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Past GLEIF Events


The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), in cooperation with other organizations, regularly hosts events and meetings in different regions around the globe offering market participants the opportunity to learn more about Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) rollout and GLEIF services. Here you find an overview of previous such events.

2022

GLEIFLEI Forum - Singapore: Creating Business Value with The LEI - The Global Identity Behind Every Business


  • Date
  • 2022-11-09
  • Location:
  • Singapore, Asia-Pacific

GLEIF hosted a forum regarding the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) on the 9th of November 2022 at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore.

This forum intended to invite representatives from both public and private sectors in Singapore to discuss the LEI’s value in cross-border payment, cross-border trade, and trade finance.

The event was by invitation only and followed Chatham House Rule.

For more information, refer to the events flyer ‘LEI Forum - Singapore’.

2020

GLEIFGLEIF 2020 | Meet The Market Event | Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • Date
  • 2020-02-04
  • Location:
  • Amsterdam, Europe

Entity identification today is often fragmented, using proprietary and siloed standards. This hinders the fight against financial crime, causes significant burden to data management, Know Your Customer (KYC), or customer onboarding processes, and hampers transformation to more digital business processes. An economy where legal entity identification is done in a globally consistent, secure and efficient way brings several benefits – all of which can help firms and government agencies better prepare for the digital evolution.

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) hosted in cooperation with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM) a Meet the Market event, “The Value of the LEI for Identification in Digital Business Processes” on Tuesday, 4 February 2020.

At our Meet the Market event attendees were able to engage with representatives of public and private organizations about:

  • Benefits of the LEI for treasurers and the payments industry,
  • Benefits of the LEI for investors and the securities industry,
  • The value of the LEI for the digital supply chain.

The event was by invitation only. Interested parties were kindly asked to contact info@gleif.org for registration information.

For more information, refer to the ‘Agenda of the Meet the Market Amsterdam Event’.

2019

GLEIFGLEIF Washington Forum: Accelerating into a Digital Future: Simplifying Entity Identification for the Digital Age


  • Date
  • 2019-10-24
  • Location:
  • Washington DC, North America

Entity identification today is often fragmented, using proprietary and siloed standards. This hinders the fight against financial crime, causes significant burden to data management, Know Your Customer (KYC), or customer onboarding processes, and hampers transformation to a digital environment. An economy where legal entity identification is done in a globally consistent, secure and efficient way brings several benefits – all of which can help firms and governments better prepare for the digital evolution.

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Washington Forum, “Accelerating into a Digital Future: Simplifying Entity Identification for the Digital Age,” was hosted on Thursday, October 24, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

At our Washington Forum, organized in collaboration with the Data Foundation, attendees were able to engage with regulators and technology providers about:

  • Applications of the LEI in blockchain and distributed ledger technology,
  • Leveraging the LEI to prepare for a global digital identity ecosystem,
  • Benefits of wide adoption of the LEI — cost reduction and increased efficiency.

The Forum was hosted by GLEIF at the Sphinx on K Conference Center from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. (lunch and registration 12:30-1:30 p.m.), with a reception to follow.

The Forum was by invitation only and will abide by the Chatham House rule.

GLEIFGLEIF 2019 | Meet The Market Event | Seoul, South Korea


  • Date
  • 2019-01-31
  • Location:
  • Seoul, Asia

On 31 January 2019, Korea Securities Depository (KSD) together with GLEIF cordially hosted '2019 Seoul Meet the Market' in Seoul. Sponsored by the Financial Services Commission of Korea, the event served as a meaningful forum for market participants to share their views and explore future LEI developments under the overarching theme of 'Global Trend in LEI Services & Promotion of LEI in Korea'.

2018

GLEIFGLEIF 2018 | Meet The Market Event | Paris, France


  • Date
  • 2018-06-27
  • Location:
  • Paris, Europe

Bank of France, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), and GLEIF hosted a Meet the Market event aimed at representatives of local market participants in Paris. Verona Ross, executive director of European Securities and Market Authority spoke about the importance of Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) in the context of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and how the rules around the LEI bring the key benefits to the European regulators and contribute to achieving the objectives of MiFID II. A panel discussion with representatives of Bank of France, INSEE and GLEIF on the LEI for non-financial corporations followed.

For more information, refer to the ‘Agenda of the Meet the Market Paris Event’.

GLEIFGLEIF 2018 | Meet The Market Event | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Date
  • 2018-02-08
  • Location:
  • Riyadh, Middle East

Saudi Credit Bureau (SIMAH) hosted Legal Entity Identifier Meet the Market Forum (LEI Meet the Market Forum) under the auspices of SAMA's Vice Governor HE Saleh Al-Furaih and attendance of SIMAH's Chairman of Board of Directors Mr. Saeed Algamdi, along with officials from banking, finance, investment and insurance sectors.

For more information, refer to the ‘Agenda of the Meet the Market Riyadh Event’.

2017

GLEIFGLEIF 2017 | Meet The Market Event | Lisbon, Portugal


  • Date
  • 2017-06-21
  • Location:
  • Lisbon, Europe

The Banco de Portugal invited local market participants to learn more about the LEI as an internationally accepted unique identifier for businesses and other organizations. Currently more than 500,000 LEIs have been issued worldwide of which over 2,000 are for legal entities domiciled in Portugal.

