Tenth Annual International Banking Conference: Globalization and Systemic Risk

Sponsored by the IMF and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, September 27-28, 2007

This year's International Banking Conference, hosted at the Bank's headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, USA, will address:

  • The current landscape of cross-border banking activity
  • How systemic risk may be enhanced or contained by globalization
  • The potential sources of systemic risk (particularly banks, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds and other capital market participants)
  • Regulatory efforts currently underway to address systemic concerns, and what policy alternatives need to be considered going forward.

The two-day conference will feature keynote presentations by Frederic Mishkin, Governor, U.S. Federal Reserve Board and John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund.

Who is it for?

The conference provides a forum for discussion among policy-makers from advanced countries, from emerging markets and academics. Last year, the conference attracted over 170 participants from some 40 countries. Journalists interested in attending the event should contact Laura LaBarbera at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago at Tel. (312) 322-2387, or laura.labarbera@chi.frb.org.

Where can I find out more?

The online registration system, along with the latest agenda and venue details, can be found at http://www.chicagofed.org/InternationalBankingConference

For specific questions, please contact: Ms. Blanca Sepulveda by email or by phone: + 312 322-8340