International Banking Council Meeting in Belgrade
On May 17-19, 2017 the Annual Meeting of International Banking Council was held in Belgrade.
The meeting was organized by the Association of Serbian Banks. The main topic of the meeting was “The growing role of national banking associations in financial education and awareness.” Among the participants were Azerbaijan Banks Association, Association of Banks of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Association of Serbian Banks, Independent Association of Ukrainian banks, Association of Belarussian Banks, Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe, Association of Regional Banks of Russia, Association of Montenegrin Banks, Union of Banks of Armenia, Polish Bank Association.
Dusan Vujovic, Minister of Finance in the Government of Serbia addressed the meeting and spoke about economic situation in Serbia and promising economic relations.
Istvan Lengyel, Secretary General of BACEE spoke about the activities of International Banking Council Working Group on banking staff education.
Tigran Davtyan, Director of Financial Politics Department in European Economic Commission spoke about diversity of economic cooperation with the Balkan States.
Oleg Berezovoy, General Director of Financial & Banking Association of Euro-Asian Cooperation issued a set of proposals on IBC participation in the magazine “Eurasian Financial and Economic Herald” issue and in the International public award “Financial and Banking Elite of Eurasia”. Based on these proposals in was decided that the leaders of associations of IBC would join the editorial board of the magazine and would send their materials for publication on a regular basis.
Besides a Memorandum of cooperation between FBA EAC and Union of Banks of Armenia was signed by the President of Union of Banks of Armenia Samvel Chzmachian and General Director of FBA EAC Oleg Berezovoy. Parties expressed their strong intention to develop and coordinate their efforts in mutually advantageous sectors.
In conclusion the participants of the meeting decided to hold the next one in Baku.
This post is also available in Russian: Заседание Международного банковского совета в Белграде.