International speakers, Current topics

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.


  • Giovani Sabatini

  • Carsten Brzeski

  • Koichi Katakawa

  • Claudio Borio

  • Francois Villeroy de Galhau

  • Peter Praet

  • Changhui Zhao

  • Arif Amiri

  • Mick McAteer

Online Event Dates 2020

DateSpeakerOrganizationTopicRegistration link
21-10-2020Jacob NellMorgan StanleyBREXIT: The Endgameclosed
23-09-2020Leon Saunders CalvertRefinitiv LondonSustainable Finance: The Challenges of Scoring and RankingVideo recording available:
17-09-2020Bianca LopesTalleDigital identity – how biometric technologies can change the game in bankingclosed
28-07-2020Adam FarkasAssociation for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)BREXIT, COVID-19, CMU – how European capital markets meet today’s challengesclosed
08-07-2020José Manuel González-PáramoBanco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.Digital Innovation and Data in the Financial Sectorclosed
24-06-2020Philip R. LaneEuropean Central Bank“The Monetary Policy of the European Central Bank”closed
04-06-2020Bryan StirewaltDubai Financial Services AuthorityToday’s Disruptions, Tomorrow’s Opportunities –
How Disruption Will Shape the Future of Finance

Review: Financial Centre Breakfasts 2014 – 2019

24-09-2019Mick McAteerThe Financial InclusionThe Future of Consumer Protection and Data Protection
09-09-2019Arif AmiriDubai Int’l Fin Services AuthorityDriving the Future of Finance and Exploring Opportunities for Growth in the MEASA Region
27-08-2019David ParkerEconomic Development Board BahrainHow Bahrain is aiming to position itself as a regional Fintech Hub for MENA
23-05-2019Dr. Changhui ZhaoExport Import Bank ChinaStrengthening Cooperation in Banking between China and Germany
20-02-2019Peter PraetEuropean Central BankMaintaining Price Stability in the Euro Area
15-11-2018Jacobs & WernerThink Tank for Fin MarketsEffects of BREXIT on financial contract law – opportunities and risks for the financial centre
17-04-2018Wojciech WiewiorowskiEuropean Data Protection EU2018 – The Year of GDPR v The Year of PSD2/MiFIDII/AML4
18-09-2017Eikelmann & GraussConsulate General & Dev Co IsraelEconomic and Financial Center Israel – Investment Options in a Nation in Transition
31-08-2016Francois Villeroy de GalhauGov. de la Banque de FranceEuropean growth – challenges in uncertain times
04-05-2016Arundhati BhattacharyaState Bank of IndiaIndia – Several Small Steps towards Big Reforms
01-12-2015Claudio BorioBank of International SettlementsChallenges for the Global Economy
25-08-2014Arundhati BhattacharyaState Bank of IndiaIndian Economic and Monetary Policy
17-07-2014Giovani SabatiniItalian Banking AssociationThe Italian Banking Industry: Key Figures and Trends
29-04-2014Carsten BrzeskiING-DiBaEuropean elections in the Netherlands – consequences for the euro
19-02-2014Koichi KatakawaNomura BankJapanese Economic Program Abenomics