DZ BANK Capital Markets Conference 2024

April 22, 2024 - April 24, 2024
DZ BANK Berlin

Shifting the trillions: from ambition to action

Join DZ BANK, in collaboration with Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), for the DZ BANK International Capital Markets Conference in Berlin on 22-24 April 2024.

This flagship event convenes policymakers, politicians, business leaders and financial market practitioners from around the world to share their expertise and to discuss the best strategies to manage the future of finance.

In 2023, the world economy witnessed shifts and challenges, but also opportunities and finished the year in better health than anticipated. With inflation falling in much of the world, financial market expectations of policy rate cuts in 2024 are now looking more realistic. But risks remain as a new era of higher interest rates impact markets, and geopolitical unknowns cast a fog over the 2024 outlook.

Though the economic outlook remains deeply uncertain, 2024 stands to be a pivotal year for global financial markets, with major transitions having lasting implications for the economy and the future of financial markets.

Climate change and sustainability will place traditional business models under the microscope. Financial markets will need to finance and assist this transition, manage climate-related risks, and align with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. New innovations and changes to financial behaviour will also be brought about by technological advances and disruption.

Financial markets’ approach in 2024 on how to adapt to these transitions will determine the future of finance and the global economy. How prepared will market participants be, and what choices will they make?

Join us to hear from more than 80 international speakers to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the global economy as financial markets adapt to a new era of market conditions and make the shift and align investments to a more digitally driven and sustainable economy.

The conference language will be English.

Date: 22nd to 24th April 2024

Location: DZ BANK Berlin,

Pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin, Germany

We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin.

H.-Theo Brockmann

Global Head of

Capital Markets Institutional Clients


Frank Scheidig

Global Head of

Senior Executive Banking



April 22
April 23
April 24
Registration and flying lunch
Opening Remarks

Frank Scheidig, Global Head, Senior Executive Banking, DZ BANK

Welcome address

Souâd Benkredda, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, DZ BANK

Opening keynote

Florian Toncar, Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Federal Republic of Germany

Panel: Global economic prospects

Gaston Gelos, Deputy Head, Monetary and Economic Department; Head, Financial Stability Policy, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Fritzi Köhler-Geib, Chief Economist, KfW
Tom Rogers, Senior Director, Macro Research, AustralianSuper
Marcus Svedberg, Chief Economist, Folksam

John Orchard, Chief Executive Officer. OMFIF

In conversation: What is at stake with the 2024 elections


Lars-Hendrik Röller, Chairman, Berlin Global Dialogue
Mark Sobel, U.S. Chairman, OMFIF
Constanze Stelzenmüller, Director, Center on the United States and Europe; Inaugural Holder, Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and Trans-Atlantic Relations, Brookings Institution

David Marsh, Chairman, OMFIF

Coffee break
Panel: Europe’s role in the world

Scene setting:
Kalin Anev Janse, Chief Financial Officer; Member of the Management Board, European Stability Mechanism

Gareth Evans, European Strategist, Temasek
Alexander Plekhanov, Director, Transition Impact and Global Economics, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Constantin Cotzias, European Director, Bloomberg

David Marsh, Chairman, OMFIF

Panel: BRICS and the world

Hisham Badr, Assistant Minister, Strategic Partnerships, Excellence, and Initiatives, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development; General Coordinator of the National Initiative for Smart Green Projects, Egypt
Andrew Cross, Chief Financial Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Marcello Estevão, Senior Advisor, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank; Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Helena Huang, China Economist, China Markets Strategy, Global Markets, ICBC Standard Bank

Marc Sobel, U.S. Chairman, OMFIF

Closing Remarks

Frank Scheidig, Global Head, Senior Executive Banking, DZ BANK

Bus transfer and KfW-event & dinner

Dinner Venue:
Charlottenstraße 33/33a
10117 Berlin

Dress Code: Business attire

Welcome and opening remarks

Stefan B. Wintels, CEO, KfW Bankengruppe

Conference location

DZ BANK Berlin

Pariser Platz 3
10117 Berlin

KfW Dinner


Charlottenstraße 33a
10117 Berlin

Our shuttle service is available at the main entrance of DZ BANK building and will take you to KfW/Charlottenstrasse. Departures are at 6:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

DZ BANK Dinner

PanAm Lounge

Budapester Straße 43
10787 Berlin

Our shuttle service is available at the main entrance of DZ BANK building and will take you to PanAm Lounge. Departures are at 6:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Shuttle service back to the Regent Hotel departs at 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Hotel Recommendations


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

via E-mail:


Georg Behrendt

Event Management

Phone +49 69 7447-92894


Adam Cotter

Senior Executive Banking

Phone +65 64278384

Christian Gärtner

Senior Executive Banking

Phone +49 69 7447-90154