16th Annual Central Europe Summit

Shaping resilience in a dynamic economic landscape

IN-PERSON EVENT | Prague, Czech Republic | ČNB Kongresové Centrum

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Join us for the 16th Annual Central Europe Summit 2024, where Moody’s experts, financial leaders and policymakers will converge to explore key themes shaping the region's economic trajectory. From dissecting monetary policy and assessing fiscal resilience to navigating inflationary pressures and banking trends, this summit offers a comprehensive examination of critical issues affecting credit in Central and Eastern Europe.


08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Networking

09:50 - 10:20

CEE Sovereign Outlook: Assessing Macroeconomic Resilience and Fiscal Stability

  • What is the outlook for economic growth in 2024 and beyond?
  • How will fiscal strength of the region develop given the growth and interest-rate environment?
  • What are the key drivers of the Czech Republic's creditworthiness?
  • What is the outlook for the Czech regions and cities?
10:20 - 11:00

Navigating Economic Winds: The Dual Impact of Lower Inflation and Structural Change on the Czech Economy in 2024

  • How will a normalization of inflation shape economic strategies?
  • What are the ripple effects across the region of ongoing global structural changes?
  • What would be the implications of the Czech Republic joining the eurozone?
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee and Networking Break

11:30 - 12:00

Spotlight on Banking and Finance Trends

  • How many rate cuts will we see this year and how will it impact CEE banks’ performance?
  • Have shifts in credit conditions altered the strategic importance of the CEE region?
  • Will real estate markets bottom out in 2024?
  • How will technological innovation change future banking and close the gap to traditional finance?
12:00 - 12:30

Fireside Chat: Corporate Funding Needs in the Czech Republic

  • How will the 2024’s surge in corporate debt issuance help ease default risk in Europe?
  • What is the current state-of-play for corporate bond issuance in the Czech Republic?
  • How can different structures address various types of bond issue transactions for Czech corporate issuers?
  • What are key considerations for issuers to consider when looking to tap debt capital markets vs. bank loans?
12:30 - 13:00

Cyber Shaping Credit

  • Most important drivers of credit impact
  • Analysis of historical cyber-related ratings actions
  • Evolution of cyber credit impact over time
13:05 - 14:05

Lunch and Networking

Jan Frait Deputy Governor Czech National Bank (CNB) Bio
Kamila Makhmudova CFO, Member of the Management Board Raiffeisenbank Česká republika Bio
Michal Skořepa Chief Macro Economist Česká spořitelna Bio
Vladimir Stehno Head of DCM, Czech Republic Česká spořitelna Bio
Colin Ellis Managing Director, Global Credit Strategist Moody's Ratings Bio
David Aldrich Managing Director - EMEA Commercial Relationship Management & Global Sovereigns Moody's Ratings Bio
Igor Ovčáčík Country Manager - Czech Republic, Vice President-Relationship Manager – CEE, LBO Desk Specialist – EMEA Moody's Ratings Bio
Heiko Peters Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Moody's Ratings Bio
Irena Krizkovska Analyst, Sub-Sovereign Moody's Ratings Bio
Knut Slatten Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Infrastructure Finance Moody's Ratings Bio
Katja Reise Vice President - Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Moody's Ratings Bio
Maria Jose Mori Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Moody's Ratings Bio
Sebastien Cieniewski Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Moody's Ratings Bio
Leroy Terrelonge Vice President - Senior Analyst, Cyber Credit Risk Moody's Ratings Bio

Venue Details:

Venue Name: ČNB Kongresové Centrum

Address: Senovážné náměstí 866/30 Prague 1, Czech Republic