Financial intermediaries and equity financial instruments – Working with managing authorities on ESIF equity instruments, 15-16 October 2018, Berlin
- Date: to
- Location: Berlin
- Address: Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin, Martin-Luther-Straße 1, 10777 Berlin, Germany
- Type: Public Event
- Capacity: 120
- Registration required: Yes
Would you like to learn more about ESIF equity instruments 2014-2020?
The fi-compass event 'Financial intermediaries and equity financial instruments – Working with managing authorities on ESIF equity instruments’ will take place on Monday, 15 October (late afternoon and evening) and Tuesday, 16 October 2018 (full day) in Berlin. We hope you will join and enjoy the excellent line-up of speakers and case studies that will be presented during the event.
Day 1 – Monday, 15 October 2018 (late afternoon and evening)
Join us on day 1 in the late afternoon and evening to listen to the inspirational stories of two Berlin-based final recipients that have benefited from the equity instrument in Berlin. Additionally, you will be able to benefit from the ample networking opportunities provided on that day.
Day 2 – Tuesday, 16 October 2018 (full day)
During day 2, after the official opening by European Commission, DG REGIO, the main actors involved in ESIF equity financial instruments 2014-2020 from a number of Member States and regions will share their experiences and exchange with the audience on the following case studies:
- IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
- EquiFund, Greece
- Access to Finance Solutions for SMEs, Northern Ireland
- Breizh Up Fund, France
- CAP TRI, France.
The perspective on equity instruments of national promotional banks and institutions (NPBIs) as well as international financial institutions (IFIs) will be the topic of the final discussion panel of this event.
To consult the detailed event programme to know more about the speakers and the case studies and to register online to the event please click on the buttons at the end of this event page.
Background of the event
Equity and (quasi-equity) financial instruments are increasingly used by the Member States and regions to support economic and social development through European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the 2014-2020 programming period. By the end of 2016 more than EUR 10bn had been invested into financial instruments (providing loans, guarantees and equity) in a number of sectors including SMEs, ‘research, development and innovation’ (RDI) and energy efficiency.
Financial intermediaries including national promotional banks and institutions (NPBIs), other promotional banks and private sector financial institutions, play an important role in the implementation of such instruments across the EU. Their active involvement in the implementation of equity instruments contributes to the overall delivery of many of the Member States’ investment priorities and Thematic Objectives (TO) outlined in the Operational Programme (OPs).
Therefore, to deploy such instruments that meet the demand of potential final recipients, a strong collaboration between the financial intermediaries and the managing authorities is necessary at all stages of the design and implementation of such instruments.
This fi-compass event will bring together financial intermediaries, NPBIs, managing authorities and other stakeholders to share their practical experiences in implementing ESIF equity financial instruments, with a focus on:
- the role of NPBIs and other financial institutions in implementation of equity instruments in 2014-2020,
- the state of play for the use of equity financial instruments,
- practical challenges of implementing financial instruments supporting three different Thematic Objectives:
Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors
This event is designed for stakeholders involved in equity (and quasi-equity) instruments in 2014-2020, especially supporting TO1, TO 3 and TO4:
- Financial intermediaries, NPBIs and private sector financial institutions from across the EU,
- ESIF managing authorities and other authorities involved or planning to become involved in the implementation of equity (and quasi-equity) instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period.
This event can be also useful for stakeholders involved in implementation or planning implementation of equity (and quasi-equity) instruments supporting other TOs.
This event aims to provide a platform for exchange on the main topics related to implementation of ESIF equity financial instruments in 2014-2020, with a special focus on the perspective of financial intermediaries. This exchange will be based on three pillars:
Exchange of knowledge and know-how, through presentations and plenary discussions with experts from NPBIs and other financial institutions, as well as presentation of case studies of financial instruments in the current programming period with support of financial intermediaries. In to-the-point presentations, both managing authorities and financial intermediaries will share their experiences and challenges in setting up equity instruments with ESIF in 2014-2020.
Interactive discussion sessions on practical experiences, where financial intermediaries, managing authorities and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to exchange in smaller groups, with the help of a facilitator, their experience on practical topics related to implementation of ESIF financial instruments supporting specific Thematic Objectives / horizontal topics:
- TO1: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation
- TO3: Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
- TO4: Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors
- Horizontal topics – How to develop the VC ecosystem?
Networking opportunities, bringing together financial intermediaries, NPBIs, managing authorities and other stakeholders in order to help them understand their roles and responsibilities related to equity instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period, and to discuss how to work hand-in-hand to achieve the common goal of successfully deploying these instruments.
Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin, Martin-Luther-Straße 1, 10777 Berlin, Germany
The event will take place in English.
Registration for this event is closed. Please contact fi-compass here to enquire about the possibility of a late registration in case of availability for the event.