Frankfurt European Banking Congress

The Frankfurt European Banking Congress (EBC) is one of Europe’s most prestigious congresses in the field of banking and finance.

Premiered in 1991, the congress was hosted annually by Germany’s leading banks based in Frankfurt am Main – Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank – and by the City of Frankfurt am Main from 1992 until 2008. Afterwards, and until  2015, Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank took turns in officially chairing the EBC. Since 2016, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank have been the co-hosting banks of the congress, with HSBC joining in 2019. Traditionally, the EBC takes place on the penultimate Friday in November at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.

The EBC aims at providing a forum for open and forward oriented discussion of European issues, their role in the world of politics and financial markets. The EBC has become an established meeting place for high level representatives from politics, business, finance, and academia. Leading topics and high-level speakers for each year’s event are chosen by the EBC’s steering committee.

Admission to the congress is personal and by invitation only.

To learn more about the EBC’s history, please take a look at the past years’ programmes in our archive and consult the EBC’s complete list of past speakers.

32nd Frankfurt European Banking Congress

18 November 2022, Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main

The theme of this year’s congress – “Coping with transformational change” – is inspired by the challenges that our economies and businesses face as they seek to build back from the pandemic at a time of heightened geopolitical uncertainty.
With supply chain disruptions and rising oil and gas prices posing an ongoing challenge, the energy transition and, more broadly, the green and digital transformation have become an urgent necessity for firms and policymakers alike.
At the same time, governments must assess the distributional consequences of these far-reaching changes to ensure a balance between sustainability, competitiveness and social cohesion.
This year’s forum will address how to achieve the dual ambition of accelerating transition to a smart and green economy while mitigating risks and maximising opportunities for business, the financial sector and society.

Hosts of the Congress

BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and the City of Frankfurt am Main host a high-level event for the international business and banking community.