Conference on "Challenges of EU Accession" to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Czech National Bank Prague

Conference venue: Czech National Bank Conference Centre, 
Senovážné nám. 30, Prague 1 
Tuesday 1 April 2003


8.15 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. Working breakfast (Closed session) 
Discussion of paper: 
Macroeconomic Developments and EU Accession: Challenges for Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies 

Conference Programme 
(Session open to a selected group of economists, academics, bankers and journalists)
10.00 a.m. - 10.10 a.m. Opening Address: Z. Tůma, Governor of the Czech National Bank
10.10 a.m. - 11.25 a.m. Panel I - Monetary and exchange rate policies in the accession process 
Chairman: Dr. Jacob Frenkel, Chairman, Merrill Lynch International 
Discussants: S. Gavriisky, Governor, Bulgarian National Bank 
Z. Tůma, Governor, Czech National Bank 
Z. Járai, President, National Bank of Hungary 
I. Rimševičs, Governor, Bank of Latvia 
R. V. Zabuliené, Deputy Chairperson of the Board, 
The Bank of Lithuania 
D. Bohnec, Vice Governor, Bank of Slovenia
11.25 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. Coffee break
11.45 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Panel II - Approaching the euro 
Chairman: Lucas D. Papademos, Vice President of the ECB 
Discussants: S. Stavrou, Head Intl. Division, Central Bank of Cyprus 
V. Kraft, Governor, Bank of Estonia 
L. Balcerowicz, President, National Bank of Poland 
M.C. Bonello, Governor, Central Bank of Malta 
M. C. Isarescu, Governor, National Bank of Romania 
M. Jusko, Governor, National Bank of Slovakia 

Closing Address:
 Z. Tůma, Governor