FocusEconomics is proud to sponsor the following conferences. For more information, click on the conference name to go directly to the event website.
|May 30, 2017||Athens||SmithNovak|
With estimates that more than 50% of the banks' Loan Books are NPEs at a value of over 104 billion euros, there is considerable and growing interest in the Greek market. But despite industry discussion, we have yet to see the completion of significant transactions. Are the Banks still hesitant to sell? Is there investor apetite, what specific legal and other technical obstacles are there and what needs to be done now to facilitate deals in the next months? To discuss these and many other issues, join our inaugural conference in Athens at the end of May. By this time, there should be a number of completed deals and therefore, we should be able to gain a clearer picture of how the market will develop.
|January 9, 2018||Scottsdale||Opal Group|
The Public Funds Summit provides a unique environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers, and consultants. Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds. Funding concerns and declining returns have led many pension plans to seek a balance between risk and reward in order to meet pension obligations. Furthermore, the role of investment and its returns are essential to the concern of meeting obligations to pension members. How investment managers, across various strategies, can aid public pension plans in ensuring a safe future for its members will be key in the conversations at the event. The exchange of ideas both in and out of the session halls is key in educating and identifying viable alternatives that will address these concerns. Beyond the investment sphere, we also address legal issues facing pension plans, ethics regulations and the importance of on-going education for plan sponsors and their fiduciaries. We will also discuss the importance of politics and public perception of pension plans and the role that trustees and pension officers have in creating a positive image for their plans.
|January 24, 2018||San Francisco||marcusevans|
This GFMI conference will help financial firms produce high quality models that are compliant with the regulations. Attendees will learn how to enhance model risk management in an evolving inter-agency framework and how other firms are implementing different validation techniques for non-financial models. The impact of Artificial Intelligence models on model development will be examined as well tackling challenges for Anti-Money Laundering models. The evolving role of internal audit in model risk management and how to enhance it will be explored as well as the role of fintechs in model risk.
|January 29, 2018||New York||marcusevans|
This GFMI conference will help institutions increase return on investment for corporate payments by implementing a faster system. Attendees will consider the payment landscape in light of the Federal Reserve Task Force report and NACHA mandate. They will discuss strategies to leverage existing payment systems towards automation and the data protection and fraud detection challenges that come with a move to faster payments. We will examine the role of blockchain in domestic and cross-border payments as well as the increasing collaborative role fintechs play in creating faster payment platforms. Institutions will ultimately learn how to employ an effective faster payment system that will enable them to retain clients and ultimately stay ahead of the curve.
|February 5, 2018||New York||marcusevans|
This conference will enable institutions to better evaluate their operational risk programs so as to understand its value and how to improve. Delegates will gain knowledge on how to better identify and manage significant and emerging risks such as conduct risk and fraud, how to clarify responsibilities across departments and 3LOD and they will examine the regulatory environment and the future of operational risk. Hear key practical case studies from companies such as HSBC, Citi, Wells Fargo, MUFG, BNY Mellon, Fannie Mae, AIG, and many more!
|February 6, 2018||San Diego||innovation enterprise|
The main themes for this year's discussion are: Use financial planning and analysis to better inform decisions,shorten cycles and improve performance, while establishing a culture of accountability throughout your company. Enjoy proactive and organized networking opportunities to build new business relationships and opportunities inspired by leaders from across various industries-From FP&A to Performance Improvement: Explore why the CFO is taking on increasing responsibility for establishing a company's strategic direction. Understand key components of an organization’s finance team allowing you to break down functional silos to build and retain an efficient and effective FP&A function
|February 20, 2018||Johannesburg||Energy Indiba|
The Africa Energy Indaba Conference will discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across the continent. Delegates, drawn from all continents, represent an unrivalled combination of industry experts, project developers, financiers, energy users, government officials and manufacturers.Once again the Africa Energy Indaba has proved an invaluable forum for advancing projects and opportunities that are vitally important in keeping the lights on, industry producing, and fuelling continued economic growth in Africa.
|March 6, 2018||Washington DC||Energy Net|
The meeting addressed trends and opportunities for power development in the national and regional power markets, focusing on countries’ policy and strategy to engage investors, regional energy cooperation, renewable and gas-to-power development, distributed generation, new energy technologies and financing solutions.With the participation of Ministries of Energy, Regulators, Heads of Utilities, Buyers, Influencers, Technology Providers, Developers, Financiers and Donor Organisations as speakers and participants, the meeting was designed to hasten the pace of power development and anticipate the trends for the region’s energy future.
|March 8, 2018||London||SmithNovak|
Representing our flag-ship pan-European Non-Performing Loans summit, the 7th edition of ‘NPL Europe’ brings together 400+ delegates and 200+ key companies from more than 35+ countries. With an estimated €2-3 trillion of NPEs remaining on the books of European Banks, continuing distress in the Banking system, increasing regulatory pressure and new signs of economic growth, 2018 is expected to be another year of record NPL transactions.
|March 14, 2018||Prague||DDC Financial Group|
The summit brings together major players from across Europe to gather in the capital of the most promising markets in CEE. With strong and steady economic growth, the Czech Republic is at the center of CEE, geographically and economically. Start-ups are booming, Real Estate and NPLs are all continuously on the rise. At this summit, Real Estate and NPL investors, Family Offices, Bankers, and other members of the business community from North America and Europe all come together to discuss opportunities and future trajectory of the CEE markets. From Real Estate to NPL transactions, the various panel discussions provide a holistic overview of the market while focusing on the most valuable opportunities present. Combining panel discussions, keynote presentations, and 1-on-1 meetings, the forum is the perfect opportunity to network with your colleagues and gain critical insights into the market.