Currency Research Payments Week

The Currency Research Payments Week is a unique event that offers a wealth of insights, networking opportunities, and collaboration in the payments space. We are excited to present not just one, but two esteemed conferences consecutively, allowing you to fully engage and immerse yourself in the most relevant talking points for the industry.
Paris, France – February, 2025

Dive into the Currency Research Payments Week in Paris, France: two premier events in one streamlined week!

Connect with industry leaders at The Central Bank Payments Conference, 17-19 February 2025, followed by The Global Payments Summit, 19-21 February 2025.

Maximize your experience with minimal travel – explore, network, and innovate at the crossroads of the payments world. Join us for a week of discovery and insight!

About the Events

One Week of Insights in Payments Market Infrastructure, Policy, Strategy, Cross-Border Payments, Technology & Networking

Experience a week of convergence in the payments sector: attend two pivotal events consecutively. Hear from and network with Central Banks and payments professionals across the private sector, this is your chance to delve into the essential topics shaping the payments industry.

The Central Bank Payments Conference stands as the premier gathering to address the most significant issues and developments in central bank payment systems and market infrastructures. Here, distinguished leaders from central banks’ payment divisions, regulatory bodies, payment service providers, financial services institutions, and network operators worldwide convene to engage in critical discussions on policy and strategic initiatives.

Meanwhile, the Global Payments Summit hones in on cross-border payments, often overlooked yet vital to the financial sector’s infrastructure. This summit assembles the brightest minds to envision and steer the future of a network that propels over $150 trillion annually across the globe. Join the leaders of the payments industry in this essential, forward-looking dialogue.

We are excited to bring together experts and thought leaders to delve into the latest trends and innovations shaping the payment landscape. We are curating in-depth tabletop discussions and networking opportunities to ensure all delegates leave Kuala Lumpur with meaningful takeaways and valuable connections.

Join us for a transformative experience that will inspire and equip you for success in this rapidly evolving field.

About Currency Research

Independence, Experience, and Relationships

Currency Research (CR) maintains its global presence in the cash and payment industry, pioneering innovation. Our latest conferences delve into groundbreaking developments at the nexus of payments, innovation, and technology. Since 1992, CR has upheld its independence, offering objective insights into industry developments. With close ties to central banks, regulators, and industry leaders, CR leads in providing premium conferences tailored to specific audiences. Through intimate environments that foster collaboration, CR facilitates thought leadership amidst industry transformation.

2024 Payments Week Agenda

2024 Payments Week Speakers

Innovative Insights: Exploring Timely Topics in the Ever-Evolving Payments World

Central Bank Payments Conference

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  • Financial Inclusion: Could mature economies learn from the developing world?
  • Central Bank Resilience to Cyberattacks, Concrete Case Studies
  • How Far to Protect the Independence of the Oversight Function?
  • Could Payment Systems Reforms Impact Monetary Policy Implementation
  • Artificial Intelligence: A threat or An Opportunity for Central Banks?
  • To Whom Should Central Banks Open RTGS Accounts?
  • Payment Systems Reforms & Modernisation: Main features and specific solutions in individual countries

Global Payments Summit

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  • What have we achieved in transforming cross border payments, and what do we still need to do?
  • Cross Border Payments – What can the world learn from Asia?
  • Interoperability between Digital Assets and the existing payments ecosystem
  • CBDC vs Other Digital Assets
  • Emerging Market Payments
  • Fraud, consumer protection and regulatory compliance Foreign Exchange
  • Instant Payments in a 2030 Strategy
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2024 Participating organisations

  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

  • Bank Negara Indonesia

  • Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Bank of Botswana

  • Bank of Central African States (BEAC)
  • Bank of England
  • Bank of Ghana
  • Bank of Papua New Guinea

  • Bank of Thailand
  • Bank of the Lao PDR

  • BankservAfrica

  • Banque de France
  • BIS Innovation Hub

  • BUNA

  • Bundesdruckerei GmbH

  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Iceland
  • Central Bank of Jordan

  • Central Bank of Kenya
  • Central Bank of Seychelles

  • Central Bank of the Solomon Islands

  • Central Bank of The Bahamas
  • Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago

  • Centrale Bank van Aruba

  • Circle

  • Clearing House, The

  • CLS Group

  • CMA Small Systems
  • Committee on Payments & Market Infrastructures (CPMI)

  • Crunchfish

  • Currency Research

  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Egyptian Banks Company for Technological Advancement

  • EthSwitch
  • European Central Bank

  • Featurespace

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Federal Reserve Financial Services

  • FINSYS Ltd.

  • First National Bank

  • FirstRand Bank

  • FNA

  • GFT Technologies Singapore

  • Giesecke + Devrient

  • Harvard University

  • HBAR Foundation
  • Hitachi Ltd.

  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • HSBC Bank

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)

  • Labuan Financial Services Authority

  • Lipis Advisors

  • Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary)

  • Maldives Monetary Authority

  • Mastercard

  • Microsoft

  • Montran
  • National Bank of Belgium
  • National Digital Payments Network (ndpx)

  • Nium

  • NPCI International Payments Limited

  • Numisma Bank

  • OCBC Malaysia

  • Payment Systems Regulator
  • Payments Canada
  • Payments Consulting Network

  • Payments Network Malaysia

  • Payments Solved

  • ProgressSoft Corporation
  • PT Praweda Ciptakarsa Informatika
  • Qatar Central Bank

  • Rabobank
  • Reserve Bank of Fiji

  • Reserve Bank of Malawi
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand

  • RTGS.Global

  • Saudi Central Bank


  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Standard Bank

  • Standard Chartered Bank

  • State Bank of Pakistan

  • Tata Consultancy Services

  • TNG Digital

  • VISA
  • World Bank

Countries in Attendance in 2024

Aruba, Bahamas, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA

Please Note: These conferences are subject to the Chatham House Rule unless otherwise stated by a particular speaker/panel or participant. The Chatham House Rule dictates that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. All attendees (including any press/media in attendance) are required to strictly adhere to this stipulation.

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