Barbadians will get the opportunity to discuss the increasing integration of national and economic imperatives when the Bank hosts a lecture/panel discussion on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Frank Collymore Hall at 9:00 a.m.
The topic of the lecture/panel discussion is “Central Banking in a Globalised Economic Context: Promoting Both National and Regional Economic Gains”.
Governor Dr. Marion Williams noted that the topic is very timely because it reflects the increasing integration and interdependence of regional and global economies. This has important implications for central banks in the conduct of monetary policy and in promoting stability and economic growth. Contributors will share their views on integration in the Caribbean and other geographical groupings. Speakers include: Dr. Trevor Farrell of the University of the West Indies, Dr. Gregor Heinrich, Chief Representative, Office for the Americas, Bank of International Settlements, Officer for the Americas and Dr. José Alfredo Blanco Valdés, Executive Secretary, Central American Monetary Council. Governor Dr. Marion Williams will deliver the Keynote Address.
Speakers will address issues such as: the conduct of monetary policy in an increasingly globalised? environment; coordination and cooperation among central banks in promoting financial stability; and the changing role of Central Banks in fostering growth.
Managers, economists, business executives, accountants, labour officials, central and commercial bankers, employees in the financial services sector and the general public stand to benefit tremendously from the interaction at the discussion forum.