FinTech and the global payments landscape - exploring new horizons Virtual conference of the People’s Bank of China and the Deutsche Bundesbank

Payments infrastructure is an important topic of interest to both China and Germany. It plays a key role for the economy and is currently developing at a rapid pace. On behalf of the Bundesbank and the People’s Bank of China, we are pleased to announce a virtual conference on the subject of “Fintech and the global payments landscape – exploring new horizons” on 14 September 2021. We are confident that we can mutually benefit from the experience both countries have gained. China has become one of the world’s most innovative and globally successful payments markets. At the same time, the European payments landscape is currently undergoing profound change thanks to instant payments, for example. Against this background, the conference will bring together experts and high-level representatives from various institutions and actors in this field. They will discuss current issues which affect the Chinese as well as the European and German payments markets, such as mobile payments, the potential and risks of distributed ledger technologies in financial services, fintech and innovative business models in China and Germany, and challenges in cross-border payments.

Opening speech
09:35 to 09:55 am
Jens Weidmann

Dr Jens Weidmann,Governor of Deutsche Bundesbank

09:55 to 10:15 am
Yi Gang

Mr Yi Gang 
Governor of the People´s Bank of China (PBoC)

Panel 1: Digitalisation in the financial industry -
Chinese, German or global answers?

10:15 to 11:15 am

Moderator: Ms Valerie Haller 

Fabrizio Campelli

Mr Fabrizio Campelli
Head of Investment Banking & Corporate Banking,
Deutsche Bank AG

Jiang Chaoyang

Mr Chaoyang Jiang
CIO, China Merchants Bank

Jörg Kukies

Mr Jörg Kukies
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany

Changchun Mu

Mr Changchun Mu
Director General of the Digital Currency Institute, PBoC

Panel 2: Introduction of new technologies in the financial industry 
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Moderator: Ms Valerie Haller

Jan Kupfer

Mr Jan Kupfer
Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank AG

Miriam Wohlfarth

Ms Miriam Wohlfarth
Founder, Ratepay GmbH, CEO & Founder Banxware GmbH 

Junfeng Dong

Mr Junfeng Dong
Chairman of the Board, NetsUnion Clearing Corporation

Jianguang Shen

Mr Jianguang Shen
Vice President of and Chief Economist of JD Technology

Short presentation:
Motivation and potential of Central Bank Digital Currencies

12:45 to 1:00 pm
Changchun Mu

Mr Changchun Mu
Director General of the Digital Currency Institute, PBoC

Interview: China and Germany – How does the future of the payment
industry look like? 

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm 

Moderator: Ms Valerie Haller

Martina Weimert

Ms Martina Weimert
European Payments Initiative (EPI)

Chen Lei

Mr Lei Chen
China Unionpay

Closing words by
1:30 pm

Fan Yifei

Mr Fan Yifei,
Deputy Governor of the People´s Bank of China

Burkhard Balz

Mr Burkhard Balz,
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank