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The Rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)

Unveil the future of finance in our one-hour ZOOM roundtable on Feb 29, 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 AEDT! Explore CBDCs' transformative impacts, regulatory complexities, and societal shifts. Join experts, gain insights, and envision the evolving financial landscape. Secure your spot now!

The Rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
The Rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+11

via ZOOM

About the Event

The Rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) The upcoming one-hour roundtable discussion will offer an in-depth exploration of the profound emergence of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and their transformative influence on the global financial landscape. This comprehensive discussion intends to meticulously examine the origins, evolution, and multifaceted impacts of CBDCs within the context of contemporary monetary systems. The session will shed light on the intricate technological advancements underpinning CBDCs, addressing their potential to redefine payment infrastructures, enhance financial inclusion, and revolutionize cross-border transactions. Moreover, the discussion will navigate the complex regulatory frameworks and policy considerations that accompany the adoption of CBDCs, elucidating their ramifications on traditional banking structures and monetary policies. By inviting experts to share insights, the roundtable aims to foster a robust discourse on the economic implications, geopolitical influences, and societal changes that stem from the proliferation of CBDCs. Participants will engage in an enriching dialogue, unpacking the challenges and opportunities inherent in the rise of CBDCs, ultimately envisioning the future landscapes of economies, financial institutions, and the evolving nature of currency itself.

Key takeaways:

By the end of the discussion, you'll have a better understanding of CBDCs, their potential benefits and challenges, and the ongoing debate about their future. You'll also be able to think critically about the implications of CBDCs for yourself and for society as a whole.​

  • CBDCs are still in their early stages of development. Many unanswered questions and challenges need to be addressed before they become widely adopted.
  • The discussion on CBDCs is complex and there are many different perspectives. It's important to be aware of these different viewpoints and to do your research before forming an opinion.
  • CBDCs have the potential to bring about significant changes to the financial system. It's important to stay informed about this evolving technology and to engage in the conversation about its future.​


Dr. Dimitrios Salampasis

FinTech Capability Lead and Director, Master Financial Technologies

Swinburne University of Technology

Dr. Dimitrios Salampasis is an award-winning global thought leader, educator, researcher, and sought-after keynote speaker, passionate about FinTech, global affairs, sustainability, and emerging technologies nexus. Dr Salampasis is the FinTech Capability Lead, Director, Master of FinTech, and Senior Lecturer of Emerging Technologies and FinTech at the Swinburne School of Business, Law, and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Salampasis is a Visiting Professor of FinTech at the University of Québec at Rimouski, Canada, a Blockchain and FinTech Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, a Visiting Faculty at the School of Management in Fribourg, Switzerland, an Academic Council Member of the Global FinTech Institute and a Part-Time FinTech Lecturer at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. Dr Salampasis is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a member of the CPA Australia Digital Transformation Centre of Excellence. Dr Salampasis is regularly involved in advisory work with key private, public, and governmental stakeholders of the Australian and international FinTech and broader business ecosystem. Dr Salampasis is a trusted partner to C-Level Executives, CEOs, and Boards of leading corporations, start-ups, and government officials. Dr Salampasis has been playing an instrumental role in shaping Australia’s FinTech innovation policy and advocacy agenda by participating in working groups, providing expert strategic advice and critical policy analysis, and submitting research-grounded responses to policy consultations. Dr Salampasis has been actively supporting Australian and international ecosystem stakeholders by identifying synergistic opportunities, incubating new strategic opportunities, and curating conversations about policymaking, ESG, and regulatory implications. Dr Salampasis has received international recognition for his global perspective creative research and thought leadership approach for thinking about innovation and the evolution of the financial technologies landscape.


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