AECM Virtual Annual Event: Online 05 – 06 November 2020

Guarantee schemes beyond 2020

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Schedule

Thursday 

05 November 2020

 

15h00 – 18h00 (Brussels Time)

Public Session of the General Assembly   

Interpretation: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT

 
15h00

Welcome and opening

 
15h15

Key note addresses: 
“SME policy in times of crisis and recovery”

  • Sabine Hepperle, SME Envoy for Germany and Director-General responsible for SME policy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Kristin Schreiber, Director, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
  • Véronique Willems, Secretary-General, SMEunited
 
15h45

Drivers for recovery:
Strengthening SMEs and entrepreneurship

  • 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 (presentation)
  • Andrey Novakov, (Bulgaria), Member of European Parliament – Group of the European People’s Party (EPP), Member of the Committee on Budgets and of the Committee on Regional Development
  • Ben Butters, Chief Executive Officer, Eurochambres – the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry 
  • Andrea Bomhoff, Head of Unit, State aid — Financial institutions III, Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP), European Commission (presentation)
  • Jan Ceyssens, Head of Unit, Digital Finance, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (GD FISMA), European Commission
  • Nathalie Berger, Head of Unit, Bank regulation and supervision, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (GD FISMA), European Commission

The panel discussion is followed by a Q&A session

 
17h55

Concluding remarks

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM 
 
18h00

End of virtual meeting

 
 

 

 

Friday   

06 November 2020

 

10h00 – 13h00 (Brussels Time)

Public Seminar
”Guarantee schemes beyond 2020″   

Interpretation: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT

 
10h00

Welcome and opening

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM
 
10h05

Keynote addresses:
“Shaping a successful recovery”

  • Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV), European Commission 
  • Roger Havenith, Deputy Chief Executive, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Charlotte Ruhe, Managing Director Central and South Eastern Europe of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 
 
10h45

Drivers for recovery: making best use of EU support

  • Moderator and introductory speaker: Guy Selbherr, Vice-President of AECM, Chairman of the Association of German Guarantee Banks and Managing Director of the guarantee bank of Baden-Württemberg
  • Giorgio Chiarion Casoni, Head of Unit, Financing of climate change, infrastructure policies and Euratom, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission 
  • Michael Pielke, Head of Unit, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia; Financial instruments, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), European Commission (presentation)
  • Astrid Bartels, Deputy Head of Unit, SME Access to Finance, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
  • Christa Karis, EIG – Head of Strategy and Business Support, European Investment Fund (EIF) (presentation)
  • Kiril Velitchkov, Director European Projects and Financial Institutions, UBB, Bulgaria, Manager of KBC Group European Financial Instruments Competence Center (presentation)
  • Gerhard Huemer, Director Economic Policy, SMEunited

The panel discussion is followed by a Q&A session

 
12h55

Concluding remarks

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM 
 
13h00

End of Public Seminar

 

14h00 – 16h00 (Brussels Time)

Public International Summit   

Interpretation: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT

 
14h00

Welcome to the international summit

  • Bernhard Sagmeister, Chairman of AECM
  • José Fernando Figueiredo, GNGI Coordinator
 
14h10

Keynote address:
How to make the credit guarantee institutions around the world fit for future

  • Giuseppe E. Gramigna, Advisor to AECM, Consultant to the World Bank Group and former US SBA Chief Economist, USA

    The speech will be followed by a Q&A session 

 

 
14h40

From continent to continent:
Recent trends in the guarantee industry

  • Moderator and introductory speaker: José Fernando Figueiredo, GNGI Coordinator

     

  • Ibero-America / Latin-America
    Beatriz Freitas,
    President, Ibero-American Network of Guarantee Association, REGAR 

     

  • The MENA region
    Nagla Bahr,
    President, European Mediterranean Guarantee Network, EMGN

     

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
    Franck Adjagba,
    Director of Business Development, African Guarantee Fund

     

  • Europe
    Bernhard Sagmeister,
    President, European Association of Guarantee Institutions, AECM

 
15h30

Discussion among panelists providing participants to comment and bring in the latest development from their own activity

 
16h00

End of Public International Summit

 

16h00 – 17h00 (Brussels Time)

Annual meeting of the GNGI (Members only)

Interpretation: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT

 
  • Approval and presentation of new members of the GNGI
  • Election of coordinators for 2020 to 2022
  • Activity plan 2020 – 2021
  • Topics for webinars
  • Next meeting
 
16h50

Concluding remarks

  • José Fernando Figueiredo, GNGI Coordinator
 
17h00

End of the GNGI meeting