Event

Blockchain for Europe Summit 2022

25.10.2022 - 26.10.2022
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Hybrid (Brussels, online)

The Summit will take place on 25-26 October 2022 in hybrid modality (Brussels/Online) and will reunite representatives from the different EU institutions, academia and industry players that are shaping the future of the sector. The two-day conference will cover topic as the impact of MiCA and TFR on the industry, tokenized economy, Digital Euro, stablecoins, DeFi, data and blockchain, smart contracts and AI, and more.

Your chance to get insights from experts and decision-makers!

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You can also view last year's Summit Sessions HERE

Programme

08:30 - 18:40

DAY 1 – 25 October 2022

09:30 - 09:45

Keynote Speech

Moderator: Robert Kopitsch

Secretary General, Blockchain for Europe

Speakers

Institutional speaker – Commission (TBD)

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09:45 - 10:45

Panel Debate: The impact of MiCA on the industry

Moderator: Robert Kopitsch

Secretary General, Blockchain for Europe

Speakers

Caroline Malcolm

Head, Global Blockchain Policy Center, OECD

Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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Industry Expert (TBD)

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11:00 - 11:30

Side Panel: The impact of TFR for the industry

Moderator: Bjarke Smith-Meyer

FinTech Correspondent, Politico
11:30 - 12:00

Side Panel: Will the DAC8 reporting requirements standardize Europe’s approach to crypto taxation?

Speakers

Institutional speaker – Commission (TBD)

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Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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Industry Expert (TBD)

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12:00 - 12:30

Fireside chat I: CBDCs & Stablecoins

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30

Panel Debate: A digital Euro: will it ever happen?

Moderator: Bjarke Smith-Meyer

FinTech Correspondent, Politico

Speakers

Industry Expert (TBD)

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Institutional speaker – ECB (TBD)

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14:30 - 15:00

Side Panel: A roadmap for euro-denominated stablecoins

Speakers

Jan Ceyssens

Head of Unit for Digital Finance, DG FISMA, European Commission

Patrick Hansen

Crypto Venture Advisor, Presight Capital
15:15 - 15:45

Side Panel: Bridging TradFi & DeFi

Speakers

Industry Expert (TBD)

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15:45 - 16:15

Fireside chat II: Crypto & Climate OR DeFi (TBC)

16:15 - 16:45

Side Panel: Global industry collaboration: views from the world of crypto

Moderator: Robert Kopitsch

Secretary General, Blockchain for Europe

Speakers

Industry Expert (TBD)

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Ian Taylor

Executive Director, CryptoUK
17:00 - 18:00

Panel Debate: What rules are needed to unleash the potential of DeFi?

Speakers

Rebecca Rettig

General Counsel, Aave

Peter Kerstens

Senior Advisor to Director-General (Co-Head of FinTech Taskforce), DG FISMA, European Commission

Peter Grosskopf

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Unstoppable Finance
18:00 - 18:30

Fireside chat III: NFTs

08:30 -

DAY 2 – 26 October 2022

09:30 - 09:45

Day 2 Introduction

Moderator: Robert Kopitsch

Secretary General, Blockchain for Europe

Speakers

Institutional speaker – Commission (TBD)

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09:45 - 10:45

Panel Debate: How NFTs can deliver on the promise of a tokenized economy

Speakers

Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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Industry Expert (TBD)

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11:00 - 11:30

Side Panel: Why we need self-sovereign identity to enable the Internet of Things

Speakers

Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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11:30 - 12:00

Side Panel: Why DAOs are a key building block for the future economy

Moderator: Patrick Hansen

Crypto Venture Advisor, Presight Capital

Speakers

Joachim Schwerin

Principal Economist, DG GROW, European Commission

Industry Expert (TBD)

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12:00 - 12:30

Fireside chat IV: Web 3.0

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30

Panel Debate: Blockchain technology and sustainability – Doom or gloom?

Speakers

Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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Industry Expert (TBD)

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14:30 - 15:00

Side Panel: Real-world adoption – An overview of European Blockchain initiatives

Speakers

Industry Expert (TBD)

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15:15 - 15:45

Side Panel: Social impact: making financial inclusion a reality

Speakers

Institutional speaker – Commission (TBD)

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Industry Expert (TBD)

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15:45 - 16:15

Fireside chat V: Social Impact

16:15 - 16:45

Side Panel: Smart contracts & AI – Trust the code or do we need a kill switch?

Speakers

Industry Expert (TBD)

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Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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17:00 - 18:00

Panel Debate: Data & blockchain – European initiatives and their impact on the industry

Speakers

Institutional speaker – Commission (TBD)

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Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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Marta Belcher

Chair, Filecoin Foundation
18:00 - 18:30

Fireside chat VI: Metaverse

18:30 -

Closing remarks / drinks