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Conference on
Deepening Financial Sector Reforms and Regional Cooperation in South Asia
November 6-7, 2008

Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road , New Delhi

November 6, 2008
Inaugural Session

  • Words of welcome by Rajiv Kumar , ICRIER
  • Special address by Benno Graw, Financial Councillor, German Consulate General, Mumbai
  • Words of Welcome and Overview of the conference by Gunter Taube, InWEnt
Session 1: Financial Sectors in South Asia in the Backdrop of Financial Sector Reforms
Chair: Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER
Panelist : K.P. Krishnan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance , India
Salman Shah, Former Finance Minister of Pakistan
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Joshua Felman, IMF
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Session II: Integration of Regional Financial Markets – The Road Ahead
Chair: W.A. Wijewardena, Deputy Governor, Central Bank, Sri Lanka
Panelist : Eli M. Remolona, Chief Representative, BIS Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific, Hong Kong
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K. M. Abraham, Whole Time Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India
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Ugo Panizza, Chief Debt, Development and Finance Unit, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva
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November 7, 2008
Session III: Financial Inclusion in South Asia
Chair Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER
Panelist : Huzzatul Islam Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust , Bangladesh
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Mandira Sarma, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
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Session IV (High Level Panel Discussion) : Regional Financial and Monetary Cooperation: Pursuing Financial Stability
Chair Martina Metzger, BIF/InWEnt
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Panelist: Sheel Kant Sharma, Secretary General, SAARC secretariat
Sebastian G. Paust, Executive Director for Austria, Germany, Luxemburg, Turkey and United Kingdom, Asian Development Bank
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Charles Wyplosz, Professor of Economics, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva
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Ernesto May, Sector Director, Poverty Reduction, Economic Management, Finance and Private Sector Development, The World Bank, Washington , D.C
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End of conference with a vote of thanks by Gunter Taube, InWEnt
Participants : Mr. Aamir Shamim, Head, Treasury and Financial Institutions Division of the Dawood Islamic Bank Limited, Pakistan
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