Publishing house Virtus Interpress, International Center for Banking and Corporate Governance, Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine outlined a new concept of the VIIIth annual international conference “International competition in banking: theory and practice” to be held on May 23, 2013 at the Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine. The most important idea of the conference is to invite a group of Chief Executive Officers and Board members of famous international and Ukrainian banks, executive managers of stock exchanges, executive search firms, representatives of central banks as well as academics. It will be an international forum in banking and finance. Recently there is a confirmation to come as keynote speakers from Helsinki NASDAQ OMX (Finland) and one of the leading executive search companies (Ukraine). We target for a group of bank practitioners and regulators of 20-25 experts and up to 30 academics from worldwide. More details about the 2013 conference will be available in September-October 2012.