Brexit: How will it affect Germany’s financial hub Frankfurt and the German banking industry?

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“The European Banking Authority is urging London-based banks to take immediate steps if they want to continue operations in the EU after Brexit. The clock is ticking.” (Handelsblatt Global, June 26, 2018)

The coming weeks and months, leading up to Brexit, may reshape Europe’s financial geography.

Britain’s exit from the EU will have huge consequences: For the UK itself and London, but also for Germany, Frankfurt and the financial industry. Will London cede its position as Europe’s financial hub? What will be the division of labor between London, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Paris and other financial centers? And how should banks, assets managers and other finance firms prepare?

These are among the urgent questions we will discuss with top politicians, executives and journalists on the eve of Handelsblatt’s Banking Summit. Please join us.


Andreas KluthAndreas Kluth
Handelsblatt Global


Andreas Kluth Daniel Schäfer

Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief, Handelsblatt Global
Daniel Schäfer, Finance Editor, Handelsblatt

Speakers, among others:

 Thomas Book Sylvie Matherat Andreas Krautscheid Jakob von Weizsäcker Carsten Volkery

Chris Bartz, CEO, Elinvar GmbH
Thomas Book, Member of the Board, Deutsche Börse AG
Sylvie Matherat, Member of the Board, Deutsche Bank
Andreas Krautscheid, Chief Executive, Bundesverband deutscher Banken e. V.
Jakob von Weizsäcker, Member of the European Parliament
Carsten Volkery, London Correspondent, Handelsblatt


  • Political keynote
  • Live-Broadcast from London
  • Case Studies
  • Networking Get-Together

Welcome Address

Andreas Kluth Daniel Schäfer

Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief, Handelsblatt Global and
Daniel Schäfer, Finance Editor, Handelsblatt

3.15Opening Keynote

Brexit and the financial hub Frankfurt

Jakob von WeizsäckerJakob von Weizsäcker
Member of the European Parliament


Panel Debate

Jakob von Weizsäcker Andreas Krautscheid Thomas Book Patricia Volhard

Jakob von Weizsäcker, Member of the European Parliament
Andreas Krautscheid, Chief Executive, Bundesverband deutscher Banken e. V.
Thomas Book, Member oft he Board, Deutsche Börse
Chris Bartz, CEO, Elinvar
Patricia Volhard, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LL


Networking break


Live-Broadcast from London

Carsten VolkeryInterview with
Carsten Volkery
UK correspondent


Keynote & Q&A

Sylvie MatheratSylvie Matherat
Member of the Board
Deutsche Bank




Closing remarks and Get together



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