AGENDA

LIQUIDITY - THE SUMMIT ON NEW FINANCE

14-15 October 2019

The Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, Bermuda

DRAFT AGENDA (Subject to Change)
Last updated: 09/09/19

Monday, 14 October
5:30PMLIQUIDITY @ BERMUDA TECH AWARDS
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Harbourview Ballroom. 76 Pitts Bay Road Hamilton
7:00PMWELCOME COCKTAILS
Tuesday, 15 October
8:00AMARRIVALS AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:45AMWELCOME TO LIQUIDITY
Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Hub Culture, Ultra and Ven
Kevin Richards, Business Development Manager, Bermuda Business Development Agency
Hon. Sir John Swan, Real Estate Developer, Political Luminary & Philanthropist
9:10AMSESSION 1: ACCESSING LIQUIDITY IN BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL MARKETS
Cryptocurrency is a new asset class with remarkable alternative investment opportunities. What products and services are available to help meet individual and institutional investors' needs in this dynamic industry? Our expert panelists will give an overview of the current capital markets landscape and how blockchain technology as a whole could transform investing as we know it by offering greater liquidity and efficiencies.

Moderator: Andrey Krahmal, Chief Compliance Officer, Ven Finance Ltd
Speakers :
Aristotle Andrulakis, Co-founder & CIO, Alkemi
Julien Auchecorne, COO, XBTO International
Rob Odell, Head of Product and Marketing, SALT
Liz Rabban, VP, Global Business Development, Celsius Network
9:40AMSESSION 2: INTRODUCTION TO THE BERMUDA FINTECH ADVISORY BOARD
Bermuda has rapidly become a global hub for fintech enterprises and innovation. Building on its reputation as a world-class business destination, the Bermuda government’s vision is to establish a sound regulatory environment and a centre of excellence where fintech-related companies can conduct business securely. Meet some of the key people behind Bermuda’s fintech push, including local and international advisors collaborating with the government, and find out more about how the island plans to ensure a dynamic, risk-based and flexible regulatory regime that is receptive to the needs of digital assets businesses and the rapid deployment of distributed ledger and other technologies.

Moderator: Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Hub Culture, Ultra and Ven
Speakers :
Bruce Fenton, Founder & CEO, Chainstone Labs
Grant Fondo, Partner, Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense, Goodwin Law & Chair of the Blockchain & Digital Currency Group
Barbara A. Jones, Shareholder, Co-Chair, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jeff Pulver, Executive Vice Chairman, Skrumble
Wayne Allan Smith, Head, FinTech Business Unit, Government of Bermuda
10:25AMSESSION 3: DIGITAL GOVERNANCE & THE CLOUD
The age of digital governance is upon us, opening up new management techniques for communities, companies and countries. In the decentralized cloud, nimble players can move quickly to scale e-services and deploy real-time decision making. From data protection to streamlining processes, reducing opportunities for corruption, and more, blockchain can provide solutions for some of the most pressing challenges facing governments. What are the implications of this for small states and their citizens? What are the challenges that we need to address in order to successfully build digital governance systems to improve service quality and efficiency?

Moderator: Kerem Kolcuoglu, Partner, Penrose Partners
Speakers :
Denis Pitcher, Chief Fintech Advisor, Government of Bermuda
Wayne Allan Smith, Head, FinTech Business Unit, Government of Bermuda
Thibault Verbiest, Partner, DS Avocats, World Bank Expert
Pascal LeBlanc, CEO & Founder, Mantle
Sahkib Waseem, Chief Innovation Officer, Proof of Trust
10:55AMCOFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK
11:15AMSESSION 4: DIGITAL BANKING SERVICES & EXCHANGES
With the cryptocurrencies market cap hovering around $300 billion, institutional and individual interest in crypto as well as the number of digital-asset businesses continues to grow. We look at some exchanges and banking services that are emerging to make buying and trading digital assets simpler and safer for the burgeoning number of crypto investors. We also look at new platforms being launched to meet growing demands to trade between crypto and fiat currencies, as well as crypto-friendly banks that provide traditional banking services to digital-asset businesses.

