Held by the CBDC Think Tank, the CBDC Summit is set to be held during the week of the IMF annual meetings mid October. The first day of the summit, October 12th, is a full-day intensive masterclass on CBDCs in collaboration with the IMF and George Washington University. The second day of the summit, held October 14th and in partnership with DC FinTech Week and Georgetown Universities is a series of lightning talks on digital currency and blockchain topics. More details can be found at the CBDC Think Tank page.
October 12th’s session is the CBDC & Digital Currency Masterclass is an 8-hour course delivered by experts and central bankers and covers topics like China’s DC/EP digital currency, communications, financial and stability risks, stablecoin swaps and more:
Opening Remarks, Jonas Gross, Chairman, Digital Euro Association & Jamiel Sheikh, Founder, CBDC Think Tank
How can central banks communicate with the public on CBDC?, Louise Johnston, Bank of England
Design Considerations, Francisco Rivadeneyra, Bank of Canada
DeFi + CBDCs: Understanding DeFi, AMMs & Stablecoin Swaps, Binur Zhalenov, National Bank of Kazakhstan], Jamiel Sheikh, CBDC Think Tank
Understanding the eCNY, Professor David Wen, Zhejiang University
Who’s Doing What and Why?, John Kiff, formerly IMF, CBDC Think Tank
The CBDC Decision Making Process, Ashley Lannquist, IMF and Herve Tourpe, IMF
Macro and Financial Stability Risks, Marcello Miccoli, IMF
CBDC Legal Considerations, Prof. Dr. Jiaying Jiang, UF Law
CBDC Cybersecurity Readiness, Arvinder Bharath, IMF
The Digital Currency Lecture series, held on October 14th, is covering a range of topics including stablecoin economics, offline payments and the economics of consensus. The morning of lightning talks will be delivered by experts like Manmohan Singh of the IMF and Kathryn White of Accenture. For more details, see the CBDC Think Tank summit page.