Inaugural European Financial Forum for Dublin Castle

Minister Simon Harris has just announced the inaugural European Financial Forum will be held in Dublin Castle on the 27th of January next year.

Speaking today at the opening of Dogpatch Labs’ expanded start-up space in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, Minister Harris commented, “I’m delighted to officially announce that the first European Financial Forum will take place in Dublin Castle. This event – delivering on a priority commitment of the Government’s International Financial Services’ Strategy, IFS2020 – inaugurates what is envisaged to become a significant fixture on the global IFS calendar.  Its January scheduling provides an opportunity to open the year with discussion and debate on the current and future challenges confronting this most globalised of sectors.  It also offers, given Ireland’s EU membership and place at the heart of the Eurozone, an opportunity to gain insight into doing business in Europe.”

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To be opened by An Taoiseach, this one-day Forum, entitled Building the Future of European Financial Services, is organised in association with the Financial Times.

The EFF programme will bring senior regulators and policy makers together with leading figures from the worlds of funds, insurance, banking, and fintech and payments in both plenary and specialist breakout sessions examining the pressing issues of the year ahead and beyond.

Minister Harris also noted that, “the EFF is framed as a timely opportunity to survey the dominant forces shaping the financial services’ landscape and to identify, particularly from a European perspective, where future opportunities lie.  I look forward to welcoming international attendees to the prestigious surrounds of Dublin Castle at the heart of the Capital of Europe’s most dynamic economy.”

Details of the emerging agenda, programme of speakers as well as venue and logistical information are available at