The Central Bank Payments Conference

In contrast to other commercially organized payment conferences, the Central Bank Payments Conference (CBPC) focuses on payments and payment systems issues from a central bank perspective. We have developed a program complete with topics that address the most relevant concerns, challenges, and opportunities facing Central Banks and their evolving role in the payment system and market infrastructure.

In addition to the Central Bank payment leaders, Currency Research also invites the most relevant participants under the oversight of the Central Bank to ensure beneficial and productive communications that can lead to transformative approaches and initiatives for payments. As the most pertinent policy issues surrounding the Central Bank operation and oversight of the payment system are discussed, this is a conference for payment system executives, leaders, and senior experts.

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2025 High Level Programme Introduction

  • European Commission and Euro-System initiatives reshaping EU payment systems and New Payment Service Directive (PSD3)
  • Progress towards the digital euro
  • Payments innovations relevant for central banks
  • Impact of artificial intelligence on central bank activities
  • Regulated Liability Networks and central banks’ roles
  • Future of cash and strategies of card schemes/telecom operators
  • Standardization initiatives
  • Progress on financial inclusion and cyber-resilience
  • Completion of the G20 cross-border payments roadmap
  • Impact of Net Zero carbon emissions on the payments industry (joint session with GPS)

2024 Agenda

2024 Speakers

Hotel & Travel

Located opposite KL Sentral Train Station, this award-winning property, with unparalleled views of Lake Perdana, is in close proximity to Merdeka Square and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur offers modern, well-appointed guest rooms, 9 restaurants with varied dining options, and a wide range of amenities including a Fitness Centre, Spa and luxurious outdoor swimming pool.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur provides an unforgettable experience with its impeccable service, luxurious accommodations, central location, superb dining options, and world-class facilities. The perfect location to enjoy the unique and culturally diverse city of Kuala Lumpur!

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3, Jalan Stesen Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-2264 2264

Hotel Reservations

Please note that the special room rates have now expired. Should you still wish to reserve a room at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, please contact Sue Wong,, for assistance.

Hotel Check-In/Out Information

Check-in time is from 15:00 onwards. Check-out time is 12:00 PM.

The Hotel reserves the right to charge an early check-in fee of one-night charge and a late check-out fee of half of one night charge before 18:00 hours and one night charge after 18:00 hours.

Attendees wishing to avoid a late check-out fee should advise the Hotel at check-in of any need for an extended check-out time.

Hotel Cancellation Policy

  • The Hotel will require a one-night deposit to secure the reservation. The deposit is refundable up to three (3) calendar days in advance of the Arrival Date, after which due date the deposit is non-refundable (other than for reasons of Force Majeure or denied Visa).
  • Delegates who cancel two (2) calendar days or less, prior to Check-in, or who fail to check in at the Hotel as arranged, will be charged for late cancellation penalty equivalent to the full duration of their stay.
  • Delegates who wish to check out prior to the reserved check-out date will be charged an early check-out fee of one-night charge. To avoid an early check-out fee, please advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change to the planned length of stay.

Hotel Limousine Service

  • MYR 310.00 nett per car, per way Toyota Alphard [Up to 5 passengers]
  • MYR 350.00 nett per car, per way E-class Mercedes-Benz [Up to 4 passengers]
  • MYR 550.00 nett per car, per way S-class Mercedes-Benz [Up to 3 passengers]

Please contact the Hilton Kuala Lumpur directly should you wish to make use of this service.

This vibrant metropolis seamlessly blends tradition and modernity, offering a dynamic backdrop for networking and knowledge exchange. With its stunning skyline featuring the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, delegates will be captivated by the city’s architectural marvels.

Beyond the urban landscape, Kuala Lumpur offers a rich tapestry of cultures, culinary delights, and lush green spaces.

Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the diverse and captivating aspects of this city while engaging in insightful discussions at our conference.

Before making any travel arrangements to visit Malaysia, please consult a Malaysian Embassy or Consulate in your country to find out whether you require a Visa for your passport of origin.

Please note that it is mandatory for certain passport holders to present a Yellow Fever Certificate to enter Malaysia. Please make sure to check this requirement.

Some helpful resources below, to be used as a guideline only. Please be sure to make the necessary inquiries with your nearest Embassy or Consulate for the most up-to-date information.

Malaysian Department of Immigration

Check Visa Requirements

Why Attend the next Central Bank Payments Conference

Insights from Experts

The Central Bank Payments Conference organizers, Currency Research, and Conference Chair, Jean-Michel Godeffroy have dedicated their experience and knowledge to carefully curating this year’s program, allowing participants to stay updated on these relevant industry developments.

As an independent conference, CBPC is a balanced and comprehensive platform that draws experts, thought leaders, and professionals within the payments industry from around the world to provide their valuable, global perspectives.

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Bringing together the largest gathering of global senior-level attendees from central banks and global leaders and innovators in the payments industry.


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Connecting with industry colleagues is a key feature of the Central Bank Payments Conference program. This year’s program includes numerous opportunities to network with peers, policymakers, and thought leaders from around the world. Get an enhanced experience by using our conference app to build connections with other attendees during the event, access event-related information and stay updated with schedules and sessions.

Industry Innovations

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Access all the right industry solution providers to explore cutting-edge strategies, technologies, and challenges facing central banks and the global payments ecosystem. Our venue allows you to meet all suppliers in one place, a comfortable environment that fosters collaboration and potential partnerships for future projects.

In the last decade, our conference has had the esteemed honor of being sponsored by

We appreciate the following list of leading industry suppliers who support the conference – and thus this industry – with their invaluable participation. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2024 Central Bank Payments Conference, please contact Gonzalo Santamaria.

Supported by:

Participating organisations of the CR Payments Week in 2024

  • Bank Al-Maghrib
  • 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 South Sudan
  • Bank of Thailand
  • Bank of the Lao PDR

  • BankservAfrica

  • Banque de France
  • BIAT Banque

  • 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

2023 Conference Highlights

For the past seven years, the Central Bank Payments Conference has brought together central banks from around the globe in a rich environment for education and networking amongst senior leaders from across the payments industry.
Click below to view highlights and download the special report from the last event.

2023 Testimonials

“It was fabulous connecting with the whole world in one forum.”

National Bank of Malawi

“It was really amazing meeting so many like-minded people with the vision of driving digital transformation with the objective to drive national agendas.”

NPCI International

“Overall, Mastercard attendees thought CBPC provided a unique platform to network with senior-level policymakers, and the panels were on relevant/timely topics.”


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