The Silk Road Cash & Payments Conference

The premier event for industry professionals in Central Asia and beyond to gain valuable insights into the latest technologies and best practices in cash and payments.
The conference provides an environment to lay the foundation for closer cooperation and exchange of information between the relevant organizations in the region and provides a platform for discussion, learning, and ideation.

We are excited to share that plans for the next conference are underway. Keep an eye out for details, or sign up to be on our exclusive list to receive timely updates and be a part of this remarkable event.

See below 2023 Conference Figures


At our inaugural conference in 2023, we hosted 135+ delegates from 66 organizations, including 19 central banks, and welcomed participants from 32 countries. This diverse group included representatives from central banks, banks, payment providers, regulators, and government bodies in the Central Asian region.

This international gathering offered a unique opportunity for attendees to share knowledge, tackle common challenges, and align their goals. The rich diversity of our past attendees demonstrates the global networking and insights you can expect at our upcoming conference. Join us to connect with industry leaders from around the world, gain fresh perspectives, and navigate the cash and payments landscape together.


“It was outstanding – the subjects selected and the way it was organized, structured, and managed throughout the course.”

National Bank of Georgia

“It was an enlightening experience. I was able to realize the availability of multiple options and alternatives in terms of currency designs, circulation and processing.”

Bank Negara Malaysia

“Everything was organized on an outstanding level, brilliant panel sessions, great speakers, took in many insights to consider. Representation from the private sector allowed to have excellent networking opportunities.”

National Bank of Kazakhstan

“My congratulations on the excellent Conference that the Currency Research team organized. It was rich in content and valuable in creating a better understanding of the issues that were discussed. We are grateful that you asked us to join and support. “

The Bank of Mongolia

“Wonderful experience. We had the chance to meet familiar faces from all over the world, and also meet new people. The content was rich, people were excited to attend and the environment was welcoming to all.”


“I was very impressed with the level of future thinking and vision in the region. It was a great learning experience.“

Standard Bank of South Africa


We appreciate the above list of leading industry suppliers who support the conference – and thus this industry – with their invaluable participation. If you are interested in sponsoring the next Silk Road Cash & Payments Conference, please contact us.

Participating organisations

  • Artazn
  • Bank Center Credit JSC
  • Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Bank of England
  • Bank of Ghana
  • Bank of International Settlements (BIS)
  • Bank of Israel
  • Bank of Mongolia
  • Bank of Thailand
  • Bank of Zambia
  • Banknote Factory of Kazakhstan
  • Banknote Industry News
  • Banque de France
  • Bantas
  • Bundesdruckerei
  • Cash & Payment News
  • Cash Infrastructure Projects & Services
  • Central Bank of Armenia
  • Central Bank of Egypt
  • Central Bank of Hungary
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Central Bank Payments News
  • CGF
  • Citi Bank
  • Coin Conference
  • Currency News
  • Currency Research
  • De La Rue
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG)
  • Giesecke+Devrient
  • GSI
  • Halyk Bank
  • Hamilton Platform
  • Hueck Folien GmbH
  • IQ Structures
  • Jura
  • Kaspi Bank
  • Kazakhstan Mint
  • Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions
  • Landqart AG
  • LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG
  • Mint of Finland
  • Moneycorp
  • National Bank of Georgia
  • National Bank of Kazakhstan
  • National Bank of Tajikistan
  • NPCI
  • Oberthur Fiduciaire
  • Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH
  • Polish Security Printing Works
  • ProgressSoft Corporation
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Ripple
  • RMA Group
  • RTGS Global
  • Standard Bank
  • Swift
  • Davlat Belgisi
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Unifits
  • Visa
  • World Bank

Countries Represented

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Download the Special Report covering the full 2023 conference!