22nd German Banking Congress

Join us ‘virtually’ at the Association of German Banks on

19 April at 2.30 pm


The Corona pandemic has placed the strengths and weaknesses of Germany as a location firmly under the microscope. It has highlighted both the importance of sustainable economic activities and the necessity for European cooperation. As with any watershed moment, we now have a great opportunity for sustainable growth, for a successful start in a changed world. But a wealth of ideas and innovative spirit alone will not suffice as structural change, climate protection and new jobs will come at a price. How do you mobilise the required financial resources and what role will the banks play? Will they have to change to survive? What lessons have business and politics had to learn from the last 12 months? Can they make up their digital deficit and keep pace in a changed global environment? Is Europe able to face the challenge?

We look forward to discussing these and other topics with distinguished guests from politics and business.

We would be pleased if you register on our website www.bankentag.de and we can welcome you virtually at the 22nd German Banking Congress.

Association of German Banks


14.30 Welcome

  • President of the Association of German Banks

14.35 Introduction

  • Christian Sewing, CEO, Deutsche Bank AG

14.50 Opening address

  • Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier

15.05 Speech

  • Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

15.15 Panel discussion: On the path to a sustainable economy

  • Anton Hofreiter, Leader of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag
  • Siegfried Russwurm, President, Federation of German Industries
  • Carola Gräfin von Schmettow, Chairwoman of the Management Board, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

15.55 Panel discussion: On the path to a sovereign Europe

  • Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor
  • Nadia Calvino, Minister of Economic Affairs, Spain
  • Christian Sewing, CEO, Deutsche Bank AG

16.35 Panel discussion: On the path to new growth and employment

  • Armin Laschet, Member of the Regional Assembly, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia and Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler AG and Mercedes Benz AG 
  • Manfred Knof, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, Commerzbank AG

17.15 Panel discussion: On the path to a new global trading and financial system with a strong economy

  • Christian Lindner, Member of the German Bundestag, Leader of the Free Democratic Party and Leader of the Liberal Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag
  • Ambassador Prof. Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Dorothee Blessing, Co-Head Investment Banking EMEA, J. P. Morgan Securities plc

17.55 One on one

  • Discussion with Ana Botín, Group Executive Chair, Santander Group and President of the European Banking Federation

Moderated by Tanit Koch, Journalist



13.30 Lunchtime talk with Accenture: 24 minutes at midday (Registration closed - limited number of places)

  • Digital Central Bank Money, Cryptocurrency, EPI – evolution or revolution? Nils Beier, Managing Director, Accenture
  • Sustainability in banking – from promise to reality Friederike Stradtmann, Managing Director, Accenture

14.00 Lunchtime presentation, followed by a chat

  • Banking 2023 – more digital, more sustainable and more profitable after Corona? Ralph Hientzsch, Managing Partner of Consileon Frankfurt

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