The European Financial Congress, established in 2011, is a platform for debating the issues of security, financial stability and economic growth in Europe, and for discussing measures to ensure a successful future for Poland and the European Union.
Each year, the Congress is attended by more than 1,000 participants, among them members of European and national authorities, representatives of business, politics and science, regulatory and supervisory institutions as well as the media. Over the previous six editions of the Congress, more than 8 thousand participants have taken part in a total of 210 EFC debates.
A distinguishing feature of the European Financial Congress is its pragmatic approach to the issues at hand. In the Recommendations announced at the end of the debates, the Congress not only identifies most significant challenges faced by today’s economy but also proposes practical solutions in areas which are crucial for the economic development of the EU and its Member States.
The EFC Recommendations are the result of the year-round work of the Congress Program Board, with input from members of Steering Committees of each thematic block and from invited experts. The final version of the Recommendations is drafted in June, during the Congress. The Recommendations must not lobby for or against anyone’s interests. So far, the Congress has developed and issued a total of over 60 recommendations in areas related to:
- Enhancing safety and stability of the financial sector
- Financing real economy and innovations
- Reindustrialization and professional management of national wealth
- Long-term accumulation of domestic savings
The European Financial Congress Project also comprises the following annual congresses and seminars:
- Risk & Capital Management in Financial Institutions
- IT in Financial Institutions
- Retail Banking Congress
- Corporate Finance & Banking Congress
- Consumer Finance Congress
Held annually in June, the European Financial Congress provides both a summary of the year’s work and inspiration for future projects, since it sets directions and objectives for action to be taken in the year to come.