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The test of time: banking union a decade on

Single Resolution Board and European Central Bank Joint Conference

Thursday, 23 June and Friday, 24 June 2022
Hybrid event

The virtual conference will be a hybrid event, combining live speakers and an online audience.

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Times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

Photos from the event
Thursday, 23 June 2022

Opening speech

Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank


Keynote speech on banking union

Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union, European Commission


Audience Q&A


Panel discussion:
Moving crisis management forward

The banking union was in part designed to manage banking and financial crises better. Will the current review of the crisis management and deposit insurance framework lead to a breakthrough? How should the resolution framework be adjusted to apply also to small- and medium-sized banks?

Moderator: Laura Noonan, Financial Times


  • John Berrigan, Director-General, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
  • Elke König, Chair, Single Resolution Board
  • Peter Simon, Managing Director, World Savings and Retail Banking Institute and European Savings and Retail Banking Group
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament

Audience Q&A


Coffee break


Banking 2040 – a look ahead

Customer behaviour, technical innovation and new financial tools are changing banking rapidly. What will banking look like in 2040? Will banks be fully virtual? Will customers go completely digital? Will investors reward only the global and agile? How will supervisors and regulators adapt to the changes?

Moderator: Jennifer Baker, freelance journalist, Editor of GDPRToday


  • Patricia Boydens, Innovation Consultant, Vice President FinTech Belgium
  • David Martin Lopez, Partner, Monitor Deloitte
  • Marilin Pikaro, Director of Innovation, Conduct and Consumers Department, European Banking Authority

Audience Q&A


End of day 1

Friday, 24 June 2022

Keynote speech ”The European banking union, from good to great”

Johan Thijs, Chief Executive Officer, KBC Group


Audience Q&A


Panel discussion:
Operational resilience – are banks prepared for the worst?

With the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, banks faced two unprecedented crises and relief is not in sight. Are they prepared for a multitude of challenges including implementing sanctions, strengthening cybersecurity and facing climate change? Are banks able to adapt their operations to handle what lies ahead? What can and should supervisors do to steer them in the right direction?

Moderator: Raymond Frenken, financial journalist


  • Elena Carletti, Professor of Finance, Bocconi University and Member of the Board of Directors, UniCredit
  • Elizabeth McCaul, Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank
  • Christian Ossig, Chairman of the Executive Committee, European Banking Federation
  • Fernando Restoy, Chair, Financial Stability Institute, Bank for International Settlements

Audience Q&A


Closing speech

Elke König, Chair, Single Resolution Board


End of conference

This programme may be subject to change without notice.

Audiovisual notice: Images and video recordings may be published online.

General information

Conference venue

Hybrid (Treurenberg 22, 1000 Brussels, Belgium and online)


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