The Banking Scene Events

#TBSARTNIGHT22, October 25, Bozar, Brussels


The Banking Scene Art Night: Mirrors of Society

After its success in 2021, we are back with our Art Night on October 25th.

The event will take place again in Bozar, in the Heart of Brussels. Doors open at 15h00 to meet with your peers, listening to a couple of live inspiration sessions, followed by an exclusive reception, walking dinner, and a guided tour of inspirational art.

This time we link the evening to the temporary exhibition: "Alexandria: Past Futures", presented first in Brussels at Bozar, and later in Marseille at the Mucem. The exhibition explores the notions of urbanism, cosmopolitanism and connections between the Mediterranean and the European continent in the legendary city’s heyday.

Mirrors of Society

In this session, we investigate how banks mirror themselves to society to ensure they truly capture the needs and wishes of their audience on the one hand, and to what extent they achieve to have products and services to serve those needs.

If art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power, an expression of self, we should ask ourselves: should we be looking at the art of banking?

Our Keynote speaker, Kam Chana, is Head of Financial Experiences Lab at the Royal College of Art and she shared a viewpoint that art is the expression of self, and design is the world’s response to this, design is about finding solutions to problems, creating value with the intent and realising opportunities for the external world.

She continued: “Banks should be designing their solutions around expressions of individuals and their needs be that to consume or to create organisations. The challenge is how to scale their intelligence, staff, their own diversity, their own organisation to fully understand the individual expressions of consumers”.

If art is the recipient of good design, perhaps the art of banking is the outcome of banking for humanity? A construct where everyone can create their own life and future, where people can express themselves and grow as individuals and professionals for their own benefit and the common benefit of society?

Like Alexandria became a symbol for cosmopolitanism, urbanism and a melting pot of cultures, between East and West in the Ancient World.

Other confirmed speakers are:

  • Emmanuel Legras, CEO Belgium, Nickel
  • Morgan Wirtz, Co-Founder and CEO, Rise
  • Busschaert Sylvie, Chief Marketing & Sales Retail and Digital Leadership, Belfius
  • Andrew Vorster, Innovation Catalyst
  • Karin Van Hoecke, General Manager Transformation and Data, KBC Bank

Programme

15h00: Doors open

15h30: Speaking sessions

17h00: Coffee Break

17h30: Speaking sessions

19h00: Reception

19h30: Start guided museum tours

20:15: Start walking dinner


Practical

We will announce more speakers soon.

Doors open at 15h CEST, at Bozar, Brussels.

The number of tickets for the Art Night is currently limited to members and bankers only.

Are you interested to learn how you can be part of this? Send us an email and we'll see what we can do: info@thebankingscene.com.

About our speakers

Kam Chana

Industry-leading change maker and innovator, Kam continues to inspire and support the Financial Services community to go beyond the historic models of supplying financial products by focusing on diverse human needs alongside ethics and sustainability of people, society and the planet.

Kam is driven by identifying and understanding trends and influencing the future direction of innovation. As Head of the RCA Financial Experiences Challenge Lab her mission is to explore how our increasingly diverse societal, economic and personal needs can be better served by money and the institutions that facilitate it. Kam is passionate about helping organisations create new value to transform financial experiences for the good of society.