"Food for Thought" Online Events

Since 2014, Frankfurt Main Finance has been holding lecture events in loose succession under the title “Financial Centre Breakfast”. Top-class speakers comment on current topics of the financial centre from an international perspective. In addition to interesting insights, the audience is offered an extensive breakfast and the opportunity for a lively exchange of ideas in the community.

During the contact restrictions due to the coronavirus, the tradition of the financial centre breakfasts will be continued by the online event series “Food for thought” – virtual delicacies, nutritious, tasty and digestible. The transmission of image and sound offers vivid impressions and the opportunity for a lively dialogue.

The breakfasts and webinars are organized jointly with the Association of Foreign Banks in Germany.

Topics 2020 / 2021
27.05.2021 Adam Farkas The Association for Financial Markets in Europe TBD
11.05.2021 Rahul Ghosh Moody’s ESG Solutions, Moody’s Shared Services Harmonization, regulation and innovation: three trends shaping the future of ESG investing Video recording available: click here
Presentation available: click here
06.05.2021 Masaki Bessho Bank of Japan Bank of Japan’s approach and work on Central Bank Digital Currency Presentation available: click here
22.04.2021 Dr. King Au Financial Services Development Council (HK) Germany and HK – connecting EU and China for the Financial Services Industry Presentation available: click here
23.03.2021 Prof. Michael Mainelli Z/Yen Group Measuring Up Financial Centres – The Latest From Z/Yen’s Indices (Slides available: click here) Video recording available: click here
10.03.2021 Dr. Kay Swinburne KPMG UK Competing Financial Centres or a true Capital Market Union (CMU)? (Slides available: click here) Video recording available: click here
04.03.2021 Jan Ceyssens European Commission Regulation of Crypto-Assets and -Services (Slides available: click here) Video recording available: click here
18.02.2021 Dr. Jürgen Schaaf European Central Bank Exploring the Potential of a Digital Euro closed
28.01.2021 Dr. Beata Javorcik European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The State Remains Centrestage - why we can expect to see governments playing a more prominent role in the economy and what it means for the private sector (Slides available: click here) Video recording available: click here
08.12.2020 Dr. Cornelia Meyer Meyer Resources The Impact of US Elections on Energy Markets Video recording available: click here
21.10.2020 Jacob Nell Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc BREXIT – The Endgame closed
23.09.2020 Leon Saunders Calvert Refinitiv London Sustainable Finance: The Challenges of Scoring and Ranking Video recording available: click here
17.09.2020 Bianca Lopes Talle Digital identity – how biometric technologies can change the game in banking closed
28.07.2020 Adam Farkas Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) BREXIT, COVID-19, CMU – how European capital markets meet today’s challenges closed
08.07.2020 José Manuel González-Páramo Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. Digital Innovation and Data in the Financial Sector closed
24.06.2020 Philip R. Lane European Central Bank The Monetary Policy of the European Central Bank closed
04.06.2020 Bryan Stirewalt Dubai Financial Services Authority Today’s Disruptions, Tomorrow’s Opportunities – How Disruption Will Shape the Future of Finance closed

Frankfurt Finance Summit

Since 2011, an annual event from the “Frankfurt Finance Summit” series has been held in Frankfurt am Main under the conceptual sponsorship of Frankfurt Main Finance e.V. The Summit addresses members and guests of the initiative: CEOs, CFOs, CROs, central bank representatives, supervisors and regulators from more than 20 countries, who are invited to discuss topics that currently move the finance industry.

2020, the Frankfurt Finance Summit took place as a hybrid event for the first time. In addition to the analog experience on site, a digital livestream offered the opportunity to follow the entire conference program in real time. The speakers were projected onto the stage via streaming and thus virtually integrated into the plenary session. Even participants who could not be on site had the opportunity to ask questions in the virtual plenum and to interact with the panelists and other participants.

Events of our members and partners

Our members regularly offer attractive events on topics related to the financial center. Furthermore, Frankfurt Main Finance is involved as a partner in interesting events at the financial center. If you are interested, please use the websites of the organizers mentioned above for further information or direct registration.

