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  • Statutes
    of the Forum open to attendance by Members c at the AC s invitation must be ready to contribute to briefs and or provide speakers as appropriate d shall pay any membership dues set by the General Meeting in accordance with Article 9 1 of the present articles Cessation of Membership 2 5 Membership shall be lost by a declaration of withdrawal or exclusion pursuant to a decision of the General Meeting 2 6 A declaration of withdrawal made by a Member must be sent to the chair of the AC by registered mail at least six months before the end of the year after which the cessation will become effective In such a case the chair of the AC shall inform the other members of the AC immediately 2 7 A Member can be excluded from the Forum pursuant to a decision of the General Meeting following a proposal by the AC after having heard the Member in question pursuant to Article 12 para 2 of the Act Such an exclusion shall be effective immediately unless the General Meeting decides otherwise 2 8 Any Member that withdraws or is excluded from the Forum shall not be entitled to any of the Forum s assets Any such Member shall be liable for all dues to the Forum for the year of the withdrawal or exclusion with no pro rata deduction Article 3 Total number of Members The total number of Members cannot be less than three 3 Article 4 General Meeting GM 4 1 The General Meeting is the supreme body of the Forum and shall be composed of the Members The General Meeting is empowered to do whatever it deems necessary or useful to achieve the Forum s purpose The General Meeting determines the general policy of the Forum and can give all powers and authority to the AC in that respect The General Meeting has exclusive authority in the matters listed under Article 4 of the Act Furthermore the General Meeting has exclusive authority in the following matters a appointment from amongst its Members of members to the AC b approval of the annual accounts and annual budget 4 2 The General Meeting shall meet at least once a year in order to approve the annual accounts and the annual budget hereinafter the Ordinary General Meeting At this meeting the General Meeting shall also appoint new members to the AC to fill any vacancies 4 3 Extraordinary meetings of the General Meeting may be called by the chair of the AC at his or her own initiative or at the request of at least one fifth of the Members and shall take place in the framework of the FIC as described in Article 5 4 4 The chair of the Steering Committee hereinafter the SC or anyone appointed by him her shall preside over the Ordinary General Meeting and any extraordinary General Meetings 4 5 The notice of and agenda for a General Meeting shall be sent by

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  • Finances
    served basis This fee is set at 200 also see Non Members Policy Expenditures Members contributions cover the organisation of the Forum s activities including the costs for luncheons and other events secretariat remuneration the website as well as printing brochures and other materials for publication and travel mainly for events in Strasbourg Office holders and members of Forum committees whether from parliament or industry make their input on a

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  • FAQ
    programme and managing the secretariat Members elect an Administrative Committee AC of no more than 12 members each year at the Annual General Meeting The AC has been given responsibility for regular liaison with the Steering Committee on the role of the Forum the agenda of meetings and the progress on meetings for managing the business of the Forum for appointing outside consultants if needed for deciding on applications for membership and for convening meetings The Forum also invites five observers to join its events BEUC The European Consumers Organisation Better Finance The European Federation of Financial Services Users Finance Watch Association dedicated to making finance serve society FSUG Financial Services User Group and UEAPME The European Association for Craft Small and Medium sized Enterprises What is the membership procedure Organisations wishing to join must send a letter of application to the Chairman of the Financial Industry Members Administrative Committee AC If the conditions of membership are fulfilled the organization is invited by the AC to join The Steering Committee of MEPs is informed of all applications The Forum s website contains extensive public information about the activities of the Forum its objectives and how to join How has the membership of the Forum developed since it was founded Since its foundation the Forum has been very successful in attracting new members Today approximately 57 European financial service providers and associations representing a large segment of the financial services industry are active in the Forum A detailed list of members is available on the website What are the fees and how are they decided The Forum is a not for profit organisation Members contributions cover the organisation of the Forum s activities including the costs of events secretariat expenses the website as well as printing brochures and other materials for publication The annual contributions of industry members are set by the General Assembly Contributions for 2014 are 8 000 per member How is the programme decided Following consultations with MEPs and the Steering Committee as well as industry members a draft programme is prepared by the secretariat This is finalized after further discussion by the Administrative Committee The programme evolves flexibly throughout the year as the original work plan is adapted to events MEP requests and availability of speakers How are the speakers for the meetings decided The speakers are proposed by members Industry speakers are sought from the members and other speakers include representatives from consumer organisations the European Commission national and European regulators national ministries or academics The policy has been generally to have 3 4 speakers during events and to leave enough time for discussion The practical process of inviting speakers and managing the process is conducted by the Chair of the Administrative Committee with the assistance of the secretariat Who chairs the events The events are chaired by a Member of the European Parliament The Chairman of the Administrative Committee regularly informs MEPs about the upcoming programme MEPs that are interested in a subject or who

