arrow-circle-full-right arrow-circle-full-up arrow-circle-up arrow-down arrow-right calendar calendar-done facebook flickr home linkedin login pin reload search share signin star twitter video video youtube nav star-plus info signout double-arrow arrow-up checked
Telecoms, Media and Technology

FT-ETNO Summit 2015

Policies and Regulation in the Digital Age: The New Wave

Brussels |
Speakers include:
Andrus  Ansip

Andrus Ansip

European Commission

Günther Oettinger

Günther Oettinger

European Commission

Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole

Toulouse School of Economics and Winner, 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics


The FT-ETNO Summit took place in Brussels in October. For its 6th successful year the Summit brought together thought leaders, top policymakers, business executives, regulators and investors for a collective discussion about what it will take to ensure European telecoms can flourish and achieve global competitiveness. 

Chaired by the Financial Times, and organised in association with ETNO, there was a strong emphasis on frank and high-level discussion. 

fallback Add to my Calendar 10/13/2015 12:00:0010/13/2015 17:50:00trueFT-ETNO Summit 2015The FT-ETNO Summit took place in Brussels in October. For its 6th successful year the Summit brought together thought leaders, top policymakers, business executives, regulators and investors for a collective discussion about what it will take to ensure European telecoms can flourish and achieve global competitiveness. Chaired by the Financial Times, and organised in association with ETNO, there was a strong emphasis on frank and high-level discussion. 

Speakers (21)

Andrus  Ansip

Andrus Ansip

Vice-President for the Digital Single Market
European Commission

Andrus Ansip was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for the Digital Single Market in 2014. Before moving to Brussels, he was a member of both the Estonian and European Parliaments. This followed almost nine years as Estonia's longest-serving Prime Minister. In that role, he worked with both centre-right and centre-left parties to lead three different coalition governments.

During his time as Prime Minister, he also acted as chairman of Estonia's liberal Reform Party.

Vice President Ansip first entered national politics in 2004, when he became Minister of the Economy.

Up to this point, he spent his career in Estonia's second largest city of Tartu, where he was born in 1956. Vice-President Ansip was Mayor of Tartu for six years after working in banking and business.

He is a chemistry graduate from the city's university.

Günther Oettinger

Günther Oettinger

Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
European Commission

Günther Oettinger has been European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society since November 2014. In 2010, he became European Commissioner for Energy, having previously been a Vice-President of the European Commission. From 2005-10, he was Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and, beginning in 1984, a member of the regional Parliament (Landtag). He was the leader of the CDU Landtag group from 1991 to 2005.

A lawyer by training, Commissioner Oettinger became actively involved in politics during his adolescence.

He is a member of the Federal Executive Committee and of the Steering Committee of the CDU Deutschlands.

Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole

Toulouse School of Economics and Winner, 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics

Jean Tirole is Chairman of the Foundation JJ Laffont-Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), and Scientific Director of the Institute for Industrial Economics (IDEI), University of Toulouse Capitole. He is also affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHHESS), and with the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), which he helped found in 2011.He is Ingénieur Général des Ponts, des Eaux et des Forêts. Before moving to Toulouse in 1991, he was Professor of Economics at MIT. He was President of the Econometric Society in 1998 and of the European Economic Association in 2001. He has given over 80 distinguished lectures and has published about 200 articles in economics and finance, as well as 11 books. He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1981, engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (1976) and from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris (1978) and a “Doctorat de 3ème cycle” in decision mathematics from the University Paris IX (1978). He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from the Free University in Brussels (1989), the London Business School (2007), HEC Montreal (2007), the University of Mannheim (2011), the Athens School of Business and Economics (2012), the University of Rome 2 (2012), Hitotsubashi University (2013) , Université de Lausanne (2013), EUI Florence (2015) and Luis U. Rome (2015). Among other prizes and honours, he received the Yrjö Jahnsson prize of the European Economic Association (granted every other year to an economist under the age of 45 who has made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to economics in Europe) in 1993, the gold medal of the CNRS in 2007 (the second economist, after Allais in 1978, to receive this medal, attributed to one researcher every year since 1954), and was the inaugural winner of the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in economics, finance and management in 2008. He received the CME-MSRI award and the Levi-Strauss prize in 2010 and the Ross prize in 2013. He is the laureate of the 2014 Nemmers prize in economics and received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in the same year. He is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993) and of the American Economic Association (1993). He was elected to Allais’ chair at the French Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques in 2011. 

