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Economies of Baltic Sea Regions and Their Capital Markets: A Sustainable Recovery?

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Monday, May 28, 2012
National Bank of Poland - Warsaw Branch, Swietokrzyska 11/21 Warsaw, Poland

Join GIC, in Poland, as we examine the economies of the Baltic Sea Countries!

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Economies of Baltic Sea Regions and Their Capital Markets: A Sustainable Recovery?

Agenda

May 23rd – May 25th in Warsaw, Poland 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Guided tour of Old Town
Welcome Dinner

Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Private Conference with National Bank of Poland
Welcome

Session I: Current State and Outlook for Polish Economy
          Piotr Wiesiolek, First Deputy President, National bank of Poland

Session II: Monetary Policy in the Environment of Recovery: Experiences of the Baltic Sea Region
          Moderator: Piotr Wiesiolek, First Deputy President, National Bank of Poland
Participant: Jeffrey Lacker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Participant:  Governor Stefan Ingves, Sveriges Riksbank
Participant:  Governor Nils Bernstein, Danmarks Nationalbank
Participant: Ilmars Rimsevics, Governor of the Bank of Latvia
Participant: Alexander Kashturov, Director of Market Operations, Central Bank of Russian Federation
Participant: Raimondas Kuodis, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Bank of Lithuania
Participant: Marten Ross, Adviser on Monetary Policy and Research, Bank of Finland

Lunch

Conference Continues at Polish Academy of Sciences

Session I: Economic Interdependencies Among the Capital Markets of the Baltic Sea Region
Moderator: Zbigniew Hockuba, Director, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Participant: Alojzy Nowak, Professor, Warsaw University
Participant: Maciej Stanczuk, Chairman and CEO PBP Bank
Participant: Kathleen Stephansen, Managing Director, Senior Investment Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research, AIG Asset Management
Participant: Cezary Wojcik, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics

Friday, May 25, 2012
Travel to Cracow via Czestochowa

Tour Basilica and Library at Czestochowa
Unveiling of Black Madonna
Lunch in Czestochowa

Dinner in Cracow

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Private Roundtable Discussion at National Bank of Poland, Cracow

Welcome by J. Paul Horne, Independent Market Economist and GIC Board Member

Session I: Future of Monetary Integration in Europe
Participant: Professor Leszek Jasinski, Director, The Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Participant: David M. Kemme, William M. Norris Chair of Excellence in International Economics at the University of Memphis
Participant: Czeslaw Mesjasz, Cracow Economic University
Participant: Professor Andrzej Wojtyna, former member of the Monetary Policy Council, National Bank of Poland
Moderator: Chris Kwiecinski

Session II: Europe’s Emerging Markets
Participant: Bill Witherell, Chief Global Economist and Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors
Participant: Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and GIC Board Member
Moderator: Chris Kwiecinski

Concluding Remarks – Peter Gold, Principal, TheGoldGroup, LLC and GIC Board Member

Afternoon – Guided Tour of Old Town

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Guided Tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau

 

Hotel Information*

Warsaw Sheraton, May 22-23-24, 2012
Rooms are 630PLN ($204)/night double occupancy, or 558PLN ($181)/night single occupancy
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Rooms must be booked by April 22, 2012

Cracow Sheraton, May 25-26-27, 2012
Rooms are 655PLN ($212)/night double occupancy, or 595PLN ($192)/night single occupancy
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Rooms must be booked by April 16, 2012

*Exchange rate as of March 8, 2012

Event Location

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Monday, May 28, 2012 City: Warsaw National Bank of Poland - Warsaw Branch Download iCal

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City: Cracow, Poland National Bank of Poland - Cracow Branch

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City: Warsaw, Poland Sala Lustrzana, Palac Staszica

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Speakers

Jeffrey Lacker, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Lacker, Ph.D.

Former Distinguished Professor of Economics, VCU School of Business

Dr. Lacker joined the faculty of the VCU School of Business this year after serving over 12 years as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, from August 2004 to April 2017.

