Timothy N J Antoine: Fit for the times - building resilience and embracing innovation for transformation

Remarks by Mr Timothy N J Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, at the 40th anniversary ECCB@40 Global Conference "Fit for the times - building resilience and embracing innovation for transformation", St Kitts And Nevis, 8 November 2023.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
10 November 2023

Good morning

1. Introduction

I am truly delighted to welcome each of you to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank's (ECCB's) 40th Anniversary Global Conference and to St. Kitts and Nevis – the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, the first US Treasury Secretary.

Some of you have travelled far, at considerable cost and effort, to share this milestone moment with us, I especially refer to my African, Asian and Pacific brothers and sisters.
To my colleague Caribbean governors, I truly appreciate your effort to be with us this week, having regard to the fact that you travelled to Jamaica last week for our CARICOM Governors' Meetings.
For those from the ECCU visiting ECCB for the first time, I extend a special welcome and to those returning, especially our licensed financial institutions, I say welcome back. This is your central bank; we work for you!

This Conference is the latest instalment in what has been an extraordinary year of celebrations under the theme: ECCB@40: A Year of Reflection, Celebration and Implementation for the ECCB.
Our Global Conference theme is Fit for the Times: Building Resilience and Embracing Innovation for Transformation (Slide 1).
In partnership with Central Banking, we have put together an interesting array of topics and an impressive lineup of speakers. We anticipate an enjoyable and memorable conference.