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Wednesday 24th of April 2013
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XIth International CIFA Forum
24th to 26th April 2013, Monaco


CAN THE WORLD FINANCIAL SYSTEM BE REFORMED?


Wednesday 24 April 2013
14.00 Welcome and registration of the participants

Opening ceremonypresented by Guy R. Cohen,Chairman of the Organization Committee

15.00 Welcome address by Pierre Christodoulidis, President of CIFA
15.15 Message by H.E. Nestor Osorio, President of ECOSOC
15.30 Message by H.E. Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, Principality of Monaco
15.45 Message by the André Garino, President of the Economic and Social Council of Monaco (tbc)
16.00 Roundtable on the theme set by ECOSOC: “Science, Technology and Innovation and the potential of Culture for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs” What impact on the Sovereign Debt Crises?
Moderator:
Hanifa D. Mezoui, PhD, Senior Advisor, Humanitarian Affairs and Civil Society) Office of the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, New York

Speakers:
Jean Ping, Former President of the African Union, President of the 59th Session of the UN General Assembly, former President of OPEC
Me François Loriot, President Bar Association for Inter-Governmental Organizations and Vice-President AIFOMD (UN-MDG training)
Prof. William K. Black, White-collar criminologist and former senior financial regulator, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA 
Pamela Bernabei,Secretary General, International Ontopsychology Association
Andrei Abramov,Chief, DESA NGO Branch
Ricardo Espinosa,Chief NGO Liaison office, UNOG,Geneva (tbc)

17.30 "Searching for meaning" Crises,Business, Spirituality
Speakers:
Brother Marie Paques, Abbaye de Lerins

18.00 End of the first day
19.30 Cocktail

Thursday 25 April 2013

8.00 Welcome and registration of the participants
8.45 Welcome address by Indira Tasan, Editor in chief, Banco Magazine, Day Chairman
9.00 Round Table 1: Saving the world financial system: who will pay?
  - Diagnosis of a dysfunctioning monetary system
  - Who is benefiting and who is suffering from the current system?
  - Can the Dollar still keep its role as a reserve currency, following the massive creation of liquidity?
  - What are the consequences of using other currencies than the Dollar for commodity trading purposes (petro-rubles/yen)?
  - Who will pay? What will be the future world monetary standard?
  - What reforms are currently being studied (IMF…)?
  - Project of a new BRICS development bank for infrastructure projects: what consequences?
Speakers: 
Lenore Elle Hawkins, MBA, Partner, Meritas Advisors, San Diego, USA
Luca Fantacci, Associate professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management,Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Daniel Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Washington, USA

10.00 Coffee Break
10.30 Round Table 2: Did the banking regulation solve the problems after the 2008 financial crisis, or did it create new ones?
  - Reforms in the United States: Has Wall Street really changed since the financial crisis? What is the outcome of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act following the subprime crisis? What about the Merkley-Levin amendment (Volcker rule)seeking to restrict banking speculative investments (ban of proprietary trading)?
  - Basel III: outcome and consequences
  - Reform of the European banking system: what is the strategy of the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services?
  - Consequences of the Finnish central bank’s Liikanen report on the separation of banking activities: How to isolate risky banking activities while protecting households’ deposits?
  - Financial Transactions Tax: What are the outlines of future reforms? What is the timetable for implementation?
  - What are the problems of shadow banking against traditional finance: towards a European Glass Steagall Act?
  - How to curb the dangers of computer-generated transactions and their inherent systemic risk?
Speakers:
Anthony Saunders, John M. Schiff Professor of Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business,New York University, New York, USA
Louise C. Bennetts, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute,Washington, D.C, USA

11.30 ROUND TABLE 3: Oversight of European banks: moving towards a European SEC?
  - Consequences for the industry players: advantages, downsides
  - What role for the ECB (monetary independence or banking regulation)?
  - Who will survive reform? Who will disappear?
Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Martin Janssen,ECOFiN Research and Consulting AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Leong Sze Hian,Past President, Society of Financial Service Professionals, Singapore

