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SUPPORTING MARKETS - ASIA MEETS EUROPE
Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May, Astana, Kazakhstan
The Annual Meeting brought together the EBRD’s Board of Governors who reviewed the EBRD’s activities to support recovery in the region and give strategic guidance on the Bank’s operations in the period ahead.
About the host country
Kazakhstan – bridging Asia and Europe – offers trade and investment opportunities for companies seeking new openings in one of the most dynamic emerging markets. The capital city, Astana, which is evolving rapidly as an administrative and business centre, will host two days of informed discussion and debate on investment prospects and the state of the global economy.
The event brought together investors, policy-makers, bankers, journalists, NGO representatives and government officials for an extensive programme of:
Annual Meeting updates
The EBRD’s Board of Governors meeting ran alongside the Business Forum programme and other associated events. All participants were invited to attend the Opening Session of the Board of Governors meeting.
See the full programme here.
The Business Forum offered participants the chance to take part in a challenging and insightful programme of discussion panels and country events on topical financial, economic, political and social issues affecting the EBRD region and to benefit from various networking opportunities and social events.
Panellists included leading economists and senior business executives as well as policy makers from the EBRD countries of operations with particular input from Asia.
The Bank also held a number of associated events and meetings with representatives of civil society and others to discuss the impact of the EBRD’s operations.
Prior to the EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum, the authorities of Kazakhstan welcomed the participants to the Kazakhstan Investment Forum on Thursday 19 May, 2011. This half day event focussed on the investment climate and potential of Kazakhstan.
18 May 2011
Financial Globalization: In Search of “Local Content”
Address by President Thomas Mirow at the G-20/EBRD/RBWC Conference on Local Currency and Local Capital Market Development, Astana
19 May 2011
Opening remarks by EBRD Chief Economist Erik Berglof
G20 conference, Astana
Opening Remarks by President Thomas Mirow
Kazakhstan Investment Forum
20 May 2011
President Thomas Mirow's press conference
The EBRD invites a select group of companies to become partners of the 2011 Business Forum.
For more information on the sponsorship opportunities available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The EBRD partners for the 2011 Business Forum included:
Flagship Forum Partner
Raiffeisen Bank International
Major Forum Partner
Special Event Partner
Ernst & Young
Korea Gas Corporation
Korea National Oil Corporation
Premier Forum Newspaper
The Financial Times
The Kazakhstan Host Investment Forum took place on Thursday 19 May along with other Annual Meeting associated events.
At each Annual Meeting, the EBRD mitigates the environmental impact of holding an event of this size by investing in a project to offset carbon. This year, together with Environmental Partner KEGOC JSC, the Bank invested in a project to enhance efficient use of energy in a public school building in Astana.
Visit KEGOC JSC website
BY INVITATION ONLY
Developing Local Currency Finance and Local Capital Markets
Astana, 18-19 May 2011, the Pyramid summit room
Erik Berglof, Chief Economist of the EBRD (13KB - PDF)
Jong-Ku Choi, Deputy Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea (60KB - PDF)
Marc Uzan, Executive Director, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (forthcoming)
Papers and presentations
Foreign Currency Loans - Demand or Supply Driven? (448KB - PDF)
Paper by Martin Brown, Karolin Kirschenmann and Steven Ongena
Foreign Banks and Foreign Currency Lending in Emerging Europe (219KB - PDF)
Paper by Martin Brown and Ralph de Haas
Foreign Banks and Foreign Currency Lending in Emerging Europe (301KB - PDF)
Presentation by Ralph de Haas and Martin Brown
How Do Exchange Rate Regimes Affect Firms’ Incentives to Hedge Currency Risk? Micro Evidence for Latin America (417KB - PDF)
Paper by Herman Kamil
Comments (54KB - PDF)
Comments from Philip Turner on paper by Herman Kamil
How Do Exchange Rate Regimes Affect Firms' Incentives to Hedge Exchange Rate Risk? Micro Evidence for Latin America (507KB - PDF)
Presentation by Herman Kamil
Causes and consequences of over-borrowing in FX: new evidence (408KB - PDF)
Presentation by Frank Westermann
Philip Turner (presentation)
De-dollarization in Turkey (543KB - PDF)
Presentation by Erdem BAŞÇI
From Dollarization through De-dollarization to Euroization? The Case of Poland (305KB - PDF)
Presentation by Andrzej Raczko
De-dollarization Experience in Peru (1MB - PDF)
Presentation by Paul Castillo
Mark Allen (presentation)
Local currency bond markets and its benefits for financial stability (588KB - PDF)
Presentation by Bernd Braasch
Financial Deepening and the International Monetary System (90KB - PDF)
Presentation by Chris Marsh
EBRD shareholders take steps towards supporting emerging Arab democracies
Investments could reach € 2.5 billion a year
What is the future for innovators and business creators?
Young voices from Central Asia speak out
Writers talk about growing up in the post-communist world
For slideshows of individual events, visit our photo galleries at www.flickr.com/ebrd
We are one of the region's biggest agribusiness investors.
The EBRD promotes development of robust financial sectors.
We seek to improve municipal services in our countries of operations.
Our telecoms team supports IT, media and telecommunications projects.
EBRD aims to build efficient, reliable and secure transport systems.
The Bank finances a range of natural resource industries.