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The Future of Cash – Continuing the Conversation

Categories : Future of Cash
June 18, 2021
Tags : Asia, CashTech, Future of Cash conference, Innovation
Following the success of the Future of Cash online event in February 2021, we will be continuing the conversation on 6 & 7 July and providing a coherent story of today’s cash challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Guillaume Lepecq

Chair, CashEssentials

This post is also available in: Spanish

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences on human and economic activities, including cash, payments, and money. For many observers, the pandemic has acted as a catalyst and accelerated existing trends. In particular, it has aggravated the ‘cash paradox,’ i.e., increasing demand for cash but declining usage as a payment instrument.

The pandemic has forced central banks, governments, commercial banks, and other stakeholders to adopt short-term emergency measures to ensure the smooth supply and circulation of cash. This has involved remarkable creativity and innovation in overcoming immediate threats and challenges. Some of these decisions may become long-term fixtures. Others will be dropped at the earliest opportunity.

But the crisis has also encouraged us to think about the long-term implications and the world after. The crisis will pass. Cash will survive. But the world after will be different. The 2021 Future of Cash Conference will invite participants to actively debate, imagine and shape the future of cash.

The event will focus specifically on the Asia-Pacific region and will be organised around 4 sessions.

6 July 11:00 – 13:00 Singapore time (UTC +8) Session 1: Setting the Scene

In this session, speakers will discuss key trends in cash and payments since the pandemic and how they might impact the future of cash.

6 July 14:00 – 16:00 Singapore time (UTC +8) Session 2: The World After: The Future of Cash Workshop

Leading institutions will share their approach to imagining the future of cash and ensuring its long-term viability and sustainability.

7 July 11:00 – 13:00 Singapore time (UTC +8) Session 3: Next Gen Cash Cycle

In this session, cash cycle stakeholders will share best practices and ideas to improve cash efficiency.

7 July 14:00 – 16:00 Singapore time (UTC +8) Session 4: CashTech Forum

CashTech brings together innovators, start-up scale-ups who are leveraging technology and creativity to facilitate access to cash, improve its acceptance and generally improve the efficiency of the circulation of cash throughout the economy.


For further information and registration, please visit

The physical Future of Cash event is on track to go ahead on the 9-10 November 2021, in Madrid, Spain.


This post is also available in: Spanish