21.11.2022 Finance

The European Finance Summit makes its great return in-person

Writer Laura Campan


Luxembourg, 21 November 2022 – This year, the European Finance Summit makes its great return in-person. This new edition will take place on 1 December at the European Convention Center Luxembourg. This will be a fantastic opportunity to attend inspiring conferences, discover the latest innovations of the Fin & Reg Tech industries, meet passionate experts, as well as enjoy an exclusive Awards’ Ceremony and networking moments.  

This year, Farvest will also take a stand for a good cause: Iles de Paix, funded by Nobel Peace prize-winner Dominique Pire in 1965. During the networking lunch, attendees will take part in a silent auction featuring unique art pieces and a crafted jewel. The amount raised will be unveiled during the Awards’ Ceremony and will entirely be donated to Iles de Paix. 

Inspiring conferences

Bracing for impact 

The pandemic, and the crying need for global cooperation and sustainable solutions definitely turned the tide – going green is no longer an option. Many investors wonder how they can diversify their portfolio and produce long-term benefits for society while still generating profits.  

Key local players such as Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Initiative (LSFI), European Financial Planner Association (EFPA) Luxembourg, LuxFLAG, Expon Capital, Société Générale Private Wealth Management (SGPWM) and Moniflo will pick up on this question and further explain how to promote sustainable finance in Luxembourg, from both a business growth and a customer trust perspective.  

Automating finance

Like all new concepts, it may be challenging to get a grip on what finance automation means. What is the impact of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Web 3.0 and digital assets on CFOs’ role and more broadly, on business growth?  

A tricky yet essential question for the future of our economy experts from Finologee, KPMG, Indosuez Wealth (Europe), the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), France Meta, and renowned journals like Le Nouvel Economiste and Le Figaro will answer – according to their respective backgrounds. 

Talking about automation, Mandalore Partners Co-Founder and Managing Partner Minh Q. Tran will deliver a long-awaited keynote speech on the ever-growing field of Web3 and how Luxembourg could well leverage its initiatives worldwide.

Navigating the regulatory challenges 

As more financial-services activity moves from regulated banks to platforms with little or no oversight, so do the associated risks – which requires specific supervisory and regulatory action, including better consumer and investor protection. So, how to stay up to date in this constantly evolving world and play your cards right? 

This is where international institutions and key players like the European Investment Bank (EIB), UBS, Proximus Luxembourg, Bitstamp, and SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ come into play. They will further explain how to deal with AML and KYC, for fighting financial crime, reducing costs and spur employees’ performance. 

Talents and upskilling: what’s next for the financial sector? 

If employers have struggled to find new talent since the onset of the Big Quit, it will be even more challenging in finance in the coming years considering it is one of the sectors that has changed the most dramatically – with ESG regulations, new players jumping in, such as Fin & RegTechs, cryptocurrencies, etc. 

Sound experts and the leading Business School L22 will join on stage to share their experience on how to prepare employees and the future generation to these upcoming challenges, to drive better business outcomes and define the jobs that will come in the next months/years. 

A special guest will also be joining this outstanding programme to talk about “the courageous finance leader”. Indeed, Peter McKenzie is a speaker, executive coach, and CFO whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential by making the workplace a safe place to learn, grow and enjoy. For over 25 years he has worked as a C-Suite leader in the finance, banking, and real estate industries across Europe. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Anticipa Real Estate, which is owned by Blackstone, one of the world’s largest investment funds with $545 billion under management. His speech is worth sharing.

An exclusive Finance Awards’ Ceremony

Since 2009, the Luxembourg Finance Awards’ Ceremony aims to spur the efforts and dedication of all the professionals from the Luxembourg financial sector, and reward the best solutions provided on the market. 

Luxembourg for Finance Deputy CEO Philipp von Restorff will address his welcome words before unveiling the winners of the following prizes: 

Treasury Manager of the Year – supported by ATEL

This prize rewards a leader in finance and treasury, who helped the company to benefit from new insights and become more efficient, spreading establishing a solid and viable relationship with banks and partners.

Inspirational Woman in Finance

This prize recognizes the dedication and hard work of a woman shaping and influencing the financial sector in Luxembourg. 

Fintech Solution of the Year

This prize rewards a leading player, which offers a new, innovative and efficient service or product, to further improve customer experience. 

Finance Team of the Year

This prize goes to a whole Finance Team, for its results on a specific project, the implementation of a new financial system, compliance with new regulations, etc.

RegTech Solution of the Year

This prize rewards a company which helps its clients to face a complex financial regulatory environment, reach their business goals while having a positive impact on people and processes in their companies – notably through innovative technology and big data. 

Outstanding Contribution to the Financial Centre of Luxembourg

This prize is quintessential to the finance community and rewards a company for its commitment to developing the financial place of Luxembourg and promoting the country worldwide.

Finance Talent Sourcing Award

Future employees’ excellence is key for making a company successful and sustainable. This prize is handed to a proactive company in searching, selecting and recruiting new talent. 

Most Promising Financial Startup

This prize rewards a young company, launched less than 6 years ago and with less than 10 employees, for its dynamism, its innovative characteristics and its growing potential in the near future.

Note that an exclusive networking cocktail will follow the ceremony, for all the attendees and award-winners to exchange and meet potential customers and partners. 

About Farvest

Farvest has become the leading agency for companies and institutions willing to promote Luxembourg as a creative nation and a gateway to Europe. The agency supports them thanks to its strong and wide network of experts, industry leaders and proven skills to bring meaningful short and long-term projects into life.  

As a B2B multispecialist, Farvest helps clients reach their target whether it be increasing their reach, reviewing their brand positioning, enhancing their communication strategy, designing outstanding communication supports or boosting a website performance. 

Press Accreditation 

Journalists are kindly invited to ask for their press accreditation in order to attend the two-day event. Once there, you will be able to follow the conferences of your choice and discover the latest trends and strategies from renowned companies and institutions. During breaks, you are free to walk through the exhibition space and meet inspiring and passionate professionals. 

Ask for your press accreditation here: https://bit.ly/3TkmXg9