Pre-Conference Meeting

A Closer Look into Crypto Assets, Stable Coins & CBDCs

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Time: 2 – 5
Location: Cyclades, Ground Floor |Grand Hyatt Athens
Please sign up during the registration process

Currency Research is pleased to provide the CBPC attendees an exclusive networking opportunity to kick off the conference whilst discussing a relevant topic in a more intimate setting. The pre-conference network meetings encourage introductions to new peers and allow you to re-connect with past acquaintances before the main conference begins. Meet & Greet events such as this afford great benefit through better readiness and preparation leading into the conference and help to generate a top-of-class experience of the overall conference itself.

"To enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people". This was the key problem statement which Libra included within their white paper released in June 2019. Since then, the G7, BIS, CPMI and the greater central bank community has cast a more focused view and research on the effects of issuing new forms of digital currencies.Different forms of crypto-currencies have emerged in the last decade (e.g. the Bitcoin), are being tested (central bank digital currencies) or have been proposed (e.g. the Libra).

The presenter will explain the different business models involved and will evaluate their potential to develop in the next decade. A discussion with the audience will follow. Facilitated by Currency Research and the CBPC Chairman Jean-Michel Godeffroy, the delegates will have the opportunity to share perspectives, experiences and insights into this topical subject matter. The meeting will be a blend of short presentations, round-table discussions and group discussions to understand current challenges and implications to financial systems and monetary stability.

New Technologies, Which Will (May) Impact Payments Systems

Distributed Ledger Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, ...New technologies will inevitably affect payment systems. The presenter will brief the audience about these new technologies and explain how they may affect payment systems

Different Ways To Make Instant Cross-Border Payments

The discussion around the Libra has revealed that the demand for instant cross-border payments is probably higher than expected by central banks and payments operators. The presenter will summarise some of the most prominent initiatives

We highly encourage you to join us and learn from your peers in assisting to differentiate facts from fiction, be updated on the latest research and understand future possibilities. Furthermore, if you have published specific research on this topic and would like to share this at the pre-conference meeting, please send your proposals and detailed outline for consideration to Mr. Gonzalo Santamaria, VP Payments at:

PLEASE NOTE: This conference is closed to general media and off-record.