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Conference marking the 20th anniversary of the CNB and the independent Czech currency

Prague, Congress Hall of the Czech National Bank, 7th February 2013

On 7 February 2013 the Czech National Bank organised a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the CNB and the independent Czech currency. The main speaker was the President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus. Other important guests were the Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer, past Governors of the Czech National Bank and representatives of the financial sector and corporations.

Conference programme

9:00 a. m. – 9:15 a. m. Opening speech of the Conference
Miroslav Singer (Governor of the Czech National Bank)
9:15 a. m. – 9:45 a. m. Speech by the President of the Czech Republic
Václav Klaus
9:45 a. m. – 10:05 a. m. Slovak experience with the euro
Ján Tóth (Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia)
10:05 a. m. – 10:30 a. m. Monetary developments in the Czech Republic in the last 20 years from the perspective of academia
Petr Dvořák (Dean of the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at the University of Economics, Prague) 
11:00 a. m. 12:00 a. m. PANEL – TWENTY YEARS OF THE CENTRAL BANK AND THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
moderated by Kamil Janáček (CNB Bank Board member)
Currency separation
Pavel Kysilka (Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Česká spořitelna)
The evolution of the banking sector from the central banker’s perspective 
Zdeněk Tůma (KPMG Česká republika)
Commercial banking in the Czech Republic
Peter Palečka (Member of the Board of Directors and Deputy CEO of Komerční banka)
Petr Špaček (former Executive Director, Czech Banking Association)
12:00 a. m. 12:45 p. m. Speech by the Governor of the Bank of Israel
Stanley Fischer
audio (mp3, 98 MB), video (flv, 135 MB)