XIIth International CIFA Forum

April 23 - 25, 2014

XIIth International CIFA Forum
FINAL PROGRAM XIIth International CIFA Forum
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Wednesday 23 April
Opening Ceremony
ECOSOC Roundtable with UN High representatives and the Civil Society: Addressing ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future.
Moderator: Hanifa D. Mezoui
Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Humanitarian Affairs and Civil Society, Office of the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, New York
Confirmed Speakers:
Me François Loriot
President Bar Association for Inter-Governmental Organizations and Vice-President AIFOMD (UN-MDG training)
Ruth Engo Bamela
President, African Action on AIDS (AAA)
Pamela Bernabei
Secretary General, International Ontopsychology Association
Andrei Abramov
Chief, DESA NGO Branch
Steve Young
Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Protection of the private sphere, fight against terrorism and internet surveillance: how to reconcile these priorities?
  • Fight against terrorism / does the endeavor towards security require the total destruction of the private sphere, public freedom and economic liberties?
  • Is the protection of the private sphere compatible with internet?
  • Uncertainties over the ownership of data on the internet: consumer/individual ownership or bank/corporation ownership?
Confirmed Speakers:
Hans Geiger
Dr. oec. publ., Prof. Emeritus University of Zurich, Switzerland
Raegan MacDonald
Senior Policy Analyst, Access, Brussels, Belgium
Daniel Cooper
Partner, Covington & Burling, London, UK
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THEME 1: World growth: After the Crisis, the Recovery? Is the liquidity created by central banks sufficient to create growth?
  • How sustainable is the recovery in the U.S. and Japan?
  • How serious are deflation risks in the Euro zone?
  • Can emerging markets save the world economy?
  • The new engines for growth:
  • NBIC : Nano Bio Information Communication
  • Green growth
  • Sustainable economy
  • From “Baby boom” to “Grandpa boom”
  • After the BRICs, Africa?
Confirmed Speakers:
Michel Girardin
Founder of MacroGuide, Lecturer at the University of Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland
Olivier Ferrari
Founder and CEO, CONINCO Explorers in finance SA, Vevey, Switzerland
Patrick Lecoy
Managing Director, Export Assistance and Development, Monaco
Coffee Break
THEME 2: SME financing and large enterprises: What challenges and innovative solutions for the future?
Confirmed Speakers:
Steve Young
Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Jean Rognetta
President, PME Finance, Paris, France
Networking Lunch
Life insurance: Luxembourg, international centre of expertise
Introduction by Lynn Robbroeckx
Communication Manager, Luxembourg for Finance
Moderator: Marc Hengen
Caroline Bohrer
Sales Director, Swiss Life (Luxembourg)
Maël Toledano
Country Manager France, IWI International Wealth Insurer
Eric Winter
Commercial Director, Foyer International
Brice Casadejus
Country Manager France, Lombard International Assurance
THEME 3: Liberal economy and taxes: two incompatible notions?
  • What lies behind the fight against tax evasion? What are the real (non-fiscal) issues of the fight against tax havens and tax fraud (controls of capital movements, infringements on private/economic liberties and to the private sphere, US attempts to control the management of offshore funds in the US, competition with other financial centers such as Switzerland, double standard policies)
  • Is a worldwide fiscal state compatible with the preservation of the economic liberties of the investor and the individual saver?
  • Global economies and national taxes: what would be the principles for fair and efficient tax regimes / incentives for work income (risk based approach), capital, and its revenues?
Confirmed Speakers:
Daniel Mitchell
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Washington, USA
William K. Black
Member of the Advisory Board, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
Vincent Bénard
Former president of the Hayek Institute in Brussels, Senior Analyst at the Turgot Institute, Paris, France
Lord Daniel Brennan
Co-chairman the advisory board of the Washington-based think-tank Global Financial Integrity, Bar representative on the Council of the International Bar Association
Coffee Break
THEME 4: Real economy and « financialized » economy: which one is the right model?
  • Globalization or de-globalization?
  • Growth or negative growth?
  • Financial engine failure of the bank credit: what are the alternatives to continue financing the real economy?
Confirmed Speakers:
Leong Sze Hian
Past President, Society of Financial Service Professionals, Singapore
Louise C. Bennetts
Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., USA
Roger Nightingale
Economist, RDN Associates Ltd, London, UK
Gretchen Morgenson
Assistant business and financial editor, The New York Times, USA
Lenore Elle Hawkins
MBA, Partner, Meritas Advisors, SanDiego, USA
End of the second day
Patrons’ Dinner at the Hotel Hermitage by invitation only
(Black tie suggested)
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Thursday 24 April
Friday 25 April - Association Day
Day’s chairmen Welcome Address
Vincent Derudder
President of FECIF
Zoltan Luttenberger PhD
The six historical forms of liberalism
Confirmed Speaker:
Philippe Poirier
Associated Professor (Political Science), Team leader (political studies) of the Luxembourg Parliament, Luxembourg
New Trends in Financial Advise.
  • FLP Financial Life Planning: What makes the difference?
  • Cross Border Planning - a challenge?
Confirmed Speakers:
Shawn Brayman
FPA (US) Board member, President of Planplus Inc., Canada
Michael Lodhi
Chairman, The Spectrum IFA Group, Luxembourg
Thomas Abel CFP
President, NFPB Network Financial Planners, Germany
Marta Gellova
FECIF Board Member, Czech Republic
Links between Corruption and Organized Crime
Confirmed Speaker:
Gilles Duteil
Director of CETFI, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France
Coffee break
The World after Commissions - From Sales to Advice
Confirmed Speakers:
Daniel Nicolaes
Chairman, BzB, Belgium
David Charlet
Chairman, ANACOFI, France
Vania Franceschelli
Responsible Foreign Affaires, ANASF, Italy
Aldo Varenna
EFPA, Italy
Paul Stanfield
CEO, FEIFA, England
The Suitability and Fiduciary standards
Confirmed Speakers:
Paul Resnik
Co-Founder, FinaMetrica, Australia
Tobias Maag CFP
Board member, FPSB, Brazil
Tony Mahabir
Chair, CIFPs, Canada
Robert van Beek
Chair, FPA Belgium, Board member, FPSB Netherlands
Susan Jordan BSc
Director, PBP, England
Anna Vasilyeva
Head, Sberbank Premier, Russia
End of the Forum
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