About The Forum

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Central banks have been providing trusted money to the public for hundreds of years as part of their public policy objectives. It offers a common unit of account, store of value, and medium of exchange for the sale of goods and services and settlement of financial transactions. To evolve and pursue their public policy objectives in a digital world, central banks are actively researching the pros and cons of offering a digital currency to the public (a “general purpose” central bank digital currency (CBDC)).

Interest in CBDC has grown in response to changes in payments, finance, and technology, as well as the disruption caused by Covid-19. A 2021 BIS survey of central banks found that 86% are actively researching the potential for CBDCs, 60% were experimenting with the technology and 14% were deploying pilot projects.

Central banks are exploring whether CBDC could help them to achieve their public good objectives, such as safeguarding public trust in money, maintaining price stability, and ensuring safe and resilient payment systems and infrastructure. This could promote diversity in payment options, make cross-border payments faster and cheaper, increase financial inclusion and possibly facilitate fiscal transfers in times of economic crisis.

Understanding of CBDCs has advanced significantly in the last few years. Published research, policy work, and proofs-of-concept from central banks have gone a long way towards establishing the potential benefits and risks

Clariden Global cordially invites you to discover more about the global readiness to adopt digital currencies, the extent to which regulation should support innovation, and some prerequisites for financial inclusion and the technologies around it, please join us at the Global Digital Currency Forum 2021 taking place virtually via Zoom on 11 – 13 August 2021. The forum brings together the representatives of the different stakeholders. It is a chance for central bankers, retail bankers, technological solution providers, and academics to come together and discuss vital issues.

Why You Must Join Us At This Forum


  1. Profit from new opportunities from new Central Bank Digital Currency projects and rollouts in various countries
  2. Receive the latest updates on key digital currency governance challenges and regulations
  3. Discover the latest exciting technologies and global readiness to adopt digital currencies, the extent to which regulation should support innovation and some prerequisites for financial inclusion
  4. Learn how digital currencies are poised to have an impact on the financial system from central banks that are exploring the benefits and drawbacks of central bank digital currency
  5. Connect with an influential community of central bank governors, academics, financial market representatives, journalists and others to exchange views on current policy issues and discuss the Forum’s key topic from a longer-term perspective

The Forum At A Glance


  • The Future Of Digital Currency: Digital Financial Services And Financial Inclusion
  • China’s Central Bank Digital Currency: Development Status And Potential Impacts?
  • The Bank Of England’s Exploration of CBDC
  • Bank Of Canada’s Transformation Journey With CBDC
  • Revolutionizing Remittances: How Digital Currency Could Build A More Sustainable Global Economy


  • Creating A Trusted Global Digital Currency: The Spectrum Of Privacy And Confidentiality
  • Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) As A Tool For E-money Interoperability
  • What Do Digital Currency And Regulatory Sandbox Mean For Central Banks?
  • The Future Of CBDCs, The Impact Of CBDCs On Cross Border Payments And The Importance Of Interoperability
  • Blockchain Powered Digital Currencies


  • Workshop A: Future Of Digital Currency With Blockchain Technology
  • Workshop B: Dispelling CBDC Myths: Exploring Better Technological Approaches To CBDC

Unique To This Year's Event


Workshop A: Future Of Digital Currency With Blockchain Technology

Workshop B: Dispelling CBDC Myths: Exploring Better Technological Approaches To CBDC