Digital Euro Conference 2023 - #DEC23

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Digital Euro Conference 2023 - #DEC23

Discover the latest developments in central bank digital currencies, stablecoins and the future of money at the Digital Euro Conference.

By Digital Euro Association

When and where

Date and time

Friday, March 31 · 9am - 6pm CEST


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Adickesallee 32-34 60322 Frankfurt am Main Germany

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 9 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

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What will the future of money look like? While the economy, alongside the payment space, is getting more and more digital, we can observe the origination of novel forms of money: Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, and commercial bank money tokens.

Currently, more than 90 central banks are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and at least 17 have already launched or have some advanced pilot running. Also, the European Central Bank (ECB) is currently investigating the issuance of a CBDC for the Euro Area. A European CBDC could preserve the role of public money as the anchor of payments in the digital age.

The Federal Reserve Bank expects that a portion of the banknotes in circulation will be replaced by stablecoins. Stablecoins are typically seen as a digital substitute for cash, facilitating peer-to-peer transactions, bypassing intermediaries, and fostering access to decentralized apps and decentralized finance. Also, commercial banks are heavily discussing whether to issue their own blockchain-based money, so-called commercial bank money tokens, to address the need from the industry and enable new blockchain-based business models.

CBDCs, stablecoins, and commercial bank money tokens are likely to coexist in the coming years as public and private forms of money. They present important differences in their issuance, design, technology, and regulatory regime. In some dimensions, however, there might be competition in different usages and adoption areas.

To unite central bankers, financial sector and industry experts, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, the Digital Euro Conference 2023 in Frankfurt on March 31st will delve into the latest trends in CBDCs, stablecoins, and commercial bank money tokens. Get a glimpse of what the future of money will look like.

Join on-site and online attendees to discuss the latest developments and emerging industry trends with exclusive speeches, discussions and pitches from experts in the field of digital money.

As a hybrid event, all #DEC23 sessions will be live-streamed for our online participants, with on-site attendees having the opportunity to network with our wide range of partners, experts and fellow attendees. Don't miss the chance to stay ahead of the curve and explore the role of money in the digital age.

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Topics breakdown

  • opportunities and challenges of CBDCs;
  • how to design a successful CBDC;
  • CBDC technological choices;
  • use cases of stablecoins;
  • regulation of stablecoins;
  • regulated liability network;
  • commercial bank money tokens;
  • the future of money.

Speakers and panelists

  • Miguel Fernandez Ordonéz
  • Patrick Hansen (Circle)
  • John Kiff (Research Director at SODA (ex IMF)
  • Alexander Bechtel (DWS)
  • Dr. Jan Rosam (EY)
  • David Tercero-Lucas (DEA)
  • Simon Zieglgruber (Association of German Banks)
  • Manuel Klein (Deutsche Bank)
  • Claus George (DZ Bank)
  • Anikó Szombati (Central Bank of Hungary)
  • Ricky Lamberty (Bosch)
  • Maike Hornung (Visa)
  • Simon Seiter (Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbankiers AG)
  • Anne-Sophie Gógl (Bundesdruckerei)
  • Basak Toprak (Onyx by JP Morgan)
  • Wolfgang Berger (IBM)
  • Stefano Leucci ( European Data Protection Supervisor)
  • Prof. Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht (Universität Basel)
  • Nick Wittek (Jones Day Financial Markets Practice)
  • Sebastian Maus (Roland Berger)
  • Dirk Schrade (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Ernesto Troiano (GFT)
  • Veljko Andrijasevic (Riksbank)
  • Aniko Szombati (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)
  • Victor Ammer (Ammer Group)
  • Anthony Ralphs (Ripple)
  • Alexandre Stervinou (Banque de France)
  • Stefan Kromolicki (Blockchain for Europe)
  • Antony Welfare (Ripple)
  • Jamiel Sheikh (CBDC Think Tank)
  • Carsten Lösing (YPOG)
  • Philipp J. A. Hartmannsgruber (DSGV)
  • Joachim Samuelsson (Crunchfish)
  • Sonja Davidovic (BIS)

Location and date

Location: Online via streaming access; On-site at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023

Time: 09:00 - 17:50 (CEST)

Language: English

Tickets and registration

Journalist/Media: Please contact us ( if you wish to attend as a Journalist or Media Partner and we can provide you with a Journalist-Ticket to attend the conference in person.

Registration via Eventbrite required: Participants will automatically receive an invoice after the ticket purchase is completed. All prices include VAT and fees.

On-Site Tickets

280€ per delegate

Please note: DEA members (lite and supporting members) are contacted with discount codes for on-site tickets.

Free Tickets

0€ per delegate (online attendance)

Donation ticket

> 0€ per delegate (online attendance)

Do you want to support the DEA in its mission to shape the future of digital money?

Choose a donation amount that you deem appropriate and receive your online attendance ticket. Donations help the DEA as a non-profit organization to provide contributions to the public and political discourse through research, education, and by providing a platform and community for policy-makers, technologists, and economists to discuss digital money-related topics.

Refund Policy: No refund of the ticket price is possible.

Who should attend?

This conference is ideal for people who seek to understand central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, and commercial bank money tokens. Get first-hand accounts from industry, policy and decision-making experts, and practitioners and learn these new developments and trends:

  • (Central) bankers, law, regulation and decision-makers working with digital money, monetary policy and monitoring thereof in and outside of the eurozone from public institutions and entities
  • Investors in new technologies, venture capitalists, crypto investors
  • Startups and founders that are interested in understanding the digital euro
  • Financial organizations (banks, investment funds, asset management) in all industries
  • Employees in the area of business development and digitization in all industries
  • Lawyers, consultants, and analysts (with IT or business background)


Digital Euro Association



About the Digital Euro Association

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in crypto assets, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDC), and other forms of digital money. DEA is committed to independence in aggregating and amplifying the views of society and the furtherance of the public good through knowledge exchange, encouraging new ideas, and forward-thinking in the field of digital money. The DEA is the independent voice of citizens regarding digital money-related topics. Partnerships and collaborations are in no way an endorsement of partner ideologies, products and services, nor political regimes.




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About the organizer

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, crypto assets, and other forms of digital money. In particular, we focus on the digital euro. Our mission is to contribute to the public and political discourse through research, education, and by providing a platform and community for policy-makers, technologists, and economists to discuss digital money-related topics. We are committed to independence and excellence, aiming to set the agenda and to shape policy by encouraging new ideas and forward-thinking in the field of digital money. We target new and innovative topics such as the digital euro and Stablecoins, but also “classical” crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ether.

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