Wilhelm Eschweiler

Wilhelm Eschweiler

Vice Chair 2015 and Incoming Chair 2016

Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler is Vice Chair 2015 and the Incoming Chair 2016 for BEREC. He is also one of the two Vice Presidents of the Bundesnetzagentur, a position he has held since May 2014, where his responsibility includes telecommunications and rail. Previously, Dr Eschweiler was responsible for the European ICT policy in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, where he served as Head of Unit from 2007-14. From 2002-06, he was Head of Unit for international telecoms and postal services policy and from 1998-2002, he was an advisor in the unit for the policy of regulation. 

César Alierta

César Alierta

Executive Chairman and CEO

César Alierta has been Executive Chairman of Telefónica since July 2000, and is member of the Boards of Directors of Telecom Italia, China Unicom (Hong Kong) and International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG). Mr Alierta is also member of the Colombia Business School Board of Overseers and Chairman of the Social Board of the UnED (national Long Distance Spanish University). Between 1970-85, he was General Manager of the Capital Markets division at Banco Urquijo in Madrid. Subsequently, he was the Chairman and founder of Beta Capital, which he combined, from 1991, with his post as Chairman of the Spanish Financial Analysts' Association. Between 1996-2000, Mr Alierta held the post of Chairman of Tabacalera, S.A. (formerly known as Altadis). He has also been a member of the Board of Directors and Standing Committee of the Madrid Stock Exchange as well as member of the Board of Plus Ultra Compañíade Seguros y Reaseguros, Telefónica Internacional, Iberia and Altadis. In January 1997, he joined the Board of Directors of Telefónica. Mr Alierta holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, and earned an MBA at the University of Columbia (New York) in 1970.

Carlo D’Asaro Biondo

Carlo D’Asaro Biondo

President EMEA, Strategic Relationships

Carlo D'Asaro Biondo became Google’s President of Strategic Relationships for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in January 2015.

He joined the company in 2009, managing operations in southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa for five years.

Previously, Mr D’Asaro Biondo was CEO of International Operations at Lagardère Active Digital from 2007-09. He became CEO of AOL Europe in 2006, having been CEO of AOL France and Senior Vice President in charge of strategy since 2004. Prior to this, he was Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA Telecommunications and Media at Unisys (2001-04) and CEO for France at KPMG Consulting (1998-2001), having joined KPMG Consulting Italy in 1994.

He began his career as a consultant at Macfin Management Consultants.

A dual French and Italian national, he graduated from La Sapienza University in Rome and lives in Paris.

Mike Fries

Mike Fries

President and CEO
Liberty Global

Mike Fries is President and CEO of Liberty Global. A 30-year veteran of the cable and media industry, he has spent nearly his entire career building international distribution and programming businesses. Today, Liberty Global is the largest international cable company in the world providing 27 million customers with 56 million video, voice and broadband internet services. Liberty Global has operations in 14 countries and generates $18 billion of revenue. Mr Fries was a founding member of the management team that launched the company's international expansion over two decades ago, and has served in various strategic and operating capacities since that time. He was appointed President and CEO in 2005 and is a member of Liberty Global's board of directors and its two-person executive committee along with the company's chairman, Dr John C. Malone.

Mr Fries is a Telecom Governor and Steering Committee member of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the World Presidents Organization. He also serves as a trustee or board member of a number of professional and philanthropic organisations including CableLabs®, The Cable Center, Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver, the Denver Biennial of the Americas, the Alliance for Choice in Education, and Teach for America, among others, and was recently appointed to the board of Grupo Televisa S.A.B. He was named Communications Executive of the Year (2010) by Communications Technology Professionals, Entrepreneur of the Year in Media, Entertainment and Communications (2012) by Ernst & Young, Industry Leader of the Year (2010, 2013) by Digital TV Europe, and honoured by 5280 Magazine's Top of the Town Awards, Reader's Choice as Top Humanitarian (2013). In June 2011, Mr Fries was inducted into Cable Television Pioneers association. Mr Fries holds a BA from Wesleyan University (where he is a member of the President's Advisory Council) and an MBA from Columbia University.

Stéphane Richard

Stéphane Richard

Chairman and CEO

Stéphane Richard has been Chairman and CEO of Orange since March 2011. Having joined the company in September 2009, and has successively occupied the positions of Deputy CEO in charge of French operations, CEO Delegate, and CEO. From 2007 to 2009, Mr Richard was Chief of Staff to the French Minister for the Economy, Industry, and Employment. Prior to that he was Deputy CEO of Veolia Environnement and CEO of Veolia Transport, as well as being a director of Orange. Between 1992 and 2003, he was deputy to the CFO of Compagnie Générale des Eaux, CEO of Compagnie Immobilière Phénix, and Chairman of CGIS (Compagnie Générale d’Immobilier et de Services), now Nexity.

