Conference Report

The fourth scientific and practical conference "International competition in banking: theory and practice" was held on May 21-22, 2009 at the state higher educational institution "the Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine".

The aim of the conference was the discussion of processes of global financial and economic crises, competitiveness of banking systems and integration of the Ukrainian banking system into the European and world community.

Before the conference a collection of reports' theses with 140 publications of scientists from different countries was published.

More than 150 participants took part in the conference. Among the participants were the leading specialists of the National Bank of Ukraine, representatives of High School of Bundesbank (Germany), Poznan School of Banking (Poland), Portuguese branch of AS "PrivatBank", and scholars from Central Bank of Russia, Republic of Belarus and other Ukrainian cities.

At the plenary session more than 150 scientists and practitioners made the reports and took part in the discussion.

The conference had focused on the following items: 

  1. Competitiveness and modernization of banking system in the context of world and national economy development.
  2. Forming the competitiveness of national banking system and the role of state control in providing the competitive environment in the banking market.

Based on the conference results, the recommendations as to development of international banking competition, adoption of economic and managerial decisions to increase the efficiency of banking system activity to confront financial and economic crisis were made. 

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