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Meetings

Discussions

Moderated working lunches and dinners on current topics in the world economy.

Forthcoming Meetings

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 27 - Mon 27 Mar 2017

2017.03.27 - Lunch with Lord Lamont

A lunch discussion with Lord (Norman) Lamont, former UK chancellor of the exchequer on the state of Britain's finances and the economic outlook for the UK for 2017 

Discussions | Mon 3 Apr 2017

2017.04.03 - Javier Guzman Calafell, Deputy Governor, Bank of Mexico

A briefing with Javier Guzmán, deputy governor of the Banco de México. The discussion focuses on economic developments and prospects in Mexico, inflation rate targeting, divergent global monetary policy, as well as current macroeconomic challenges and opportunities.

Discussions | UK Mon 3 Apr 2017

2017.04.03 Discussion with Akinari Horii

Akinari Horii

Akinari Horii, former assistant governor of the Bank of Japan up to 2010, joins for a conversation with OMFIF members on the perspectives for Japanese growth, Japanese monetary policy, Abenomics and the general position on world financial markets.

Discussions | Wed 5 Apr 2017

2017 04.05 Dennis Lockhart dinner

Dennis Lockhart

OMFIF holds a dinner discussion marking Dennis Lockhart's decade as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Lockhart, who became president just prior to the financial crisis, is widely credited as a bellwether voice on the Federal Open Market Commitee. 

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Discussions | Thu 6 Apr 2017

2017.04.06 - Dominique Moisi

A discussion with Dominique Moïsi, founder and senior adviser at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI). The meeting will focus on the implications of the French presidential elections and the consequences for French politics, the Anglo-French relations and the future of Europe.

Past Meetings

2017 reveal more news

Discussions | Tue 14 Mar 2017

Discussions | Thu 9 Mar 2017

Discussions | Thu 23 - Thu 23 Feb 2017

Discussions | Tue 31 - Tue 31 Jan 2017

Discussions | Fri 6 - Fri 6 Jan 2017

2016 reveal more news

Discussions | Tue 29 Nov 2016

Discussions | Mon 21 - Mon 21 Nov 2016

Discussions | Fri 18 Nov 2016

Discussions | Fri 18 Nov 2016

Discussions | Thu 10 Nov 2016

Discussions | Cyprus Thu 27 Oct 2016

Discussions | Thu 20 Oct 2016

Discussions | Thu 20 Oct 2016

Discussions | Wed 29 Jun 2016

Discussions | Thu 16 Jun 2016

Discussions | Fri 10 Jun 2016

Discussions | Wed 8 Jun 2016

Discussions | Thu 2 Jun 2016

Discussions | Fri 13 May 2016

Discussions | Tue 3 May 2016

Discussions | United States Fri 15 Apr 2016

Discussions | Tue 15 Mar 2016

Discussions | Wed 2 Mar 2016

Discussions | Wed 10 Feb 2016

2015 reveal more news

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 4 Nov 2015

Discussions | Peru Sat 10 Oct 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 29 Sep 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 17 Sep 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 30 Jun 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 2 Jun 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Fri 8 May 2015

Discussions | Germany Wed 6 May 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 5 May 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 24 Mar 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 23 Mar 2015

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 12 Mar 2015

2014 reveal more news

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 10 Dec 2014

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 20 Nov 2014

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 20 Oct 2014

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 15 Oct 2014

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 16 Sep 2014

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 24 Jul 2014

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 7 Jul 2014

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 26 Jun 2014

The consolations of economics and implications for global policy-making

Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to Mayor of London

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 25 Jun 2014

Managing the exit

Sir Charlie Bean, Deputy Governor, Bank of England

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 18 Jun 2014

Challenges for UK’s monetary policy

Ian McCafferty, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 11 Jun 2014

How François Mitterrand and Charles de Gaulle shaped France and Europe

Jonathan Fenby, China Director, Trusted Sources, and Philip Short, author and former BBC correspondent

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 15 May 2014

Greek recovery: perspectives for the way ahead

Horst Reichenbach, Head of the European Commission’s Task Force for Greece

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 28 Apr 2014

Roundtable on India's general elections

Lord (Meghnad) Desai, Emertius Professor of Economics, London School of Economics.

