stars Switzerland alumni chapter meeting 2024
Do we need Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)?
24 April 2024, 17.30-20.30
Zurich, Switzerland

Dear stars alumni

We are very pleased to invite you to our next stars Switzerland alumni chapter meeting.

In light of ongoing digitalisation and innovation in the field of currency and money, the Swiss National Bank SNB considers it important to participate in international work on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Several countries are exploring CBDC, and some countries have already piloted or even issued CBDC. Why are central banks interested in this topic? What are the lessons learned so far, what are the open questions and problems, and where does the SNB stand on these issues?

The programme of Wednesday, 24 April 2024 will be as follows:

  • 17.30: Welcome Drinks
  • 18.00: Welcome Addresses by Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman of stars, and Marco HUWILER, Delegate for Regional Economic Relations – Zurich Area, Swiss National Bank SNB; stars Alumnus
  • 18.15: Speech by Thomas MOSER, Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank SNB, on ‘Do we need Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)?’
  • 19.15: Concluding Remarks by Daphne ENGELKE, CEO, Van Lanschot Kempen Switzerland; President, stars Zurich alumni chapter
  • 19.30: Apero Riche, hosted by Swiss National Bank SNB
  • 20.30: End of chapter meeting

Location: Forum SNB, Fraumünsterstrasse 8, Zurich, Switzerland

We are looking forward to meeting you in Zurich.

Best regards

Toni Schoenenberger
Executive Chairman

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