12.30 Lunch and networking
14.00 Cross border life insurance from Luxembourg: myths and realities

Speakers:
Caroline Bohrer, Sales Director, Swiss Life (Luxembourg)
Mario Da Costa, Chief Market Officer, IWI International Wealth Insurer
Eric Winter, Sales Director, Foyer International

15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Round Table 4: What are the negative effects of bank regulation on the ability of banks to lend to the private sector? What are the consequences of the Basle III requirements? Overview of alternative banking instruments not subjected to liquidity problems
  - How could regulation overcome the dilemma between strengthening banks and ensuring adequate credit to businesses?
  - Is it possible to encourage forms of banking that are more effective in financing economic activity and less dependent on liquidity?
  - Could alternative forms of finance, such as local currencies, clearing systems and capacity trade help reduce liquidity requirements of banks without reducing credit to businesses?
Speaker: 
Massimo Amato, Associate professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management,Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Steve Young,Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table, Saint Paul, USA 

16.30 The unstoppable power of small players. How and why - thanks to the internet, social networks and e-merging (www.e-merging.com), small, efficient and well-connected companies are about to take advantage of the fragmentation of the private banking industry.
Speaker:
Olivier Collombin, Partner, Lombard Odier & Co Capital Partners and founder of e-merging, Member of the CIFA Advisory Board, Geneva, Switzerland

17.00 Round Table 5: CIFA Tomorrow

Moderator:
Jean-Pierre Diserens,Secretary-General of CIFA, Geneva, Switzerland
Speakers:
Members of CIFA Advisory and Executive Committee

17.30 Parallel Workshops

Parallel Worshop 1 - Presentation of Monaco’s Financial Centre
Speakers:
Elisabeth Ritter-Moati,General Manager, CDE Monaco
Bernard Rousselot, President, Monaco for Finance
Jean-Humbert Croci,Chartered accountant, Monegasque Order of Chartered Accountants

Parallel Workshop 2 - An Ageing society: Progress in medical research and the socioe economic impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders
-Socio-economic impact of dementia: a global challenge
Federico Palermiti, project manager, Monegasque Association for research on Alzheimer's disease — AMPA, Monaco
-An exemplary societal answer - The new geriatric services in Monaco: Innovation for the care and support of the elderly
Prof. Alain Pesce, head of the Department of Geriatrics at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco and Vice President of AMPA, Monaco
- Impacts of basic research on Alzheimer Disease
Dr Marie-Claude Potier, Brain and Spine Institute - 1CM, Paris, France

18.30 End of the second day

Friday 24 April 2013

20.00 Patrons’ Dinner at the Hotel de Paris by invitation only (Black tie suggested)

9.45 Welcome and registration of the participants
10.15 Day Chairman's welcome address

The impact of regulatory initiatives on the distribution of investment products & services...
Chairman:
vincent J. Derudder,Chairman, FECIF, Brussels, Belgium
Vice-Chairman:
David Charlet,Chairman, ANACOFI, Paris, France

10.30 Introduction: Overview about EU intermediation
Vincent J.Derudder, FECIF
10.40 Latest news about EU regulatory process
David Charlet, ANACOFI
11.00 Crowdfunding and computerization of the banking applications
Daniel Nicolaes, BZB
11.20 The point of view of the life insurance companies
Alan Morgan Moodie, AILO
11.40 The point of view of the consumer
Guillaume Prache, FINUSE
12.00 The future of the intermediaries
Michael Lodhi, SPECTRUM
12.20 Ponzy scheme and Pyramid scheme: How does it work? How can they be detected?
Gilles Duteil,Director of CETFI, Aix-Marseille Université, Aix-en-Provence, France
13.05 Making the Transition to Holistic Financial Planning Marty Kurtz, CFPS, FPA Chair 2012
13.25 Conclusion
12.30 End of the Forum