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  • Events
    Arnold Esser Programme Director External Affairs Corporate Lending ING Karl Peter Schackmann Fallis Executive Member of the Board Deutscher Sparkassen und Giroverband DSGV Kristin Schreiber Director DG GROW H COSME programme European Commission Marcus Stuttard Head of UK Primary Markets and Head of AIM London Stock Exchange Stephen Welton CEO Business Growth Fund 22 March Lunch event on Impact of regulatory reforms on market liquidity Chair Kay Swinburne MEP Guest speakers Thijs Aaten Managing Director Treasury Trading APG Asset Management Joanna Cound Head of Public Policy EMEA BlackRock Nick Forrest Director in Economics practice PricewaterhouseCoopers Tilman Lueder Head of Unit DG FISMA C3 Securities Markets European Commission tbc Lauri Rosendahl President Nasdaq Helsinki Lau Veldink Special Advisor Financial Markets Commercial Banking ING 19 April Lunch event on Innovations in the European financial sector and digitalization of financial services Chair Andreas Schwab MEP Guest speakers John Dye Executive Vice President and General Counsel Western Union Simon Haldrup Executive Vice President and Head of MobileLife Danske Bank Teppo Paavola New Digital Business Director BBVA Guillaume Prache Managing Director Better Finance Michael Tang Partner and Head of Global Financial Services Digital Transformation Innovation practice Deloitte Jonathan Vaux Executive Director for Innovation and Partnerships Visa Europe European Commission representative 24 May Lunch event on Forthcoming Action plan on retail financial services and insurance Chair Neena Gill MEP Guest speakers Tilman Hengevoss Public Affairs in the EMEA region Zurich Insurance Company Dirk Klee Chief Operating Officer Wealth Management and Group Managing Director UBS Ignacio Navarte Global Head Individuals Retail Commercial Banking Division Banco Santander Guillaume Prache Managing Director Better Finance Asoka Wöhrmann Head of Retail Banking Deuscthe Bank Andreas Zubrod Chief Financial Chief Information and Chief Legal Officer Union Asset Management Holding AG European Commission representative 21 June Lunch event on Follow up to Action

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  • Observers
    papers Presentations Videos Contact Print Email Observers In order to guarantee a discussion as open and balanced as possible the Forum invites representatives from five consumer end user groups to join its events as observers BEUC The European Consumers Organisation Better Finance The European Federation of Financial Services Users Finance Watch Association dedicated to making finance serve society FSUG Financial Services User Group UEAPME The European Association for Craft Small

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  • How to join
    industry Financial Industry Members subscribe to the objectives of the Forum in particular supporting the establishment of a single integrated European market for financial services carry on the business of providing financial services or be an industry body representative of such organizations be incorporated or have a place of business in the EU or EFTA and be capable of meeting on a continuing basis all obligations of membership How to Join Organisations wishing to join must send a letter of application to the Chairman of the Financial Industry Members which should include the following information description of the candidate s activities written statement signed by the person responsible within the candidate organization that it complies with the objectives of the Forum and the obligations of membership Membership is effective as of the month following a decision to accept an application or any other date as agreed with the candidate organisation Non Member Attendance Policy As there are limitations of space at Forum events Members of the European Parliament have priority rights of attendance followed by members of the Financial Industry Committee Others who are not Members of the European Parliament or members of the Financial Industry Committee may still be

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  • Statutes
    of the Forum open to attendance by Members c at the AC s invitation must be ready to contribute to briefs and or provide speakers as appropriate d shall pay any membership dues set by the General Meeting in accordance with Article 9 1 of the present articles Cessation of Membership 2 5 Membership shall be lost by a declaration of withdrawal or exclusion pursuant to a decision of the General Meeting 2 6 A declaration of withdrawal made by a Member must be sent to the chair of the AC by registered mail at least six months before the end of the year after which the cessation will become effective In such a case the chair of the AC shall inform the other members of the AC immediately 2 7 A Member can be excluded from the Forum pursuant to a decision of the General Meeting following a proposal by the AC after having heard the Member in question pursuant to Article 12 para 2 of the Act Such an exclusion shall be effective immediately unless the General Meeting decides otherwise 2 8 Any Member that withdraws or is excluded from the Forum shall not be entitled to any of the Forum s assets Any such Member shall be liable for all dues to the Forum for the year of the withdrawal or exclusion with no pro rata deduction Article 3 Total number of Members The total number of Members cannot be less than three 3 Article 4 General Meeting GM 4 1 The General Meeting is the supreme body of the Forum and shall be composed of the Members The General Meeting is empowered to do whatever it deems necessary or useful to achieve the Forum s purpose The General Meeting determines the general policy of the Forum and can give all powers and authority to the AC in that respect The General Meeting has exclusive authority in the matters listed under Article 4 of the Act Furthermore the General Meeting has exclusive authority in the following matters a appointment from amongst its Members of members to the AC b approval of the annual accounts and annual budget 4 2 The General Meeting shall meet at least once a year in order to approve the annual accounts and the annual budget hereinafter the Ordinary General Meeting At this meeting the General Meeting shall also appoint new members to the AC to fill any vacancies 4 3 Extraordinary meetings of the General Meeting may be called by the chair of the AC at his or her own initiative or at the request of at least one fifth of the Members and shall take place in the framework of the FIC as described in Article 5 4 4 The chair of the Steering Committee hereinafter the SC or anyone appointed by him her shall preside over the Ordinary General Meeting and any extraordinary General Meetings 4 5 The notice of and agenda for a General Meeting shall be sent by

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  • Objectives
    for financial services across national borders which is globally competitive and to the benefit of the European economy as well as suppliers and consumers of financial services to provide a focal point and resources for members of the European Parliament interested in financial services issues as well as a forum for industry Parliamentary dialogue to deploy the joint expertise of its financial industry Members to spread factual information about financial

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