The 4th European High Level Panel Discussion on Banking

05.01.2016 The 4th European High Level Panel Discussion on Banking

TGS Baltic together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania in support by the Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania invites all those interested to participate in the 4th European High Level Panel Discussion on Banking “European financial sector trends, risks and perceptions by businesses”.

The Panel Discussion will be dedicated to the most relevant recent developments in the sectors of business, banking and financial services in Europe. The main discussion topics will be:

Moving from “Emerging Markets” to “Advanced economy” status: what does the change of economic climate gives for businesses

  • Emerging markets have been defined so not only having in mind specific economic characteristics, but also being indicator for investors as an investment opportunity. Throughout the first decade of 21st century and after the financial crisis, emerging markets were growing so fast that some professionals even commented they could soon be described as “emerged”. In the mid of 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its World Economic Outlook in which Lithuania has been classified as an advanced economy.

Shadow banking: are nonbank lenders a problem for traditional banking, financial supervisory authorities and legislators or is it an inevitable alternative?

  • Shadow banking constitutes the extension of financing and credit to individuals and businesses through non-traditional and non-bank financial channels. It includes the financial market players engaged in financing/ credit activities that are not subject to strict financial regulatory supervision. As the availability of bank loans is restricted at certain level by introduced quite strict regulation (regulation imposed on banks after the financial crisis, such as capital constraints from e.g. Basel III regulations are putting substantial limits on the lending activity for traditional banks), other forms of financing are given a good floor.

The anticipated audience of the Panel Discussion will primarily include representatives of central banks, banking supervisors, top management professionals of banks and other financial institutions, as well as finance consultants, CEOs, CFOs, business development managers and other business organizations in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. The Panel Discussion will provide an excellent networking opportunity for bankers, investors and businessmen interested in the Northern European region.

The program of the Event                    The speakers of the Event

Having this remarkable opportunity, we would be very delighted to invite you to take part in this event!

  • Date:  4 February 2016, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Place: Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, Universiteto str. 14, Vilnius
  • Price:  EUR 85 for members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and EUR 105 for other participants
  • Registration:  by email no later than 28 January 2016