The European Business Registry Association (EBRA) will have its first virtual conference on Tuesday 8 June to Wednesday 9 June 2021, which will be broadcast live from Helsinki, Finland.
We have prepared a compelling agenda with expert speakers covering topics such as the current legislative landscape, emerging regulations, financial crime, beneficial ownership, artificial intelligence, digital identification and verification.
With the challenges during the past year, comes opportunities and innovation, and a number of our members will be showcasing their digital projects and providing insights on their recent initiatives. We are working to provide an interactive and engaging conference and we will be facilitating breakout rooms covering key common topics of interest.
The event is targeted at the EBRA Members, business registry representatives, and key registry domain stakeholders. Pre-registration is required by June 4th, and if you would like to register, please email Secretary@ebra.be to request access.
Date & Time:
Day 1 – Tuesday 8th June 14:00-17:25 CEST
Day 2 – Wednesday 9th June 14:00-16:50 CEST
Tuesday 8th June
14:00 Opening words Anssi Rantanen
A welcome from the President Antti Riivari, EBRA President
Can AI help customers choose a company name? Jan Pettersson & Stefan Ellstrom, Swedish Companies Registration Office
Intelligent control Marius Hartmann, Chief Advisor, Danish Business Authority
Identity Verification Policy Overview, Victoria Taylor, Principal Policy Adviser, Companies House, United Kingdom
LEI, digital identity and verifiable credentials Ricco Dun, Christoph Schneider and Karla McKenna, GLEIF
Innovation in progress Andreas Hamnes, Innovation Officer, BRC, Norway & Julian Lamb, Registrar, JFSC, Jersey & Kersti Rätsep, Head of Division, RIK, Estonia & Mojca Kunšek, Director, AJPES, Slovenia
COVID-19 Case Study Flavio Burlizzi Director, Unioncamere, Italy & Ljubinka Andonovska, Assistant Head of Department, CRM, North Macedonia
Breakout rooms – discussions on a number of key topics
Remote working, relationships, and social contact Companies House, United Kingdom
Summary and close of Day 1 Anssi Rantanen
17:25 Broadcast ends
Wednesday 9th June
14:00 Welcome and opening of Day 2 Anssi Rantanen
Business Registers at a crossroad: challenges and opportunities in a multifaceted regulatory environment Alexandre Taymans, Key Expert Beneficial Ownership at European Union AML/CFT Global Facility
Update from the European Commission – DG Just Salla Saastamoinen, Acting Director-General at DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission
EBOCS and the fight against financial crime Marco Viannello, International Project Manager, InfoCamere, Italy & Michelle Riccardi, Senior researcher at Transcrime, USCS, Italy
Business Registry challenges in a changing legislative landscape Salla Saastamoinen
Acting Director-General at DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission & Alexandre Taymans, Key Expert Beneficial Ownership at European Union AML/CFT Global Facility & Yves Gonner, Director, Luxembourg Business Registers & Willo Eurlings, Director of External Affairs, The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce & George pearmain, Director of Financial Crime Strategy at Government of Jersey
Collaboration amongst BR associations (MoU) Tanya Gibson, IACA President & Antti Riivari, EBRA President & Rosanne Bell, CRF President
Opportunities and common challenges across domains Fernando de la Puente, ELRA President
Open Trust Fabric – an innovative approach to measuring the European economy Dr. Harald Stieber Senior Economist, DG JUST
Summary and conference close Anssi Rantanen & Antti Riivari
16:50 Broadcast ends
The program will be partially available for on-demand viewing, but joining on June 8 & 9, you will secure a front-row ticket to receive the latest news and catch up with EBRA members.
The virtual event is free and the invitation can be extended to staff members of the EBRA Member organisations. Pre-registration is required by June 4th, and if you would like to register, please email Secretary@ebra.be to request access.