Welcome Reception (August 25 - early evening) - sponsored by Frankfurt Main Finance -

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The official Welcome Reception was held on the early evening of Wednesday, August 25, 2010. It was supported by Frankfurt Main Finance.

The welcome reception was included in the registration fee, also for accompanying persons.


The event took place at the Alte Oper, Restaurant Opéra, Opernplatz 1, starting at 19:00. 

The opening address was held at 20:00 by Jan Pieter Krahnen (Program Chair of the EFA 2010 annual meeting) and Dr. Lutz Raettig (Spokesman for the Executive Committee of Frankfurt Main Finance and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Frankfurt).


The Opéra is set in the impressive surroundings of the Old Foyer and is a culinary hub in the centre of Frankfurt. The Opéra balcony is the ideal place for offering views of the Opernplatz and Frankfurt's skyline.


For further panoramic views of the Operplatz please cklick here:



On-site registration was available during the Welcome Reception and on the conference days at the House of Finance, Campus Westend.



The Opernplatz is in walking distance (5-10 minutes) from most of the hotels. 

The subway train (U-Bahn) U6 and U7 also takes you directly to the Opernplatz.

From Hauptbahnhof, the main train station, take any subway train (S-Bahn) S2, 3, 4, 5, 6 for only 1 stop to Taunusanlage. Than walk on Mainzer Landstraße to Opernplatz. 


>>> Printable Map with Alte Oper and Surrounding Hotels Shown





Get Together (August 26 - evening from 20:00 onwards)

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An informal get together took place at the  Living XXL Restaurant & Bar, Kaiserstraße 29, on the evening of Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 20:00 onwards.



The Living XXL Restaurant & Bar is located in the heart of Frankfurt, on the ground floor of the Eurotowers, “headquarter of the European Central Bank”, directly across from the stage theater “Das Schauspielhaus” at Willy-Brandt-Platz. 


The get together was not included in the registration fee.




The Livings XXL is in walking distance (5-10 minutes) from most of the hotels. 

The subway train (U-Bahn) U1, U2, U3, U4 and U5 also takes you directly to the Adresse:Willy-Brandt-Platz. From there just follow the signs with the direction to ECB building.





Conference Dinner (August 27 - evening)

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The conference dinner was held at the Casino building at Campus Westend on the night of Friday, August 27.


The dinner speech was be held by Otmar Issing.

Professor Issing is President of the Center for Financial Studies and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt. He is Chairman of the group of experts advising the German Government on reforms in financial architecture and International Advisor to Goldman Sachs International.

Otmar Issing was member of the High Level Expert Group on EU financial supervision (De Larosière Group). As a former member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank Professor Issing was responsible for the Directorates General Economics and Research. Before he was a member of the Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank with a seat in the Central Bank Council.

The dinner started at 8 p.m. with a welcome drink at the foyer of the Casino.



The Casino, one of the Poelzig Buildings, is not only a location for academic activities but also a unique location for exclusive events in Frankfurt. For further information on the history of the IG Farben Building or the Poelzig Building please click on the following link:


Please note that the conference dinner was not included in the registration fee. Both delegates and accompanying persons pre-purchased tickets to join the dinner. The fee was €50 for delegates as well as for accompanying persons.