Handelsblatt Banking Summit

Time to act.

Risks to financial sector rising, rising interest rates and upcoming tech giants are transforming the banking world, leaving a few critical questions to be answered: How can banks return to sustainable success? How can they fight growing competition from tech companies? Will ecosystems dominate the future of banking?

The Handelsblatt Banking Summit, now in its twenty-fourth year, will bring together German and international banking executives, new players, top regulators and government officials to discuss the best course of action for global financial stability and profitability. In 2018 more than 400 Top-CEOs and 100 journalists and analysts attended the summit. So we think it’s safe to call it another resounding success.

Main topics:

  • Open Banking
  • Interest Rate Turn
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: The future of the european banking landscape
  • New technologies: AI, Robotics, Smart Data
  • Cultural change


Dr Markus Braun


Speaker 2019

    Ralph Hamers

    CEOING Group

    Speaker 2019

      Olaf Scholz

      Federal Minister of Finance

      Speaker 2019

        Go there, it’s worth it. Here you can meet top-level contacts at the bar table and exchange ideas directly.
        Friedrich v. Jagow, CommeX

        Latest Confirmed Speakers

        Anne Boden

        CEO, Starling Bank

        Speaker 2019

          Sergio P. Ermotti

          Group CEO, UBS Group

          Speaker 2019

            Felix Hufeld

            President, BaFin

            Speaker 2019

              Ramin Niroumand

              CEO & Co-Founder, FinLeap

              Speaker 2019

                Fréderic Oudéa

                CEO, Société Générale

                Speaker 2019

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