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Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Experts Highlight Emerging Industry Trends at EMEA Client Conference

Event Offers Attendees Opportunity to Help Drive Organizational Strategy to Meet Changing Business Needs

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services today kicked off its second annual EMEA Client Conference in Chantilly just north of Paris, France. This two-day event on Oct. 23 – 24 brings together regulatory, risk, finance and compliance specialists from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to examine industry trends, challenges and future developments through presentations, interactive sessions and peer networking.

The conference features the opening session, “Banking – What Will be the New Normal?,” delivered by Patrick Dixon, chairman of Global Change Ltd., and a leading European futurist and advisor to major global banks. Dixon examines relevant topics today and those that will be important in 10 years’ time. Kris Van Bavel, vice president of sales, EMEA, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, will continue in that vein in his presentation, delving deeper into the industry trends and challenges that Wolters Kluwer Financial Services has identified. Evgueni Ivantsov, chairman of the European Risk Management Council, will provide the closing keynote address, discussing risk culture as a crucial element in predetermining a bank’s success or failure.

One particular trend that Wolters Kluwer Financial Services has identified is the connection of governance, finance, risk, and compliance (GFRC) within an organization. Andrew Delaney, editor-in-chief of A-Team Group, will interview Wolters Kluwer Financial Services experts Raffi Festekjian, chief executive officer, Finance, Risk and Compliance, and Wolfgang Prinz, head of product management, on this topic to ascertain how firms can use the framework of GFRC to take a fresh approach to managing risk and compliance. 

Given the success of work stream sessions last year, client attendees will again participate in these sessions during this year’s conference. The work stream sessions give clients the opportunity to spend time with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ market and product teams, reviewing the roadmap, discussing product strategy evolution and sharing ideas. In addition, clients can also schedule time for individual product demonstrations and previews of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ latest software releases.

“The EMEA Client Conference is all about bringing our customers together and providing a platform to discuss the issues that matter most to them,” said Clive Pedder, managing director, EMEA, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. “Our customers are invaluable to us, and this conference is an opportunity to influence and drive our business strategy and ensure we continue to deliver the products and services they need to manage their finance, compliance, risk and overall business operations more effectively and efficiently.”

About Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services provides more than 15,000 customers worldwide with risk management, compliance, finance and audit solutions that help them successfully navigate regulatory complexity, optimize risk and financial performance, and manage data to support critical decisions. With more than 30 offices in 20 countries, our prominent brands include:  AppOne®ARC Logics®AuthenticWeb™Bankers Systems®Capital ChangesCASH Suite™FRSGlobalFinArchGainsKeeper®,   NILS®TeamMate®Uniform Forms™VMP® Mortgage Solutions and  Wiz®. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is part of  Wolters Kluwer, which had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs 19,000 employees worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.