IFLR and ICMA

11th EU Prospectus and Primary Market Issuance Conference

 

September 22 & 23, 2020
Virtual event

The 11th EU Prospectus Conference is now a virtual event for 2020

Taking place just over one year after the Prospectus Regulation came into full effect on July 21, 2019, this unique and longstanding event presents participants with an assessment of the key challenges faced by both the regulatory authorities and market participants over the past year under the new regime.


Major developments impacting the primary debt capital markets, including Brexit, benchmark reform and the move towards sustainable financing, will feature significantly. Furthermore, this event will provide an opportunity to evaluate the short-term and long-term impacts of Covid-19.

 

In light of existing travel restrictions and lockdown measures, this virtual event will continue to bring together many of Europe’s most important regulatory authorities with issuers, investors and the leading legal experts for interactive panel discussions and networking as it has done for the past 10 years. As such, IFLR will use a specially procured online platform to maximise delegates' ability to gain insights from peers on overcoming these challenges faced in the current volatile landscape.

 

Don't miss out. See more on why the event is now virtual below and click here for more on what attendance includes this year.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Much like an in-person conference, a virtual conference is an online event that brings together top industry experts and industry peers. All content, presentations, and panel discussions can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.

Online meetings
Global audience

Meet a truly global audience

Network with a global audience of capital markets professionals via chat function and virtual networking rooms. Choose to share your professional details on this secure platform and experience a new way of building your network like never before.
Content on demand

Content on demand

Join live panel discussions, presentations and a variety of digital formats or watch at a more convenient time from our content hub to suit your needs. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.
Sustainable conference

Sustainable event

In addition to being able to attend due to global travel restrictions, you can access all of the event content without travel and accommodation expenses and support an environmentally friendly event. 

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

SIGN UP ONLINE



Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions

 

 

ACCESS YOUR INVITATION

 

 

An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.

 

 

WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND



Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials

 

 

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2020

All panel discussions, presentations and networking sessions will be held over two days. Click through the dates below to plan your schedule. All times are in BST unless stated otherwise.

September 22

September 23

Tuesday, September 22

Chairperson's opening remarks

9.00-9.10 BST

Amanda Thomas

AMANDA THOMAS

Partner, Allen & Overy
The latest from ESMA

9.10-9.45 BST

This session will focus on the Prospectus Regulation regime. You will hear from ESMA on feedback they have received on the new regime over the year, as well as insights into the short- and long-term impacts of Covid-19.​
Angeliki Vogiatzi

ANGELIKI VOGIATZI

Senior policy officer, ESMA
National competent authority views on the impact of the Prospectus Regulation, guidance on key technical areas and a look ahead

9.45-10.45 BST

  • Insights on the experiences of regulatory authorities over the last year:
    • What have been the main changes in prospectuses since the new regulation has been implemented?
    • Have regulators had to adapt their approach in any areas?
    • Where have the main areas of friction arisen?
  • Views on:
    • Impact of Covid-19 on practices for reviewing and approving prospectuses
    • Impact of Covid-19 on regulatory developments related to the Prospectus Regulation
    • Requirements to submit machine readable data
  • Evaluating the impact of Brexit on the prospectus regime
Ina O'Sullivan

INA O'SULLIVAN

Manager, regulated disclosures - primary markets, Central Bank of Ireland
Stephan Weinandy

STEPHAN WEINANDY

Deputy head of section "policy", securities division, Bafin
Networking break

10.45-11.15 BST

The Prospectus Regulation one year in, benchmark reform and other key issues for industry participants

11.15-12.15 BST

  • Impact of Covid-19 on primary market participants
  • How are market participants operating under the prospectus regime?
  • Views on the potential impact of Brexit and dealing with subsequent challenges
  • Preparing for life after Libor
    • Implications of Libor cessation for international capital markets
    • What are the next steps needed to prepare for the move to risk-free rates in 2021?
    • Potential solutions to the legacy bond problem
  • Reactions to machine readable data requirements
Peter Allen

PETER ALLEN

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Lunch and networking

12.15-13.20 BST

Recent geopolitical and regulatory developments in regulated markets: views from Ireland, the UK and Luxembourg

13.20-14.00 BST

  • To what extent are issuers looking beyond regulated markets to the ISM, GEM and Euro MTF markets?
  • Are moves to alternative markets being prompted by concerns of an over-burden of regulation?
Carlo Oly

CARLO OLY

Head of issuers and clients, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Maurizio Pastore

MAURIZIO PASTORE

Vice president, Euronext
Closing remarks and end of day one

14.00 BST

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September 22
September 23

Wednesday, September 23

Chairperson's opening remarks

9.30-9.40 BST

Green bonds and sustainable finance: recent market and regulatory developments

9.40-10.30 BST

  • What trends are we seeing in ESG disclosure?
  • Regulatory developments affecting ESG disclosure
  • Market developments in the area of green bonds, social bonds, sustainability bonds and sustainability-linked bonds
Eric Phillips

ERIC PHILLIPS

Professional support lawyer, Slaughter and May
Jacqueline Wygas

JACQUELINE WYGAS

Director, managing counsel, NatWest Markets
Networking break

10.30-11.00 BST

Fintech and digitalisation

11.00-11.50 BST

  • To what extent is Fintech impacting the preparation of documentation now and how might that evolve?
  • What are the drivers for adoption of Fintech solutions? Has Covid-19 had any impact?
  • Regulatory requirements in the area of machine readable data (e.g. under the Prospectus Regulation)
  • Developments in relation to tokenisation of securities
Closing remarks and end of conference

11.50 BST

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ATTENDEE PROFILE

The Conference brings together many of Europe’s most important regulatory authorities with issuers, investors, general counsel and leading legal experts every year. As a unique event on the market, this is one of the only events dedicated to Prospectus Regulation which will now welcome attendees on a larger scale.
Attendees
Attendance split
Regulators

"Good to hear practical perspectives. Great diversity both in terms of thought and gender.

"I enjoyed getting views on the practical application of the PR (also plans from ESMA/EU Commission on future actions planned).

"Good mix of opinions from the various panels. The range of speakers involved is very impressive.

Speakers

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Lucy Huckle.

Peter Allen

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Peter Allen
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Charlotte Bellamy

ICMA
Charlotte Bellamy
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Carlo Oly

Bourse de Luxembourg

Carlo Oly
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Ina O'Sullivan

Central Bank of Ireland
Ina O'Sullivan
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Maurizio Pastore
Euronext
Maurizio Pastore
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Eric Phillips
Slaughter and May
Eric Phillips
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Amanda Thomas
Allen & Overy
Amanda Thomas
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Angeliki Vogiatzi
ESMA
Angeliki Vogiatzi
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Stephan Weinandy
Bafin
Stephan Weinandy
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Jacqueline Wygas
NatWest Markets
Jacqueline Wygas
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Register your place today

Get access to the 11th EU Prospectus Conference below. Registration is just £649 + VAT and includes:
Live presentations
LIVE DISCUSSIONS

Watch all panel discussions and presentations live

Watch on demand
ON DEMAND ACCESS

Watch any of the recorded sessions at a time that suits you

Networking
ONLINE NETWORKING

Get access to an exclusive networking platform online

Schedule meetings
MEETING PLANNER

Arrange private or open meetings through our online platform

Lunch voucher
LUNCH VOUCHER

£15/€15 lunch voucher for day one of the event

Certificate of attendance
ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

We will issue you a certificate of attendance for your records

Registration is just £649 + VAT

 

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Venue

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New York, 10019

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Contact us

Register

Alicia Sprott
Email Alicia
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8334

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Lucy Huckle
Email Lucy
Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8577