In its 12th annual edition, City Week is firmly established as one of the most high-level and exclusive events in the international financial services calendar. As in previous years, City Week 2022 is being organised in partnership with the UK Government, the City of London Corporation, TheCityUK and UK Finance. The forum will bring together an audience of many hundreds of senior decision-makers from the UK and international financial services community, as well as senior government figures and top regulators, to discuss the key opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

This year’s event, City Week 2021, was widely regarded as having been the most successful yet. More than 1,000 high-level participants from over 55 countries attended virtually during the three days, and all participants rated the event very highly. To watch the highlights video, please click here. For further information on other aspects of CW2021, including the agenda and speakers, please visit the website:

City Week 2022, which is being held in person over three days from 25 to 27 April 2022, will take place at the Guildhall, London, with virtual access for those unable to join us in person.

The three overarching themes include:

  • Day 1: Meeting the climate change challenge – the role of financial services in achieving net zero
  • Day 2: How international developments in financial services regulation are reshaping the industry
  • Day 3: The FinTech revolution: technology and disruptive innovation as drivers of growth   

In addition to the traditional drinks receptions, CW2022 will see the introduction for the first time of an International Climate Change, ESG and Biodiversity Awards Dinner as an integral part of the programme of activities.

The programme reflects the boardroom agenda of leading financial institutions from across the world. 

Key topics include:

Day One - The Climate Change Financial Services Leaders Summit

  • Making London the world’s first net zero financial centre
  • Lessons from COP26 for the global financial community 
  • Rewiring the entire global financial system for net zero
  • Financing energy transition in developing economies
  • Aligning portfolios with the Paris Agreement
  • Carbon taxes versus carbon markets
  • The U.S. climate change agenda
  • Implementing ‘FIT for 55’
  • ESG investing: avoiding the dangers of greenwashing
  • The role of international finance in reversing deforestation
  • Financing climate transition II: investment in new renewable technologies
  • Towards standardisation in climate change reporting
  • Natural capital: progress towards nature-based financial disclosures

Day Two – Future of Financial Regulation - The Financial Services Leaders Summit

  • Developments in prudential regulation in the UK
  • A Chinese perspective on Fintech, crypto currency and other crypto asset regulation
  • The regulatory reform agenda in the UK: assessing recent progress and potential future changes
  • Towards a consensus on climate change regulation for financial institutions
  • The evolving agenda of the international standard setters
  • SEC priorities for reform of financial regulation
  • Critical issues in financial regulation – the FCA’s perspective
  • Regulation of crypto currencies and other crypto assets - an industry perspective
  • European Capital Markets Union: challenges and opportunities
  • Financial crime, cyber security and market abuse
  • Leadership and culture in the post-pandemic world

Day Three - The FinTech Financial Services Leaders Summit

  • Update on government support for the UK’s FinTech hubs
  • The FCA’s Scale Box and second phase of the Digital Sandbox
  • Fintech opportunities in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area 
  • From Open Banking to Open Finance and Embedded Finance
  • Assessing the progress of digital transformation in capital markets and looking ahead
  • Reinventing the world of cross-border transfers
  • Payments – will innovative cross-border payment solutions lead to the disintermediation of banks?
  • Reflections on Stablecoins and Payments Innovations
  • Outlook for liberalising digital trade across the globe
  • Evolving policy and regulatory framework for AI and its potential applications in the financial markets
  • Creating a global financial superapp - lessons learned along the way
  • Revolutionising finance I: Crypto currencies and stable coins
  • How Stripe helps the online economy fulfil its potential
  • Revolutionising finance II: De-Fi, Blockchain and NFTs

You can register for the event by clicking on the form below.