Mr Richard is a graduate of École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and École Nationale d’Administration.

Timotheus Höttges

Timotheus Höttges

Deutsche Telekom

Timotheus Höttges has been CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG since January 2014.

From 2009 until his appointment as CEO, he was a member of the Board of Management responsible for Finance and Controlling. For the three years preceding that, he was a member of the Board of Management responsible for the T-Home unit. In this position, Mr Höttges oversaw the fixed-line network and broadband business, as well as integrated sales and service in Germany. Under his leadership, T-Home became the market leader in terms of new DSL customers and developed its Internet TV service, Entertain, into a mass-market product while stabilising its profitability. After implementing various cost-cutting programmes at T-Home and in the European mobile communications subsidiaries, Mr Höttges became responsible for the Group-wide Save for Service efficiency enhancement program. In 2005, he headed European operations as member of the Board of Management, T-Mobile International.

From 2000 until 2004, he was Managing Director, Finance and Controlling, before becoming Chairman of the Managing Board of T-Mobile Deutschland.
In 1992, he joined the VIAG Group, where he became divisional manager in 1997 and, later, a member of the extended management board responsible for controlling, corporate planning, and M&A. As project manager, he played a central role in the merger between VIAG AG and VEBA AG, which together formed E.on AG, in 2000.

Mr Höttges studied business administration at Cologne University, going on to spend three years with a business consulting company.

Dominique Leroy

Dominique Leroy


Dominique Leroy has been CEO of Proximus since January 2014.

Having joined Belgacom in October 2011 as Vice President of Sales for the Consumer Business, she became Executive Vice President of the Consumer Business in June 2012, also joining the Executive Committee.

Ms Leroy is an independent board member at Lotus Bakeries and Delhaize, and board member at Proximus subsidiaries Tango, Telindus and BICS.

She started her career at Unilever, where she held positions in marketing, finance, logistics, sales and general management. From 2007 until 2011, she was Country Manager and Vice President Customer Development at Unilever Belgium, and member of the company’s Benelux Board.

Ms Leroy also won the Trends Business Woman Award in the CEO category in 2014.

She is also a member of professional and management associations including Women on Board, Young Professional Organization, UBA and Guberna.

Ms Leroy graduated the Solvay Business School in 1987 with a degree in business engineering. In 2013, she Leroy received the title of Master Marketeer from StiMa (Stichting Marketing).

Ryan Ding

Ryan Ding

President, Products & Solutions
Huawei Technologies

Ding Yun (Ryan Ding) serves as the President of Products & Solutions of Huawei Technologies and is one of the board’s executive directors.

In his role as President of Products & Solutions, Mr Ding’s responsibility is to provide ICT convergent solutions to service providers as well as enterprise and industry customers. In addition to product planning, development, and delivery, he is also responsible for building product competitiveness.

Since joining Huawei in 1996, Mr Ding has held several senior positions including CEO of Carrier Network Business Group, President of the Global Marketing Department, President of the Global Solution Sales Department, and President of Fixed Network Product Line, Core Network Product Line and Network Product Line.

Mr Ding holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University in China.

Giuseppe Recchi

Giuseppe Recchi

Executive Chairman
Telecom Italia

Giuseppe Recchi has been Chairman of Telecom Italia since April 2014. He was previously Chairman of the Board of Eni SpA (2011-14). Mr Recchi is a member of the Board of Directors of UnipolSai Assicurazioni SpA, a member of the executive committee of Confindustria (where he chaired the Foreign Investment Committee), the Italian Corporate Governance Committee, the Italian Institute of Technology and a member of the Board of Assonime (Italian Joint Stock Companies). He is also Co-Chair of the B20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-Corruption and Director of the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. Mr Recchi was President and CEO of GE South Europe (until May 2011). He joined General Electric in 1999 and during his time at the company held several managerial positions in Europe and in the USA, including Director of GE Capital Structure Finance Group, CEO of GE Capital SFG Italia and Managing Director for Industrial M&A and Business Development of GE EMEA.  In 1989 he started his career as an entrepreneur at Recchi SpA, a general contractor active in 25 countries in the construction of high-tech public infrastructure. From 1994-99 he served as Executive Chairman of Recchi America Inc., the US branch of the Group, and then as Managing Director for overseas of Gruppo Ferrocemento-Recchi.

Mr Recchi was a member of the Board of Directors of Exor SpA. He has served on several boards, including the European Advisory Board of Blackstone; the Advisory Board of Invest Industrial (private equity); the Massachusetts Institute of Technology E.I. Advisory Board; the Honorary Committee for the Rome Candidacy to the 2020 Olympic Games; FEEM- Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation. Mr Recchi graduated in Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin. He has been Visiting Professor in Corporate Finance at Turin University (2004-06).

Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri

President and CEO

Rajeev Suri is President and CEO of Nokia. He joined Nokia in 1995 and has held numerous executive level positions in the company. Previously, he was CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks (2009-14) where he delivered a complete turnaround, taking non-IFRS operating profitability from significant losses to among the highest quality in the sector; cash flow from rapid burn to strongly positive; and, based on external analyst estimates, increasing the value of the business from in the range of €1bn to €9-10bn. In his earlier roles as head of the Global Services unit and APAC region, he delivered both strong growth and profitability improvements.

Mr Suri is a leader with a passion for creating value, generating growth, and delivering technologies that have a positive impact on people’s lives. He has deep expertise in many areas of technology, particularly mobile networks and related topics such as big data analytics, cloud computing, internet business models and more. In his more than 25 years of international experience, Mr Suri has worked in roles comprising strategy and M&A, product marketing, sales, major account leadership, regional and business unit leadership and has lived in Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Mr Suri has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications from Manipal Institute of Technology, India. 

Stephen Howard

Stephen Howard

Head, Global TMT Research

Stephen Howard is Head of the HSBC Telecoms Research team, which specialises in thematic reports analysing the sector's key regulatory, technological and competitive dynamics. Mr Howard has covered telecoms since joining HSBC in 1996, having previously worked with IBM.

Maggie Fanari

Maggie Fanari

Director - Relationship Investing EMEA
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Maggie Fanari has been with Teachers' since 2006 when she joined the Public Equities department as a Senior Energy Income Trust Analyst. She moved to Teachers' Relationship Investing group in 2007 and has worked on transactions in multiple sectors. Previously, she worked on equity research at Scotia Capital and started her career at KPMG as an auditor. Ms Fanari is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder. She also holds a BBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University. 

Warren  Low

Warren Low

European Portfolio Manager
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

Warren Low joined the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) in May 2005 as European Portfolio Manager focusing on a range of industrial sectors which include Commercial Banks, Energy, Chemicals and Media. Prior to joining USS, Mr Low worked at Asymmetric Capital Management, a convertible bond hedge fund. Most of his prior career was spent at Pavilion Asset Management, a third party asset management business, managing a range of Life, Pension, Unit and Investment trusts. Mr Low graduated with an Honours Degree in Business Studies from the University of Brighton and is an Associate Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).

Henrik Nyblom

Henrik Nyblom

Equity Analyst
Schroders Investment Management

Henrik Nyblom joined Schroder Investment Management in January 2014, having in total over 17 years of experience as a telecoms investor and analyst. Prior to joining Schroder he was Managing Director in Telecoms Equity Research at Nomura and previously worked for Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Mr Nyblom holds an MSc in business administration from Gothenburg University of Business and Commercial Law.

Roger Wilkinson

Roger Wilkinson

Investment Leader, Global Research
Newton Investment Management

Roger Wilkinson is Head of the Global Research Team at Newton Investment Management, specialising in the telecommunications sector. He is a member of the investment committee and of the research prioritisation and responsible investment groups. Prior to joining Newton in 2000, he worked as a product controller at Nomura, having previously worked as a derivatives controller at UBS. He began his career as an accountant at Ernst & Young, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

Wolfgang Bock

Wolfgang Bock

Senior Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

Wolfgang Bock is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group where he heads the telecoms sector globally.  He has more than 25 years of experience in advising executive teams on strategy, M&A and business transformation. Mr Bock has authored a number of articles on the future of converged communications and co-authored a number of public policy reports.  He is frequently quoted by a range of publications, and is widely recognised as a subject matter expert. He has a degree in business administration and industrial engineering from the KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Steven Tas

Steven Tas

Executive Board Chairman

Steven Tas has been Head of Proximus' regulatory department since 2008 and Executive Board Chairman of ETNO – the association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators – since January 2015.

He has been a member of the ETNO board since 2009 and a member of the board of the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) since 2010.

Mr Tas joined Belgacom-Proximus in 1994 and has occupied various positions within the company’s strategy division.

Mr Tas holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Industrial Management from the University of Leuven.

Dan Thomas

Dan Thomas

Executive News Editor
Financial Times

Dan Thomas has been the Financial Times’ Executive News Editor since August 2018. Dan was previously the FT’s deputy companies editor and telecoms editor.

Prior to that, he worked as the FT’s property correspondent. He has also reported for FT Money and FT Weekend’s personal finance supplement. Prior to joining the FT in March 2007, he was an assistant editor for Property Week.

