkas, Executive Director of the European Banking Authority, United Kingdom:
EBA regulatory priorities

Jacek Furga, Chairman of the Real Estate Financing Committee at the Polish Bank Association, Poland:
The housing finance market in Poland

Didier Davydoff, Director, Observatoire de l'Epargne Européenne, France:
Financial stability, consumer protection, long-term financing: The saver’s perspective

12:15 - Lunch break

13:15 - 3rd Session
"Financial stability, consumer protection, long-term financing:
European and national initiatives"

Hiltrud Thelen-Pischke, Director Regulatory, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Germany:
Recent developments in EU banking regulation – impacts for bausparkassen

Dávid Németh, Chief Economist, K&H Bank, Hungary:
The challenge

András Kiss, Managing Director, Fundamenta-Lakáskassza, Hungary:
Die Rolle des Bausparens während der Finanzkrise und danach. Im Fokus: Ungarn und Mitteleuropa

Kristjan VerbičPresident of the PanSlovenian Investors' and Shareholders' Association – VZMD, Slovenia:
The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users - an introduction

15:00 - Coffee and tea break

15:30 - 4th Session
"Innovative solutions for regulatory requirements and digitization"

Joachim Degel, Managing Director, BGK, Germany:
Digitization needs automation

Tamás Kórász, partner, Management Consulting, IT Advisory, KPMG, Hungary:
Supporting the client through a complex IT transformation program

József Németh, Deputy CEO of Sales and Client Relationship, Online Business Technologies, Hungary:
Modernizing core systems to keep pace with FinTech revolution

Departure of delegates and accompanying persons for the evening event

Evening event for delegates and accompanying persons
at the invitation of
Fundamenta Lakáskassza:
Classical concert at the Vigadó Concert Hall and festive dinner
Dress code: business/elegant

Friday, 21 October 2016

8:30- 5th Session
"Housing policy in Europe: promotion of low-income households and energy efficient housing"

Christine Whitehead, Professor of Housing Economics, London School of Economics, United Kingdom:
Housing policy in Europe: promotion of low-income households and energy efficient housing

Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Belgium:
Challenges and opportunities for the transition to a future-proof European building stock

Lauri Suu, Grant Manager at the Housing and Energy Efficiency Division of KredEx, Estonia:
Financing housing in Estonia

Jonas Scholze, Head of EU Office, German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development, Belgium:
Funding possibilities on housing and energy efficiency – what’s currently in from the EU structural funds?

10:15 - Coffee and tea break

10:45- 6th Session
"Brave New World for Finance?" and closing

Introductory speech: András Becsei, CEO of OTP Mortgage Bank and OTP Building Society, Hungary, followed by a podium discussion with Bernadett Tátrai, Member of the Board and designated CEO and Chairperson of the Board, Fundamenta-Lakáskassza, Hungary, Jürgen Gießler, Chairman of the Financial Affairs Committee of the EFBS, Germany, and Manfred Koller, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Českomoravská stavební spořitelna, Czech Republic.
Moderation: Iván Ferencz, Director Law and Compliance of Fundamenta-Lakáskassza, Hungary

Final keynote speech: Jürgen Stark, former Chief Economist and Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Germany:
Brave New World for Finance?

12.30 - Buffet lunch at the congress hotel for delegates and accompanying persons