Central Bank Workshop 2020

17 & 18 November

This year, the Euroclear Central Bank Workshop will take place virtually on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 November. 

Held every two years, it has grown into an essential forum for senior professionals from Central Banks, Ministry of Finances and supranational organisations interested in the increasingly important post-trade industry.

The current unprecedented circumstances have presented us with an opportunity to bring three major events together - the Euroclear Central Bank Workshop, the Euroclear Collateral Conference and our Asia Collateral Conference - into a single virtual event taking place on 17, 18 & 19 November.

This edition of the Euroclear Central Bank Workshop will explore the most challenging issues facing our industry through a mix of forward thinking discussion panels, interviews and keynote speeches – all from the comfort & safety of your own home or office.

This event is by invitation only. If you have already received an invitation, please use the link to register included in that email. If not, and you would like to let us know that you are interested, you can do so by completing the conference request form.

Tuesday 17 November

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Frederic Hannequart - Chief Business Officer, Euroclear Group

15:10 - Keynote

Mobilising capital markets for the World Bank’s response to the global pandemic - Focusing on a resilient recovery

Jingdong Hua - Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank


Euroclear Bank and Central Bank community as complementary partners


The Central Bank Digital Currency experiment

Valérie Fasquelle - Director of Infrastructures, Innovation and Payments, Banque de France

Isabelle Delorme - Chief Business Officer, Euroclear Belgium, France & Netherlands, Euroclear

16:20 - Keynote

Will Europe emerge stronger from the covid-19 crisis?

Kalin Anev Janse - Chief Financial Officer, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)


Investment process and back-office efficiency: a view from Banco Central do Brazil

Paulo Rodrigo de Santana e Caruso - Head of Custody, International Reserves Department, Banco Central do Brazil

Ricardo da Costa Martinelli - Head of Investment Division, Foreign Reserves Department, Banco Central do Brazil



Wednesday 18 November

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Philippe Laurensy - Head of Commercial, Euroclear


Digital Currencies - the view from the Swiss and Dutch Central Banks

Sebastien Kraenzlin - Head of Banking Operations, Swiss National Bank

Peter Wierts - Senior Economist, Dutch Central Bank


Fintech adoption in Hong Kong financial infrastructure

Haster Tang - CEO, Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited (HKICL)

11:10 - Keynote

Incorporating non-traditional reserve assets into a central bank portfolio

Andrew Abir - Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel


Close of conference

The programme is subject to change.