The 26th International Financial Congress has been held in St. Petersburg. The organizers of the event traditionally became the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. “Proxy Centre” company took part in organizing the biggest annual forum of central and commercial banks, having provided accreditation for participants, media representatives and staff.
“Proxy Centre” specialists installed four accreditation points, one in Moscow and three Saint Petersburg. This enabled a prompt high-level service for client groups. Accreditation points started its work ahead of the event from 12 till 13 of July, operating as Information desks as well, where participants were able to address for all necessary information on the congress.
“Proxy Centre” company also provided equipment of the Accreditation points. The company has get the job done smooth and in compliance with deadlines. Totally, were issued 1388 badges, 1208 of them for participants and 180 for media representative. This is 185 mora than in the year 2016, when accreditation gained 1030 participants and 173 journalists.
The business programme included a plenary session, a dialogue between Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin and Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina, four panel sessions, 25 roundtables, and the Innotribe Startup Challenge. The Summer Macroeconomic School was organized for students, undergraduates and postgraduates as part of the additional programme. Four conferences were held on the day preceding the main Congress programme.
Participants in this year’s international sessions included former heads and current senior executives from the central banks of Malaysia, Poland, Finland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic, including Economist and Chairman of the Central Bank of Malaysia (2000–2016) Zeti Akhtar Aziz; former Prime Minister, former Minister of Finance, and former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland Marek Belka; Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and former Chairman of the Bank of Israel (1991–2000) Jacob Frenkel; and Professor of World Economics at Brandeis International Business School Stephen Cecchetti.
The Russian financial sector was represented by the Governor of the Russian Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina; Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets Anatoly Aksakov; President and Chairman of the Board of Sberbank German Gref; and President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank Andrei Kostin, among others.
The Congress business programme touched upon all aspects of the financial market. The IFC 2017 discussions focused on the development of the economy and finance, monetary and credit policy, banking business, payment system, pension savings market, insurance, microfinancing, financial technologies, financial accessibility, and financial literacy, among many other issues.