We are delighted to invite you to the Tenth Santander International Banking Conference to be held on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at Ciudad Grupo Santander, our headquarters in Boadilla del Monte (Madrid, Spain).

The conference will cover topics such as the role of the financial sector in an economy in transformation, disruption from technology and innovation and regulatory challenges.



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Renée Friedman, Managing Editor, EMEA The Economist Intelligence Unit

Financial services in a digital economy. The Economist reports

Innovation, demographic change and new competitors are driving transformation across financial services. Against this backdrop, what is the future for international or global financial services companies? How can banks better help people and businesses prosper? What is the role of financial services in supporting growth, jobs, new opportunities and fostering financial inclusion?.

In conversation

Ana Botín, Group Executive Chairman, Banco Santander Ivan Glasenberg, CEO, Glencore Renée Friedman, Managing Editor, EMEA, The Economist Intelligence Unit Leila Janah, Founder and CEO, Samasource and LXMI


Embedding disruption

Disruption has become a permanent feature of banking and finance.
The challenge is how companies can manage disruption to increase efficiency, productivity, maintain the highest standards in cybersecurity and employee and customer satisfaction, building trust.

Moderator: Lindsey Argalas, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Banco Santander

Michael Rhodin, International Advisory Board, Banco Santander Iñaki Berenguer, Co-Founder & CEO, CoverWallet Rebeca Minguela, Founder and CEO, Clarity Wim Mijs, CEO, European Banking Federation

Financial regulation to support
stability and growth

With a new focus on implementation and assessment, what is the best global governance and framework for managing regulatory change? What constraints or opportunities have been opened by political developments such as Brexit, the push for regulatory rollback in the U.S. and the elections of 2017 in EU member states?.

Moderator: José García Cantera, CFO, Banco Santander Korbinian Ibel, DG Micro-Prudential Supervision IV, European Central Bank Tim Pawlenty, President & CEO, Financial Services Roundtable Vanessa Rubio, Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit, Government of Mexico Levin Holle, DG Financial Markets, Finance Ministry


Financing Europe: Setting priorities
for a growth and innovation agenda

What is the best path forward to continue bulding Europe: EBU (including EDIS), risk reduction package, CMU, the single market for financial services? What is "doable" and what can wait? How to best support innovation and change while fostering trust?.

Moderator: José Mª Roldán, Chairman, Spanish Banking Association

Davide Serra, Founder & CEO, Algebris Investments Stéphane Boujnah, CEO, Euronext Nathalie de Balsadúa, Director, Investment and company reporting, European Commission Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, BETTER FINANCE

Closing network coffee


This year the Santander International Banking Conference is bringing together representatives from the most relevant public and private institutions who will take part in different keynotes, conversations and panels throughout the day.




Transportation to the Conference will be provided.
Buses will depart from Paseo de la Castellana, 24 (Madrid City center) at 07:45h and 08:00h.

After the Conference, transfer from Santander Financial City to Madrid City Center or international Airport (Barajas) will be at

Estimated time of journey is 45 minutes.



Delegates will need to make their own acommodation arrangements.

Recommended hotels in Madrid (nearby Paseo de la Castellana, 24):

Hotel Villa Magna
Paseo de la Castellana, 22.
Madrid. Tel: +34 91 587 1234
Hotel Inter-Continental
Paseo de la Castellana, 49.
Madrid. Tel: +34 91 700 7300
Hotel Santo Mauro
Calle Zurbano, 36.
Madrid. Tel: +34 91 319 6900
Hotel Hesperia Madrid
Paseo de la Castellana, 57.
Madrid. Tel: +34 91 210 8800
Hotel Meliá Fénix
Calle Hermosilla, 2.
Madrid. Tel: +34 91 431 6700


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