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, stablecoins 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.



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

Currency Research is pleased to offer the following special room rates to our delegates, subject to the following terms:

Deluxe Room, Single Occupancy: MYR520++
Deluxe Room, Double Occupancy: MYR 560++

  • Inclusive of daily buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi & use of the Hotel’s Fitness Centre and Outdoor Pool.
  • Exclusive of a 10% Service Charge and a 6 % Service Tax.
  • Exclusive of the Malaysian Government’s Tourism Tax of MYR 10.00 nett per room, per night. Malaysian nationals and permanent residents with a valid MyPR card are exempt.
  • These rates will be offered 3 calendar days pre and post-conference, based on availability.
  • These rates will expire on Tuesday, 28 May 2024. Please ensure your reservation is made well before this date to avoid disappointment.
  • Delegates are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Please use the dedicated link to the special conference rates below.
  • Important to Note: Companies posing as third-party Currency Research housing providers offering hotel reservation services for this or any Currency Research event have not been authorized to contact you. Making a reservation through one of these organizations may result in you not having a room reservation and fraudulent charges on your credit card. If you need to book hotel rooms, please book them only through this website or by contacting the hotel directly. Please report any suspicious and unsolicited offers to Currency Research.

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 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.

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.


“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

2023 Sponsors

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 Melanie Hawgood.

2023 Participating organisations

  • Afluenta
  • Armaguard
  • AWS
  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Central African States (BEAC)
  • Bank of England
  • Bank of Ghana
  • Bank of Jamaica
  • Bank of Japan
  • Bank of Zambia
  • Banknote Ethics Initiative
  • Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale
  • Bitso
  • BRXL
  • Casa de Monesa SE
  • CBDC Think Tank
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Indonesia
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Central Bank Of Somalia
  • Central Bank of The Bahamas
  • Chainalysis
  • Cipher-Core, Inc.
  • Clip
  • Crunchfish
  • Currency Network
  • Currency News
  • Currency Research
  • Delta Project
  • Department of Finance
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
  • eCurrency
  • Federal Reserve Financial Services
  • Fireblocks
  • Federal Reserve Financial Services
  • Fireblocks
  • FNA
  • GeoEconomics Center
  • Grupo Seguridad Integral
  • Hyperledger Foundation
  • IACA
  • Ibex Mercado MX
  • IMF
  • Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions
  • Legal Paradox
  • Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
  • Open Dialogue Foundation
  • Orell Füssli Ltd. Security Printing
  • Pinaka Consulting Ltd
  • Private Investor
  • ProgressSoft Corporation
  • Reserve Bank of Fiji
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
  • Ripple
  • Semigator GmbH (on behalf of Bundesdruckerei GmbH)
  • Sepsa
  • SODA
  • Somali National Bureau of Statistics
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Stellar Development Foundation
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Trubit
  • U.S. Treasury
  • Unifits
  • Vaiu Global Inc
  • Visa
  • Wadzpay

2023 Countries in Attendance

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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