The dialogue continues! Thanks to all participants for helping to raise the level of dialogue and understanding in the European housing finance industry and for making EuroCatalyst 2003 an unparalleled success!
HIGHLIGHTSWELCOME RECEPTION AT THE MUSEUM THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA (September 22)
EuroCatalyst 2002 guests are invited to a very special evening that epitomizes the world-class elegance and sophistication of Spain. Sponsored by Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros (Spanish Savings Banks Confederation), the evening begins with a private, guided tour of the world-famous Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, followed by cocktails and getting to know each other among eight centuries of magnificent painting and sculpture.
ESTHER DYSON KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Globalisation, technology and the future of national market structures (September 23)
Esther Dyson, an economist by education, is recognized as the catalyst in the creation of the personal computing and Internet industry. Dyson is the chairman of EDventure Holdings, publisher of the influential monthly technology-industry newsletter, Release 1.0, and sponsors two premier annual conferences, PC (Platforms for Communication) Forum in the U.S. and EDventure's High-Tech Forum in Europe. She is a popular speaker at major industry events around the world including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Comdex, the Aspen Institute and the Harvard Millennium Summit, and appears frequently as a commentator on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, the BBC and Wall Street Journal TV. When Esther Dyson speaks, entire industries respond - in 1994, Dyson wrote about the impact of the Internet on intellectual property which led to, among other things, why Bill Gates now plans to offer software as an online service. As an active investor and commentator, she focuses on emerging technologies and business models, emerging markets (Eastern Europe) and emerging companies. Dyson has devoted her life to discovering the inevitable and promoting the possible, which makes her the perfect speaker to open the event. Dyson is, in fact, the model and catalyst for EuroCatalyst 2002 itself. Dyson will be speaking on globalisation, technology and the future of national market structures.
TAMARA ADLER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The future of capital markets: how European lenders can avoid being left behind (September 24)
Tamara Adler is one of Europe's structured finance pioneers, having made unparalleled advances for the European MBS industry over the past 5 years with synthetic structures. Currently focused on European corporate and government clients with JP Morgan, due to her historic role in the development of European MBS markets, we have asked Tamara to return to the European mortgage industry to reflect on the future of European mortgage lending in the context of capital market structures. Tamara keynotes Day 2, introducing the session on European mortgage-backed securities. We are privileged and honored to have her at our inaugural event and appreciate her efforts to support EuroCatalyst and the European mortgage lending industry despite her emeritus status.
ELECTRONICALLY INTERACTIVE BOARD ROOM SESSIONS
Seated at large round tables throughout the Board Room, each table features a laptop computer which enables delegates to communicate directly with speakers and other delegates in the audience. As we build a new platform for communication for the European Lending Industry, each delegates voice is important as the speakers.
THE EUROCATALYST ANNUAL YEARBOOK (Given to all delegates and speakers)
Sets a new standard in networking with benefits that last far beyond the event itself. The yearbook contains the career histories, current positions and interests of all conference participants who can be contacted before, during and after the event.
eurocatalyst 2002 was supported and endorsed by
European Mortgage Federation
Council of Mortgage Lenders
Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros / Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks
Verband deutscher Hypothekenbanken / Association of German Mortgage Banks
International Union for Housing Finance
Realkreditrådet / Association of Danish Mortgage Banks
The European Group of Valuers' Associations (TEGoVA)
Thanks to these firms for their vision and financial support in building a new platform for the European mortgage lending industry at eurocatalyst 2002!