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30 years of independence of the Bank of Slovenia

Cankarjev dom hosted an international conference dubbed: 30 years of independence of the Bank of Slovenia: Path and modern challenges, on Wednesday, 11 May. The conference took place within the framework of the 30th anniversary of the Bank of Slovenia. It was attended by 250 experts from Slovenia and abroad.

The conference took place in the Grand Reception Hall, accompanied by an exhibition showcasing the history of the Bank of Slovenia. The attendees were welcomed by Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank and Boštjan Vasle, Governor of the Bank of Slovenia. Attending the conference were also representatives of international institutions and esteemed guests.

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The first part of the conference focused on the milestones of the bank in its rich 30-year history. The keynote speaker was Alfred Kammer, the Director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). His lecture was followed by a roundtable where Boris Vujčić, Governor of the Croatian National Bank, Vojtech Benda, member of the Czech National Bank, and Tina Žumer Šujica, Vice-governor of the Bank of Slovenia, shared their insights into topical issues. The debate was moderated by Egon Zakrajšek, Senior Adviser at the Bank of International Settlements.

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The second part of the conference tackled current challenges faced by central banks. The keynote speakers were Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel and former European Commissioner for Environment, and Claudio Borio, Head of the Monetary and Economic Department at BIS. The second roundtable included Boštjan Vasle, Governor of the Bank of Slovenia. Mario Centeno, Governor of Bank of Portugal, Claudia Buch, Vice-president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Madis Müller, Governor of Eesti Pank. The discussion was led by Arjana Brezigar Masten, Director of Economics, Monetary, Research and International Relations Department at the Bank of Slovenia.


Source: Bank of Slovenia