Anniversary conference

The anniversary conference, which will take place on 25 May 2018, marks the official celebration by the Riksbank and the Riksdag of the 350th anniversary of the Riksbank. A special anniversary conference will be held on the theme “The role of central banks then, now and in the future”. Among others, the Governors of the Bank of Finland, Bank of England and Federal Reserve System, will take the floor. For more details, see the conference programme below.

The purpose of the anniversary conference is to celebrate the 350 year history of the Riksbank and to draw attention to the central bank, its history and its role now and in the future. The seminars during the anniversary conference shall provide an opportunity for important discussions regarding the roles and tasks of the central bank in the past, present and future.

The conference will be by invitation only will be divided into two parts. The morning is devoted to a Swedish audience, with invited guests from the Riksdag, the Government, public authorities and the business sector. The afternoon is devoted to an international audience, with invited guests from central banks around the world and other international organisations.

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 central banks in the future.

The anniversary conference will conclude with an anniversary dinner at Stockholm City Hall.

Journalists will be able to apply for accreditation for the conference. Special invitations for this will be sent out. Questions about the conference can be addressed to the Riksbank’s Press Office.

Updated 09/04/2018