Spearheading digital innovation and cross-border payments: the Arab CBDC conference

Spearheading digital innovation and cross-border payments: the Arab CBDC conference

Conference   Virtual   
  Thu 7 Oct 2021 All Day

Changes in global trade trends and the decline of cash-dominated economies have bolstered the digitalisation of money and payments across the Arab world. However, payment and market infrastructures remain fragmented, making intraregional integration across wholesale and retail payments vital to supporting innovation and economic growth.

OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute and the Arab Monetary Fund are convening the ‘Spearheading digital innovation and cross-border payments: the Arab CBDC conference’. Key points of discussion will include national retail payment strategies and the unbundling of banking services, CBDC developments in the region, innovations in cross-border interbank payments and the crypto asset landscape.

This regional conference comes after the inaugural DMI symposium in April. The symposium brought together 115 central banks from across the world with over 2,000 attendees. The DMI is now the world’s leading independent platform for convening central banks on CBDCs, digital payments, distributed ledger technology and related digital finance topics.

07:00-12:00 (New York)
12:00-17:00 (London)
15:00-20:00 (Dubai)
19:00-00:00 (Singapore)

Opening keynote:

Al Hamidy
Director General Chairman of the Board
Arab Monetary Fund


Rami Aboul Naga
Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Egypt

Panelist animation

Alexandre Mouradian
Vice Governor
Banque du Liban


Bader Al Aghbari
Vice President
Central Bank of Oman

Habib Attia
Senior Specialist, Financial Sector
Arab Monetary Fund

Koji Fusa
Chief Executive Officer

Bernard Ferran
General Manager

Maha Bahou
Chief Executive Officer
Jordan Payments & Clearing Company

Wolfram Seidemann
Chief Executive Officer
Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH

Mehdi Manaa
Chief Executive Officer

Phantom Seokgu Yun
Chief Executive Officer
Sovereign Wallet Network

Sara Castelhano
Managing Director, EMEA Head of Payments Product and Solutions, Wholesale Payments
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Emmanuel Givanakis
ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority

Salvador Perez-Galindo
VP of Government Engagement, Central Europe, Middle East & Africa

DMI members:

This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute. The OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute is a high-level forum which convenes key policy-makers, technology experts, investors and regulators to explore the challenges, opportunities and implications of digital finance in the 2020s. See more information on OMFIF’s DMI here. Please contact folusho.olutosin@omfif.org directly for membership details or register your interest below and we’ll be in touch.

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