Events 2021

27-28 January 2021

Fintech Europe Expo

Fintech Europe Expo 2021

The Event will present 35+ startups and 40+ speakers during 8+ hours of live streaming focused on innovation in the fintech industry.
Register here

3 February 2021, 9:30AM - 18:00PM CET

Frankfurt Digital Finance

Frankfurt Digital Finance

Frankfurt Digital Finance 2021 will connect key participants in the European digital finance ecosystem, bringing together top-executives, investors, entrepreneurs, academics and policy makers on a single platform.
Register here with 20% discount

18 February 2021


ESG and Sustainable Finance

This event is part of a three month Outlooks program which will provide insight and analysis on the key themes, sectors, and regions in what is set to be a fascinating year for the markets.
On Demand

24 February 2021


2021 CX and Communications Trends Insights

Join this event by Broadridge and learn ways to accelerate digital adoption and increase engagement in 2021.
On Demand

24 & 25 February 2021


Digital Small & Mid Cap Conference 2021

The ODDO SEYDLER Small & Mid Cap Conference consists of online group presentations.
Register here

10 & 11 March 2021

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India


The conference aims to virtually showcase the power of Fintech and help Indian Fintechs in their journey to collaborate with companies from across the globe.
Register here

10 March 2021, 4-5:30PM CET

Center for Financial Studies (CFS)

Public Spending and the Role of the State

The CFS in cooperation with the Institut für Bank- und Finanzgeschichte e.V. cordially invites you to attend this book presentation.
Register here

24 March 2021, 3-5pm


Legal Framework for Digitalization of Distribution in Germany and EU

This Webinar will be conducted in German and Chinese.
Register here

29 & 30 March 2021

Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE)

AFE Annual Conference 2021

The event covers key topics shaping the capital markets including ESG, FinTech and investor relations.
Register here

19 April 2021


Financial Centres Of The World 2021: Focus On Frankfurt

with Hubertus Väth
Register here

4 May 2021


Bloomberg Wealth Summit

When life returns to some approximation of normal, how will we think about how much to spend and where to spend it?
Register here

5 & 6 May 2021

Big Data & AI World Frankfurt

Big Data & AI in Finance, Banking & Insurance

High level discussions and data-driven answers to challenges such as Brexit, Digitalization, COVID-19 and regulation.
Register here

6 & 8 July 2021

youngStartup Ventures

Venture Summit Virtual Connect Global

Dedicated Fintech Track
Register here
Events 2020

21 September 2020


Annual bwf and ICMA Capital Markets Conference

Under discussion will be the distribution of bonds with make-whole clauses to retail investors, changes to costs and charges disclosures, and the suspension of best execution reporting.

22 October 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 PM BST


Brexit: Doing business in the EU

In this webinar members of our financial services and regulation teams will provide their insights on their local regimes, helping you understand what is possible in different member states and their relative merits.

29 - 31 October 2020

FRANKFURT SCHOOL Blockchain Center

Crypto Assets Conference 2020

Together with executives, founders, investors and representatives from public authorities, these relevant changes as well as new areas will be discussed at the CAC20B.

18 November 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM CET


Embedding regtech to manage sustainable finance regulations:

This online event will provide an update on the most recent regulatory developments.

5 November 2020, 1:30PM – 3PM CET


Climate-related risks and sustainable finance

On-Demand-Recording available here

1 December 2020, 9AM - 12:30PM EST


Social Risk and Resilience

Topics: Managing Systemic Social Risks and Opportunities in a COVID-19 World, From the Green to the Just Transition - Context and more

2 December 2020, 11AM – 12PM CET


Central Banks Digital Currencies


9 December 2020, 1PM - 2PM CET


Sustainable Finance in a post-pandemic world

WAIFC will present its most recent publication and discuss its findings and recommendations with international experts from Canada, France, Morocco, the UAE, and the UK.
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