The ECB and Its Watchers
Over the years, "The ECB and Its Watchers" has evolved to an established platform for a mutually beneficial dialogue between central bankers, market participants and academics. Since its start in the year 1999, when the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt assumed responsibility for European monetary policy, the annual conference has met wide interest in the international financial community. The popularity and the success of the conference series have even triggered the setup of similiar events abroad.
The conference series was first organized by the former President of Deutsche Bundesbank, Axel Weber, during his time as Director of the Center for Financial Studies (CFS). From 2004 to 2014, Volker Wieland was responsible for the organization, first as Co-CFS Director and since 2009 as Managing Director of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Studies (IMFS). The conferences in the years 2015-2017 were organized by Günter Beck, Research Fellow at the IMFS. Volker Wieland was responsible for the "The ECB and Its Watchers XIX" conference, which took place on March 14, 2018 in Frankfurt.
Please note that attendance of "The ECB and Its Watchers" conference is by invitation only.