Press invitation, The Riksbank's anniversary conference 25 May – central banks in the past, present and future

This year Sveriges Riksbank celebrates its 350th anniversary. The Riksbank and the Riksdag are therefore organising an anniversary conference on the theme “Central banks in the past, present and future”. The hosts are the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin, Chairperson of the General Council of the Riksbank Su-sanne Eberstein and Governor of the Riksbank Stefan Ingves. Speakers and panellists will include central bank governors, economists and aca-demics from the entire world. Among others, Governor Mark Carney of the Bank of England, Governor Erkki Liikanen of the Bank of Finland and Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve System, will take the floor.

The conference is being held on 25 May 2018, from 9 am to 5 pm in Sveriges Riksdag, Andrakammarsalen (Second Chamber), entry from Riksplan.

The morning session, which is held in Swedish, is about the role of central banks in society, how this role has changed over time and what challenges lie ahead of us.

The afternoon session, which is held in English, will begin with a presentation of the Riksbank’s anniversary book “Sveriges Riksbank and the History of Central Banking”. After that there will be a panel discussion concerning the role of cen-tral banks in the future.

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The seminar will be webcasted live and be available afterwards on demand via the Riksdag’s website.

Press accreditation
Journalists who wish to attend but do not have the Riksdag's press accreditation can apply for this. Applications should be submitted by no later than 1 pm on 23 May via email to or via telephone to +46 20-349 000. Please state the following in your application: name, email address and telephone number, media company, personal identity number, and contact de-tails for your line manager.

We look forward to seeing you!

Press office tel. 46 8 787 0200

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The Riksbank is Sweden's central bank and an authority under the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament. The Riksbank is responsible for monetary policy with the objective to maintain price stability. The bank has also been given the task to promote a safe and efficient payment system.