2015 International Council

On October 10, 2015, over 150 Bretton Woods Committee members and friends gathered for our annual International Council meeting in Lima, Peru alongside the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings. This year’s meeting focused on resilience and risks within the global economy – specifically within the financial sector and among advanced and emerging economies. Speakers also debated the state of global fiscal and monetary policy coordination and implementation to drive strong, sustainable and balanced global growth.

2015 Annual Meeting - Bretton Woods and Global Growth: Evolving Stories

On May 19, 2015 over 150 Committee members and friends – including leaders from both public and private sectors as well as civil society – gathered at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. for the 2015 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting. This year’s program theme – “Bretton Woods and Global Growth: Evolving Stories” – focused on the shifting state of the global economy and the future of multilateralism and the Bretton Woods system.

Event Summary - Digital Payments and Currencies: Global Threat or Opportunity?

On Thursday April 23rd, 2015 the Bretton Woods Committee and the Institute for International Economic Policy at GW’s Elliot School of International Affairs co-hosted a seminar to consider the value proposition of digital currencies and payments and to discuss current and future regulatory implications. The program featured a diverse group of speakers including government regulatory agencies, banking institutions, financial intermediaries, and start-up entrepreneurs involved in the burgeoning cryptocurrency landscape.

Event Summary - Enhancing Eurozone Stability: Progress Toward Banking and Capital Markets Reform

On April 16th, 2015 the Bretton Woods Committee in partnership with the Italian Banking, Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF) and the Embassy of Italy convened a symposium examining the state of economic and financial integration within the European Monetary Union.

2014 International Council Meeting: Decoding Mixed Signals for Global Growth and Financial Stability

On October 9th, 2014, over 200 Bretton Woods Committee members and friends –including leaders within the financial sector and across the international economic policy community of experts – gathered for the Bretton Woods Committee’s 2014 International Council Meeting.

Bretton Woods Committee 2014 Annual Meeting Summary

On May 21, 2014, two hundred Bretton Woods Committee members and friends – leaders within the private sector and across the international policy community – convened in Washington for the 2014 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting. The program featured perspectives from the U.S. Congress on U.S. global leadership, discussions on the priorities of the Bretton Woods institutions and the role of the private sector in global development and finance, and a speech by former Federal Reserve Board of Governors Chairman Paul Volcker on the state of the international monetary system.

2013 International Council Meeting Charts the Road to Financial Stability and Economic Growth

On October 10, 2013, more than 200 leading financial and economic leaders gathered together for the Bretton Woods Committee’s 30th Anniversary International Council Meeting to explore the Road to Financial Stability and Economic Growth.

30th Anniversary Annual Meeting Discusses Ending Poverty in a Generation

On May 15, 2013, more than 180 members and friends joined the Bretton Woods Committee for its 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting - Innovation & Collaboration: Can the IFIs, Business, Government and Society End Poverty in a Generation? - at International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington, DC.

Stability and Growth for Poverty Reduction

Transcript of 1944 Bretton Woods Conference Found at Treasury

WASHINGTON — A Treasury economist rummaging in the department’s library has stumbled on a historical treasure hiding in plain sight: a transcript of the Bretton Woods conference in 1944 that cast the foundations of the modern international monetary system.

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