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Forum: City Week 2022


About this event

Now in its 12th year, City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community. It brings together industry leaders and policymakers from around the globe to consider the future of global financial markets and London, in particular. City Week 2022 will be held at The Guildhall in London on 25 – 27 April 2022. Virtual options can be provided for delegates unable to attend the event in person.

Programme Themes

Day 1 – Climate Change & ESG

  • Making London the world’s first net-zero financial centre
  • Rewiring the entire global financial system for net-zero
  • Meeting the challenge of financing climate transition in developing economies
  • World Bank/Chia Blockchain Carbon Offset Warehouse
  • Aligning portfolios with the Paris Agreement
  • Carbon taxes versus carbon markets
  • ESG investing: scoping and sourcing ESG data, taxonomies and greenwashing
  • Tackling climate change in China and SE Asia – the role of the financial sector
  • The U.S. climate change agenda
  • Climate change risk management and mitigation
  • Towards standardisation in climate change reporting
  • Natural capital: progress towards nature-based financial disclosures
  • From COP26 to COP27 – implications for the global financial community
  • New models for financing innovative climate technologies: the Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

Day 2 – Financial Markets & Regulation

  • Developments in prudential regulation in the UK
  • A Chinese perspective on developments in the financial markets and regulation
  • The regulatory reform agenda in the UK: assessing recent progress and potential future changes
  • Towards a consensus on climate change regulation for financial institutions
  • The evolving agenda of the international standard setters
  • SEC priorities for reform of financial regulation
  • Critical issues in financial regulation – the FCA’s perspective
  • Regulation of cryptocurrencies and other crypto assets – an industry perspective
  • European Capital Markets Union: challenges and opportunities
  • Financial crime, cyber security and market abuse
  • Leadership and culture in the post-pandemic world

Day 3 – Financial Technology & Crypto

  • The FCA’s Scale Box and second phase of the Digital Sandbox
  • Fintech opportunities in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area
  • Assessing the progress of digital transformation in financial services and looking ahead
  • Payments – will innovative cross-border payment solutions lead to the disintermediation of banks?
  • Reinventing the world of cross-border transfers
  • Evolving policy and regulatory framework for AI and its potential applications in the financial markets
  • CFTC’s role in regulating Digital Assets
  • Revolutionising finance I: Cryptocurrencies and stable coins
  • Web 3 – opportunities for fintechs and the financial services industry
  • Revolutionising finance II: De-Fi – the future of finance
  • Revolutionising finance III: Blockchain, NFTs and tokenisation

Who this event is suitable for

Companies and individuals working within the international financial services community. Senior-level/C-suite delegates domiciled outside of the UK are invited to attend the event on a complimentary basis.

Further information

For further information on the programme and the speakers for this event please click to view the invitation flyer document below.

In order to reserve your place, the following details must be provided for each delegate (please also include which Department for International Trade (DIT) post/country invited you):

  • Prefix (Mr/Ms/Dr/etc.)
  • First Name & surname
  • Job title
  • Organisation
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • CC email address (optional)
  • Country of residence
  • Department for International Trade (DIT) <country> invitation
  • In-person attendance or virtual live stream (if able to confirm now)

Please send the above information to cityweekuk@cityandfinancial.com to reserve your place for this event.


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