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Bank of Israel Payments Conference:
“A Look at the Future World of Payments”
Within the framework of adjusting the Israeli market to the world of payments and encouraging competition and innovation in the financial system, the Bank of Israel is promoting financial infrastructures and digital means of payment in the Israeli economy.
Come hear and discover the future world of payments in Israel’s economy!
Monday, June 20, 2022
Parking lot on site cost 50 ILS per day
Conference moderator: Ms. Nurit Felter-Eitan, Head of Communications, Public Affairs & Community Relations Department
09:00-09:40 Session I - Opening Session
The evolution of payment technology
Governor of the Bank of Israel Prof. Amir Yaron
The new world of payments – the central bank’s role
The central bank’s role and experience in enabling a modern payment system.
One on one conversation Amir Yaron, Governor, BOI with Stefan Ingves, Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank.
09:40-11:20 Session II—Regulation and governance session
The world of payments in Israel – a road map
The Bank of Israel’s vision and targets, where the world has progressed and the situation in Israel.
Oded Salomy, Director of Payment Systems and Settlement, Bank of Israel
Changing the rules of the game: The open banking reform
Promoting technological innovation and open banking as a tool for consumers and businesses
Yair Avidan, Supervisor of Banks, Bank of Israel
How do we start a revolution?
The roles of the government and the regulator in advancing innovation in the world of payments – as regulators, as policy makers, or as market participants?
Financial infrastructure for advancing competition, Anat Guetta, Chair of the Israel Securities Authority
On fintech, insuretech, and the Israeli economy from the capital market's point of view, Moshe Bareket, Capital Market Authority Commissioner
Accelerating innovations in the government payment systems, Yaheli Rothenberg, Accountant General, Ministry of Finance
Moderator: Amiram Barkat, Digital Media, Bank of Israel
11:20-11:30 Break for parallel sessions
11:30-12:20 Parallel sessions—The payment industry
12:45-14:25 Session IV—Digital currencies of Central Banks
Andrew Abir, Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel
International panel on CBDC
Where is the world headed in terms of digital currencies
Aleksi Grym, Head of Fintech and Principal Adviser, Bank of Finland
Cathering Gu*, Global CBDC Product Lead, Visa
Raphael Auer*, Head of Eurocenter BIS Innovation Hub
John Velissarios, Global Managing Director - Blockchain and Multiparty Systems - Digital Assets, Custody & CBDC Lead, Accenture
Moderator: Dr. Sigal Ribon, Head of the Monetary Division, Research Department and a member of the digital shekel steering committee at the Bank of Israel
The Digital Shekel project
Why is the BOI planning a digital shekel if it has not yet decided to issue one?
Yoav Soffer, Head of the Digital Shekel project
A peek at the "Secret Trials" – Technological research on a Bank of Israel digital shekel.
Presentation of technological trials
Lior Georgi, Information Technology Department Director, Bank of Israel
Tomer Mizrhai, CTO, Bank of Israel
Daniel Eidan, BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Bank for International Settlement