GLEIFGLEIF 2017 | Meet The Market Event | Moscow, Russia


  • Date
  • 2017-04-04
  • Location:
  • Moscow, Europe

The event provided participants with the opportunity to learn about the strategy for the development of the global system for the identification of market participants directly from the representatives of GLEIF and LEI ROC. Representatives of the Bank of Russia spoke about the potential use of LEI code in Russia. Topics discussed:

  • The Global Mission of the GLEIS,
  • GLEIF services in the Global LEI System
  • High level overview of the LEI system
  • Potential use of LEI code in Russia
  • LEI Benefits for Market
  • Q&A

The event was aimed at representatives of banks, securities depositories, brokers, issuers, asset management companies and other financial market participants. It was hosted by the National Settlement Depository, Moscow Exchange Group.

2016

GLEIFGLEIF 2016 | Meet The Market Event | Tokyo, Japan


  • Date
  • 2016-10-26
  • Location:
  • Tokyo, Japan, Asia

On 26 October 2016 Japan Exchange Group (JPX) together with GLEIF hosted a 'Meet the Market Event' in Tokyo. The event provided participants with the opportunity to learn about latest developments with regard to LEI rollout and services offered by GLEIF to further optimize the usability of LEI reference data. Speakers included Gerard Hartsink, Chairman of the GLEIF Board; Daisuke Yamazaki, Vice Chair of the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee and GLEIF CEO Stephan Wolf.


For more information, refer to the ‘Agenda of the Meet the Market Tokyo Event’.

2015

GLEIFGLEIF 2015 | Meet The Market Event | Mexico City, Mexico


  • Date
  • 2015-11-18

On 18 November 2015 Banco de México together with GLEIF hosted a 'Meet the Market Event' in Mexico City. The event provided participants with the opportunity to learn about latest developments with regard to LEI rollout and services offered by GLEIF to further optimize the usability of LEI reference data. Speakers included Pascual O’Doherthy, General Director Financial Stability, Banco de México; Matthew Reed, Chairman of the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee and GLEIF Chairman Gerard Hartsink.

For more information, refer to the ‘Agenda of the Meet the Market Mexico City Event’.

GLEIFGLEIF 2015 | Meet The Market Event | Beijing, China


  • Date
  • 2015-09-22

On 22 September 2015 GLEIF hosted a 'Meet the Market Event' in Beijing. This event also provided participants with the opportunity to learn about latest developments with regard to LEI rollout and services offered by GLEIF to further optimize the usability of LEI reference data. Participants were invited to address next steps in the process of LEI adoption together with the representatives of People's Bank of China, which is the ROC member in China, the China Financial Computerization Corporation, the China Financial Standardization Technical Committee, which serves as an LEI issuing organization, and GLEIF.

GLEIFGLEIF 2015 | Meet The Market Event | New York City, US


  • Date
  • 2015-06-10

This event provided attendees with important information on the global LEI system, including the latest GLEIF developments, the role of Local Operating Units, LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee activities and future deliverables. Attendees also benefitted from discussions related to the marketplace adoption of the LEI – including regulatory compliance by firms and further integration opportunities by the industry.



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GLEIFGLEIF 2015 | Press Conference | Frankfurt, Germany
GLEIF – a new International Institution in Frankfurt


  • Date
  • 2015-04-10

In April 2015, the Hessian Ministry of Finance organized a press conference welcoming GLEIF as the first global supranational institution headquartered in Frankfurt am Main.


GLEIF 2015 FFM Press Conference - Agenda.pdf – German
Press Release of Hessian Ministry of Economy – German

GLEIFGLEIF 2015 | Meet The Market Event | London, UK
LEI: Securing the future of global risk management


  • Date
  • 2015-01-29

This event co-hosted by the London Stock Exchange Group provided an opportunity for market participants in the UK to gather first-hand information on the Global LEI System that will, through the issuance of unique LEIs, unambiguously identify entities engaged in financial transactions.


GLEIF 2015 London Agenda.pdf

GLEIFGLEIF 2015 | Meet the Market Event | Dubai, UAE
Adopting a global risk management vision in a prospering region


  • Date
  • 2015-01-22

On this occasion, market representatives located in Dubai met with a panel of experts to learn more about the benefits of establishing the Global LEI System and to discuss its advancement in the region.

2014

GLEIFGLEIF 2014 | Meet The Market Event | Frankfurt, Germany


  • Date
  • 2014-09-23

This GLEIF Meet the Market event was co-hosted together with the German Investment Funds Association BVI. The event gathered more than 120 participants representing oversight bodies, central banks and financial institutions seeking latest information on LEI rollout.

GLEIFInaugural Meeting of GLEIF | Zurich, Switzerland


  • Date
  • 2014-06-26

At its inaugural meeting, the Directors of the GLEIF Board emphasized that establishing the foundation is a critical step in the building of the Global LEI System to uniquely identify parties to financial transactions, in the public interest and without any licensing, intellectual property or similar restriction.

For more information, refer to the GLEIF press release of 30 June 2014.