The RDS will be hosting a conference on alternative banking models, focusing on the German 3-Pillar Banking System. The presentations will focus on the development and operation of the German Sparkasse banks and how to re-introduce that model of banking into Ireland. The Sparkasse banks focus on SME lending and form the backbone of the German banking system, especially in economically depressed regions and were a key part of the transition of the old East Germany.
Key speakers will be:
Prof. Eoin O’Dell, TCD Law School
Topic: How to create an Irish legislative environment for Sparkasse-style public mandate banking.
Dr. Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Executive Member of the Board of the German Savings Banks Association
Topic: The Roots of German Local Banking, and its Future.
Mr.Heinrich Haasis, President of the World Bank of the Savings Banks, The Chairman of the Board of the Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation
Topic: Think global, act locally, cooperate internationally! How Sparkassen style banks have been introduced around the globe to benefit SMEs and the local community.
The event will be chaired by former TCD Economics Professor and Senator Sean Barrett.
Dr. Barrett was a member of Joint Oireachtas Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Dr. Barrett will chair the conference and provide a closing comment on how the failures of 2008-13 could have been avoided and the need for a new approach to banking in Ireland.
Registration for the event is here: http://www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/26638
What: Conference on the German 3-Pillar Banking Model
When: 16 November 2016, 10h00-15h30
Where: The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Library, Ballsbridge