Innovation for Financial Services 2011

The first edition of this series of conferences.

Location: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Dates: 21-23 September 2011

Programme: Downloadable by clicking here


PwC has about 2000 professionals from 53 different countries. PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.

BGL BNP Paribas is one of the largest banks in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. As a leader on its domestic market, it offers an especially wide range of financial products to individuals, professionals, private banking clients and businesses. BGL BNP Paribas is Luxembourg’s number-one provider of banking services to professionals and small- and medium-size companies, and number two in services for individuals. It is also the leader for bancassurance.

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is Europe's principal centre for the listing of international securities, listing nearly 45,000 securities from issuers in some 100 countries. Most notably, it is the leader in Europe for the listing of international bonds. Other segments of note are investment funds and GDRs (Global Depositary Receipts). The Luxembourg Stock Exchange operates two markets: an EU regulated market and an exchange regulated market. All securities on these markets are tradable on NYSE Euronext’s UTP platform. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Finesti, focuses on the collection and dissemination of investment fund information.

CETREL Financial technology services have become mission critical for successful banking and financial activities. All financial sector professionals rely on safe and secure data centers and IT infrastructure, robust communication network, effectively managed IT services, access to state of the art software and the certainty to find reliable service providers who are experts, act with integrity and share a sense of purpose in co-creating next generation solutions. SIX Group and Cetrel, the Luxembourg pillar of SIX Group, have been created by their respective banking communities, represented in its shareholders base of 160 banks, to act as Partners of Trust in fulfilling such missions. The Luxembourg operations, embodied by Cetrel, are build on a dual pillar structure of which the first one is the E-Money hub for all payment card related services and the second pillar is dedicated to financial technology services.

The Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL) is the professional organisation representing the majority of banks and other financial intermediaries established in Luxembourg. Its purpose lies in defending and fostering the professional interests of its members. As such, it acts as the voice of the whole sector on various matters in both national and international organisations.

Luxembourg For Finance is the agency for the development of the financial sector, is a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg Government and the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation (PROFIL), under the Presidency of the Minister of Finance, Luc Frieden. The objective of the partnership, is to contribute to the sustainable development of Luxembourg as an international financial centre by means of a structured international communications policy and by nurturing new business sectors. The principal mission of the agency is to create a strong brand image for the financial centre, communicating the advantages of its products and services to a wide public and highlighting the numerous opportunities available to investors and clients, whether institutional or private, from around the world.

Innovation for Financial Services  2011