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 Porto marks the 35th edition of our event.

A few images from our last edition
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Luca Bertalot, EMF-ECBC Secretary General
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Roberta de Filippis, European Banking Authority
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Pete Mason, Barclays CIB;  Ólafur Hrafn Höskuldsson, Arion Banki; Ellert Hlöðversson, Islandsbanki; Hreiðar Bjarnason, Landsbankinn
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Oscar Mgaya, Chairman of the International Secondary Mortgage Markets Association (ISMMA); Maurits Fliehe Boeschoten, FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank; Ekaterine Mikabadze, Vice-Governor, National Bank of Georgia; Ananta Wiyogo, Secondary Mortgage Facility (Indonesia); Ana Cortes Gonzalez, JP Morgan Asset Management

Key Themes for this Edition

  • Latest Developments and Trends in the Portuguese Covered Bond Market
  • Overview of the Capital Markets Union Initiative in the EU
  • Covered Bond Market Initiatives
  • Global Perspectives on Covered Bonds
  • Macroprudential Policies to Mitigate Housing Market Risks
  • ESG Covered Bonds
  • DeliverEEM: Delivering the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative Ecosystem


Provisional Programme of Events and Agenda

The Provisional Programme & Agenda for the 35th ECBC Plenary Meeting & related events can be accessed here.

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This, the third event organised under the banner of the EMF-ECBC Academy, will focus on the current status of the Capital Markets Union initiative in the European Union (EU) and, in particular, the impacts that the debates on Basel III, Valuation, ESG considerations and Sustainable Finance more broadly are having on developments here. The upcoming Plenary Meeting offers an ideal opportunity to help extend the knowledge base on and understanding of the key aims, challenges and opportunities relating to the Capital Markets Union project in this moment of strategic renewal for the European Union. This session will also seek to ensure that the role that private finance can play here – such as that raised through Europe’s mortgage credit and covered bond markets – is fully recognised by all stakeholders, along with the potential barriers to the realisation of this potential.

See the Provisonal Programme & Agenda (above) for more details on the proposed lineup of speakers at this event.

Places for this session are limited and will be allocated on a "first-come, first served" basis based on registration date.*

Practical Information & Venues

With the goal of always bringing together the global covered bond community in vibrant cities and in the most exclusive locations, allow us to present the venues we have secured for the 35th ECBC Plenary and related events in Porto, Portugal.  

3 EEMI Sustainability and Digitalisation Pavilion (Photo Collage)(1)

09 September | Guided Tour of the Ferreira Caves & Welcome Dinner

Casa Ferreirinha

Dive into history and discover one of Porto's most famous wine cellars, which will host the Welcome Dinner for our events in Porto.

📍R. Carvalhosa 19, 4400-032 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

10 September | 35th ECBC Plenary Dinner

11 September | 35th ECBC Plenary Meeting and 4th EEMI Sustainability and Digitalisation Pavilion

Bolsa Palace

The 35th ECBC Plenary Meeting will take place in the Bolsa Palace, with the event's Dinner being hosted in the Arabian Room, one of the city's most elegant rooms with its moorish style in varying shades of gold.

For information about potential accommodation options, please contact

Highlights from the 34th ECBC Plenary Meeting in Reykjavik

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