BACEE events in 2001
BACEE's 5th Bank Credit Risk Analysis Seminar (20-21 November 2001, Budapest)
There were 42 participants from 14 countries including 9 BACEE member banks at the seminar, during which the economic situation and the banking system of the following countries were assessed: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and with special focus: Yugoslavia.
Participants received over 450 pages of background materials on the economy and the banking system of countries discussed.
Presentations were given by
- Mr. Pál Gáspár (ICEG European Centre, Budapest)
- Mr. Stephen Timewell (Editor, The Banker, London)
- Mr. Vojin Bjelica (Chairman of the Yugoslav Banking Association, Belgrade)
- Mr. Tomislav Galac (Division Head, Croatian National Bank, Zagreb)
- Mr. Attila Bartha (Researcher, Kopint Datorg Economic Research Co., Budapest)
- Mr. Tamás Novák (Project Leader, ICEG European Centre, Budapest)
- Ms. Monica Sibinescu (Economist, Eximbank of Romania, Bucharest)
- Ms. Maja Stevkova Sterieva (Manager, Komercijalna Banka, Skopje)
- Vladislav Cvetkovic (Special Adviser, National Bank of Yugoslavia)
- Mr. István Lengyel (Secretary General, BACEE)
BACEE Bank Analysts' Training Course (2-3 October 2001, Budapest)
26 delegates from 12 countries participated in the training course including 11 BACEE member banks. During the 2 days the participants could get acquainted with practical ways of analysing banks and the assessment of different kinds of information. There was a special focus on case studies with examples of banks from Central and Eastern Europe. The moderators were Ms. Elisabeth Jackson-Moore, Managing Director of Moody's Interbank Credit service Ltd. and Mr. György Szelecki, Senior Manager of Deloitte & Touche in Hungary.
BACEE's 4th Bank Credit Risk Analysis Seminar (8-9 May 2001, Budapest)
35 delegates from 9 countries, including representatives of 10 BACEE member banks participated.
The discussion materials, prepared by BACEE for the participants included country and banking system surveys and recent information on the countries analysed during the meeting. During the 2-day session, 13 CEE countries were covered, in each course including:
- political situation
- economic overview
- situation of the banking system
Presentations were given by
- Mrs. Éva Várhegyi (Financial Research Ltd., Budapest) on the Hungarian banking system
- Mrs. Monica Sibinescu (Romanian Eximbank) on the Romanian banking system
- Mr. Pál Gáspár (ICEG European Centre, Budapest) on the political and economic situation in Slovakia, Hungary the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia and Poland.
Political and economic situation of the other 8 states, as well as banking systems except for Hungary and Romania were covered by BACEE's staff. The event was sponsored by Reuters, the representatives of which also delivered a presentation on the company's services for bank analysts.
The Third BACEE International Treasurers' Meeting (3-4 April 2001, Prague)
In 2001, we organised this event for the third time. Altogether, 45 delegates attended the meeting, representing 28 banks and institutions, including 11 BACEE member banks.
The speakers' panel included:
- Dr. Thierry Vissol, Head of Unit, European Commission
- Mr. Paul Mercier, Deputy Director, European Central Bank, Frankfurt
- Mr. Corrado Pistarino, BIN IMI, London
- Mr. Vladimir Kolman, Interbanka, Prague
- Mr. Willy Scheerlinck, Euro Banking Association, Paris
- Mr. Godfried De Vidts, Fortis Bank, Brussels
- Mr. Jean-Marie De Baerdemaeker, Fortis Bank Polska, Warsaw
- Mr. Jacek Kasprzewski, Chase JP Morgan, Warsaw
- Ms. Maria Dunin-Wasowicz, Office of the Prime Minister, Warsaw
- Ms. Janice Hood Habash, First Union Bank, Charlotte
- Mr. Stephen Timewell, The Banker magazine, London
- Mr. Stefan Kolek, HypoVereinsbank, Munich
- Mr. Imre Balogh, MKB, Budapest
During the meeting the following subjects were discussed:
- The monetary policy of the European Central Bank
- Preparations for the introduction of cash euro
- Update on the situation of settlement of FX operations
- Development of the euro financial markets
- The Polish banking system on its way to EU Accession. Last limits of PLN convertibility
- FX deals through the Internet
- The global financial situation and Central Europe
- Exploring the prospects of Central and East European currencies
- The Hungarian banking system. The convertibility of HUF
- Overview of the Czech banking system
- Polish policy regarding the EMU and payment systems in the context of EU accession
- Cross-border securities settlement
- Role of banks in the new e-economy