EBA 5th anniversary conference to discuss achievements and future work of the agency

01 February 2016

As the European Banking Authority (EBA) gets ready to mark its first five years of activities with its conference in London this Friday, Chairperson Andrea Enria explains the conference will be about dialogue with banking stakeholders on achievements and remaining challenges in strengthening the EU banking sector.

High-level panellists from the banking and financial sector worldwide will debate this Friday in the historical setting of the "Guildhall", as the conference is hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London. The event will be broadcast live on the EBA website and the public will be able to submit their views and questions to panellists through the EBA Twitter account.

Andrea Enria, the EBA Chairperson, invited EU banking stakeholders to participate in the anniversary conference to express their views about the new regulatory framework and ask questions on the effects that the reforms of the past 5 years are having on EU banks.

Enria explained that that the conference "happens at a key moment in the creation of the EU single market in banking" and renewed his gratitude to the City of London "for the opportunity to celebrate this event in such an historical location". The Lord Mayor said "The City of London is delighted to host the EBA 5th anniversary conference here at the Guildhall," and conveyed his congratulations to the EBA "for its continuous hard work in developing a pan-European framework for banking regulation and their supervision of the sector". He added: "This event that we have decided to support reminds us that the presence of this important EU agency in London is another testimony to the role of our city as a leading financial centre for the European Union, as well as the whole world".

The conference will be webcast live on the EBA website on Friday at 9 am. Discussions will benefit from high level policy makers, industry representatives, academics and other stakeholders from across the EU and beyond. Panellists from public and private institutions in the banking and financial sectors will discuss regulatory changes, adjustments in EU banks' business models, sharing views on priorities. The public listening remotely will be able to submit questions through the Twitter account of the EBA @EBA_News.