On 14-15 April 2021, the Meeting of Banking and Insurance Leaders took place. During the 21st Banking Forum and the 17th Insurance Forum, over half a thousand participants listened to substantive presentations and debates with representatives of the insurance and banking sectors. The event was carried out as an ONLINE broadcast.
The Congress was opened by Artur Olech, Chairman of the Insurance Forum Advisory Board, CEO hiPRO. As part of the inauguration, Mr. Piotr M. Śliwicki, President of the ERGO Hestia Group, was officially awarded the title of the Leader of the 30th anniversary of Polish insurance. Next, the participants listened to the speech of the Honorary Guest, Prof. Adam Glapiński, President of the National Bank of Poland. “(…) The current pandemic is an obvious shock and a giant surprise because it simply wasn’t part of our stories for the future. I have the impression that the development of the Polish financial system may be similar, i.e. that there will be sudden changes that we do not expect today, because they will not be a simple continuation of the current trends. Our predictions do not necessarily have to come true at all. We have the best proof of this today when completely different risks materialise in the financial system than those previously feared.” – said Prof. Adam Glapiński.
The inaugural block was a discussion of experts on the global transformation and the challenges of the financial sector in the new reality – economic recovery, environmental protection and acceleration of digitisation. The introduction was The world in 2021 and beyond – what changes and what sticks after the pandemic, which was presented by James Pomeroy, Global Economist, HSBC.
The inaugural debate, moderated by Sebastian Ogórek, Editor-in-Chief of Money.pl, was attended by:
Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, President of the Board, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
Marek Dietl, President of the Board, Warsaw Stock Exchange
Joao Bras Jorge, President of the Board, Bank Millennium
Andrzej Kopyrski, Chairman of the Banking Forum Advisory Board / Managing Director of the Investment Division, PFR
Jakub Papierski, Vice-President of the Board, PKO BP
Sławomir S. Sikora, President of the Board, Citi Handlowy
Leszek Skiba, President of the Board, Bank Pekao S.A.
Another topic of the meeting was the socio-economic transformation of Europe in the context of climate neutrality. The assembled experts also discussed changes occurring as a result of the use of new technologies in the financial sector, including the area of challenges and models of cloud technology.
The second day of the event began with a discussion on the banks’ credit strategy and the future of the loan sector. Experts then focused on the digital lifestyle of the banking and insurance customer, as well as data security. Subsequent blocks were devoted to payments and hybrid insurance distribution and sales of insurance in banks. The summary of the Congress was a discussion on changes in the attitudes of Poles towards life insurance and building savings.
The speakers of the 21st Banking and 17th Insurance Forum were experts such as:
Adam Dwulecki, Member of the Board, Wiener TU S.A. Vienna Insurance Group
Piotr Bułka, Member of the Board, Generali
Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Environment
Ewa Jac, CRO, Aviva
Radosław Kamiński, Vice-President of the Board, Allianz
Marek Lusztyn, Vice-President of the Board, mBank
Magdalena Macko-Gizińska, Chief Customer Officer, Nationale-Nederlanden
Adam Malinowski, Vice-President of the Board, Signal Iduna
Adam Marciniak, Vice-President of the Board, PKO BP
Magdalena Nowicka, Vice-President of the Board, BNP Paribas
Adam Roman, Member of the Board, Grupa ERGO Hestia
Agata Strzelecka, Vice-President of the Board, Alior Bank
Błażej Szczecki, Vice-President of the Board, Bank Pekao S.A.
Magdalena Zmitrowicz, Vice-President of the Board, Bank Pekao S.A.
Marcin Żółtek, Vice-President of the Board, PZU TFI
The full list of speakers can be found at https://en.bankowosciubezpieczenia.pl/speakers/
Partners of the Meeting of Banking and Insurance Leaders
Strategic Partners of the Meeting of Leaders: Atende, Ergo Hestia, Hitachi, Limitless Technologies, NTT, PFR Portal PPK, SAS Insitute, Salesforce, Veritas, ViaFintech
Strategic Partners of the Banking Forum: BOŚ Bank, VISA
Partners of the Meeting of Leaders: Automade, Crede Experto, Fuzers, KioskPolis, Qualco, T-Mobile, Abak, Profescapital
Partners of the Banking Forum: Abbyy, BNP Paribas Cardif, Comarch, HSBC, Crif, dLK Legal, Goldenore, Sentione
Partners of the Insurance Forum: Bacca, Insly, OnGea, Telematics Technologies, Tractable
Sponsor of the Insurance Forum: Penni
Main Media Patronage Insurance Forum: Gazeta Ubezpieczeniowa
The congress is carried out as part of the activities of MMC Poland, which organises prestigious congresses, conferences, workshops and business training dedicated to specialists, managerial staff and company boards.
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