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Published Date: 20 September 2010

MAS Hosts the 16th International Conference of Banking Supervisors

Singapore, 20 September 2010…The 16th International Conference of Banking Supervisors (ICBS) will be held in Singapore from 20 to 23 September 2010.

2   Hosted by MAS and jointly organised with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the 16th ICBS will see senior officials from central banks and supervisory agencies from more than 100 countries in Singapore. They will discuss key supervisory issues and foster continuing cooperation in international banking oversight.

3   The themes of discussion for the 16th ICBS will be “Towards a More Resilient Banking Sector” and “A Stable Financial Environment for Sustained Economic Growth”. Heng Swee Keat, Managing Director of MAS, will deliver a welcome speech on 22 September 2010. Nout Wellink, President of the Netherlands Bank and Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, will open the conference. Liu Mingkang, Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, will deliver a keynote speech on 23 September 2010. There will be panel discussions and workshops on the two themes, chaired by various banking supervisors.
4   Details on the 16th ICBS and the conference programme are available at