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Central Bank Digital Currency in the Post COVID-19 Monetary Environment

20.10.2020 - 20.10.2020
12:00 Noon - 1:00pm GMT+3

Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) cordially invites you to attend its upcoming webinar, entitled: ‘Central Bank Digital Currency: Key developments and relevance in post COVID-19 monetary environment’, organised in collaboration with PwC.

The Chinese central bank started trials with digital currency in April. Bank of Japan also announced it would step up research into the topic. The European Central Bank launched a public consultation earlier October on the possible issuance of a “digital euro”. With the accelerated digitisation of commerce, trade, government, health care and financial services in the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak, the topic will no doubt become more relevant moving forward.


12:00 pm

Opening Remarks

Henk Jan Hoogendoorn Managing Director, Financial Sector Office, Qatar Financial Centre

12:05 pm

Central Bank Considerations on Digital Currency

Klaus Loeber Head of the Oversight Division, European Central Bank

12:20 pm

Central Bank Digital Currencies: Building Better Monetary and Payment Systems

Douglas Arner
Kerry HoldingsProfessor at the University of Hong Kong

12:35 pm

Central Bank Digital Currency, Benefits and Drawbacks

Dr. Antonios Koumbarakis
Head Strategic Regulatory & Sustainability Services, Legal, PwC Switzerland

12:50 pm


Moderated by Jiazhong Wang Vice President-Financial Services Asia Market, Financial Sector Office, Qatar Financial Centre

13:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Jochen Biedermann
Managing Director, World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC)
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