IndustryForum Banking

Embracing The Art of The Possible: Strengthening Resilience & Accelerating Transformation

September 16 - 23, 2021


About the Event

The banking industry is currently facing disruptive changes. The traditional bank of yesterday will no longer exist in order to remain competitive in the market. With numerous challenges such as FinTechs, challenger banks, stringent regulatory compliance, cultural and social change, emerging technologies as well as digitalisation, it is inevitable that banks will have to move with time and run up front, not behind.

The landscape will change and thus the way decision makers look at banks. The strategic implementation of a successful transformation and managing all these challenges is not an easy task. Find out more at the upcoming IndustryForum Banking where we bring together key banking executives and decision makers to open-up dialogues and brainstorm ideas with leading experts and solution providers in those fields.

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Clemens Stauder

Head of Corporate Banking Legal & Service Provider Management
Santander Germany

Sven Olaf Schmidt

Regional Head Trade Finance Operations Europe & Americas
Commerzbank AG

Thomas Möller

Director Corporate Strategy

Klaus Scholler-Walch

Group Leader IT
European Bank for Financial Services GmbH

Julian Grigo

Managing Director Digital Assets
SolarisBank AG

Tino Benker-Schwuchow

CHRO Germany & Austria, Member of HR Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Group
BNP Paribas S.A.

Steffen von Blumroeder

VP Retail Banking
Deutsche Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft

Hauke Christian Öynhausen

Head of Customer Relationship Management
Deutsche Leasing AG

Birgit Spors

Head of national Marketing & Digital Channels

Manfred Richels

Managing Director Business Development Global Transaction Banking
UniCredit Bank AG

Holger Spielberg

Group Technology Officer
Aareal Bank AG

Heiko T. Fischer

CEO North Europe
Siemens Financial Services GmbH

Wiebke Merbeth

Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability
BayernInvest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Georg Schürmann

Triodos Bank N.V. Deutschland

Inas Nureldin

Co-Founder & CEO
Tomorrow GmbH

Featured Sessions

Panel discussion : Lessons Learned: Identifying the Potential & Need for New Business Models
Speakers: Clemens Stauder - Santander Germany, Sven Olaf Schmidt - Commerzbank AG, Thomas Möller - KfW
Case presentation : Modernizing a Legacy System How to Achieve the Transformation
Speaker: Klaus Scholler-Walch - European Bank for Financial Services GmbH
Case presentation : To What Extent Is Crypto Becoming a Hygiene Factor in Finance?
Speaker: Julian Grigo - SolarisBank AG
Case presentation : Changing Today & Winning Tomorrow: Leading towards a Cultural Shift & New Normal
Speaker: Tino Benker-Schwuchow - BNP Paribas S.A.
Panel discussion : Refocusing the Efforts towards Changing (Digital) Customer Expectations
Speakers: Steffen von Blumroeder - Deutsche Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft, Hauke Christian Öynhausen - Deutsche Leasing AG, Birgit Spors - KfW
Event Themes

In Discussion

Rewriting the Playbook: Establishing New Business Models in an Old-Fashioned Industry

Redefining Standards: Promoting Cultural Transformation & New Work through Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Increasing Customer Loyalty & Satisfaction through Superior Digital Engagement

The Controversial: How to Align Risk Control & Regulation?

Keeping Up with the Need for Speed: Driving Beneficial Impact through Crypto, Emerging Tech & Digital Transformation

Event Partners

Solution Providers

Spotlight Videos


Quadient Germany GmbH


Paradigm shift: changing the banking world into a cross-industry ecosystem
Multi-channel capability: the impact of big data, AI & new technologies on the customer experience
A field of tension: risk management & regulation
Survival of the fittest: How to be a frontrunner in digitalization
Platforms as saviours: how to ensure future viability in corporate banking


Dirk Kannacher
GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
Herbert Schild
Appian Software Germany GmbH
Sven Olaf Schmidt
Commerzbank AG
Marc Schäfer
Rabobank Frankfurt
Matthias Battefeld
Hannoversche Volksbank eG
Holger Fischer
Deutsche Bank AG