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Economic Conference 2024

Financing a Better Future

The Vital Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainable Growth

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OCTOBER

To attend in person, please register for an invitation

About the conference

The conference aims to bring together international experts to discuss the persistent challenges facing the global economy.

Program

REGISTRATION

9:30

Welcome coffee

CONFERENCE OPENING

10:30

Andris Strazds, Head of the General Secretariat, Latvijas Banka

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10:45

Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:15

From Riga to Brussels to Wall Street:
Examining the Differences of Financial Architecture

The session will focus on the diverse financial landscapes in the euro area and beyond and the ways forward to unlocking the development potential.

Moderator:
Michala Marcussen, Group Chief Economist and Head of Economic and Sector Research, Société Générale

Panelists:
Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank
Karel Lannoo, CEO of Centre for European Policy Studies
Tatyana Panova, Head of the Capital Markets Union Unit in DG FISMA
Rym Ayadi, Professor at CASS Business School, Member of the Centre for Banking Research, City University of London

COFFEE BREAK

12:15

OPENING REMARKS

12:45

PANEL DISCUSSION

13:00

Banking for Prosperity:
Towards Stronger and More Inclusive Growth Through Increased Integration and Competition

The focus of this session will be on the structural differences impeding further financial integration and equitable access to finance within the euro area.

Moderator:
Jens Eisenschmidt, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Bank’s Chief Europe Economist

Panelists:
Mārtiņš Kazāks, Governor of Latvijas Banka
Gediminas Šimkus, Governor of Lietuvos bankas
Gonzalo Gasós, Senior Director of Prudential Policy and Supervision at the European Banking Federation
Claudia Buch, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank

CLOSING REMARKS

14:00

Mārtiņš Kazāks, Governor of Latvijas Banka

LUNCH

14:10

 

Economic Conference 2024

Financing a Better Future

The Vital Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainable Growth