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Stefan Ingves, Ph.D.

Stefan Ingves, Ph.D.

Governor, Sveriges Riksbank

Stefan Ingves was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board and Governor of the Riksbank on 1 January 2006 for a term of six years. Mr. Ingves is also a member of the ECB General Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). He is Sweden’s governor in the International Monetary Fund.

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Ilmars Rimsevics

Ilmars Rimsevics

Governor of the Bank of Latvia

Mr. Ilmars Rimsevics was born on April 30, 1965 in Riga, Latvia. In 1990, he graduated from the Riga Technical University (1983-1990) with a BA in economics and international trade relations. From 1988 to 1989 Mr. Rimsevics studied at St. Lawrence University (USA), receiving an honors degree.

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Raimondas Kuodis, Ph.D.

Raimondas Kuodis, Ph.D.

Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania

Education: 2002 - doctoral degree in social sciences (economics). 1994 - international relations and political science specialty acquired after the completion of studies at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University.

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Maciej Stanczuk

Maciej Stanczuk

Chairman and CEO, PBP Bank

In the years of 1990-1993, he was a Board Member and Chief Economist at the PBR Bank. He began his co-operation with WestLB in 1993, as head of the Department for Eastern European Affairs at WestLB AG in Düsseldorf. In 1995, as the bank opened its branch in Poland, he became Deputy General Manager of WestLB Polska (currently Polski Bank Przedsiebiorczosci S.A.). He has been Chairman of the Board and General Manager since January 2001. Before joining WestLB, he worked as an assistant lecturer at the Technische Universität in Bochum.

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Kathleen Stephansen

Kathleen Stephansen

GIC Chair Emeritus, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds

Kathleen Stephansen is GIC Chair Emeritus, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds. She is the former Chief Economist of Huawei Technologies, Chief Economist of the American International Group (AIG) and AIG Asset Management’s Senior Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research. Prior to joining AIG in 2010, Kathleen was Chief Economist at Aladdin Capital Holdings, Credit Suisse’s Head of Global Economic Research, and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation’s co-head of Fixed Income economic research and Chief International Economist.

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David Kemme, Ph.D.

David Kemme, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Memphis

David M. Kemme currently holds the William N. Morris Chair of Excellence in International Economics at the University of Memphis. He has served as Director of the International MBA program (1994-1997) and Chair of the Economics Department (1997). Prior to joining the University of Memphis he was a W. Frank Barton Faculty Fellow at Wichita State University (1991-1994) and Pew Charitable Trusts Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for East-West Studies, New York (1989-1991) where he directed the Economics and Security Program.

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Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

Chief Global Economist, Cumberland Advisors

William Witherell joined Cumberland Advisors as Chief Global Economist in November 2005 and became a Portfolio Manager in December 2005. He is also a Senior Consultant for Finance and Corporate Governance to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). From 1989 through September 2005, he was OECD’s Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. He joined the Secretariat of the OECD in Paris, France, in 1977.

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J. Paul Horne

J. Paul Horne

Independent International Economist & GIC Board Member

Paul Horne is an active independent international market economist since retiring as a managing director and European equity market economist at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London. He is on the boards of the Global Interdependence Center in Philadelphia; the Committee for the Republic in Washington, DC; and the American Library of Paris Foundation.

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Michael Drury

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Andrzej Wojtyna, Ph.D.

Andrzej Wojtyna, Ph.D.

Former Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, National Bank of Poland

After completing his secondary school studies at XII Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace in Cracow, he took up his studies at the Cracow University of Economics. After obtaining an MA degree in 1973, he was employed as a Trainee at the Cracow University of Economics and later advanced his career there; he obtained Ph.D. in 1982, Second Doctoral Degree in 1990, and the title of Professor of Economics in 2001. Since 1992, Head of the Chair of Macroeconomics at the Cracow University of Economics.

