1st January, 1970


The European Banking Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only community of senior professionals working within the banking industry across the EMEA region.

For the past 17 years EBF has provided a platform for senior executives working in specific areas of the banking sector to meet, share experiences, raise issues and find solutions with their peers and business partners.

Delegates receive personal invitations to attend our regular events where we analyse recent technological, regulatory and market developments and their likely impact on industry leaders.

EBF Forums
Our events are held at exclusive locations that provide the ideal setting for doing business. Our format provides an opportunity to have private meetings with existing and potential business partners, high level networking, social activities and knowledge programme.

The European Banking Forum Dining Club
We also offer bespoke events through our EBF Dining Club. This provides you with the opportunity to have exclusive sponsorship of an event (dinner, Lunch Conference) which not only means an audience with senior decision makers but also a top restaurant/venue and expert speakers. You choose the location, subject and we invite your potential clients. We can organise an event for you anywhere worldwide.

Arena International Events Group
Each year, over 10,000 business Directors from Fortune 1000 and FTSE 100 companies attend over 80 Arena International events worldwide, addressed by over 1700 industry leaders delivering leading edge content and discussion. Arena International Events Group acts as both a business development consultancy and a leading Event Management organisation.


Past and present speakers at EBF events include:

EBF Customer Acquisition and Retention Forum past speakers

Agustin Figueroa, Global Head of Mass Segments, BBVA Bank

Jakub Malach, Director, Raiffeisen

Wolfgang Mrazek, Head of Mobile, UniCredit Bank

Bernard Golko, SVP, EMEA Head of E-commerce , Citi Bank

Shailesh Grover, MD, Research & Development, Client & Customer Experience,  Barclay’s Bank

Neven Raic, Group Head Retail Banking, Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank

Per-Erik Wellstedt, Head of Electronic Banking, SEB

Gabor Ljubicic, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, OTP Bank

Jessica Niewierra, Director of Internet & Mobile Banking, ABN AMRO

Magnus Taljard Angola, Head of SBG Mobile Banking, Standard Bank  

EBF Security & Risk Forum past speakers

Tom Herbich, Head of IT Governance, Deutsche Bank

Günther Helbok, Head of Operational & Reputational Risk, Unicredit Bank Austria

Hakim El Mazaz, Head Security and Operational Risk Management, Societe Generale

Jacqueline Johnson, Global Head of IT Security Architecture, Nordea

Svetlana Belyalova, Chief Information Security Officer, Head of Operational Risk Management, Raiffeisenbank

Hans Tesselaar, Executive Director of BIAN and Program Director, ING

Christian Havelka, Head of Fraud/ Member of the Supervisory Board, Erste Group Bank AG

Raija-Liisa Marjak, Head of Data Governance, Swedbank

Selva Selvanderan, Director and Group Head, Retail and Cards, Group Fraud Risk, Barclays Group

Tim Ridge, Chief Risk and Administration Officer, HSBC BANK


Subjects covered at our events include:

·        Customer facing retail banking solutions

·        Big data/analytics

·        Next Generation Banking

·        Digital Transformation

·        Digital banking

·        Cyber Security

·        Customer Experience

·        Onboarding

·        Customer acquisition and retention

·        Social banking

·        IT Infrastructure development

·        EU regulatory compliance

·        Combating online banking fraud risk

·        Improving operational efficiency

·        Customer segmentation

·        Cloud

·        Social networking & banking

·        Multi-channel security

·        Future proofing information security

·        Maximising the online channel

·        Mobile banking opportunities

·        Capture your whole risk picture

·        The information agenda in banking

·        Sustainability in banking

About Arena
Arena International Events Group produces high-quality, timely and topical conferences for a wide range of different business areas including Telecoms, Media & IT, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Packaging, Energy, Retail, Transport and Leadership.

A Methodical Approach
Thorough research is key to the success of our events. We constantly monitor all business areas to identify conference subjects which represent ‘need-to-know’ topics for the decision-makers and experts working in them. We then methodically interview a large target group of professionals for each event to ensure that our programmes identify the critical themes and topics that these professionals need to gain practical insights and intelligence on.

We Only Source the Best Speakers
We take great care in ensuring that our speakers are prominent experts drawn from the leading and most innovative companies working in their field. These speakers are carefully selected and briefed to provide new, case-study based information about their real experiences and insights on the issues that matter to you, rather than providing theory, sales pitches or presentations that ‘make-the-rounds’ at other events.

Top Quality Venues
Arena International events are staged in top quality venues in London, mainland Europe and the USA, consistently attracting international audiences of senior level, decision making delegates. They typically run for two days, often include additional workshops and all have cocktail receptions, making them a valuable opportunity for networking as well as gaining practical, usable information that you can take away and immediately implement in your workplace.

If you require more information then visit our website:

Arena International: www.arena-international.com


Arena’s business-to-business events offer a myriad of opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to drive their businesses forward.
Our sponsorship packages help companies educate ther target market on key industry issues and spread brand awareness throughout the

If you want to discuss how we can help you generate leads and add-value to your corporate and brand image please contact:

Paul Adams
+44 (0)20 7936 6948

Speaker opportunities

We identify and invite individuals we believe to be the best speakers in the market, if you think you can make a difference to the quality of our events please contact:

Chloe Roberts
E: Chloe.Roberts@arena-international.com
T: +44 (0)207 936 6822