Event Overview

Welcome to the Conference of the World Forum of Central Securities Depositories. This year it will be held in Prague across three days between 24 and 26 of May. Below in the agenda section you will find details on the themes that will be explored.

Registration for WFC2023 is open! Please click on the Register button at the top of the page for more information.

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We will also be announcing further details and new speakers shortly, so check back the website for regular updates.

Key Themes

Facilitating cross-border investment flows

FMI DLT pilots: lessons learned and challenges ahead

Settlement efficiency

Vision for the Global Post-trade

Systemic risk in Post-trade

WFC2022 - The Event

Speakers include:

Lieve Mostrey

Lieve Mostrey

Chief Executive Officer,
Euroclear Group

Stephan Leithner

Stephan Leithner

Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG, responsible for Pre & Post-Trading

Michele Hillery

Michele Hillery

General Manager of Equity Clearing and DTC Settlement Service,

Olga Cantillo R

Olga Cantillo

Executive President & CEO Latin American Stock Exchange (Latinex)


You can view the agenda in your preferred time zone by selecting it from the list below.
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
12:30 - 13:30
Welcome Lunch
13:30 - 13:45
Opening Remarks
13:45 - 14:00
Keynote Speech
14:00 - 14:45
Session 1: Next steps on the CSD engagement in sustainability
14:45 - 15:05
Keynote Speech
15:05 - 15:50
Session 2: Streamlining regulation for cross-border transactions and connections of international issuers and investors (Senior Panel)

Financing, facilitation of links, and removing other hurdles

15:50 - 16:35
Session 3: Global stability threats and systemic risks in post-trade
16:50 - 17:05
17:05 - 17:50
Session 4: Enhancing CSD Operational Resilience
17:50 - 18:00
Closing Remarks
19:30 - 22:00
Welcome Dinner
09:00 - 09:45
Opening Remarks
09:45 - 10:40
Session 5: Tokenisation in Capital markets

How do the two worlds of DLT native and traditional book-entry securities work together?
What is the difference between securitisation and tokenisation of assets?
Can tokenisation and servicing of tokenised assets by a Settlement System Infrastructure inject liquidity and trust in the new market segments?
“Same activities, same risk, same rules” – is it so true?
Now that we have seen some failures, e.g. FTX, what regulation should apply to DLT Settlement Systems and their operators?

10:40 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
Speech/ Presentation
11:30 - 12:30
Session 6: CSD digital transformation and DLT MI pilots

Market Architecture: from a technical perspective, both DLT and centralised IT technologies do not prevent to collapse the infrastructure roles, was the regulation right in separating the role or is there a difference in DLT that justify such a collapse now?
Business case: is the technology too expensive for all actors to co-sign to use it? Will it lead to more fragmentation?
Interoperability: what do we learn from the first cross-chain repo swap (between HQLAx and Fnality) with different DLT technologies? How do smart contracts further enable automation, e.g. for corporate actions?

12:30 - 13:00
Keynote Speech
13:00 - 13:40
13:55 - 14:45
Session 7: Cash leg for settlement of securities transactions
How to ensure true DVP on DLT and what are the challenges of CBDC use by non-native platforms?
Will wholesale CBDCs in Euro, Dollar or other currencies be available before retail?
Can a multi-settlement asset/currency system be created by private actors and authorised for use before the ones of Central Banks?
14:45 - 15:00
Keynote speech
15:00 - 15:50
Session 8: Beyond Messaging
15:50 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:15
Session 9: European focus: Further consolidation and growth of EU FMIs; is it a key element of a deeper EU Capital Markets Union? (Senior Panel)
17:15 - 18:00
Session 10: Settlement efficiency

The difference in efficiency between single and multi-currency/CSD/timezone markets

18:00 - 18:10
Closing Remarks
19:30 - 22:00
Gala Dinner
09:30 - 09:50
Opening Remarks
09:50 - 10:50
Session 11 – Expert Updates

What’s new and upcoming for:

  • Custody and corporate actions?
  • Collateral management services?
  • Funds processing?
10:50 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
Rebuilding Ukraine’s Capital markets – Fireside chat: How FMIs can help?”
11:30 - 12:30
Session 12: Long-term vision for the global CSD industry (Senior Panel)
12:30 - 12:40
Closing speech
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Event Information


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Address: Senovážné nám. 976/31, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

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If you are interested in discussing the programme or in finding out more about the sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Irina Bussoli at ECSDA at WFC2023@ecsda.eu

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