Forthcoming events


  • POSTPONED TO 20-21 OCTOBER 2021, combined physical / virtual event
    BIS Basel: IFC workshop on "Data science in central banking - data, technologies and applications" (Call for papers)
  • POSTPONED TO 14-15 SEPTEMBER 2021 (dates TBC)
    Paris, France: Conference on "Statistics for sustainable finance", co-organised with Bank of France and Deutsche Bundesbank

Past events


  • CANCELLED: 10th IFC Conference, BIS Basel (August 2020)
  • 17-18 February 2020, Lisbon, Portugal: Conference on external statistics "Bridging measurement challenges and analytical needs of external statistics: evolution or revolution?", co-organised with the Bank of Portugal and the European Central Bank (programme); the proceedings of the conference were published in the IFC Bulletin No 52.


      • 16-23 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: IFC Satellite Seminars and IFC sponsored sessions at the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress - ISI2019.

The IFC organised 2 Satellite Seminars with the Central Bank of Malaysia and the ECB:
 16 August 2019: IFC-BNM-ECB Satellite on "Post-crisis data landscape: micro data for the macro world" (agenda)
 17 August 2019: IFC-BNM Satellite on "Statistics on Fintech - bringing together demand and supply to measure its impact" (agenda)

IFC contribution: The IFC-sponsored 7 Invited Paper Sessions (IPS), 2 Special Topic Sessions (STS), 1 Special Invited Session (SIPS) and 1 Lunch Time Discussion Group (LTDG):
 IPS-173 "Consistent measurement of multinational enterprise (MNE) activities in Economic Statistics" 
 IPS-176 "Statistical challenges in the monitoring of commercial property markets" 
 IPS-177 "Benefitting from data sharing between institutions" 
 IPS-178 "For better statistics; Good communication between users and compilers" 
 IPS-179 "Communicating central banks' statistics effectively in the digital age" 
 IPS-184 "Analytical use and applications of financial accounts and macroeconomic balance sheets" 
 IPS-188 "Short Term Surveys, Big Data and Inflation" 
 STS-441 "Generating new insights by using and linking micro data sets"
 STS-442 "Creating comprehensive data worlds through formal standardisation and semantic harmonization" 
 IPS 2339 IFC-ISI joint SIPS: "Official statistics: challenges and opportunities in NSOs and central banks" followed by IFC LTDG: "Challenges for official statistics" 

  • 18-20 March 2019, Istanbul, Turkey: Workshop on the use of financial accounts, co-organised with the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (programme); the proceedings of the workshop were published in the IFC Bulletin No 51
  • 15 January 2019, Rome, Italy: Bank of Italy-BIS Workshop on "Computing Platforms for Big Data and Machine Learning", co-organised with the Bank of Italy (programme)

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