TBA, Bogota, Colombia

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Event Date Tue Jun 15 -05 - Thu Jun 17 -05 (4 months ago)
Location TBA
Bogota, Colombia
Region Americas

Payment systems and financial market infrastructures (FMI) are rapidly evolving and presenting new opportunities and challenges for emerging economies. In fact, innovation and new technologies call for strengthening these FMI and consolidate them as a more safe and efficient backbone for the financial system. While recent developments may boost financial inclusion, they also pose pressing questions on public policy to unlock such opportunities and contain the risks that may arise. Issues that may deserve more attention from central banks are, but not limited, to the following: public versus private provision of FMI; the impact of Fintech, digital currencies and other payments and FMI innovations; and monitoring and risk management, among others.


We encourage the submission of work related, but not exclusive, to the following topics:
• Developments in retail payments and policy implications: Fintechs, fast or instant payments, central bank digital currencies (CBDC), and public provision of retail payment services.
• Developments in wholesale payment systems and financial market infrastructures (FMI): liquidity, settlement and risks management.
• Payments regulation: cybersecurity, interchange fees, accessibility and interoperability, regulatory sandbox, new payment service providers.
• Cash and cashless payments: physical and digital cash, electronic payments, CBDC, and their potential impact on monetary policy and financial stability.
• New technologies in FMI: use of DLT and other distributed consensus protocols, machine learning, artificial intelligence.
• Novel usages of FMI datasets in financial stability, monetary policy, financial supervision, oversight and regulation.


2021 Speakers


James McAndrews
CEO, TNB, Wharton Financial Institutions Center

Rodney Garrat
Professor, University of California Santa Barbara


Andres Velasco
Deputy Manager of Payment Systems and Banking Operation, Banco de la República

Carlos Arango
Principal Researcher, Banco de la República

Serafín Martinez
Senior Economist, Center for Latin American Monetary Studies

Raúl Morales
Manager | Financial Markets and Infrastructures, Center for Latin American Monetary Studies

Tara Rice
Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures

Morten Bech
Centre Head - Switzerland, Bank for International Settlements

Jean-Charles Rochet
Professor, University of Geneva

Rodney Garratt
Professor, University of California Santa Barbara

James McAndrews
CEO, TNB, Wharton Financial Institutions Center

Biliana Alexandrova
Analista de Sistemas de Pago, Banco de México

Ronald Heijmans
Senior Data Scientist, Data Science Hub, De Nederlandsche Bank

Kim Huynh
Senior Research Advisor, Bank of Canada

Francisco Rivadeneyra
Director, CBDC and FinTech Policy, Bank of Canada

Paolo Barucca
Lecturer, University College London

Juan Ayuso
Director General, Banco de España

Martin Diehl
Head of Section Payment Systems Analysis, Deutsche Bundesbank