"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.

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with Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

FOOD for THOUGHT - Topics 2020 - 2024

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.

29 April: Report Launch - Ukraine Reconstruction: Policy Options for Building an Effective Financial Architecture

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, the Institute for European Policymaking (IEP-Bocconi), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) organize and cordially invite you to attend the launch of the European Financial Architecture RPN report Ukraine's Reconstruction: Policy Options for Building an Effective Financial Architecture to be held on 29 April 2024, 5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CEST, via Zoom

29 & 30 April: Global Anti-Financial Crime Conference

The presence of the Anti-Money Laundering Association (AMLA) in Frankfurt am Main adds significant relevance to the Global AFC Conference. This gathering stands out as an essential forum for gaining insights into combating financial crimes, with the added prestige of AMLA’s involvement underscoring the critical nature of the discussions. It offers a unique opportunity for attendees to engage with top professionals, learn about the latest in regulatory changes and technological advancements, and network with industry peers. The stage promises to be a key moment for those seeking to advance their understanding and approaches to financial crime prevention.

29 & 30 April: DIGISUSTAIN 2024

DIGISUSTAIN 2024 is a two-day event that focuses on the combination of digitalization and sustainability. It brings together pioneers from various sectors such as industry, science, politics and finance to share knowledge and experiences. The conference topics are aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, underlining the importance of integrating digital innovation into sustainable development goals.

02. Mai: FSI GenAI Breakfast

Das GenAI Breakfast, präsentiert von The GenAI Breakfast, presented by Deloitte and Google, invites you to take a deep dive into the applications and importance of generative AI in the FSI sector. This event offers insights from the perspective of leading industry experts, facilitates constructive discussions and provides excellent networking opportunities. An ideal platform for anyone interested in the advanced potential of GenAI and understanding its impact on the financial sector.

07 May: 5th Digital Financial Services Forum

AI integration: Building the future of financial services. The forum will explore the impact of AI on the financial services sector, including areas such as asset management, risk management, cybersecurity, money laundering prevention and with a focus on the evolving regulatory framework, including the AI Act. It aims to provide a platform for the various stakeholders in the financial services sector and facilitate discussions on the challenges and opportunities of AI, which may profoundly reshape the financial services sector in the coming years.

16 May: Block im Park #3

Block in the Park is going into the third round. After two highly successful editions of the flagship conference around Blockchain, Web3 and Artificial Intelligence, with more than 60+ speakers from Europe, Asia and the US and over 700 guests, we are looking forward to the triple on 16 May 2024 in the heart of Europe.

28 May: AFME/OMFIF's 4th Annual European Financial Integration Conference

AFME and OMFIF are joining forces again to bring their expertise in European capital markets, financial regulation, and economic and monetary policy for the 4th Annual European Financial Integration Conference. Taking place in the financial centre of Frankfurt, this conference will bring together leading policy makers and opinion-formers, as well as influential members of the regulatory and business community, for a day of thought-provoking content and discussion. Learn more and register now via the link.

1 June: GAMSC - Conference on performance measurement and GIPS 2023

The Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) formulate globally recognised standards and recommendations on how to compare the performance of investment strategies. The selection and composition of benchmarks play a central role here. This year, the "GIPS Day", which is one of the world's largest conferences for the Global Investment Performance Standards, was further developed. Performance in management as well as in sales and questions of performance controlling are the focal points of the symposium. Presentations, panel discussions and workshops will provide you with information on measuring the performance of sustainability and closed-end funds, for example. Like the previous GIPS Day, the new symposium will be organised by the German Asset Management Standards Committee (GAMSC), an association of BVI, CFA Society Germany and DVFA, as a face-to-face event.

06 June: TQ Accelerator: Digital Finance

For the first time, we are creating a new kind of FinTech accelerator that is not only for startups but for corporates, too. Our new approach is to bring both sides of the ecosystem together for seven weeks on a platform established to forge pivotal connections, exchange knowledge and actively shape the future of finance with other top players in Frankfurt.

10 June: Sustainability Standards Conference 2024

Together with the IFRS Foundation and the International Sustainability Board (ISSB), the German standard setter DRSC, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE are organizing an annual conference on the implementation and further development of IFRS Sustainability Standards. With the support of the House of Finance and Deutsche Börse Group, topics related to the current standard-setting activities of the ISSB agenda will be presented and discussed from a practical and academic perspective. The annual conference will take place on Monday, June 10, 2024 at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.

12 June: KPMG Future Summit - The finale

The grand finale of the KPMG Future Summit will take place on 12 June 2024. On the stages, the topics of ESG, governance & performance, digital transformation, international business and a separate industry stream will shed light on the future success of your company: Four stages on the topics of ESG, governance & performance, digital transformation, international business and an industry stream.

02 July: TQ Accelerator: Digital Finance

For the first time, we are creating a new kind of FinTech accelerator that is not only for startups but for corporates, too. Our new approach is to bring both sides of the ecosystem together for seven weeks on a platform established to forge pivotal connections, exchange knowledge and actively shape the future of finance with other top players in Frankfurt.

11 July: TQ Accelerator: Pitch Arena/Demo Day

For the first time, we are creating a new kind of FinTech accelerator that is not only for startups but for corporates, too. Our new approach is to bring both sides of the ecosystem together for seven weeks on a platform established to forge pivotal connections, exchange knowledge and actively shape the future of finance with other top players in Frankfurt.

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