Central Banking and Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Release Joint Statement Announcing Holding of Central Banking Autumn Meetings in Conjunction with ECCB’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Basseterre, Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis – Central Banking is honoured to be hosting its Autumn Meetings in conjunction with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s (ECCB’s) Global Conference, from November 8-10 in Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis. This is the first time in history that Central Banking has partnered with a central bank to host a Meeting Series and also marks the first time one will be held in the Caribbean.

The ECCB is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, which gives great cause for celebration. The three-day Global Conference is a must-attend event and will include a tour of the beautiful country of Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis.

The extensive agenda will focus on critical global topics, including Greening the Financial System; Reserves Management; FinTech and CBDCs. The event will host world-class chairs and speakers, who will explore current challenges and innovation, as well as deliver up-to-date case studies.

We are immensely proud to continuously bring the global central banking community together for essential face-to-face meetings such as this one, which will take place at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s headquarters in St Kitts.

Michelle Godwin
Global Brand Director
Central Banking

The ECCB, on January 19, 2023, launched its yearlong celebration, “A Year of Reflection, Celebration and Implementation,” to mark its 40th Anniversary, which will be observed on October 1, 2023. The ECCB@40 Global Conference, under the theme: “Advancing the  ECCU’s Colourful Economies for Holistic Sustainable Development,” is one of the key flagship events to celebrate this milestone anniversary, and will take place from
November 8 – 10, 2023, at the ECCB Campus, in St Kitts. The Conference will feature three topic areas: Green Financing, Reserve Management and Fintech/CBDC.

We are pleased and honoured to be partnering with Central Banking, which will be hosting its Autumn Meetings, as part of the ECCB@40 Global Conference. This is the first time Central Banking will be partnering with a central bank in hosting any of its Meetings. Central Banking’s Annual Spring, Summer and Autumn Meetings have a rich tradition of bringing together central banking experts from around the world. This is indicative of the high esteem in which our small, yet impactful central bank is held globally.

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s ECCB@40 Global Conference and its strategic alliance with Central Banking strengthen the ECCB’s goal of Transforming the ECCU Through Innovation and Collective Action and further establish the Bank as a thought leader and pioneering institution in its field.

Whether through our solar-power canopy project, which has made our headquarters carbon neutral, or our DCash pilot project, which has resulted in the ECCU becoming the first currency union to issue a Central Bank-based Digital Currency, the ECCB keeps innovating and breaking new ground, as exemplified by this novel partnership with Central Banking.

As the Bank marks its 40th Anniversary, we cannot think of a better time to be hosting such an important Global Conference. We look forward to welcoming the world to our beautiful Campus in Saint Kitts, in November 2023!

Dr Valda F Henry
ECCB Deputy Governor and Chair of the 40th Anniversary Planning Committee
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)

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