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About the event

AFME’s 17th Annual European Government Bond Conference will take place on the 16 November 2022 at Sofitel Europe, Brussels.

For 17 years, AFME’s European Government Bond Conference has brought together the leading names in the industry to network and debate.

This annual event brings together over 120 professionals for high-level networking and discussion and is designed by our members to address the most pressing issues and trends affecting the European DMOs.

The programme, comprised of specialist keynote presentations, industry expert panel discussions as well as interactive roundtables, brings together senior industry stakeholders from across Europe.

The conference is a great opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insights, hear from industry experts, earn CPD hours and make connections with fellow colleagues.

Regular fees:
AFME member: €649 + VAT
non-member: €899 + VAT

Multi-booking discount:
• 10% off when booking 3 or more delegates at the same time
• 20% off when booking 5 or more delegates at the same time

Multi booking discounts can be applied at check out for group bookings.

Complimentary subject to verification:
• DMO: promo code DMO
• Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
• Investor: promo code INVESTOR
• Issuer: promo code ISSUER
• Press: promo code PRESS

Note: Promo codes are case sensitive

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chickowski at cheryl.chickowski@afme.eu or on +44 (0)20 3828 2704.

Partners

Lead Partner
Partners
Associate Partners
Event Endorser
Media Partners

Who attends?

  • Heads of European DMOs
  • European primary dealers
  • Sovereign bonds traders
  • Investors
  • Senior regulators and policymakers
  • Exchanges and venues
  • Technology firms
  • Industry solution providers

Why attend?

  • Meet DMOs, investors and primary dealers
  • Build contacts in 6 hours of dedicated networking
  • Hear from over 30 leading industry expert speakers
  • Join the debate in 6 hours of high-level content
  • Showcase solutions at the event exhibition space

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on events@afme.eu for assistance.

Tuesday 15 November

18:30
AFME European Government Bond Drinks Reception (by RSVP only)

