Digital Finance Outreach 2020 - Closing conference

The Digital Finance Outreach 2020 (“DFO”) is a series of events organised in collaboration with Member States in February-June 2020 on fintech and digital innovation in the financial sector to prepare the new EU Digital Finance Strategy.

The public consultation is available here:


2:00 pm-2:20 pm – Keynote speech by Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis 

2:20 pm-2:30 pm – EUvsVirus Hackathon Digital Finance award ceremony with demo by winners - Bankera Business Care: Vytautas Karalevičius, Mantas Mockevičius, Justas Dobiliauskas

Panel Discussions

2:30pm-3:10 pm – A Digital Single Market for financial markets

Moderator: John Rega, Politico

Panel debate with:

Markus Ferber, MEP, EPP, European Parliament

José Manuel Campa, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA)

Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania - DFO Lithuania

Karel Baert, Febelfin, CEO - DFO Belgium

Laura Manescu, Modex, Head of Fintech - DFO Romania

Cyril Chiche – Vice President of France Fintech, Co-founder and CEO of Lydia - DFO France

3:10 pm-3:50 pm – Ensuring a technology-neutral and innovation friendly regulatory framework

Moderator: John Rega, Politico

Panel debate with:

Joerg Kukies, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany

Eva Kaili, MEP, S&D, European Parliament

Alex Ivanco, Director, Department of Financial Markets III, Ministry of Finance - DFO Czech Republic

Paul Ryan, Director of International Finance Division, Department of Finance, Ireland - DFO Ireland

Nasir Zubairi, CEO Luxembourg House of Fintech, DFO Luxembourg

Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi, Professor Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, member of ROFIEG - DFO Italy

3:50 pm-4:30 am – Promoting a More Data-Driven Financial Sector

Moderator: John Rega, Politico

Ondrej Kovarik, MEP, REG, European Parliament

Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

Johan Rosén, Swedbank, Head - DFO Sweden

Carolin Gabor, Finleap, Managing Director, member of German Fintech council,  - DFO Germany

Judith Arnal Martinez, Director, Spanish Treasury - DFO Spain

Irene Tiki, Cyprus government - DFO Cyprus 

4.30 pm – Wrap-up by John Berrigan, Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA), European Commission




23 JUN 2020 to 23 JUN 2020
Starting time: 14:00


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