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62nd International Banking Summer School (IBSS) –
August 30 – September 10, 2009 - New Delhi, & Agra, India

International Banking Summer School, popularly known as “IBSS”, is a unique annual educational event for executives of banks and financial institutions world over. Every year the School is hosted by one of the leading Banking Institutes/Bankers’ Association in the host country in association with European Bank Training Network (EBTN).

Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF) will be organising the 62nd IBSS in India this year. Besides EBTN, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) will be a co-sponsor of the 62nd IBSS. We expect over 100 participants from about 40 countries this year.

The School begins on 30th August, at the Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi and then move to the Hotel Jaypee Palace in Agra in the afternoon of 5th September and closes on 10th September 2009. The School is a 10 days’ brisk academic exercise that provides a platform for the practitioners of banking and finance to learn and share the best practices and products available in today’s fiercely competitive global banking arena and to develop networking with global peers for sustainable business relationship.

The Main Theme of this year’s School is “Strategies for the era of Turbulence and Changing Contours of Banking” covering three major areas, viz., (i) Changing Contours of Risk; (ii)New Frontiers of Banking; and (iii) Emergence of Inclusive Banking.

Academic sessions will be through Lectures and panel discussions by renowned experts in Banking, Finance, Regulation and IT/ICT from world over; Guest Speakers from other sectors of economy; Group Discussions; Case Analysis; Films; Field Visits; etc.

In addition, participants to the School can take part in (i) Social events for networking and developing business relations; (ii) Sight-seeing in Delhi and Agra; (iii) Cultural show; and (iv) a Memorable Visit to one of the Wonders of the World – TAJ MAHAL.

The School is open to experienced bankers and finance professionals. It is a matter of fact that many of IBSS participants in the past hold very senior position in banking and finance industry.

The School Fee is INR 350,000 per participant with Early Bird incentive at INR 310,000 for registration upto 31st March and INR 325,000 upto 30th June from 1st April. Fee covers 10-days academic programme, 11-nights stay at Le Meridien and Jaypee Palace Hotels with breakfast/lunch/dinner within the programme, Transfer between Delhi & Agra and Sight-seeing trips/social events included in the programme.

Details of IBSS along with Registration Form are given separately

Looking forward to welcoming you and the participants to India in August, 2009.

(R. Bhaskaran)
Chief Executive Officer