Wednesday 16 November

08:15
Registration and networking opens
09:00
Opening Remarks
Speaker:
Victoria Webster,
Director, Fixed Income, AFME
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09:15
Keynote address
Speaker:
Jörg Zeuner,
Chief Economist and Head of Research and Investment Strategy, Union Investment
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09:45
Presentation: Why Europe Needs Stronger Market Making: Setting the scene for Bond Market Liquidity
Speaker:
Kalin Anev Janse,
Chief Financial Officer, ESM
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10:00
Panel discussion: Bond Market Liquidity
  • Investment challenges in an environment of stagflation, end of QE and rising interest rates
  • How is the end of QE impacting DMO issuance strategy?
  • MiFIR review and liquidity
  • Can Innovation aid liquidity?
Moderator:
Olivier Pujal,
Senior Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer, European Stability Mechanism
Speakers:
Anthony Linehan,
Deputy Director, Funding and Debt Management, National Treasury Management Agency
Maria Cannata,
Chairwoman, MTS (Euronext Group)
Rodérick Joniaux,
European Government Bonds Product Manager, Tradeweb
Zoeb Sachee,
Head of Euro Linear Rates Trading, Citi
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10:45
Networking break
11:15
Panel discussion: ESG/Sovereign Green Bonds
  • Integrating ESG into sovereign debt analysis and ESG bond ratings outlook
  • Legal criteria for Sovereign green bonds use of proceeds
  • Is Greenium set to stay?
  • Motivations for issuance and importance to investors
Moderator:
Antti Savilaakso,
Partner and Head Of Research, Impact Cubed
Speakers:
Constance de Wavrin,
Market Engagement & Partnerships, The Climate Bonds Initiative
Felipe Gordillo,
ESG Senior Analyst, Mirova Asset Management
Isobel Edwards,
Senior Green, Social and Impact Bonds Analyst, NN Investment Partners
Maric Post,
Director Treasury and Capital Markets, Belgian Debt Agency
Sophie Wellen,
Green Bond Specialist, Dutch State Treasury Agency, Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands
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12:00
Panel discussion: Geo-political Outlook
  • Impact of an extended conflict in Ukraine
  • Climate policy progress
  • Wider dynamics at play- diminishing labour pool
  • Are markets reflecting the challenges?
Moderator:
Dhara Ranasinghe,
Editor, Financial Markets EMEA, Thomson Reuters
Speakers:
Giada Giani,
Senior Economist, Europe, Citi
Niels Lynggård Hansen,
Head of Economic and Market Analysis Division, European Stability Mechanism
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12:45
Networking Lunch
13:45
Roundtable discussion A: Market structure and its evolution
  • How has the European Government Debt market changed in recent years?
  • What are the innovations in trading
  • protocols and other technological developments? Have they caused changes in behaviour amongst
  • intermediaries and their client base?
  • Do DMOs expect to see participation of non-traditional Primary dealers?
Speaker:
Angelo Proni,
Chief Executive Officer, MTS (Euronext Group)
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Roundtable discussion B: Bond Consolidated Tape
  • Why do we need a consolidated tape for bonds?
  • The structure for success
  • Costs of FI market data
  • TRACE comparison
Speaker:
Steve Toland,
Founder, TransFICC
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14:30
Keynote Address: Sovereign Bond Markets under Policy Normalisation and Digitisation
Speaker:
Ivan Odonnat,
Deputy Director-General, Financial Stability and Operations, Banque de France
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15:00
Panel discussion: Digital Assets
  • Current landscape, where are we heading?
  • What are the challenges to getting traction from issuers and institutional investors?
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)
  • Regulatory challenges
Moderator:
Rick Watson,
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Membership and Events, AFME
Speakers:
Benjamin Duve,
Director, Digital Assets and Blockchain, BNY Mellon
David Durouchoux,
Deputy CEO, Société Générale FORGE
Marion Laboure,
Senior Economist, Deutsche Bank
Philippe Verriest,
Director, Euroclear
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15:45
Closing Remarks
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15:45
Drinks Reception

Keynote Speakers

Ivan Odonnat

Deputy Director-General, Financial Stability and Operations, Banque de France

Jörg Zeuner

Chief Economist and Head of Research and Investment Strategy, Union Investment

Other Speakers

Angelo Proni

Chief Executive Officer, MTS (Euronext Group)

Anthony Linehan

Deputy Director, Funding and Debt Management, National Treasury Management Agency

Antti Savilaakso

Partner and Head Of Research, Impact Cubed

Constance de Wavrin

Market Engagement & Partnerships, The Climate Bonds Initiative

David Durouchoux

Deputy CEO, Société Générale FORGE

Dhara Ranasinghe

Editor, Financial Markets EMEA, Thomson Reuters

Felipe Gordillo

ESG Senior Analyst, Mirova Asset Management

Giada Giani

Senior Economist, Europe, Citi

Isobel Edwards

Senior Green, Social and Impact Bonds Analyst, NN Investment Partners

Kalin Anev Janse

Chief Financial Officer, ESM

Maria Cannata

Chairwoman, MTS (Euronext Group)

Maric Post

Director Treasury and Capital Markets, Belgian Debt Agency

Marion Laboure

Senior Economist, Deutsche Bank

Niels Lynggård Hansen

Head of Economic and Market Analysis Division, European Stability Mechanism

Olivier Pujal

Senior Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer, European Stability Mechanism

Philippe Verriest

Director, Euroclear

Rick Watson

Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Membership and Events, AFME

Rodérick Joniaux

European Government Bonds Product Manager, Tradeweb

Sophie Wellen

Green Bond Specialist, Dutch State Treasury Agency, Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands

Steve Toland

Founder, TransFICC

Victoria Webster

Director, Fixed Income, AFME

Zoeb Sachee

Head of Euro Linear Rates Trading, Citi