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Central Bank Digital Currency and 

the Future of a Citizen-centric Financial System

Washington DC
17- 18 November 2020
The CBDC Forum III
The CBDC Forum III
Membership Offer

The CBDC Forum

The Future of Central Bank Digital Currency
17 November 2020
09:00 am

The UN Secretary General's Task Force on Digital Financing for SDGs launched its final report on August 26th, 2020. The report identifies opportunities for digitalization to deliver billions of dollars of financing to tackle problems such as lack of access to capital for small and medium sized enterprises, and for investments in sustainable infrastructure addressing climate change, biodiversity destruction. For more information, please go to the Task Force site:

Central Bank Digital Currency is one of the most impactful innovations which has the potential to remove several key barriers for individuals to contribute to SDGs financing. The CBDC Forum seeks to become an international platform to share knowledge and build collaborations on central bank digital currency.


Topics to be covered:

  • The landscape of CBDC Innovations around the world;

  • The risks and benefits of CBDC;

  • Inclusive CBDC;

  • CBDC capacity and readiness

  • Digital financing for SDGs

  • CBDC Technology: DLT and beyond;

  • Governance of digital currencies ;

  • The design principles of CBDC;

  • The implementation challenges of CBDC;

  • The public private collaboration on CBDC;

  • The future of CBDC.

The Conference



Nov.17, 2020 EST
Nov.18, 2020 EST


Welcome and Opening Remark

Xiaochen Zhang

President, FinTech4Good



Why central banks are Interested in Digital Currency?

Francisco Rivadeneyra

Director for CBDC and FinTech Policy, Bank of Canada

José Manuel Marques

Head of the Financial Innovation Division en Banco de España