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Christopher Kwiecinski, Ph.D.

Christopher Kwiecinski, Ph.D.

Independent Economist

Christopher Kwiecinski has been an active Independent Economist since retiring in 2010 as Research Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Credit Agricole in Paris. Prior to that he had been Director of Investments, Private Banking also at Credit Agricole. After graduating from Warsaw School of Economics (M.A.) and the University of California San Diego (Ph.D., ABD), he did post-graduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington in the area of East-West trade and finance (published in an article). After joining the private sector, he was Vice President and Senior Economist at Continental Illinois National Bank in Chicago with diversified responsibilities in international economics and finance and extensive worldwide travel. He has been a member of the Supervisory Boards of Polish subsidiaries of major French financial institutions. Mr. & Mrs. Kwiecinski live in Paris.

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Alexander Kashturov

Alexander Kashturov

Head of Market Operations Department, Bank of Russia

Alexander Kashturov began working in 1997 as a lawyer in a small-size stock brokerage firm in Moscow. In 1998 he joined the Bank of Russia and initially worked as a lawyer for Currency Relation and Control Department. Starting from 2001 Mr. Kasturov works with the Risk Management Group of the Market Operations Department that is responsible for the risk management of the portfolio of FX reserves. Currently the Market Operations Department of the Bank of Russia implements the monetary policy operations of the Bank of Russia and manages the FX reserves. The Department comprises the Domestic Market Front-Office, Precious Metals and FX Reserves Front-Office, Risk Management Division, Market Analysis Division, and Legal Support Group.

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Piotr Wiesiolek

Piotr Wiesiolek

NBP Vice President, First Deputy President

A graduate of the English Language Faculty of the Catholic University of Lublin. He also completed post-graduate studies, Money and Banking, at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Warsaw. In the 1990s, he attended several specialist training courses in European central banks on such issues as foreign exchange reserve management, assets and liabilities management and securities markets.

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Zbigniew Hockuba,Ph.D.

Zbigniew Hockuba,Ph.D.

Director, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Dr. Hockuba received his PhD from the Foreign Trade Department of the Central School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (currently Warsaw School of Economics). He joined the faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Warsaw in 1980, where he obtained his postdoctoral degree and became Professor of Economics in 1997. He has been teaching since. A visiting scholar at the universities of Heidelberg, Konstanz (Germany), Oxford (UK), and other. A member of various scientific associations and editorial board of Poland's leading economic journals. He has published widely, both in professional journals and more popular media.

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Nils Bernstein

Nils Bernstein

Governor and Chairman of the Board, Danmarks Nationalbank

Nils Bernstein serves as the Governor and Chairman of the Board of Danmarks Nationalbank. He is a member of the European Central Bank's General Council and the Chairman of Danmarks Nationalbank Jubilee Fund. In 1963, he received his MSc in Electro Mechanics from Copenhagen University. From 1970-1975, Mr. Bernstein was Secretary of Finance, and from 1975-1977 he served as the Secretary of Finance at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C. Nils Berstein was the Secretary of State for Finance in Denmark from 1978-1979.

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Marten Ross

Marten Ross

Adviser, Monetary Policy & Research, Bank of Finland

Marten Ross has been with the Suomen Pankki from August 2011. He is an advisor at the Monetary Policy and Research Department, specializing on issues of monetary policy design and European surveillance issues. From 1992-2011 he was at the central bank of Estonia, where he served as the deputy governor from 2000-2011. He was a […]

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Andrzej Sławiński, Ph.D.

Andrzej Sławiński, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Warsaw School of Economics

Lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics. Ph. D and D. Sc obtained from the WSE in 1979 and 1993. Post-doctoral studies at London School of Economics (1990-91) and Carleton University (1992-93). Teaches courses on monetary policy, financial markets and international finance. Member of the Finance and Economics Committees of the Polish Academy of Science. […]

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