Programme, 20 June 2017

7:30 a.m.    Welcome- coffee / networking
8:15 a.m.    Welcome address
8:25 a.m.    Out of the box 1
                   Lateral thinkers – inspiration for the financial industry
                        Henri Arslanian (FinTech & RegTech Leader for China/Hong Kong, PwC)

8:45 a.m.   Excellence in times of change:
                  How will the Swiss financial centre look in 2025?

                     Panel discussion
                          Philipp Hildebrand (Vice-Chairman, BlackRock)
                          Walter B. Kielholz (Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Re)
                          Romeo Lacher (Chairman of the Board of Directors, SIX)
                          Urs Rohner (Chairman of the Board of Directors, Credit Suisse Group AG)
                          Herbert J.Scheidt (Chairman, Swiss Bankers Association)
                          Axel A. Weber (Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Group AG)

                   Moderation: Peter A. Fischer (Economics Editor-in-Chief, NZZ)

10:00 a.m.      Coffee break/networking

10:45 a.m.    Focus session 1
                     Moving away from the expansive monetary policy: what are the effects on financial markets and the real economy?

                     Introductory keynote
                        Thomas Jordan (Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank)

11.00 a.m.    Panel discussion
                        Thomas Jordan (Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank)                       
                        Jürgen Stark (economist, former Chief Economist of the ECB)
                        Huw van Steenis (Global Head of Strategy, Schroders)

11:40 a.m.     Out of the box 2
                     Industry perspective
                     Ulf Berg (Partner, BLR & PARTNERS AG)

12:00 p.m.    Focus session 2
                     New world (dis)order – reflections in the field of investment

                     Panel discussion
                          Urban Angehrn (Group Chief Investment Officer, Zurich)
                          Felix Haldner (President, SFAMA)
                          Michael Loretan (Member of the Executive Board, FINMA)

                     Moderation: Erwin W. Heri (Finance Professor and Partner Fintool AG)

12:40 p.m.    Lunch / networking

2:00 p.m.      Focus session 3
                     What are the key challenges for the leading financial centres?

                     Introductory keynote                         
                         Paul Achleitner (Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG)

                    Panel discussion                                 
                          Paul Achleitner (Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG)
                          Martin Dahinden (Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America)
                          Jörg Gasser (State Secretary for International Financial Matters, Federal Department of Finance)

2:50 p.m.     Out of the box 3
                    How are disruptors changing the structure of the financial system?
                         Susanne Chishti (CEO and founder, FINTECH Circle)

                    Afterwards Q&A, lead by Thomas Puschmann (Leader Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab of the University Zurich)

3:15 p.m.     Macroeconomic outlook:
                    The change continues
                         Markus K. Brunnermeier (Professor of Economics, Princeton University)

3:45 p.m.     Takeaways and close
                         Peter A. Fischer (Economics Editor-in-Chief, NZZ)

4:00 p.m.     Farewell drinks

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