International conference concludes Banka Slovenije's 30th anniversary celebrations
Today as part of the events marking the 30th anniversary of Banka Slovenije, Ljubljana hosted an international conference entitled 30th Anniversary of Banka Slovenije: The road already travelled and contemporary challenges. At the same time we marked the 15th anniversary of Slovenia’s adoption of the euro. Opening the conference were addresses given by Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, and Boštjan Vasle, Governor of Banka Slovenije. Speakers at the conference also included the most senior representatives of domestic and international institutions, and other distinguished guests.
The first part of the conference was focused on turning points in the 30-year history. The main speaker was Alfred Kammer, Director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). His speech was followed by a round table involving the participation of Boris Vujčić, Governor of Hrvatska narodna banka, Vojtech Benda, member of the Governing Council of Česká národní banka, and Tina Žumer Šujica, Vice-Governor of Banka Slovenije. The discussion was moderated by Egon Zakrajšek, senior advisor at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
The second part of the conference was focused on key contemporary challenges for central banks. The main speakers in this part were Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel at the UN and former European Environment Commissioner, and Claudio Borio, Head of the Monetary and Economic Department at BIS. Participating in the round table were Boštjan Vasle, Governor of Banka Slovenije, Mario Centeno, Governor of Banco de Portugal, Claudia Buch, Deputy President of Deutsche Bundesbank, and Madis Müller, Governor of Eesti Pank. The discussion was led by Arjana Brezigar Masten, director of Banka Slovenije’s Analysis and Research Department.