Report by ESMA's Securities Markets Stakeholder Group, Presentation by Judith Hardt and Anne Rannaleet (Rapporteurs).

Unleashing access to finance for long-term growth of European companies
Thursday, 21st February 2013
Stanhope Hotel, Rue de Commerce, Brussels

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Welcome speech

Hans-Ole Jochumsen, FESE President and President NASDAQ OMX Nordic and Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX
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Keynote speech

Commissioner Barnier
Financing long-term investment in the EU economy
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'Helping SMEs Access Funding'

Report by ESMA's Securities Markets Stakeholder Group
Presentation by Judith Hardt and Anne Rannaleet (Rapporteurs)
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Panel I: Attracting long-term investors to finance European companies

Vilmos Budavari, Policy Officer, DG Enterprise and Industry
John Hogan, Head of Banking, Department of Finance, Ireland
Steve Matthews, Managing Director, Commercial Banking, RBS
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Fons Lute, Managing Director, Fiduciary Manfates Investment Team, BlackRock Solutions
Vincent Morelli, Chairman, EVCA
MODERATOR: Claire Fargeot, Head, Standards & Financial Market Integrity EMEA, CFA Institute

'Improving access to finance for SMEs'

Philippe DE Backer, MEP (Rapporteur of 'Improving access to finance for SMEs')
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Panel II: What is needed for European SMEs to access capital markets?

Martin Merlin, Head of Unit, Financial Services Policy, Relations with the Council, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Tim Ward, CEO, Quoted Companies Alliance
Marc Lefevre, Head of European Business Development and CLient Coverage, NYSE Euronext
Zsolt Katona, CEO, Budapest Stock Exchange
MODERATOR: Burçak Inel, Deputy Secretary General, FESE

'The Role of the SME Envoy'

Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General, DG Enterprise and Industry, SME Envoy