Connect Forum Luxembourg 2023______

Our annual Connect Forum - Luxembourg took place on Tuesday, 7 November.

The theme of this year's event was Digital Horizons - Charting the Future of Funds. We explored the global emerging trends that are driving innovation and how the industry is responding.

The event was an afternoon seminar followed by drinks reception, providing an opportunity to meet and network with your peers.

Date: Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm CET (followed by drinks reception)
registration and welcome refreshment between 3:30pm and 4pm 
Venue: Luxembourg City

Registration for this event are now closed.

4.00 - 4.10 Open and Introduction

Steve Dublon

Director, Sales and Relationship Management, Calastone

Pierre-Eric Patricola

Director, Sales and Relationship Management, Calastone

4:10 - 4:35 Deciphering market trends to create digital advantage

The continued acceleration of technology is driving innovation at scale across every industry, changing the way how people engage and operate. During this session, we explore some of these emerging tech trends and the dynamic interplay between technology and consumer behaviour taking place on a global scale.

Ross Fox

Head of UK & Europe, Calastone

4:35 - 5:00 The path to digital – unlocking efficiency and automation

Varun and team share our latest developments and what’s new in product. This session will also share insights to our technology investment and product roadmap which continues to driving greater robustness and opportunity from our global funds network.

Varun Atre

Chief Product Officer, Calastone

Dave McGuinness

Product Director, Funds Services, Calastone

Michael Neil

Product Director, Digital Investment, Calastone

5.00 - 5.40 Panel discussion - navigating towards successful digital transformation

Our panel explores what the industry needs to do to become truly digital? How do firms balance their operational needs today with investing and innovating for the future? How to identify the right partners to help deliver a successful digital enablement.



Varun Atre

Chief Product Officer, Calastone


Rafal Kwasny

Conducting Officer, Distribution | Marketing | TA at Franklin Templeton

Valerie Hesse

Senior Vice President , Head of Transfer Agency, Northern Trust

Mike Stevens

Head of TA Product, J.P. Morgan

5.40 - 6.05 - Fireside chat: Future market outlook


Edward Glyn

Head of Global Markets, Calastone


Arnaud Misset

Chief Digital Officer, Caceis

6.05 - 6.10 - Summary & Close