PACIFIC FINANCIAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTRE

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

AGENDA

March 27-28, 2018

 

Day 1: Tuesday March 27
Time Topic Presenter

8.25-8.30

  • Prayer
  • Mr. Josaia Nakete - PFTAC

8:30 – 8:45

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Hon Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
  • Attorney-General & Minister for Economy of Fiji

8:45 – 9:00

  • SC Chair – Governor Sione Ngongo Kioa
  • Governor National Reserve Bank of Tonga

9:00 —9:30

  • Ms. Alison Stuart
  • Small States Division Chief, IMF Asia Pacific Dept
  • Mr. Chikahisa Sumi
  • Director, IMF Office of Asia and the Pacific (OAP)
  • Ms. Leni Hunter
  • IMF Resident Representative, Fiji and the Pacific
  • 9:30 — 9:45
  • Development Partner Comments
  • High Commissioner John Feakes
  • Senior Donor Official/s
  • Australian High Commissioner, Fiji

09:45 – 10:15

Morning Break & Group Photo

10:15  - 10:45

  • Mr. David Kloeden
  • PFTAC Coordinator
  • 10:45 - 11:15
  • Strategic PFTAC Issues
  •  
  • 25th Anniversary Plans & Outreach
  • Office Renovations
  • Host Country Agreement
  • Staff Changes & Proposed Research Asst
  • Proposed Revenue Program Scaling-Up
  • Mr. David Kloeden
  • PFTAC Coordinator

11:15 – 11:30

  • Financial Report
  • Update on Fund-Raising & Member Dues
  • Projected FY2018 Budget Outturn
  • Proposed FY2019 Budget
  • Mr. Constantin von Alvernsleben
  • Global Partnership Division, IMF Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)

11:30 – 12:00

  • Mr. David Kloeden
  • PFTAC Coordinator
12:00 – 12:30
  • Mr. David Kloeden
  • PFTAC Coordinator

12:30 – 1:45

Lunch

1:45 – 3:15

  • Mr. Richard Neves & Ms. Iris Claus
  • PFTAC PFM and Macroeconomic Resident Advisors, with inputs from Dr. Aiske Eke and Mr. de la Beer, PFTAC

3:15 – 3:45

Afternoon Tea & Coffee

3:45 – 4:45

 

  • Messrs. Richard Wild & Barend de la Beer
  • PFTAC Statistics Resident Advisors
  • Ms. Xiuzhen Zhao
  • IMF Statistics Department

4:45—5:00

  • Summing up of Day 1

     

  • SC Chair – Governor Sione Ngongo Kioa
  • Governor National Reserve Bank of Tonga

7:00 – 9:00

  • Dinner Reception

    

  • Holiday Inn Hotel
  • Next door to Grand Pacific Hotel
Day 2: Wednesday March 28

9:00—9:10

  • Overview of Steering Committee Day 2 Agenda

 

  • SC Chair – Governor Sione Ngongo Kioa
  • National Reserve Bank of Tonga

9:10 — 9:45

  • Development Partner Comments
  •  
  • Mr. Christoph Wagner, Head of Cooperation
  • Mr. Vinayak Nagaraj
  • Senior Donor Official/s
  • European Union Delegation, Fiji
  • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • 9:45 – 10:30
  • Mr. David Kloeden & ICD
  • PFTAC Coordinator

10:30—11:00

Morning Break
  • 11:00 - 12:30
  • Messrs. Stan Shrosbree & Charles Jenkins
  • PFTAC Revenue Resident Advisor
  • and TA Advisor, Fiscal Affairs Department, with panel members from Fiji Revenue & Customs Service, PNG Revenue Commission, and PITAA

12:30 – 1:45

Lunch
  • 1:45—3:00
  • Mr. Ben Stefanou & Ms. Naomi Griffin
  • PFTAC Financial Supervision Resident Advisor and
  • Deputy Division Chief, IMF MCM Department

3:00 – 3:30

Afternoon Tea & Coffee

3:30 – 4:00

  • Remaining Items
  • Next SC meeting and other issues
  • Mr. David Kloeden
  • PFTAC Coordinator
  • 4:00 – 4:15
  • Closing Comments
  • SC Chair – Governor Sione Ngongo Kioa
  • National Reserve Bank of Tonga

6:00 – 8:00

  • Closing Cocktail Reception
  • PFTAC Coordinator Residence
  • 236 Ratu Sukuna Road, Suva