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.