MFSA Conference - The Future of Banking Supervision - Wednesday, 8 November 2023

5th October 2023 • News, Notice Board

The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) would like to extend its invitation to its 2023 Banking Supervision Conference, to be held on the 8th of November 2023 at the MFSA Conference Hall.


The theme of the Conference, organised by the Financial Supervisors Academy within the MFSA, is the future of banking supervision. The business of banking is fundamentally changing. The exogenous environment in which banks operate is developing rapidly, leading banks to be faced with uncertainty in relation to their sustainability, should they fail to adapt their business models and controls. In turn, this dynamic environment is leading to an increase in the breadth and depth of regulation, aimed at making banks more resilient to the challenges ahead.


This Conference seeks to bring together distinguished speakers among Maltese and Euro Area regulators and the banking industry in Malta, to discuss trends in the banking sphere and in banking supervision. To this end, the Conference will address three main banking and supervisory trends:


  • ESG Risk Management and Sustainable Finance in Banking,
  • Regulating Digital Finance in Banking, and
  • AML/CFT Developments and the Supervisory Approach.


Featuring speeches by Mr François-Louis Michaud, the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority, Ms Anne Lécuyer, the Deputy Director of the Directorate General Specialised Institutions & LSIs at the European Central Bank and Ms Chiara Bacci, the Team Leader for Enforcement of the EU AML/CFT Policy in the Financial Crime Unit of the European Commission, the aim of the Conference is to give an update of banking regulation to the industry, enhance transparency around the MFSA’s expectations from banks and encourage discussion of and preparedness to upcoming regulations.


In addition to these keynote speakers, the Conference boasts an impressive lineup of speakers and panellists, in the fields of ESG, digital finance and AML/CFT.  Among the notable speakers, Kenneth Farrugia, MFSA’s Chief Executive Officer, will open the conference, followed by a keynote speech by Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg, Chief Officer of Supervision, who will introduce the topic of trends in the banking world and banking supervision, and Mr Jesmond Gatt, Chair of the MFSA, will close the Conference. Panellists include local and euro area regulators, featuring Mr Giorgio Donato, Director of Banking Supervision at the Banca d’Italia, and Mr Richard Walker, the vice-Chairman of MONEYVAL, as well as representatives of the banks in Malta.


The MFSA encourages interested participants to register by filling in the form below by not later than Sunday 5th November 2023: