An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar today opened the European Financial Forum at Dublin Castle. The IDA Ireland organised forum, in association with the Financial Times, brings international and Irish financial industry leaders, regulators and policy experts together.
The forum will address issues around preparedness for a new decade, future growth in the market, the opportunities arising from technological innovation and what is needed to encourage long term sustainable growth to the benefit of all.
Keynote speakers joining the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe include Gabriel Makhlouf (Governer of the Central Bank of Ireland and member Governing Council of the European Central Bank), Philip Lane (member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank), Mary Daly (President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Norihiro Takahasi (President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and Steven Maijoor (Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
Panel participants include Alessandra Perrazzelli (Deputy Governor at Bank of Italy), Sharon Donnery (Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Ireland) and Pat Cox (Chairman at Green Finance Committee, Sustainable National Ireland). Former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major will feature in conversation with Patrick Jenkins, Deputy Editor of the Financial Times on the topic ‘Brexit, the UK, the EU and the Future.’
Speaking today, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said, "Today Ireland is home to over 430 international financial service companies, employing almost 44,000 people. Now, we want to further develop our financial services sector, and drive forward in a post-Brexit world in innovative and creative ways. This year’s Forum will allow thought-provoking discussions on the challenges for this sector, for the wider industry, and for the global economy."