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Annual Conferences of bank of albania

Starting from November 2000, the Bank of Albania organizes on a yearly basis its scientific conference, a forum where experts, academics, policymakers etc., Albanians and foreigners exchange their views, bring new ideas and new experiences etc.

 

Annual Conference: "Aligning monetary policy with financial stability – their objectives, responses and interaction in times of uncertainty"

The Bank of Albania organised on 27 October 2016 in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford, the annual conference: " Aligning monetary policy with financial stability – their objectives, responses and interaction in times of uncertainty".

The conference was attended by H.E. Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, ministers and members of the Albanian Parliament. The conference was also attended by governors, deputy governors, and high-level representatives and management boards from central banks, ambassadors in Albania, representatives from international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, representatives from the academia, the banking and financial system, media and Bank of Albania's staff. This conference is organised in the framework of the Co-operation Agreement signed between the Bank of Albania and the University of Oxford.

Annual Conference of the Bank of Albania on “Do Crises Change Economic Fundamentals in SEE?”, Tirana, October 30 2015.

The Bank of Albania organised on 30 October 2015 in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford, the annual conference: “Do crises change economic fundamentals in SEE?"

The conference was attended by H.E. Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, Mr Bedri Hamza, Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, ambassadors in Albania, representatives from international financial institutions, such as: International Monetary Fund and World Bank, representatives from the academia, the banking and financial system, media and the Bank of Albania's staff. This conference was organised in the framework of the Co-operation Agreement between the Bank of Albania and the University of Oxford singed in 2010.

Tenth International Conference of the Bank of Albania on “Monetary policy, from the past to the present”, Tirana, October 26 2012.

On 26 October 2012, the Bank of Albania organised the 10th international conference on “Monetary policy, from the past to the present”, which coincided this year with the celebration of the first centennial of Albania’s independence.

The Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr. Ardian Fullani opened the proceedings of the conference. The conference was also addressed by the Prime Minister of Albania, H.E. Sali Berisha, who wished success to the conference proceedings.

The Conference was attended by central bank governors: Mr. Kemal Kozaric, Governor of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Grigory Marchenko, Governor of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Gani Gėrguri, Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Dimitar Bogov, Governor of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Dorin Dragutanu, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, and Mr. Radoje Zugic Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro, and senior representatives of the central banks of Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic and Italy.

Ninth International Conference "Building our future through financial literacy", Tirana, September 15, 2011.

On September 15, 2011, The Bank of Albania hosted its 9-th International Conference on “Building our Future through Financial Literacy”. This conference was organized in cooperation with Banca d'Italia, in the framework of a twinning project between both central banks. This conference was spurred by the importance of financial education worldwide, especially following the latest economic developments and the global financial crisis which highlighted the need for creating financial literacy to reduce risks and increase consumer welfare as a result of a more responsible decision.

Eighth International Conference "Monetary & Financial Stability Policies - Lessons from the Crisis", Tirana September 17, 2009.

Following its several year tradition, the Bank of Albania hosted the 8th International Conference “Monetary and Financial Stability Policies – Lessons from the Crisis” on 17 September 2009 at Sheraton Hotel in Tirana.  This event was held at a time when financial stability is at the forefront of the central bankers’ agenda to have a sound banking and financial system amid turbulent times, which contributes strongly to the sustainable macroeconomic development of the country.


Seventh Conference "Monetary Policy Strategies for Small Economies", Tirana, December 6-7, 2007.

The Bank of Albania hosted from 6 to 7 December 2007, its Seventh Annual Conference titled "Monetary Policy Strategies for Small Economies". The Conference was held at the Tirana International Hotel. The Conference  focused on the monetary policy strategies for small open economies which have to “live” in the shadow of Eurozone. For more than a decade, a notable change has taken place in the perception of what monetary policy strategies should achieve. Despite different environments, approaches and solutions, nowadays it is clear that central banks have one clear objective, i.e. the achievement and maintenance of price stability.    

 
Sixth Conference "Regional financial markets and financial stability - a concept between national sovereignty and globalization ", October 30-31, 2006, Tirana .

The conference attempted at addressing a broad range of issues related to financial stability against the backdrop of new financial trends in the region. It was organized in six panels, focusing on recent financial market developments, the role of commercial banks in financial stability, financial stability, surveillance and monetary policy issues. At the end, Governors' Roundtable was dedicated to regional cooperation in terms of financial stability.

Fifth Conference "Central banking in the time of integration", March 24-25, 2005, Durrės.

This conference will attempt to raise a number of issues related to the monetary policies pursued and targeted by SEE countries, and in particular to those concerning Bank of Albania's policy.

Fourth Conference, "Albanian economy: Perfomance and policy challenges " September 11 - 12, 2003, Saranda.

Bank of Albania in cooperation with Economic Faculty of University of Tirana, organized in the city of Saranda the conference entitled "Albanian Economy: Performance and Policy Challenges". The focus of the conference were the economic developments in Albania, some problems regarding foreign sector in Albania and some special aspects of central baniking within our region. In this conference there were invited representatives from banking system, from academic institutions and from different financial institutions within the country and abroad.

Third Conference, "Bank of Albania in the second decade of tranzition" December 5 - 6, 2002, Tirana.

Bank of Albania dedicated its third conference to the anniversary of its modern existence of ten years which as the previous ones was held in the Palace of Congresses in Tirana.

The Bank of Albania, being established 10 years ago according to the modern concept of central banking, has played an important role in the economic reform process and in the whole country economy during the first transition decade. This role has been strengthening with the strengthening of its legal and real independence as well as with the increase of knowledge and experience in economic and financial field. The Albanian transition problems, a number of which have been treated with great care and are overcome well by the Bank of Albania, have even created unique experience. It is clear that the way to EU needs time. Nevertheless, it is useful for the economic development of the country and for the institutional reform success that everyone works having our long-term objective clear. This would facilitate the future outline and if the good will exists then it would accelerate the development.

Second Conference, "Albania between domestic reforms and Europian integration" December 6 - 7, 2001, Tirana.

The conference "Albania between domestic reforms and Europian integration" was jointly organized by the Albanian government and the Bank of Albania on the event of the 10-th anniversary of the Bank of Albania enrollment in the world financial institutions like the Wold Bank and the International Monetary Fund. After more than 10 years from the time when Albania overthrew the totalitarian regime and took its course towards the market economy, making quick steps in the way of democratic and economic reforms, looked very appropriate for the experts and policymakers to gather and analyze the work and results achieved so far, what has been done what is left to do as the future challenges.

First Conference, "Statistical information in Albania" November 2 - 3, 2000, Tirana.

From 2-3 of November 2000, the Bank of Albania and INSTAT organized in Tirana, the national conference "Statistical Information in Albania". With the participation of a wide audience, representatives of government institutions, private business community, NGO, research and development institutions, as well as guest from international institutions, such as IMF, European Commission, Board of Governors, Eurostat, etc, the conference aimed to estimate the statistics development during the years, to emphasize its role and importance for the decision making process of the economic policies, to call the attention of the government authorities, business community and public at large, on the necessity to support the extension of the statistical service.


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