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1st Ibero-American Central Bank Conference

12 April 2021


The Banco de España and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) jointly organised on 12 April 2021 the 1st Meeting of Ibero-American Central Banks to debate their response to the COVID-19 crisis . The meeting was part of a series of events prior to the 28th Ibero-American Summit of Heads o f State and Government (Andorra, 21 April 021).


12 April 2021
16.00 - 16.10
Opening remarks:
  • Pablo Hernández de Cos (Banco de España)
  • Rebeca Grynspan (Ibero-American General Secretariat)
16.10 - 17.40
Panel 1: Monetary policy against the background of the pandemic: new instruments, lessons learned and future risks.

Moderator: Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor of the Banco de España


  • Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements
  • Alejandro Díaz de León, Governor of the Central Bank of Mexico
  • Liliana Rojas-Suárez, Chair of the Latin-American Committee for Financial Affairs and Director of the Centre for Global Development
  • Leonardo Villar, Governor of the Central Bank of Colombia
18.00 - 19.40
Panel 2: The response by international institutions to the COVID-19 crisis.

Moderator: Rebeca Grynspan, Ibero-American Secretary-General


  • Roberto Campos Neto, President of the Central Bank of Brazil
  • Mário Centeno, Governor of the Bank of Portugal
  • Miguel Ángel Pesce, President of the Central Bank of Argentina
  • Carmen Reinhart, Chief Economist of the World Bank
19.30 - 19.40
Closing remarks