34th ECBC Plenary Meeting

& related events

📍    Reykjavík, Iceland

📅 14 - 17 May 2024

The Plenaries

The bi-annual ECBC Plenary meeting is the covered bond industry’s key networking event, traditionally bringing together more than 300 key decision makers including issuers, investors, government and regulatory officials at national, European and global levels, analysts, rating agencies and journalists from over 45 covered bond jurisdictions.

The ECBC Plenaries have a long history of being the get-together of the global covered bond community where the latest matters of interest are discussed. This forthcoming meeting in Reykjavik marks the 34th edition of our event.

A few images from our last edition
Morten Stefano
Morten Bækmand Nielsen, Chairman of the ECBC & Stefano Patruno, Deputy Chairman of the ECBC
Cornelia Holthausen
Cornelia Holthausen, European Central Bank
Panel Luca Officials-1
Luca Bertalot, EMF-ECBCTilmann Kuhfuss, European Investment Bank; Mattheos Santamouris, University of New South Wales & Alessandro Tappi, European Investment Fund
Panel Luca Luis Oscar Farukh zoom
Luca Bertalot, EMF-ECBC; Luiz de Mello, OECD; Oscar Mgaya, ISMMA Chairman & Farrukh Zaheer, Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company

Key Themes for this Edition

  • Icelandic Covered Bond Market
  • Social & Green Housing Ecosystem in Support of the Transition Economy
  • Global Investors and Capital Markets Union Opportunities
  • Covered Bond Directive: a Global Benchmark for Quality and Harmonisation
  • Housing the NextGeneration


Save the date for the key Icelandic capital market event of 2024

Programme of Events

All times provisional and GMT
14 May 2024
  • Informal Dinner
15 May 2024
  • EMF-ECBC Academy Training Session
  • Covered Bond Label Foundation (CBLF) Label Committee Meeting
  • European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) Steering Committee Meeting
  • Covered Bond Roundtable for Investors & Authorities
  • Welcome Dinner
16 May 2024
  • 34th ECBC Plenary Meeting
  • 3rd EEMI Sustainability & Digitalisation Pavilion
17 May 2024
  • European Mortgage Federation (EMF) Executive Committee Meeting
  • Euromoney Roundtable on Nordic Covered Bonds
    To register for this event, please visit the event website here.
    Please note that this event is free to attend for issuers, investors and policymakers/regulators and that ECBC members benefit from a significant 40% discount on the registration fee.

Agenda for the Plenary Meeting

The agenda for the Plenary Meeting is currently being finalised. More details will follow soon.

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Agenda for the EMF-ECBC Academy Training Session


Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome & Introductions

Luca Bertalot, EMF-ECBC Secretary General


Covered Bond Market Dynamics

Joost Beaumont, Chairman of the ECBC Statistics & Data Working Group, ABN AMRO


Legal Framework for Covered Bonds

Frank Will, Chairman of the ECBC EU Legislation Working Group, HSBC*


Extendable Maturity Covered Bonds

Cristina Costa, Member of the ECBC Steering Committee, Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank*


Coffee Break


ESG Covered Bonds

Maureen Schuller, ING Bank


The Investor Perspective

Ana Cortes Gonzalez, Member of the Covered Bond Label Foundation Advisory Council, JP Morgan Asset Management


Global Developments

Antonio Farina, S&P Global


Global Housing Finance: the Potential of Covered Bonds

Marja Hoek-Smit, Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania


Concluding Remarks

Luca Bertalot, EMF-ECBC Secretary General


Highlights from the 33rd ECBC Plenary Meeting in Munich

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