Central Bank Communications Conference

Communications challenges for policy effectiveness, accountability and reputation

Tuesday, 14 and Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Main Building, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Conference room C2.01/02
Open to the media

Programme

Conference brochure

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

8:30
Registration and coffee
9:00

Opening remarks

Christine Graeff, European Central Bank

9:05

Session 1
Leveraging communication for policy effectiveness and reputation

Chair: Beatrice Weder di Mauro, INSEAD Singapore

Communicating unconventional monetary policy
Michael Ehrmann, European Central Bank

The future of Odyssean and Delphic guidance
Charles L. Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

General discussion

10:30
Coffee break
11:00

Policy panel
At the heart of policy: challenges and opportunities of central bank communication

Watch

Chair: David Wessel, Brookings Institution

Mark Carney, Bank of England
Mario Draghi, European Central Bank
Haruhiko Kuroda, Bank of Japan
Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

12:45
Lunch at the ECB executive dining area, third floor
 

Lunch speech
Are there limits to communication? Can central banks talk too much?

Hyun Song Shin, Bank for International Settlements

14:30

Session 2
Learning about policy from central bank communications

Chair: Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs
Erik F. Nielsen, UniCredit
Jill Vardy, Bank of Canada

General discussion

16:00
Coffee break
16:30

Session 3
Is “more” always “better”? Transparency, accountability and the clarity of message

Chair: Erkki Liikanen, Bank of Finland

Stefan Gerlach, EFG Bank
Sylvie Goulard, Former Member of the European Parliament
Donald Kohn, Brookings Institution

General discussion

18:00
End of first day
19:00
Dinner
 

Dinner speech
Be first, but be right: the future of news amid market pressures

Alessandra Galloni, Reuters

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

8:30
Registration and coffee
9:00

Session 4
Reaching out beyond the comfort zone

Chair: Adrian Monck, World Economic Forum

Anthony Gooch, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Christine Graeff, European Central Bank
Gerry Rice, International Monetary Fund

General discussion

10:30
Coffee break
11:00

Closing policy panel discussion
Looking ahead: what is on central banks’ communication agenda?

Chair: Peter Praet, European Central Bank

Sharon Donnery, Central Bank of Ireland
Andy Haldane, Bank of England
Lars Rohde, Danmarks Nationalbank

12:50

Closing remarks

Peter Praet, European Central Bank

13:00

Buffet lunch in the foyer of the conference room
Opportunity for guided tours of the ECB Visitor Centre

End of conference

This programme may be subject to change without notice.

General information

Conference venue

European Central Bank
Main building, Conference room C2.01/02
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 1344 0
Fax: +49 69 1344 6000
info@ecb.europa.eu

Conference language

English

Transfers

Participants are requested to arrange their own transfers to and from the airport, unless indicated otherwise.

Dinner venue

Windows 25, Japan Center, Taunustor 2, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Contacts for conference content

Mr Gabriel Glöckler
Directorate General Communications
Principal Adviser
Tel.: +49 69 1344 6568
Mobile: +49 160 9092 7606
Email: gabriel.glockler@ecb.europa.eu

Mr Roberto Motto
Directorate General Economics
Head of the Strategy Issues Section
Tel.: +49 69 1344 6309
Mobile: +49 152 2258 07869
Email: roberto.motto@ecb.europa.eu

Contacts for all other arrangements

Mr Nasser Hanafy
Directorate General Communications
Outreach Division
Tel.: +49 69 1344 7523
Mobile: +49 174 172 4642
Email: communicationsconference@ecb.europa.eu