CrowdTuesday @ InvestWeek, 23 November 2017, Brussels

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As part of InvestWeek, the European Crowdfunding Network discusses present obstacles and future challenges to cross-border investing in Europe.

The Capital Market Union (CMU) Action Plan has committed the Commission to take stock of the situation of European crowdfunding markets and of the regulatory landscape as a basis for a future decision on how to best enable this funding channel to serve the European economy while appropriately addressing any potential risks. The European Commission’s CMU Action Plan places emphasis on strengthening alternative finance, including crowdfunding, in order to help address these weaknesses in entrepreneurial finance.

As the European Commission prepares to communicate on its legislative proposal for an EU framework on crowd and peer-to-peer finance – the industry we have been representing for 5 years in Brussels – we want to bring market experience from Europe’s leading online lending and investment platforms to you, in order to allow you to interact with market participants first hand.

This event provides market evidence and aims to help policy makers fulfilling their commitment to monitor the development of the sector and the effectiveness and degree of convergence of national regulatory frameworks, as well as to promote convergence, sharing of best practice and investor protection aspects.

You will be able to ask questions and seek clarifications on business models, regulatory hurdles experience and best practices from platforms with significant scale and cross border activities.

Opening remarks:

  • Oliver Gajda, Executive Director, European Crowdfunding Network
  • Jung Duk Lichtenberger, European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union Deputy Head of Unit

Panellists:

  • Monika Tooming-Varblane Head of Operations, Funderbeam
  • Pascal Ourvard, International Development Director, Lendix
  • Paul Massey, Legal Counsel, CrowdCube
  • Jeff Lynn, Executive Chairman, Seedrs
  • Tono Brusola, CEO, Hausers

 Moderator:

  • Pierre Francotte, Senior Advisor, KREAB

As the alternative finance sector develops, this event provides market evidence and aims to help policy makers fulfilling their commitment to monitor the development of the sector and the effectiveness and degree of convergence of national regulatory frameworks, as well as to promote convergence, sharing of best practice and investor protection aspects.

The event is restricted to a limited number of attendees. For more information, please send an email to info@eurocorwd.org

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