The State of European
Financial Markets

17 October 2017 The Westin Grand Paris - Vendôme

The ESMA Conference 2017 will be a unique gathering of political decision makers, global regulators and high-profile financial industry leaders. Around 350 participants will discuss the state of European financial markets – including the key issues currently affecting the financial sector such as the macroeconomic environment, regulation, investor protection, innovation and last but not least Brexit.

Speakers include:

Vice-President of the European Commission
Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), European Parliament
Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Xavier ROLET
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), London Stock Exchange Ltd. (LSE)


  • Trading and market infrastructures – the state of European financial trading, and post-trading, including market infrastructures and regulation
  • Brexit – the negotiation framework, key issues for financial services and possible future UK-EU relations
  • Investors and innovation – financial consumer protection against the background of financial innovation (FinTech, Blockchain, etc)
  • Regulation post-2017 – what’s next for the Capital Markets Union, the ESFS review, and regulation post-2017

About us

ESMA is an independent EU Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the European Union's financial system by enhancing the protection of investors and promoting stable and orderly financial markets.