Dan holds a postgraduate degree in journalism from City University and a BA in English and Philosophy from Manchester University. He was named Business Journalist of the Year at the LSL Property Awards and awarded IBP News Reporter of the Year – both in 2010.


Agenda - 13th Oct

  • 12:00pm
    Registration and Networking Lunch
  • 1:00pm
    Introduction and Welcome

    Dan Thomas, Telecoms Editor, Financial Times

    Steven Tas, Executive Board Chairman, ETNO

  • 1:10pm
    Opening Keynote

    Professor Jean Tirole, Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics and Winner, 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics

  • 1:40pm
    Keynote Introduction

    Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission


  • 2:00pm
    Executive Panel: New business models, rulemaking and free enterprise

    Which new business models will guarantee on-going innovation, growth and jobs creation? Does the telecoms industry require liberalisation from rules that are – arguably – no longer fit for purpose in the digital age? Do we need a fresh approach to competition to restore Europe’s competitiveness on the global stage?

    César Alierta, Executive Chairman and CEO, Telefónica

    Carlo D'Asaro Biondo,  President EMEA, Strategic Relationships, Google

    Mike Fries, President and CEO, Liberty Global

    Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange

  • 2:55pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:20pm
    Keynote Introduction

    Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

  • 3:40pm
    Executive Panel: Broadband, the next investment wave and EU policies

    What are the key opportunities and risks for those investing in the EU's digital economy? How can we better align EU policies to investment cycles in super fast broadband deployment?  What measures will boost investment in next-generation infrastructure?

    Timotheus HöttgesCEO, Deutsche Telekom

    Dominique Leroy, CEO, Proximus

    Guo Ping, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating CEO, Huawei Technologies

    Giuseppe Recchi, Executive Chairman, Telecom Italia

    Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia

  • 4:35pm
    Investor Panel: European telecom markets - the sovereign funds and investor view

    Maggie Fanari, Director - Relationship Investing EMEA, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

    Warren Low, European Portfolio Manager, Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

    Henrik Nyblom, Equity Analyst, Schroders Investment Management

    Roger Wilkinson, Investment Leader, Global Research, Newton Investment Management

    Moderator: Stephen Howard, Head, Global TMT Research, HSBC

  • 5:15pm

    Wolfgang Bock, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

  • 5:25pm
    Closing Keynote

    Wilhelm Eschweiler, Vice-Chair 2015 and Incoming Chair 2016, BERECVice President, BNetzA 

  • 5:45pm
    Closing Remarks, followed by Drinks Reception

Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote


Professor Jean Tirole, Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics and Winner, 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics




Key Topics

Key questions for debate will include:

  • Does the telecoms industry require liberalisation from rules that are – arguably – no longer fit for purpose in the digital age?
  • Do we need a fresh approach to competition to restore Europe’s competitiveness on the global stage?
  • Which new business models will guarantee on-going innovation, growth and jobs creation?
  • How can we better align EU policies to investment cycles in superfast broadband deployment?
  • What measures will boost investment in next-generation infrastructure?
  • What are the key opportunities and risks for those investing in the EU's digital economy?

Who attends?

Attendance at the FT-ETNO Summit is by invitation only and places are limited to top management from investment banks, national regulators, mobile operators, fixed line operators, content providers, handset manufacturers, telecoms and media companies, European Commission staff and cabinet representatives, European Parliament members and their advisors and ETNO members so early registration is recommended. Members of press and analysts who have been invited to cover the event may also register.

Additional senior applicants will be considered for invitation subject to availability of places and meeting the above criteria. 


Organisers (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

ETNO represents Europe’s leading telecommunications network operators, who provide European citizens with innovative digital communication and services. ETNO, founded in 1992, is the principal policy group for European network operators and it aims at supporting a positive policy environment to deliver the best quality services to consumers and businesses. ETNO brings together the major investors in innovative and high-quality e-communications platforms and services, representing over 70% of the total sector investment in Europe’s main markets.

For more information, see or follow us on Twitter: @ETNOAssociation

Lead Sponsor (1)

HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 4,400 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We serve around 48 million customers through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 72 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by about 213,000 shareholders in 131 countries and territories.

Associate Sponsor (1)

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei is committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Its products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.


Yemi Otuyemi
Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
Financial Times
Alessandro Gropelli
Media Enquiries
Toufique Khan
Sponsorship Opportunities
Financial Times
Alison Clarke
Speaking Opportunities
Financial Times
Bobbie Gardner-Green
Media Partner And Press Enquiries
Financial Times


Pachecolaan 44 (closest to Metro stop Botanique, exit 2 “Finance Tower”)
Brussels 1000


Tel: +