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IMF seminar co-hosted by Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and Singapore Regional Training Institute

Capacity Building Seminar on
Foreign Exchange Market Development

June 12 – 14, 2013
Bangkok, Thailand


This seminar – jointly organized by the IMF’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP), Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM), and Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI) – is designed for government officials who work on foreign exchange operations and related issues in their country to deepen the operational knowledge and policy issues related to foreign exchange market development including foreign exchange interventions and auctions. Participation to this event is invitation only.

Capacity Building Seminar on Foreign Exchange Market Development
Bangkok, Thailand
Day 1—Wednesday, June 12

8:45–9:15 am

Registration

9:15–9:30 am

Opening Remarks

Yuko Kinoshita, Assistant to the Director, IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)

9:30 am–12:30 pm

The Evolution of Monetary Policy Framework

Mangal Goswami, Deputy Director, IMF-Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI)

(11:00–11:35 am)

(Coffee break)

12:30–2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00–3:30 pm

The Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes

Mangal Goswami, Deputy Director, IMF-Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI)

3:30–4:00 pm

Coffee break

4:00–5:30 pm

Foreign Exchange Market Operations

Simon Gray, Deputy Division Chief, Central Banking Operations Division, Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM)

6:30–8:30 pm

Dinner

Day 2—Thursday, June 13

9:00–10:30 am

Case Studies: Thailand’s Foreign Exchange Market Operations during the Asian Crisis

Alisara Mahasandana, Senior Director, Financial Markets Department, Bank of Thailand

10:30–11:00 am

Coffee break

11:00 am–12:30 pm

Case Studies: Foreign Exchange Market Operations in Japan

Masaaki Iizuka, Senior Deputy Director, Foreign Exchange Markets Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan

12:30–12:45 pm

Photo Session

12:45–2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00–3:30 pm

Operational Issues of Foreign Exchange Markets in Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, and Vietnam

Simon Gray, Deputy Division Chief, Central Banking Operations Division, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

3:30–4:00 pm

Coffee break

4:00–5:30 pm

Participant Presentation and Roundtable Discussion on Foreign Exchange Market Operations

Participants

6:30–8:30 pm

Dinner

Day 3—Friday, June 14

9:00–10:30 am

Foreign Exchange Interventions and Auctions

Simon Gray, Deputy Division Chief, Central Banking Operations Division, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

10:30–11:00 am

Coffee break

11:00 am–12:30 pm

Workshop on Foreign Exchange Market Auctions

Simon Gray, Deputy Division Chief, Central Banking Operations Division, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

12:30–12:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Shogo Ishii, Director, IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)

1:00–2:30 pm

Lunch

Contact Information

IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
tel: +81-3-3597-6700
email: oapseminars@imf.org