Moderator: Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Hub Culture, Ultra and Ven
Speakers :
Chance Barnett, Co-founder, Jewel
Wade Murray, President, EtudePay & Chief Innovation Officer, ATCE Group
Darren Wolfberg, CEO, Blockchain Triangle
Ivan Soto Wright, Co-Founder and CEO of MoonPay, and General Partner at HODL
12:00PMSESSION 5: FINTECH & BLOCKCHAIN IN ENTERTAINMENT
Blockchain has the potential to completely disrupt the entertainment and media industries, which are just beginning to uncover the potential of this evolving technology to solve some of the key problems in these creative industries. What are some of the core entertainment industry functions that can benefit from blockchain technology? How is blockchain already being adopted in these creative industries? What are the potential benefits for content creators, investors, distributors and audiences?

Moderator: Neil Glass, Founder, Glass Half Full Productions
Speakers :
Steven Nia, Chairman & Founder, Wardour Studios
Ed Mason, CEO, Core.Live
Scott Moskowitz, Inventor, Entrepreneur
Alyson Thompson, Producer, Director, Cinematographer
Thibault Verbiest, Co-Founder, Copyright Coins
Max Wolff, Managing Partner, Multivariate Solutions
12:45PMLUNCH
2:00PMSESSION 6: DIGITAL ASSET SECURITIES
The tokenization of assets is disrupting the financial industry, but a big obstacle revolves around regulatory alignment. There are signs that the traditional market infrastructure is adapting to the token economy. For example, in response to industry concerns over the custody of digital asset securities, both the US and EU regulators recently issued statements to clarify that such securities must comply with relevant federal laws. Could this step towards more regulatory clarity potentially pave the way for more traditional investors to hold digital asset securities? In this session, we'll dive into the intersection between regulated securities and the cryptocurrency space, looking at the latest developments and the future of digital asset securities.

Moderator: Sean Stapley, Partner, Penrose Partners
Speakers :
Chris Garrod, Director, Head of Fintech, Conyers Bermuda
Barbara A. Jones, Shareholder, Co-Chair, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Bill Karsh, Special Advisor, Velocity Ledger
2:30PMSESSION 7: TECH FOR CLIMATE: AEROFARMS
Speaker: Sam Schatz, Managing Director, Corporate Development, Aerofarms
2:45PMSESSION 8: FIRESIDE CHAT – How Blockchain is Revolutionising Retail
Gurps Rai, Chief Innovation Officer, Dropp.TV
with Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Hub Culture, Ultra and Ven
3:00PMSESSION 9: INSIGHTS INTO THE FUTURE OF FINANCE
Moderator: Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Hub Culture, Ultra and Ven
Speakers :
Gin Chao, Chief Strategy Officer, Finance
Liz Rabban, VP Business Development, Celsius Network
3:30PMSESSION 10: EXOTICS AND THEIR LEGAL FRAMEWORKS
Blockchain, digital asset and decentralised technologies are opening up new legal paradigms for how we organise and distribute value, ownership, and trust. New autonomous corporations with no human ownership and self-executing algorithmic conditions are giving rise to exotic new projects which test the boundaries of our current legal frameworks. What are some of these exotic projects and how do legal teams work to make them palatable and sustainable to the legacy frameworks in which we reside?

Moderator: Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Hub Culture, Ultra and Ven
Speakers :
Matt Ebbs-Brewer, Partner, Appleby
Grant Fondo, Partner, Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense, Goodwin Law & Chair of the Blockchain & Digital Currency Group
Natalie Neto, Partner, Walkers Global
4:00PMCOFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK
4:15PMWORKSHOP: REINVENTING OURSELVES AND OUR PLANET
An interactive workshop hosted by leadership coach Rola Diab and Hub Culture, in partnership with Kerem Kolcuoglu, CMO of Mantle Blockchain & Partner, Penrose Partners.
5:00PMCONFERENCE ENDS