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 10 Apr 2014

Fiscal sustainability in the UK

Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 17 Mar 2014

Financial regulation in China: status quo and perspectives

Armstrong Sheng Chen, Deputy Director, Banking Innovation Supervisory Department, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 26 Feb 2014

BMW and the world economic and political environment

Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG and Sales and Marketing BMW, Sales Channels BMW Group

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 19 Feb 2014

Breaking up the euro to save the Union

François Heisbourg, Special Advisor, Foundation for Strategic Research, and Chairman of the IISS Council

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 18 Feb 2014

Alternative Energy - A platform for sustainable economic development in the 21st century

Paul van Seters, Professor of Globalization and Sustainable Development, Tilburg University, and Ruud Lubbers, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 18 Feb 2014

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 28 Jan 2014

Reserve Management in Africa

Kingsley Moghalu, Deputy Governor, and Lamido Yuguda, Head of Reserve Management, Central Bank of Nigeria

2013 reveal more news

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 21 Nov 2013

Banking supervision in Europe

Adam Farkas, Executive Director of the European Banking Authority

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 11 Nov 2013

Germany and the euro area

Sabine Lautenschläger, Vice President, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 23 Oct 2013

What the crisis has taught us

William White, former Economic Adviser, Head of Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 15 Oct 2013

Mozambique's role in international trade and investment

Carlos dos Santos, High Commissioner Mozambique

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 9 Oct 2013

The intellectual temptation: Dangerous ideas in politics

Frits Bolkestein, former European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 30 Sep 2013

Portugal as an investment location

Joao de Vallera, Portuguese Ambassador to the UK

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 25 Sep 2013

The political & economic agenda for China, EU and UK in the coming decade

Hua Yang, Head of Policy Planning, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the UK

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 24 Jul 2013

OMFIF Advisory Board Dinner

William Keegan, Member of the Editorial Board; John Kornblum, former US Ambassador to Germany

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 23 Jul 2013

The path to the German elections

Michael Stürmer, former advisor to Helmut Kohl and Chief Correspondent, Die Welt; John Kornblum, former US Ambassador to Germany

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 17 - Wed 17 Jul 2013

The debt management of the UK

Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive Officer, UK Debt Management Office

Discussions | United Kingdom Fri 12 Jul 2013

The economic situation in Malta

Josef Bonnici, Governor, Central Bank of Malta

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 9 Jul 2013

Germany’s economic prospect domestically and internationally

Joachim Schwarzer, Director for Germany, EBRD

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 3 Jul 2013

Greece and the eurozone crisis

Konstantinos Bikas, former Director-General of the Greek National Intelligence Service

Discussions | United Kingdom Mon 17 Jun 2013

The role of the IMF in the world economy

Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 11 Jun 2013

What would Margaret Thatcher make of David Cameron’s Britain?

Lord (Norman) Lamont, former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 6 Jun 2013

Europe and energy: A domestic and international perspective

Gerhard Schröder, former German Chancellor

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 5 Jun 2013

Germany's EU policy

Georg Boomgaarden, German Ambassador to the UK

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 21 May 2013

China & London: RMB internationalisation, investment & cooperation

Mingyou Bao, Chief Representative - London, People's Bank of China

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 15 May 2013

Turkey’s role in international trade and investment

Ünal Çeviköz, Turkish Ambassador to the UK

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 14 May 2013

Cyprus and the euro zone crisis

Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics; David Green, Independent Commission on the Future of Banking in Cyprus

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 24 Apr 2013

Poland as an investment location

Beata Stelmach, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Pawet Graniewski, Vice-President, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 23 Apr 2013

RMB internationalisation

Songzuo Xiang, Chief Economist, Agricultural Bank of China

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 11 Apr 2013

The Lebanese economy and future for the Middle East

Haroutiun Samuelian, Vice-Governor, Central Bank of Lebanon

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 20 Mar 2013

Africa and the Indo-Pacific: Mauritius

Rundheersing Bheenick, Governor, Bank of Mauritius

Discussions | United Kingdom Thu 14 Mar 2013

The ECB and the OMT

Francesco Papadia, former Director General, Market Operations, European Central Bank

Discussions | United Kingdom Wed 13 Mar 2013

The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore

Discussions | United Kingdom Tue 19 Feb 2013

Eurocrash!

London

Discussions | United Kingdom Fri 15 Feb 2013

Italian elections

Lorenzo Codogno, Director General, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy

Discussions | United Kingdom Fri 25 Jan 2013

Greece & the euro crisis: Consequences for investors

Konstantinos Bikas, former Director-General of the Greek National Intelligence Service