The CBDC Conference agenda examines the different facets of CBDC and offers the opportunity to learn from the experts.



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Presentation / Session Title

Speaker / Panelists


Tuesday, 10 September 2024

09:00 – 14:00

Conference Registration



10:35 - 11:25

CBDC Academy: The 360 Degree Global Overview

John Kiff, Kiffmeister Consulting

Begonya 3

11:30 – 12:20 

CBDC Academy: Finding the proper use case for retail CBDC - a  user-centric approach in Hungary

Anikó Szombati, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central bank of Hungary) Begonya 1
CBDC Academy : No connection? No worries! How to enable secure offline payments

Teresa Riedl, Giesecke+Devrient

Chaima Al Aouam, Giesecke+Devrient

Begonya 2 

12:15 – 13:30



Restaurant « Almina »

13:30 – 13:45

CBDC Conference opening

Beat Attinger, CBDC Conference


13:45 - 14:00 Opening remarks Prof. Hatice Karahan, Deputy Governor, The Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye Ballroom

14:00 – 15:00

Governor’s Panel: CBDC from a central bank's perspective

Marko Pahor, Deputy Governor, Banka Slovenije Eurosystem

Derek S. Rolle, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Bahamas

Mamerto Tangonan, Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Chair: John Ho, Standard Chartered Bank


15:00 – 15:40

Coffee break



15:40 – 16:00

The digital euro and Banco de España’s experimentation on wholesale CBDC

José Manuel Marqués, Banco de España


16:00 - 16:20

Vox Die

Kwame Oppong, Bank of Ghana Ballroom
16:20 - 16:40

1. Transactional and Network analysis of CBDC paper 2. Retail CBDC Pilot Program – Conclusion Report

Witit Synsatayakul, Bank of Thailand Ballroom
17:00 - 17:20

CBDC as a Platform

Varlam Ebanoidze, National Bank of Georgia Ballroom

17:20 – 17:30




17:30 – 19:30

Networking Cocktail


Wednesday, 11 September 2024


08:30 – 08:50

SandDollar Update

Shaqueno Porter, Central Bank of the Bahamas


08:50 – 09:10

CBDCs from a German Perspective - is the Digital Euro a competitive solution

Tobias Tenner, Association of German Banks


09:10 – 09:30

Dillemas of CDBC design - Experience from the Digital Euro

Marko Pahor, Banka Slovenije Eurosystem


09:30 – 09:50

Insights into the CBDC Project of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Mamerto Tangonan, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas


09:50 – 10:30

Coffee Break


10:30 – 11:15

Panel discussion: User aspects of CBDC



 11:20 - 12:05 Panel discussion: Design & Policy decisions

12:05 – 13:30 Lunch   Restaurant « Almina »
13:30 - 13:50

Settlement options to integrate central bank money into tokenized markets

Matthias Jüttner, Swiss National Bank Ballroom
14:10 - 14:30

Project DELHPI

Johannes Duong, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Harald Fuchs, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
14:40 – 15:00

Breakout session: Title to be announced

Jerome Ajdenbaum, IDEMIA Begonya 1

15:10– 15:30

Breakout session: Title to be announced

Tanja Hessdörfer, Giesecke+Devrient


Breakout session: Programmability and tokenization

Xavier Lavayssiere, Panthéon-Sorbonne University Begonya 1

15:30 – 16 :10

Coffee Break


16:10 – 16:30

Lessons Learned, Challenges and Perspectives: The Digital Turkish Lira Project

Kürşad Öz, Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye


16:30 - 16:50

Ushering in the Era of Modern Central Banking

Carmelle Cadet, EMTECH  
16:50 - 17:10

Connecting economies through CBDC: an update on Project mBridge

Leanne Zhang, Bank for International Settlements – Innovation Hub Ballroom

17:30 – 17:40

Wrap up of the day

Beat Attinger, CBDC Conference


18:30 – 22:00

CBDC Conference Dinner


Thursday, 12 September 2024


08:40 - 09:00

Bank of Korea’s CBDC projects: A step toward new financial market infrastructure

Jaemin Ryu, Bank of Korea


09:00 - 09:20

Current status of CBDC in Latin America

Alberto Naudon, Banco Central de Chile

09:20 - 09:40

Ecosystem Formation for CBDCs

Pinar Ozcan, Said Business School, Oxford University Ballroom
09:40 - 10:00

Operationalizing Retail CBDCs: Potential Risks, Implementation Challenges and Remedial Strategies

Inutu Lukonga, IMF



10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break


10:30 – 11:15

Panel discussion: CBDC vs Tokenized Assets vs Stablecoins



11:20 - 12:05

Panel discussion : Introducing a rCBDC – the Challenges

12:05 – 13:30 Lunch   Restaurant « Almina »

13:30 – 14:20

Panel discussion : Interoperability & cross border payments



14:20 - 15:00 Coffee break   Foyer
15:00 - 15:20

CBDC and digital euro: A German perspective

Daniel Elster, Deutsche Bundesbank Ballroom

15:20 – 15:40

The Implications of CBDCs for the US Dollar and the International Financial System

Ross Buckley, UNSW, Sydney


15:40 - 16:00

Smart Contracts and a CBDC pilot

David Bochorishvili, National Bank of Georgia Ballroom
16:00 - 16:20

CBDCs and Financial Inclusion: Bridging the Gap in the Digital Economy

Dr. Ritesh Jain, Infynit Ballroom

16:30 – 16:40 

Closing of CBDC Conference 2023

Beat Attinger, CBDC Conference


The program may be subject to change without notice


Listen. Engage. Learn.


The CBDC Conference is the meeting point on this subject matter for delegates from central banks, retail banks, technology providers, policy makers, academia and many other areas.


The conference agenda will examine CBDC from three different perspectives:


The first perspective will cover the central banks’ view

When embarking on a CBDC project, a central bank must be clear on what it wants to achieve. It should ask itself a series of questions, for example:

  • What is the fundamental motivation to implement a CBDC? What problem is being solved? What does success look like?
  • What is the role of the central bank in a world with CBDC?
  • How will the CBDC function in the wider national and international payment landscape? Who should have access to CBDCs, and how?
  • What should be the scope of the CBDC: should it be a wholesale or retail CBDC?
  • What is the impact on the banking system? How will CBDC deliver financial stability?
  • What legal framework is necessary to implement a CBDC?
  • Which technical solutions are available? Which advantages offer the various solutions? How will these work for privacy and security issues?
  • Which monetary and financial policy options are available and should be considered?
  • And more

The agenda of the CBDC Conference will review these issues. The attendees will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from and engage in enlightening discussions with the experts active in this space.

Listen to the experts in this field. Engage in lively discussions. Learn first-hand from other professionals. Connect with representatives of the different stakeholders.


Multiple streams. Multiple formats.


Each and every individual delegate’s interests are different, but they all have in common the desire to learn, to share and to discuss.


The CBDC Conference caters to all these different interests by offering multiple streams running in parallel, allowing attendees to choose the session on their preferred topic. It does so by using different presentation and discussion formats, allowing attendees not only to listen, but to engage actively in in-depth discussions and learn.

Networking. Opportunities.


The CBDC Conference is the perfect place to make new friends and catch up with old acquaintances.

Get to know people during the cocktail reception on the first conference day. Chat during the coffee and lunch breaks. Consolidate the friendship over dinner on the second conference day.


Date & venue


The CBDC Conference will take place from 10 - 12 September 2024 in Instanbul.


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