What Long-Term Investments for the Europe of tomorrow? – November 7 15:00-17:15 European Parliament – JAN 4Q1

Wednesday 7 November, 15:00-17:15

Brussels – European Parliament – Room JAN 4Q1

For external participants: 14:30 – 14:50 in front of the main entrance of the European Parliament (ASP Building)


What Long-Term Investments for the Europe of tomorrow?

What does the EU urgently need to do to revive Long-Term Investments?

This conference will take stock on the achievements regarding the creation of a conducive environment for long-term investments in Europe, from the Green paper on the Long-term financing of the European Economy by former Commissioner Barnier (2013) up to the Capital Markets Union (prudential regulation, accounting standards, governance issues…) and the Action plan on sustainable finance published earlier this year.

This conference will also be the occasion to launch the report “Betting on the long term – rebuilding investment for the Europe of tommorrow”, conducted by the task-force of Paris financial center under the supervision of former AXA financial director, Gérard de La Martinière.

 Just a few months before the next European elections, now is the crucial time to assess what has been done and to determine the remaining barriers to address.


15:00                               Welcome Address

Dominique Riquet, MEP, Chair of the Long-term Investment Intergroup

 15:10 – 15:20               Keynote speech

Kerstin Jorna, Deputy Director-General, Dg Ecfin, European Commission

15:20 – 15:35               Proposals of the French Task Force on Long term investment of the Paris Financial Center

Gérard de La Martinière, Rapporteur

15.35 – 16.45:              What Long-Term Investments for Tomorrow’s Europe and what EU urgently needs to do to revive Long-Term Investment?

Moderator: Laurent Zylberberg, Chair of the European Long Term Investors Association (ELTI)

Jung Lichtenberger, Deputy Head of Unit Capital Markets Union, DG Fisma, European Commission

Benoit de La Chapelle Bizot, Deputy Director of the French Banking Federation (Highlight “Banks for the financing the real economy”)

Nicolas Jeanmart, Head of General and Personal Insurance, Insurance Europe (Highlight “Insurance sector”)

Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director, Eurosif (Highlight “SI is a LTI”)

Sébastien Raspiller, Head of Financing of the Economy, French Treasury

Lieve Wierinck, MEP  


17.15 – 17.30:              Closing remarks

Pierre Moscovici Commissioner, Economic & Financial Affairs, European Commission