Innovation in Financial Services: Sustainable Finance and Fintech

The financial sector as a driver of the green transformation and of new digital tools – exchange of experiences between Switzerland and Poland
October 07, 2022

Going green and going digital: The global financial sector is transforming fast. As the world’s most innovative country and one of the most competitive financial centres, Switzerland is also at the forefront of innovation in the financial industry. Poland is strong in fintech and has a growing interest in sustainable finance. Swiss experts are keen to share their experience with Polish partners and to learn from each other for a sustainable and innovative financial sector as the backbone of the economy.

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Speakers

H.E. Fabrice Filliez

Ambassador of Switzerland to Poland

Michał Stępień

President of the Polish - Swiss Chamber of Commerce; UBS Country Head Poland

Dr. Marek Dietl

CEO, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Katarzyna Szwarc

Finance Minister’s Plenipotentiary for Capital Market Development

Stefan Flückiger

Deputy State Secretary, Head of Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance

Piotr Augustyniak, LL.M., MBA, TEP

Partner, PATH Law

Matteo Bernardis

Head UBS Next Intelligence + Investing

Jochen Dürr

Chief Risk Officer of SIX

Michaela Seimen Howat

Sustainable Investing Strategist , UBS Global Wealth Management

Dorota Hutny

Manager in the services team for the financial sector at PwC

Norbert Jeziolowicz

Polish Bank Association, Director of the Retail Banking Financial Markets Team

Patrick Odier

President, Building Bridges

Dr. Tomasz Orpiszewski

Senior Lecturer, Center for Asset and Wealth Management, Zürich University of Applied Sciences

Thibaut Rouquette

Head of Partnerships, F10 Incubator & Accelerator

Joanna Smolik

Director of the Strategic Relations Department in the BGK, Polish Development Bank

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Stengel

Attorney-at-Law / Partner Kellerhals Carrard und Co-Director Swiss Fintech Innovations

Dr. Anna Stünzi

Lecturer, HSG; Board Member, Descartes Finance; President, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy

Paweł Widawski

President of FinTech Poland

Prof. Dr Hab. Witold Wiliński

GPW Tech S.A., CEO

Dr Katarzyna Wilk

CEO Swiss Impact Lead, President of the Swiss Impact Lead Foundation

Tomasz Wiśniewski, PhD

Coordinator of the ESG Strategy for the Capital Market, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Pablo Padrutt

Head of Economic, Financial and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland

Ulrich Schwendimann

Managing Director of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Agenda

Registration

8:30 - 9:00

Opening remarks

9:00 - 9:20

Marek Dietl, CEO of Warsaw Stock Exchange

H.E. Fabrice Filliez, Ambassador of Switzerland to Poland

Michał Stępień, President, Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Key Note Speeches: How Can the State foster Innovation and Sustainability in the Financial Sector?

9:20 - 9.40

Katarzyna Szwarc, Finance Minister’s Plenipotentiary for Capital Market Development

Stefan Flückiger, Deputy State Secretary, Head of Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance (via video)

Input I: How Can the Financial Sector Drive Sustainability? Experiences from Switzerland

9.40 - 10:00

Michaela Seimen-Howat, Sustainable Investment Strategist, UBS

Coffee break

10:00 - 10:15

Input II: Green Unicorns? Financial Innovation and the Green Transition

10.15 - 10.30

Dr. Anna Stünzi, Lecturer, HSG; Board Member, Descartes Finance; President, foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy

Input III: Sustainable Finance in Poland – Status Report

10.30 - 10.50

Dorota Hutny, Manager, PwC Polska

Norbert Jeziolowicz, Director, Polish Bank Association ZBP

Panel Discussion I: Sustainable Finance in Poland and Switzerland – Today and Tomorrow

10.50 - 11:30

Tomasz Wiśniewski, Coordinator of the ESG Strategy for the Capital Market, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Joanna Smolik, Director of the Strategic Relations Department in the BGK, Polish Development Bank

Dr. Katarzyna Wilk, CEO, Swiss Impact Lead

Piotr Augustyniak, Partner, PATH Law

Dr. Jochen Dürr, Chief Risk Officer, SIX

Moderator: Dr Tomasz Orpiszewski, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Coffee break

11.30 - 11.45

Panel Discussion II: FinTech Opportunities in Poland and Switzerland

11.45 - 12:25

Paweł Widawski, Prezes, Fintech Poland

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Stengel, Radca Prawny, Dyrektor, Swiss Fintech Innovations

Matteo Bernardis, Head UBS Next Intelligence + Investing

Thibaut Rouquette, Head of Partnerships, F10 Incubator & Accelerator

Radomir Mastalerz, CEO WealthArc

Moderator: Prof. Dr. hab. Witold Wiliński, Associate Professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, CEO of GPW Tech

Input IV: A few take-aways from the second Building Bridges Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

12.25 - 12.35

Patrick Odier, Chairman of Lombard Odier, President of the industry association Swiss Sustainable Finance (via video)

Closing Remarks

12.35 - 12:45

Pablo Padrutt, Head of Economic, Financial and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Switzerland in Poland

Ulrich Schwendimann, Director of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Networking lunch

12:40

Place

Hybrid: online & Warsaw Stock Exchange

Tel. +48 22 322 76 25
swisschamber@swisschamber.pl

 

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