Join us on 28-29 April

Building on OMFIF’s status as an independent think tank for central banks, the Digital Monetary Institute has brought together policy-makers, technology experts and investors to push the boundaries of the discussion on practical and theoretical aspects of digital currencies and the future of capital markets. See the agenda and register below.


Denis Beau

Deputy Governor

Banque de France

John Rolle


Central Bank of the Bahamas

Hanna Armelius

Senior advisor. Payments Department Analysis and Policy Division

Sveriges Riksbank

Jochen Metzger

Director General Payments and Settlement

Deutsche Bundesbank

Thomas Moser

Alternate Member of the Governing Board

Swiss National Bank

Mu Changchun

Director-General, Digital Currency Institute

Peoples Bank of China

Mark Williamson

Managing Director, Global Head of FX Partnerships and Propositions


Charlotte Hogg

CEO Europe


John Velissarios

Global Managing Director – Blockchain Technology Lead


Tim Grant

Head of Business

SIX Digital Exchange (SDX)

Ziad Alyousef

Deputy Governor for
Development and Technology

Saudi Central Bank

Aristides Andrade Cavalcante Neto

Chief of Cybersecurity and Innovation

Central Bank of Brazil

Laura Loh

Director of Blockchain

Temasek International

Peter Kerstens

Head of the Financial Technology Task Force

European Commission

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief Fintech Officer

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Neha Narula

Director of the Digital Currency Initiative


Wolfram Seidemann


Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology

Ross Leckow

Senior Advisor Fintech- Strategy and Legal

Bank for International Settlements

Raj Dhamodharan

Executive Vice President
Blockchain/ Digital Asset Products & Digital Partnerships


Jennifer Peve

Managing Director of Business Innovation


Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli

Deputy Division Chief
Monetary and Capital Markets Department

International Monetary Fund

Rhomaios Ram



Hester Peirce


US Securities and Exchange Commission

Patricia Mosser

Director, MPA, Economic Policy Management and Senior Research Scholar

Columbia University

Stephen Stonberg


Bittrex Global

Henri Arslanian

Global Crypto Leader


Steve Kokinos



Jose Fernandez da Ponte

Vice President, General Manager Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies


Richard Budel

Chief Commercial Officer Digital


Sky Guo



Darrell Duffie

Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance

Stanford University

Michael Sung

Professor of Finance

Fudan University

Moad Fahmi

Senior Advisor Fintech

The Bermuda Monetary Authority

Joachim Samuelsson


Dmitry Tokarev


Natacha Valla

Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation

Francisco Maroto

Head of Blockchain & Digital Assets


Thomas Mayer

Senior Fellow

Center for Financial Studies

Monica Long

General Manager RippleX


Ed Bowles

Director of Public Policy

Facebook Novi

James Brennan

Associate Managing Director, Compliance, Risk and Diligence


David Creer

Global DLT and Crypto Lead


Sydney Schaub

Chief Legal Officer


Christian Catalini

Chief Economist

Diem Association

Atul Bhuchar

Executive Director & Group Payments Head

DBS Bank

David Birch

Author and commentator

Anikó Szombati

Chief Digital Officer

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Mike Novogratz


Galaxy Digital

Douglas Arner

Kerry Holdings Professor in Law and
Director of Asian Institute of International Law

University of Hong Kong


Central bank

Crypto assets
stable coins

Cross-border governance
of digital currencies

Distributed ledger technology
(DLT) and banking

capital markets

Symposium begins in:

Event at a glance

  • Virtual two-day symposium

  • 30+ speakers from OMFIF’s global central banking community

  • 1000+ attendees drawn from institutional investors, banks, technology providers

  • Public panels and private roundtables

  • Exhibition stand area; open forums; bilateral meetings

Why attend?

  • Hear directly from central banks on CBDC initiatives

  • Get the latest thought leadership delivered by industry experts

  • Join a global network of digital currency stakeholders

  • Have meaningful exchanges with delegates and speakers all in one place

  • Examine critical questions which impact all areas of finance


Retail CBDCs: policy implications and rollout strategies

• The need for retail CBDC from a policy perspective
• Programmability and its potential impact on monetary and fiscal policy
• Addressing disintermediation concerns
• Implementation strategies: bringing in banks and fintechs
• Legal implications and common standards

The payments revolution from the consumer’s perspective

• PsPs and CBDC landscape: How best to combat financial exclusion
• Addressing consumers, merchants and sectors that lack digital infrastructures
• Solving prerequisites of digitalisation: digital identity, formal address and education
• Technology, data privacy, security and resiliency
• Moving beyond walled garden phenomena; solving interoperability and fungibility

Global governance challenges: Next steps for cross-border payments

• Tackling frictions within legacy systems with new technologies
• The outlook for remittances and corresponding banking
• Balancing the trade-off between regulation and data flow restrictions
• Promoting international coordination and implementation
• Cross-jurisdictional compatibility

DLT banking applications

• Tokenising central bank currency for interbank settlement
• Trigger solutions: Bridging conventional payment systems and DLT applications
• The role of private sector settlement instruments
• Industry use cases of DLT
• Impact on traditional intermediaries

The next phase of cryptocurrencies

• Bitcoin: speculative mania or safe haven
• From retail to institutional investors: assessing risks and opportunities
• Legal and regulatory approaches to crypto assets
• Role in a post-pandemic macroeconomic environment

Role of the dollar and the next monetary system

  • What China’s digital yuan means for the dollar
  • Currency substitution for developing countries
  • Capital account management in a world with interoperable CBDCs
  • Status of the global reserve currency system

Symposium Partners

OMFIF and DMI members

Become a partner

OMFIF’s DMI Symposium provides an excellent platform for sponsors, to showcase expertise and display leadership in their field, speaking to a global audience of public and private sector representatives. Furthermore sponsors of OMFIF’s DMI Symposium can engage with attendees in bespoke virtual exhibition stands, and interact directly with speakers in private roundtables held during the conference.

If you would like to discuss DMI Symposium partnership opportunities please contact:


Julia Demidova
Commercial Director, Fintech & Private Markets

United States

Folusho Olutosin

Shuen Lam


Shuen Lam
Head of Partnerships

Symposium Steering Group


Policy, finance and technology professionals with a key stake in the Symposium themes please register your interest below, using business credentials. Symposium organisers will assess all registrations, and reserve the right to decline attendance at their discretion. Priority will be given to DMI delegates.