Abstract: A holographic description of physics in Minkowski space is still elusive. A tempting approach is to implement a flat limit from AdS/CFT. Such a limit has not properly been understood, even at the level of the symmetries of the theory; How do BMS symmetries emerge from the flat limit of the asymptotic symmetries of anti-de Sitter space-time? In this talk I will discuss some interesting results that attempt to answer this question. I will also set up a roadmap to find generators of BMS symmetry in a conformal field theory.