Central Bank Digital Currency: Key Developments and Relevance in the Post COVID-19 Monetary Environment
The Chinese central bank started trials with digital currency in April. Bank of Japan also announced it would step up research into the topic. The European Central Bank launched a public consultation earlier in October on the possible issuance of a “digital euro”. With the accelerated digitization of commerce, trade, government, health care, and financial services in the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak, the topic will no doubt become more relevant moving forward.
Join Henk Jan Hoogendoorn, Managing Director, Financial Sector Office, QFC; and Dr. Jochen Biedermann, Managing Director, WAIFC, who will be discussing the key drivers and developments of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) with other renowned international experts.
The discussion will be moderated by Jiazhong Wang, Vice President-Financial Services Asia Market, Financial Sector Office, QFC, and led by Klaus Loeber, Head of Division, European Central Bank (ECB); Dr. Antonios Koumbarakis, Head Strategic Regulatory & Sustainability Services, Legal, PwC Switzerland; and Douglas Arner, Kerry Holdings Professor, University of Hong Kong.
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Doha Time
12:05 PM – 12:20 PM
12:20 PM – 12:35 PM
12:35 PM – 12:50 PM
12:50 PM – 13:00 PM
13:00 PM to 13:05 PM