Latvian central bank will ponder "Money and public security" during online conference

Latvijas Banka (LB), the Latvian central bank, confirmed September 3 that it will host its annual conference on September 25 at 11:30 with the title "Money and public security"

The conference will take place "mostly remotely," LB said.

"Most speakers as well as the audience will participate in the conference by taking advantage of modern video conference technologies. Anyone interested will be able to watch the conference live on the website makroekonomika.lv and news portals as well as have the opportunity to engage in discussions and ask questions to leading international and Latvian experts in the fields of finance and security (using the platform sli.do, code #LBconference).

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš will address the conference participants and those watching, and the keynote speech will be delivered by Benoît Cœuré, Head of Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements.

Two panel discussions will be held: "Challenges in the age of new high-convenience real-time payment technologies" and "Tomorrow offers digital money in digital wallets".

Participants in the first discussion will be Deniss Fiļipovs, Head of Payment Systems Policy Division, Latvijas Banka, Benoît Cœuré, Harijs Ozols, Head of Information Technology Department, Latvijas Banka, Jānis Sārts, Director, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Karsten Biltoft, Assistant Governor and Head of Financial Market Department, Danmarks Nationalbank, and Prof. Dr. Franz Seitz, Weiden Technical University of Applied Sciences.

The moderator of the second panel discussion "Tomorrow offers digital money in digital wallets" will be Mārtiņš Kazāks, Governor, Latvijas Banka, and the opening presentation will be delivered by Tommaso Mancini-GriffoliDeputy Division Chief of Payments, Currencies, and Infrastructure Division of Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF. Ulrich Bindseil, Director General of Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank, Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board, Lietuvos bankas, and Liza Aizupiete, Managing Director, SIA Fintelum (tbc), will also participate in the discussion.

Detailed information on the conference as well as its live coverage will be available on Latvijas Banka's website at www.macroeconomics.lv. The working language of the conference is English (simultaneous interpreting into Latvian will be provided).

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