Bettina Orlopp at “Frankfurt meets Berlin”
On 2 May, Bettina Orlopp took part in a fascinating panel discussion at the “Frankfurt meets Berlin” event in Berlin – a valuable initiative which seeks to build further bridges between Germany’s political and financial capitals. In their opening speeches, Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann underlined their support for Frankfurt as a business and financial centre. In the subsequent panel discussion alongside Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Member of the Bundestag for the FDP, Joachim Wuermeling, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bundesbank, and other representatives from the business community, Bettina Orlopp stressed that a strong banking industry is hugely important to Frankfurt’s position as a financial centre. She said policymakers now needed to further strengthen its role as a business location, especially with respect to issues currently as important as digitalisation and Brexit.