30 June 2020 (12:30 - 14:00)Add to my calendar
On 30 June, Accountancy Europe hosted a public webinar to discuss Europe’s economic situation under COVID 19 and how accountants and other financial sector professionals can support businesses and citizens. As part of our panel conversation, speakers agreed on 6 key considerations for the European Commission to treat the crisis and work together towards recovery:
The agenda of the event was as follows:
Keynote speech: Martin Merlin, DG FISMA, European Commission
Part 1: How can the accountancy profession contribute to Europe’s recovery?
Part 2: What are the emerging needs of business in after COVID?
Our speakers included:
The financial sector is part of the solution. If we treat this pandemic as a one off we will not have the resilience to deal with existential issues such as the climate change. This crisis is a wakeup call to strengthen our economy and make it greener, more innovative and more competitive. It also indicates governments can find the means and resources to invest in key issues when these affect our existence. We should seize this opportunity to achieve a better future for the planet and next generations.
First it’s a repetition and secondly it needs more dynamic – being only resilient let us survive but not improve.
2:00 – Keynote speech: Martin Merlin, DG FISMA, European Commission
32:22 Part 1: How can the accountancy profession contribute to Europe’s recovery?
Interview with Michael Izza CEO, ICAEW
50:55 Part 2: What are the emerging needs of business in after COVID?
Rosa Armesto Deputy Director General, FESE Burçak Inel Martenczuk, Director of Financing Growth, EBF Véronique Willems, Secretary General SMEunited Florin Toma, President, Accountancy Europe