Frankfurt. The financial centre of the continent.

Börse Frankfurt, Tourismus + Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

All the big names of the German and international banking sector are represented in Frankfurt. Hundreds of commercial banks, the European Central Bank, the German stock exchange (Deutsche Börse AG), the German central bank (Bundesbank) and branches of foreign central banks underline the city’s status as the most important financial centre on the European mainland and one of the most important in the world.

As the home of the European Central Bank (ECB), Frankfurt is the financial capital of the Eurozone. The bank makes monetary policy decisions for an economic area that is home to around 330 million people and anchors the euro into the global financial system. Many central and national banks from all over the world base their German or European representatives in the city and are joined by other organisations
such as the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), the Bundesbank, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), the Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation (Soffin) and the
 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).

Money rules the world. Also from Frankfurt.

Frankfurt is the corporate headquarters of most of the major German financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, DZ-Bank and the Hesse-Thuringia State Bank (Helaba) as well as the KfW and DEKA banking groups. Naturally, the world’s largest banks are also represented in Frankfurt - from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citibank, Banco Santander, Crédit Suisse, BNP Paribas, ING and Banco do Brasil to Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia. These are supplemented by global commercial law firms and auditing companies, such as PWC, KPMG or Ernst & Young. Banking associations, for example the Association of Foreign Banks Representatives, the German Funds Association (BVI), the German Equities Institute (DAI), the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA), and the Association of Foreign Banks in Germany (VAB) are based in the financial metropolis on the River Main. Finally, Frankfurt is also home to the German stock exchange, Deutsche Börse AG, which ranks as one of the largest in the world alongside New York, London and Tokyo.

Perfect conditions: The infrastructure of success.

The city is also a leader in the sectors of financial research and education. Renowned universities such as the Goethe University and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management but also institutions such as the House of Finance, the Institute for Law and Finance and the E-Finance-Lab offer a wide range of degree courses and corresponding scope for scientific work. It is against this backdrop that Frankfurt offers an excellent selection of event venues and buildings, including the Congress Center, the  Frankfurt Festhalle and 10 varied trade fair halls on the Messe Frankfurt trade fair site, all of which provide perfect settings for congresses, symposia and other sector events; Euro Finance Week, the  Frankfurt Finance Summit and Frankfurt International Banking Evening are just three of the most important. In addition, Frankfurt will host the 68th CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute Annual Conference in 2015. The city also offers an attractive supporting programme for every event with 
opportunities for visits and guided tours around buildings such as the German stock exchange, Deutsche Bank or the Money Museum of the Bundesbank. Or, in the words of Dr. Nader Maleki (CEO of the Maleki Group, a leader in the field of financial communication): “As an international meeting place for executives from the financial industry, commerce and politics, Frankfurt offers excellent facilities for high end congress and conference management and can certainly be considered the international benchmark for the sector.”