Aecm Annual Event 2019:
New technologies

The impact of digitization on guarantee business – opportunities and challenges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue

Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Groenplaats 32
2000 Antwerp – Belgium

Special Fee for event participants – available until XXXX : XXXX 

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Agenda

Wednesday 12 June 2019

14h00 – 17h00 – GNGI Meeting (by invitation only – meeting in English, no interpretation provided)

17h00 – 19h00 – AECM-REGAR Task Force on additionality (by invitation only – meeting in English, no interpretation provided)

19h00 – Welcome Cocktail

Thursday 13 June 2019

Interpretation will be provided in DE-EN-ES-FR-IT all day long

9h00 – 10h45 – Meeting of the Board of Directors (reserved to the members of the Board)

11h00 -13h00 – Private session of the General Assembly (reserved to AECM members)

13h00 – 14h00 – Lunch

14h00 – 18h00 – Public Session of the General Assembly (open to all registered participants)

20h00 – Gala Dinner

 

Friday 14 June 2019

Interpretation will be provided in DE-EN-ES-FR-IT all day long

09h00 -17h00  – AECM Annual Seminar: New Technologies

Saturday 15 June 2019

Tours will be held in English

10h00 -17h00  – Antwerp Tour: Diamonds and beer

 


Seminar program & Speakers’ profiles

Thursday, 13 June 2019 – Public Session of the General Assembly 

Interpretation: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT

14h00

Opening

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM
  • NN, PMV/z-Waarborgen nv
  • NN, Secretary of State, Flemish Region
14h30  

Key note address “The priorities for the new EU budget”

  • Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources

 

15h00

“Taking stock of SME policy of the outgoing EU Commission”

  • Kristin Schreiber, Director, COSME Program, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
15h30 

    Presentation of the activities of AECM 2018 – 2019

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM

 

    15h45                     Networking break

 

16h00

Business transfers: results of a study from Germany

  • Holger Wassermann, Professor for Controlling and Accounting, FOM University of Applied Science, Berlin
  • Sascha Frohwerk, Professor for IT-Management, FOM University of Applied Science, Berlin
16h15    

Panel on policy drivers of guarantee institutions: Best possible support of SMEs’ access to finance

  • Moderator: Guy Selbherr, Chairman of the AECM working group state aid
  • Barbara Brandtner, Head of Unit, State Aid Strategy, Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP), European Commission – tbc.
  • Helmut Kraemer-Eis, Head of Research & Market Analysis, Chief Economist, European Investment Fund (EIF) and  Peter Sleeckx, Chairman of the AECM working group statistics and evaluation / impact
  • Michael Pielke, Head of Unit, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia; Financial instruments, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development DG AGRI), European Commission – tbc. and László Tóth, Chairman of the AECM working group agriculture
  • Enrico Gaia, Chairman of the AECM working group law and regulation
  • Astrid Bartels, Deputy Head of Unit, COSME Financial Instruments, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
  • Stéphane Ouaki, Head of Unit, Investments and SMEs, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission and Karine Desroses, Chairwoman of the AECM working group financial instruments and structural funds
  • N.N. and Pedro Pisonero Perez, Chairman of the AECM working group digitisation
   
   
   
   

                     

                  

18h00                     Concluding remarks and closing of the meeting

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM

 

 

20.00                                         Gala Dinner

 

 

 

Friday, 14 June 2019

Seminar “The impact of digitization on guarantee business – opportunities and challenges”

Interpretation: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT

 

 

8h30 – 9h00        Arrival / registration

 

9h00                  Opening statements:

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM
  • NN, PMV/z-Waarborgen nv
  • NN, Flemish government / ministry

 

9h15                        Key note addresses

  • Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament – tbc.
  • Roberto Viola, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) – tbc.
  • Pier Luigi Gilibert, Chief Executive European Investment Fund (EIF) – tbc.

 

10h00                     Impulse statement: Insights in the FinTech evolution

  • Jurgen Ingels, IT-entrepreneur and specialist in FinTechs

 

10h20                     Networking break

 

10h45                     Panel 1: How FinTechs change the financial world (pros and cons): Cybersecurity, platforms and privacy: Specific challenges for SMEs

  • Moderator and introductory speaker: Lucia Cusmano, Acting Head of Division SME and Entrepreneurship, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities and Executive Secretary for the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), OECD, Paris
  • Jakub Boratynski, Head of the Unit “Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy”, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) – tbc.
  • Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General DIGITALEUROPE – tbc.
  • Luc Hendrickx, Enterprise Policy Director, SMEunited – tbc.

 

11h45                     Panel 2: How will the partnership with FinTechs change the business of guarantee institutions: Management, infrastructure and mining of big data

  • Moderator and introductory speaker: Matthew Gamser, CEO, The SME Finance Forum – tbc.
  • Dirk Muehlenweg, Head of Sales Global Watson IoT Headquarter IBM – tbc.
  • Ana García Robles, Secretary General of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) – tbc.
  • Lex van Teeffelen, Professor of Finance and Firm Acquisition, Research Center Innovation and Business, HU Business School, Utrecht / The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

12h45                     Group photo

 

13h00                 Networking lunch

 

14h30                     Panel 3: How will digitisation change and impact on the processes of guarantee institutions

  • Moderator and introductory speaker: Marie-Claude TaillandierThomas, Directorate lnternational Affairs and University, Bpifrance, France
  • NN, SOCAMA, France “guarantee procedure via an app”
  • NN, VDB, Germany “cooperation with digital enablers”
  • NN, Assoconfidi, Italy “guarantees for crowdlending platforms”
  • NN, Altum
  • Antonio Couceiro, President of CESGAR, Spain “Digitisation and technological platform for guarantees”

            

16h00                     Closing Remarks

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM
  • NN, PMV/z-Waarborgen nv

 

16h15                     AECM annual event 2020 presentation

 

16h30                     End of Seminar  

 

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Fees and registration

AECM Seminar Fee – Member

EUR 325,00   EUR 

AECM Seminar Fee – Non- Member

EUR 375,00   EUR 

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Leisure program

Fashion walk Antwerp
Tour for accompanying partners
Friday 14 June 2019
14.00 – 16.00 

Antwerp is the Belgium capital of fashion,  the city where it all started for the famous internationally known Antwerp six .  
Discover all about the 
Antwerp six   with Tanguy Ottomer, fashion expert who will guide you through the most exclusive shops and surprise you with a visit behind the scene of Essentiel.

Limited places! 

EUR  55,00 per participant

 

 

 

 

 

ATypical Gala dinner
Thursday 13 June 2019
20.00 

Enjoy one of Antwerp’s landmark locations in great company. Ando no, we won’t tell you more, you’ll just have to come and see what we have in store for you.

Attention: dress code casual and comfortable shoes are recommended!

EUR 125,00 per participant

 

 

 

 

A-typical Antwerp Tour
Saturday 16 June 2019
10.00 – 14.30  (short option)
10.00 – 15.30  (full option)

 

Discover two Antwerp specialties: diamond cutting and beer making! In the morning we will visit DIVA, Antwerp’s diamond museum, where an expert diamond cutter will give us a demonstration live. 

Lunch will be held at the Felix Parkhuis with an all Belgian menu and local beers, just to prepare you for the following visit to the Beer Museum.

The tour can be booked for the whole day or there is a short option that ends with the lunch at 14.30.

EUR 100,00 (Short version)
EUR 125,00 (Full version)