The Basel Process - meetings

The BIS fosters discussion and facilitates collaboration among financial and monetary officials by organising and hosting bimonthly and other meetings of officials from central banks and supervisory authorities.

Bimonthly meetings

Governors and other senior officials of BIS member central banks hold bimonthly meetings, usually in Basel, to discuss current developments and the outlook for the world economy and financial markets. They also exchange views and experiences on issues of interest to central banks.

Other meetings of Governors

The Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) is a high-level forum responsible for international collaboration on banking supervision. Chaired by Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, the GHOS meets periodically to decide on global banking regulations and oversee the work of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

The central bank Governors of major emerging market economies meet three times a year to discuss issues of importance to their economies. Regular meetings are also held for the Governors of central banks in small open economies.

For senior central bank officials, the Bank organises various meetings to which other financial authorities, and occasionally the private financial sector and the academic community, are invited to contribute. These meetings include:

  • annual meetings of the working parties on monetary policy, held in Basel but also hosted at a regional level by central banks in Asia, central and eastern Europe, and Latin America
  • the meeting of Deputy Governors of emerging market economies
  • high-level meetings organised by the Financial Stability Institute for Governors and Deputy Governors and heads of supervisory authorities.

The Bank also regularly organises informal discussions among public and private sector representatives that focus on their shared interests in promoting a sound and well functioning international financial system.