Cash in times of turmoil International Cash Conference 2021

The Deutsche Bundesbank will host its fifth International Cash Conference virtually from 15 to 17 June 2021. The overarching topic for the conference will be “Cash in times of turmoil”, focusing especially on the changing payment landscape and the future of cash. However, the programme itself is currently being finalised.

Experts from academia, public authorities (including central banks), special interest groups and the private sector are invited to present their cash-related research papers. The programme will be headed by high-level keynote speakers.


If you wish to attend the conference without presenting a paper, please note that places will be allocated depending on availability in late spring 2021. Participants will need to register for the conference beforehand as written confirmation is necessary. Successful registration will allow access to all sessions and include any conference material.

You will be able to register your interest using a form on this page in due time. Please be aware that we are not able to confirm your attendance until then.

Nature of conference

The event will be held virtually. The Cash Conference will start on 15 June and continue with lectures and discussions on 16 and 17 June 2021, around 15:00 - 18:00 CEST.

The conference will be held in English; all papers will thus be available in English only. Conference participation is free of charge.