Central Banking Seminar

The Central Banking Seminar is a week-long program designed to be a broadening experience for central bankers from around the world who have been identified as high-potential leaders by their respective institutions. To do that, it gives participants an overview of the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, financial supervision, global payment systems, financial markets, and selected challenges facing policymakers.

The conference is held each October at the New York Fed in the Financial District of New York City. Speakers include prominent commercial and investment bankers, experts from the financial community, distinguished faculty from major universities, and senior officials from central banks and the New York Fed.

The 43rd Central Banking Seminar will be held October 14-18, 2019.

A Valuable Networking Opportunity

Beyond the information covered in the seminar, the program's collegial environment offers participants extensive opportunities to network at all levels. Participants interact with the speakers and other Federal Reserve Bank officials during sessions and informally at luncheons, receptions, and other gatherings. Individual appointments with New York Fed officials can also be arranged so that the participants can pursue seminar topics in greater detail.

The seminar brings together participants from developed, emerging, and transitional economies on a common footing. Participants meet and establish personal connections with fellow central bankers that extend beyond the week that they are in New York. Through these contacts, participants share information and exchange ideas about common challenges and solutions.

How to Participate

Participation is limited to central bankers who have received an endorsement from the governor, chief executive, or head of the training department of their institution. They should be at least mid-level officers with sufficient education and work experience to be able to take advantage of the material and interactive format. Participants should have some background in financial markets and monetary and financial policy to derive maximum benefit from the program. Fluency in English is also key as translation is not provided. .

Nomination letters and questions regarding the Central Banking Seminar should be directed to our International Seminars and Training department at international.training@ny.frb.org.

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