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2019 Events

Fed Listens: Monetary Policy’s Impact on Workers and Their Communities

October 17, 2019

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Economic Development Forum — Milwaukee

This forum featured updates from two key departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Economic Research and Supervision & Regulation.

October 16, 2019

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Nineteenth Annual Chicago Payments Symposium

The payments industry is going through some exciting changes! The Chicago Payments Symposium is the event to engage and collaborate in cutting edge payments topics. 

October 15-16, 2019

Community Development Finance in Smaller Markets

The objectives for this event were to provide an overview of CDFIs and their role; inform current conversations and interests of municipal and regional organizations aspiring to form a CDFI or increase community development investment; introduce the CDFI Friendly City™ Model utilized in two Indiana municipal regions; and identify next steps to pursue at the local or regional level.

September 25, 2019

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Forging a New Path for North American Trade: The Auto Sector

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference on North American Trade. The objective was to discuss current trade issues and policies as they relate to the auto industry.

September 4-5, 2019

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Business Smart Week — Detroit

This year’s Business Smart Week in Detroit focused on the value of Certification and the power of partnerships and collaboration in generating revenue for your business.

July 18-19, 2019

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Business Smart Week — Chicago

This year’s Business Smart Week in Chicago focused on “smart growth strategies for diverse suppliers” that include understanding the business case for corporate supplier diversity, defining your value proposition, managing the contract after the award, technology enablement strategies, partnering and teaming growth strategy testimonials.

July 15-17, 2019

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Fed Listens: Conference on Monetary Policy Strategy, Tools & Communication Practices

Featuring sessions that included overviews by academic experts of themes that are central to the review, including the FOMC’s monetary policy since the financial crisis, assessments of the maximum sustainable level of employment, alternative policy frameworks and strategies to achieve the dual mandate, policy tools, global considerations, financial stability considerations, and central bank communications. Other sessions featured panels of community leaders who shared their perspectives on the labor market and the effects of interest rates on their constituencies. All conference sessions and panels are available to view.

June 4-5, 2019

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26th Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

The 26th Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium was held at the Detroit Branch. This year's topics included near-term automotive outlook and automotive labor developments.

May 31, 2019

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Conference on Central Counterparty (CCP) Risk Management

This article summarizes the first joint conference on Central Counterparty (CCP) Risk Management by the Chicago Fed, European Central Bank, and Deutsche Bundesbank, held in Frankurt, Germany, on February 27. The conference drew more than 170 participants from financial services firms, regulatory bodies, and academia from many parts of the world.

February 27, 2019

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Automotive Insights Conference

U.S. light vehicle sales will likely exceed 17.0 million for the fourth year in a row. However during 2018 there has been a lot of uncertainty added to the industry. These issues and more were discussed at the 2019 Automotive Insight Conference.

January 10, 2019

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