Central bankers from all over the globe attended the Central Banking 2015 Spring Training Seminar Series in Windsor at the end of April.
More than 70 leading experts from central banks, as well as international organisations, government bodies, academia and the private sector participated in the seminars to debate current issues and challenges.
Now in its 13th year, this training series has established itself as a regular date in the diaries of central bankers worldwide.
The programme is tailored to help attendees address the most pressing challenges within central banking. Delegates gain insight from leading central bankers from around the globe and key speakers often return each year.
All discussions are held in a roundtable format to encourage participants to share their experiences and debate pressing issues in their field in an informal environment.
The two-week event, hosted at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park (pictured) included seven different seminars, each running over the course of four days and covering key challenges of a particular area in central banking. The first week included three seminars on Strategic Planning and Change Management, Central Bank Statistics, and Financial Stability.
The next week covered four more focus areas: Governance, Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), Internal Audit, and Banknote and Currency Management.
The training courses offered a welcome break from the hectic daily work life for many, allowing participants to focus entirely on improving their knowledge and understanding of key issues in central banking. A variety of social programmes such as half-day excursions to Windsor Castle and the surrounding areas offered much appreciated opportunities to network and unwind after intense days of education and debate.