Speakers and Thought Leaders

The Summit, on October 17th 2017, in The Printworks in Dublin Castle and other venues in the Dublin Castle complex will feature Plenary Sessions, with global thought leaders, in the plenary sessions and in the 21 panels in three Streams running through the day, enabling delegates to access a range of cutting edge discussions.

Speakers announced to date (in alphabetical order)

  • Clive Bellows, Executive Vice President Corporate & Institutional Services, Northern Trust
  • Luca Bertalot, Secretary General, European Mortgage Federation and European Covered Bond Council
  • Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council
  • John Bruton, Former Taoiseach and Former Minister for Finance, Ireland
  • Kieran Donoghue, Head of International Financial Services, Corporate Strategy and Public Policy, IDA Ireland
  • Amy Erixon, Principal and Managing Director - Investments, Avison Young
  • Dan Gallagher, Former SEC Commissioner, USA, and director, Irish Stock Exchange. Chief Legal Officer, Mylan Inc, Former CEO of Patomak Partners LLC Washington DC
  • Patrick Hannigan, Chief Commercial Officer, CDB Aviation Lease Finance
  • Ruth Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Goshawk
  • Jonathon Lowey, Country Manager, Citadel Securities (Europe) Limited
  • Colm Lyon, CEO and Founder - fire.com
  • Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation, City of London Corporation
  • Ray MacSharry, Former Minister for Finance, Ireland
  • John McCanny, BSc PhD DSc, GRI Director, Queen's University Belfast
  • Ruairi Quinn, Former Minister for Finance, Ireland
  • William Slattery, Chief Executive Officer - International DST Financial Services, DST International Holdings Ltd
  • Fiona van Echelpoel, Head of the Oversight Division, Payments, Securities and Derivatives, European Central Bank
  • Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, Department of Finance, Ireland
  • Mark Yeandle, Associate Director, Z/Yen Group Ltd, author of GFCI, the biannual index of global financial centres

    The Summit Streams

    Leading decisionmakers and advisers will participate in the Summit Streams panels as they deliver their assessments of the evolving business models and the adjustments necessary for the environment of 2018. The Streams will enable delegates and companies to derive the maximum value from the one day event by offering attendees the ability to specialise in particular areas corresponding to sectors, and broad topics, such as Taxation and Regulation-Supervision, Business Development, and Financial Technology.

    Plenary Session Themes and Topics will be addressed addressing questions such as these:

    • Financial centres in the EU after Brexit - a distributed financial centre model
    • Held in Dublin, it will focus on the global issues in the International Financial Services hubs where Ireland is a leading world financial centre
    • Financial regulation in America under the new administration.
    • Japan, China, and the growth of financial services markets in Asia.
    • Can the EU and the UK achieve a 'Zero Plus' result from the Brexit negotiations that can lead ideally to a gain for both the EU 27 and the UK, or at least a containment of losses from the fracturing of the single market for financial services in Europe?
    • The Quest for Equivalence: Governor Carney of the Bank of England has said: 'Brexit will be a litmus test of the future of international cooperation. The UK and the rest of the EU have exactly the same rules and the most highly developed frameworks of supervisory cooperation. Their capital and banking markets are already highly integrated. They have the potential to create the template for trade in financial services.' Can this vision be maintained, and how can it be?
    • The potential implications of Brexit for British Offshore Territories.
    • Taxation: the OECD and G20 agenda, BEPS, and its implications for cross border FS delivery
    • Fintech, Regulatory Sandboxes, Blockchain .