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About the conference

AFME’s 14th Annual European Government Bond Conference will take place on the 13 November 2019 at Sofitel Europe, Brussels.
AFME’s European Government Bond Conference continues to bring together the leading names in the industry to network and debate. The programme includes input from European DMOs, investors in sovereign bonds, primary dealers, fixed income traders and regulators on the latest issues influencing the European government bond markets.

Regular fees:
AFME member: £499 + VAT
non-member: £799 + VAT

Multi-booking discount

save 10% when you book 3 or more delegate passes at the same time
save 20% when you book 5 or more delegate passes at the same time

Complimentary subject to verification

DMO: promo code AFMEDMO
Investor: promo code INVESTOR
Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
Issuer: promo code ISSUER
Press: promo code PRESS

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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 12 November

18:30
Drinks reception
19:30
AFME European Government Bond Dinner
Invitation only
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Wednesday 13 November

08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Morning chair’s opening remarks
Chair:
Victoria Webster,
Director, Fixed Income, AFME
Speaker:
Pablo de Ramón-Laca,
Head of Funding and Debt Management, Spanish Treasury and ESDM Chair
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09:50
Panel discussion: Market Structure Effects On Trading And Liquidity In Primary And Secondary Markets
  • Regulation (MiFID transparency rules)
  • Technology and disruptors (tech evolution such as electronic trading)
  • Market interference such as central bank purchases, Brexit and Libor reform
  • Data
Moderator:
Michael Cartine,
Senior Government Bond Analyst, International Financing Review
Speakers:
Anthony Linehan,
Deputy Director, Funding and Debt Management at the National Treasury Management Agency
Fabrizio Testa,
Chief Executive Officer, MTS
Michael Surowiecki,
Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, PIMCO
Nathalie Fillet,
Business Manager, BNP Paribas
Tom Britton,
Managing Director, Sell-Side Business & Product Management
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10:40
Networking break
11:10
Roundtable A: Green Bond Issuance
  • Next steps in sovereign green bond issuance
  • Issuance of sovereign green debt – key obstacles now and way forward to achieving greater market growth
  • Role of regulators in driving the green bond market
  • Client demand for ESG investments – what are the key sustainability factors for clients and how can the risks be identified? How do clients balance sustainability objectives with returns?
  • What actions should governments, industry and society be responsible for in taking sustainability forward?
Marc Zondag,
Senior Policy Advisor, Dutch State Treasury, Lead Participant
Navindu Katugampola,
Head of Green & Sustainable Bonds, Morgan Stanley, Lead Participant
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Roundtable B: FinTech Developments and the Impact on Trading
sponsored by: Tradeweb LLC
  • What are the biggest challenges in implementing automation?
  • To build or buy automated technologies?
  • Role of AI in improving liquidity, efficiency and quality of execution
Charlie Campbell-Johnston,
Managing Director, Head of Integration and Workflow Solutions, Tradeweb, Roundtable Sponsor
Natacha Hilger,
Director and Relationship Manager European Debt Management Offices, Deutsche Bank, Lead Participant
Steve Toland,
Founder, TransFICC, Lead Participant
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Roundtable C: EDDI (European Distribution of Debt Initiative)
  • What issues does the EDDI proposal address?
  • Current and future scope – paving the way for a EuroZone safe asset?
  • What will drive demand?
George Kalogeropoulos,
Adviser Division Market Infrastructure Development DG Market Infrastructure and Payments European Central Bank, Lead Participant
Maric Post,
Director, Treasury and Capital Markets, Lead Participant
Siegfried Ruhl,
Head of Funding and Investor Relations, European Stability Mechanism, Lead Participant
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12:10
Networking lunch
13:15
Afternoon chair’s opening remarks
Chair:
Richard Hopkin,
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME
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13:20
Keynote address
Jamie Rush,
Chief Europe Economist, Bloomberg
Chair:
Richard Hopkin,
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME
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13:40
Panel discussion: Building A Eurozone Safe Asset
  • What is needed in order to create a genuine safe asset?
  • What benefits does a safe asset bring?
  • What can’t it be?
Moderator:
Stefano Mazzocchi,
Managing Director, Advocacy & Deputy Head, Brussels, AFME
Speakers:
Gabriele Giudice,
Head of Unit: EMU Deepening and Macroeconomy of the Euro Area, DG ECFIN, European Commission
Michala Marcussen,
Group Chief Economist, Société Générale
Pablo de Ramón-Laca,
Head of Funding and Debt Management, Spanish Treasury and ESDM Chair
Siegfried Ruhl,
Head of Funding and Investor Relations, European Stability Mechanism
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14:30
Panel discussion: Economic And Geopolitical Landscape
  • Macro topics on the economy and monetary policy
  • Fiscal response including common bond/Euro T-bill
  • The post-mortem of how Brexit has gone
  • Elections in Germany and Portugal, and political outlook
  • The possible impacts of Brexit
  • An overview of national elections across Europe, and political outlook
Moderator:
Emanuele Caloia,
Managing Director, Head of International Rates & FI EU Cross Product Group, Jefferies
Speakers:
Alessandro Tentori,
Chief Investment Officer, AXA Investment Managers
Giada Giani,
Director, Senior European Economist, Citi
Philippe Gudin,
Managing Director, Senior Economist and EU Policy Analyst, Barclays
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15:20
Closing remarks
Chair:
Richard Hopkin,
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME
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15:30
Networking drinks reception

Keynote speakers

Jamie Rush

Chief Europe Economist, Bloomberg

Speakers

Alessandro Tentori

Chief Investment Officer, AXA Investment Managers

Anthony Linehan

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

Charlie Campbell-Johnston

Managing Director, Head of Integration and Workflow Solutions, Tradeweb,

Roundtable Sponsor

Emanuele Caloia

Managing Director, Head of International Rates & FI EU Cross Product Group, Jefferies

Enrico Bruni

Managing Director, Head of Europe and Asia, Tradeweb

Fabrizio Testa

Chief Executive Officer, MTS

Gabriele Giudice

Head of Unit: EMU Deepening and Macroeconomy of the Euro Area, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Giada Giani

Director, Senior European Economist, Citi

Marc Zondag

Senior Policy Advisor, Dutch State Treasury,

Lead Participant

Maric Post

Director, Treasury and Capital Markets,

Lead Participant

Michael Cartine

Senior Government Bond Analyst, International Financing Review

Michael Surowiecki

Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, PIMCO

Michala Marcussen

Group Chief Economist, Société Générale

Natacha Hilger

Director and Relationship Manager European Debt Management Offices, Deutsche Bank,

Lead Participant

Nathalie Fillet

Business Manager, BNP Paribas

Navindu Katugampola

Head of Green & Sustainable Bonds, Morgan Stanley,

Lead Participant

Pablo de Ramón-Laca

Head of Funding and Debt Management, Spanish Treasury and

ESDM Chair

Philippe Gudin

Managing Director, Senior Economist and EU Policy Analyst, Barclays

Richard Hopkin

Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME

Siegfried Ruhl

Head of Funding and Investor Relations, European Stability Mechanism

Stefano Mazzocchi

Managing Director, Advocacy & Deputy Head, Brussels, AFME

Steve Toland

Founder, TransFICC,

Lead Participant

Tom Britton

Managing Director, Sell-Side Business & Product Management

Victoria Webster

Director, Fixed Income, AFME