Date: Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Time: 8.30 - 13.00 followed by a networking lunch

Venue: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

The past forums in this series have been extremely useful in understanding more clearly the banking crises, which led to costly bank bailouts, bank failures and overall disruption in economic activity. Consequently, this crisis has greatly damaged public trust in banks and financial services. As was discussed at the forums in this series the changes in the banking landscape and banking crises have focused policy makers’ and industry participants’ attention on the appropriate role and structure of banking supervision and regulation. The vulnerabilities exposed in the crisis affect banks and states globally while regulatory policy is organised along national boundaries – raising difficult policy coordination issues in the international regulatory field. Further, most advanced economies need to stimulate economic growth to reduce deficits and debt, but growth requires investment, and investment levels have slumped to record lows relative to output, despite some positive development in the UK, Europe in general and the US. Therefore, banks and finance can play a key role in financing effectively the so called real economy and set the economic growth back on track.


  • explore the key issues and practices in banking regulation and supervision;
  • continue to promote the need for more ethical and transparent banking practice worldwide, where conduct amongst professionals and banking markets is more responsible in order to avoid bad banking practises and steadily restore trust and credibility in financial services;
  • explore the future of banking union and capital markets union
  • explore the future of digital, retail and investment banking
  • explore the role of financial services in financing economic growth and in particular the ways that bank and finance can support SMEs and start-ups

Held at the heart of the UK’s Financial Centre, this high level targeted event, will aim to bring together a wide range of policymakers, senior industry practitioners as well as economic and finance experts from participating sectors and institutions.

Organised by IBDE and hosted by Cass Business School the Forum is a follow up of hugely successful forums in this series organised by IBDE at the International Festival for Business and Thomson Reuters in 2014 and at Clifford Chance, KPMG and Cass Business School in 2013

Who should attend? UK and international policymakers, regulators, industry practitioners (CEOs, CFOs EDs, MDs, managers, directors and board members, decision-makers and strategists), trade associations, chambers’ of commerce,  investment funds, hedge funds, senior investment managers, consultants, senior diplomats, economic and financial experts and the media.



Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this event. For details on the various corporate branding and visibility packages we offer on this event contact:

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