The Global Payments Summit

The transformation of the payments industry is continuing, and the pace is faster than ever.  Initiatives like ISO20022, real-time payments and the rapid growth of Fin-Techs have already driven a great deal of change, but there is more to do in the key area of cross border payments where a number of barriers still exist.  A further round of transformation is coming in the form of an emerging digital asset ecosystem including CBDCs, stable coins and other new technology.

The Global Payments Summit gathers thought leaders from across an industry that moves more than $150 trillion per year and underpins the global economy.  Join GPS to understand how your business can get ahead of these trends, and gain a competitive advantage.

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The 2025 edition of The Global Payments Summit will be taking place in Paris – France, 19-21 February. As we continue to shape this tailored programme over the coming months, this is sure to be very enlightening and not to be missed!

2025 High Level Programme Introduction

  • Fraud Prevention, Analytics, and Compensation.
  • Digital Assets; CBDCs, Tokenized deposits, Stablecoins, Digital wallets….
  • Emerging Tech; AI and quantum computing opportunities and risks and Emerging use cases in the industry
  • Future of Bulk Payments & ISO20022
  • Open Banking & Open Finance
  • Retail Payments and Consumer Protection
  • Impact of Net Zero carbon emissions on the payments industry (joint session with CBPC)
  • And more…

2024 Agenda

2024 Speakers

Why Attend the next Global Payments Summit

Insights from Experts

The Global Payments Summit organizers, Currency Research, and Conference Chair, Matthew Hunt have dedicated their experience and knowledge to carefully curating this year’s program, covering cross border payments, interoperability, CBDC vs. other digital assets, emerging market payments and more allowing participants to stay updated on these relevant industry developments.

As an independent conference, GPS 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 Global Payments Summit, please contact Matt Lewis.

Supported by:

2023 Conference Highlights

The 2023 Global Payments Summit brought together around 145 attendees (including nearly 20 central banks and 13 commercial banks and regulators) amongst nearly 59 organizations overall, representing 32 countries) in a rich environment for education and networking amongst senior policy makers and global leaders from across the payments industry.

2023 Testimonials

“It was a great opportunity to see how aligned we all are on the keys issues affecting payments.”


“The sessions were well curated with diverse background of presenters. Enriching conference and presents participants with vast opportunity to network.”

Bank Negara Malaysia

“Relevant topics, knowledgeable and relevant speakers, collegial atmosphere, openness for discussion and debate, good networking opportunities.”

FirstRand Bank

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

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