September 27: Networking workshops

Starting from about 2pm: self-organized seminars will take place both in Palazzo del Cinema and in the adjacent Palazzo del Casinò. Please visit the website regularly to see the updated agenda of the workshop in detail and to request participation.

September 28: Main conference

9:00 – 9:15 am: Opening remarks

9:15 – 10:00 am: Macroeconomic introduction (L. Zingales)

10:00 – 10:45 am: The restructuring of banks and newcomers – Carige (P. Fiorentino), Unicredit (T.J. Lim), F. Viola, R. Nicastro, G. Mion, more to be confirmed.

10:45 – 11:15 am: Industrial and financial funds: what’s next?Companies/speakers invited: Intrum (M. Ericson), Fortress (R.A. Nardone, to be confirmed), Hoist (K. Nysteen), KKR (H.R. Kravis, to be confirmed), more to be confirmed

11:15 – 11:45 am: Speech by ECB on NPLs guidelines and addendum – M. Delgado Tejero, Deputy Director General of Microprudential Supervision I

11:45 am – 12:30 pm: Credit players: business model evolution re NPE collection
Companies/speakers invited: Unicredit (Josè Brena), Intesa Sanpaolo (Flavio Gianetti), Banco BPM (Edoardo Ginevra), Cariparma (P. Debordeaux, to be confirmed); Agos (to be confirmed), Findomestic (to be confirmed), Compass (CEO, to be confirmed); Alba Leasing (M. Mazzega, CEO, to be confirmed), Unipol Rec (Santi, CEO, to be confirmed)

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Public/Private Asset Management Companies – (CEO or chairman only)
Companies/speakers invited: SGA (Marina Natale), Quaestio (Alessandro Penati), REV (Salvatore Immordino).

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Lunch

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Networking and closure


  • Please note that on September 27 there will be a dinner from 8PM.
  • During the afternoon of September 27 there will be some self-organized networking workshops, in which invitees to the NPL Meeting host a presentation of a particular topic. This will be an incredible opportunity to meet other market players and to do some networking. We will take care of all the logistics and of letting other participants know about the various event.
  • Transfer at set times from Venice Santa Lucia train station / Marco Polo airport / Tronchetto Parking to Venice Lido on September 27 (about 40 minutes by boat) will be available.

More logistical details will be available in the following weeks.



Venice, September 15, Port of Venice.


9:45 – 10.00 am: OPENING REMARKS.

10:00 – 10.30 am: MACROECONOMIC SCENARIO (Andrea Presbitero, IMF).

10:30am – 11:25am: DOUBLE VIEW: REGULATORS AND MARKET PLAYERS (participants: Mario Quagliariello, EBA; John Fell, ECB; Edoardo Ginevra, Banco BPM; Emanuele Rosetti Zannoni, Cerberus; Marco Giaccone, UBI; Massimo Massimilla, Algebris; Pierre Lussato, Bayview).

11:30am – 12:15pm: IS NPL PORTFOLIOS’ EXECUTION THE NEXT ISSUE? (participants: Zachary Lewy, Arrow Global; Umberto Rasori, Zenith; Antonella Pagano, Lindorff; Francesca Carafa, Gexta; Fabio Longo, Bain Capital; Alfredo Balzotti, Aquileia Capital).

12:20pm – 12:50pm: MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER.

12:50pm – 2:20pm: STANDING-UP LUNCH.

2:30pm – 3:30pm: STRATEGIES AND EXPERIENCE OF THE MARKET PROTAGONISTS (participants: Giuseppe Castagna, Banco BPM; Alessandro Vandelli, BPER; Paolo Petrignani, Quaestio; Giovanni Bossi, Banca IFIS).

3:30pm – 4:00pm: BANKS, NPLS AND HR: ARE NEW COMPETENCES REQUIRED? (participants: Tommaso Arenare, Egon Zehnder; Giovanna Gallì, Spencer Stuart; Costanza Ramorino, Unicredit).

4:00pm – 4:15pm: CLOSING REMARKS.

How to get there

The 2017 edition of the NPL Meeting will be held in Venice, in the “Terminal 103” Auditorium, near the Venice Cruise Port.
The location is efficiently connected both to Venice railway station and airport, and can count on a wide parking area.  Click here for Voucher Park.
The venue is 14 km. far from Venice Marco Polo International Airport and 1.5 km from Venice Santa Lucia Train Station (1.2 from Piazzale Roma).
For guests arriving by train, the venue is efficiently connected to Piazzale Roma through the People Mover (“Marittima” stop).


All guests are expected to register and collect the personal badge, starting from 8:30am, at the accreditation desks. Breakfast will be served prior to the conference. The badge also contains the wi-fi password and your personal web app login. Please arrive at the venue in good time.


Fill the Gap – NPL International Meeting

Venice, September 16, Port of Venice.

OPENING REMARKS (9:30 – 9:45 am, Giovanni Bossi, Banca IFIS).

INTRODUCTION (9:45 – 10:15 am): definition of the different gaps in the Italian NPL market (Enrico Risso, McKinsey).

ASSET OWNERS & ASSET BUYERS (10:15 – 11:45 am): the main Italian banking players will discuss about their experience in the NPL sector. Companies in this panel include Unicredit (J. Brena), Intesa SanPaolo (Carlo Viola) and MPS (Enrico Fagioli).

Following the Asset Owners roundtables, funds that entered the Italian NPL Market such as Anacap (J.Sulger), Blackstone (M. Jackson), Arrow (Z.Lewy), PRA (T. Patel), Cerberus (D.J.Teitelbaum), Kruk (A. Scorsone), Lindorff (A.Paganoand Hoist Finance (C. de Munter) will share their view on the market.

RATING E NEWCOMERS (11:50 – 12:20 pm): rating agencies and their role to bring potential new players (insurance companies and pension funds) in the NPL market. Cattolica (C.Ferraresi), Moody’s (M.Margaria), Assicurazioni Generali (F. Vitiello), DBRS (A. Pignataro).

LUNCH (12:20 – 2:00 pm).

NPL EXCHANGE PLATFORMS (2:10 – 2:40 pm):  significant experience of International players for the banking transparency, analyzing how to get a more certain execution. DebtX (G.West), Tdx (N.Ollard), Aspen (R.Amin).

SYSTEMIC SOLUTIONS (2:40 – 3:40 pm): describing some of the solutions that Italy has adopted to manage NPLs with the main protagonists: Quaestio Capital Sgr. (A.Penati), Four Banks after resolution (R.Nicastro), C. Corsini (ex REV), Algebris (D.Serra).

CLOSING REMARKS (3:40 – 3:50 pm).

Official materials from the Meeting will be available on this website.