BANK OF ALBANIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Banking developments and financial market infrastructure. The role of structure, size and market infrastructure in risks mitigation and financial intermediation
The Bank of Albania, in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford, organised the annual conference: Banking developments and financial market infrastructure. The role of structure, size and market infrastructure in risks mitigation and financial intermediation
This conference is organised under the auspices of the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko, and was attended by the President of the Republic of Albania, H.E. Mr. Ilir Meta, the Minister of Finance and Economy, Mr Arben Ahmetaj, government ministers and members of the Albanian Parliament. The conference was also attended by high-level representatives and members of management boards from other central banks, Ambassadors in Albania, representatives from international financial institutions, representatives from the academia, the banking and financial system, and the media and the Bank of Albanias staff.
During the conference, participants discussed about the development of the financial markets and their role in transmitting monetary policy effects, and mitigating financial shocks and macroeconomic uncertainties. Based on the discussions, it was concluded that monetary policy is supported also by other financial instruments, thus benefiting from the further development of financial institutions. Together with the use of financial instruments, this development has a direct contribution to the monetary policy pass through. This means that the monetary policy and the development of financial markets are very important for the progress and further boosting the economy, as well as for the continuation of current reforms and policies.
Welcome and opening addresses
Presentations according to the agenda
FIRST SESSION: The nature of risks and risk resilience in the SEE Region
SECOND SESSION: Economic financial and institutional challenges and policy solutions
GOVERNORS PANEL: Financial markets, financial inclusion and their important role for future developments in macroeconomic and financial stability