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

09:45 - 10:45

Panel: The impact of MiCA on the industry

Moderator: Robert Kopitsch

Secretary General, Blockchain for Europe

Speakers

Ondřej Kovařík

MEP - Renew Europe Group, European Parliament

Priscille Merle

Head of the Banking Services Unit, French Ministry of Economy

Caroline Malcolm

Head, International Public Policy & Research, Chainalysis

Binance

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11:00 - 11:30

Panel: The impact of TFR for the industry

Moderator: Bjarke Smith-Meyer

FinTech Correspondent, Politico

Speakers

Lídia Pereira (TBC)

MEP - European People's Party, European Parliament

Duncan DeVille

EVP of Compliance of the Americas, Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance, Crypto.com

TRM Labs

,
11:30 - 12:00

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

Moderator: Ian Taylor

Executive Director, CryptoUK

Speakers

Lídia Pereira

MEP - European People's Party, European Parliament

Astrid Van Mierlo

Deputy Head of Unit "Direct Tax Policy and Cooperation", DG TAXUD

Max Bernt

Chief Legal Officer, Blockpit
12:00 - 12:30

Fireside chat I: CBDCs & Stablecoins

Speakers

Teana Baker-Taylor

VP of Policy & Regulatory Strategy, Circle
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30

Panel: A digital Euro: will it ever happen?

Moderator: Bjarke Smith-Meyer

FinTech Correspondent, Politico

Speakers

Alexander Bechtel

Head of Digital Asset & Currency Strategy, Deutsche Bank

Susan Friedman

Head of Public Policy & Vice-Chair of Blockchain for Europe, Ripple

Industry Expert (TBD)

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Coinbase (TBC)

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14:30 - 15:00

Panel: A roadmap for euro-denominated stablecoins

Moderator: Jack Schickler

Regulatory Reporter, CoinDesk

Speakers

Jan Ceyssens

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

Patrick Hansen

Crypto Venture Advisor, Presight Capital

Chris Hayes

Head of Government Relations, Celo Foundation
15:15 - 15:45

Panel: Bridging TradFi & DeFi

Moderator: Lavan Thasarathakumar

Director of Regulatory Affairs - EMEA, Global Digital Finance

Speakers

Sina Meier

Co-founder and Managing Director, 21Shares

Eric Mitzel

Regional Business Director Europe, Intain

Jennifer O’Rourke

Director of Innovation Strategy & Design, DTCC
15:45 - 16:15

Fireside chat II: Compliance in the age of DeFi

Speakers

Ari Redbord

Head of Legal and Governmental Affairs, TRM Labs
16:15 - 16:45

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

Moderator: Robert Kopitsch

Secretary General, Blockchain for Europe

Speakers

Oliver Garrett-Jones (TBC)

Head of Blockchain Policy, OECD

Linda Jeng

Global Regulatory Officer and General Counselor, Crypto Council for Innovation

Ian Taylor

Executive Director, CryptoUK
17:00 - 18:00

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

Moderator: Dimitrios Psarrakis

, Brussels Council

Speakers

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

Mathieu Hardy

Chief Development Officer, OSOM

Rebecca Rettig

General Counsel, Aave
18:00 - 18:30

Fireside chat III: NFTs

Speakers

Martin Bruncko

Executive Vice President for Europe, Binance
08:30 -

DAY 2 – 26 October 2022

09:30 - 09:45

Day 2 Introduction

09:45 - 10:45

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

Moderator: Robert Kopitsch

Secretary General, Blockchain for Europe

Speakers

Eva Kaili (TBC)

MEP - S&D, European Parliament

Thomas Dünser

Office of Financial Market Innovation, Principality of Liechtenstein

John S. Lee

Head of Blockchain Programs, Shopify

Industry Expert (TBD)

,
11:00 - 11:30

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

Moderator: Rob van Kranenburg

Founder, IoT Council

Speakers

Daniël Du Seuil

Convenor European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (EBSI), European Blockchain Partnership

Maria Minaricova

Director of Business Development, Fetch.ai

Carsten Stöcker

CEO & Founder, Spherity
11:30 - 12:00

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

capneo DAO

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Venus DAO (TBC)

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12:00 - 12:30

Fireside chat IV: Climate & Blockchain (TBC)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30

Panel: Blockchain technology and sustainability – Doom or gloom?

Moderator: Faustine Fleuret

President and CEO, ADAN

Speakers

Institutional speaker – Commission (TBD)

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Shivam Kishore

Co-lead Digital Transformation,  UN Environment Programme

KlimaDAO

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Frédéric Montagnon

Founder & Chairman, Arianee
14:30 - 15:00

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

Moderator: Simon Polrot

Co-Founder, European Crypto Initiative

Speakers

Industry Expert (TBD)

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Christian Heise

Business Owner - Emerging and Web3 Topics, Catena X

Max Burger

Blockchain Ambassador, Nimiq
15:15 - 15:45

Panel: Social impact: making financial inclusion a reality

Moderator: Victoria Gago

Co-Founder, European Blockchain Convention

Speakers

Gabriel Bizama

International Policy Lead, Stellar Development Foundation

Roberto Sanlorenzo

Founder and CEO, Merits

Industry Expert (TBD)

,
15:45 - 16:15

Fireside chat V: Web 3.0 / Open Source

Speakers

Frederik Gregaard

CEO, Cardano Foundation
16:15 - 16:45

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

Moderator: Jack Schickler

Regulatory Reporter, CoinDesk

Speakers

Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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Lee Schneider

General Counsel, Ava Labs

Thibault Schrepel

Associate Professor, Department of Transnational Legal Studies, VU Amsterdam
17:00 - 18:00

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

Speakers

Federico Milani

Deputy Head of the Data Policy and Innovation Unit, European Commission

Institutional speaker – EP (TBD)

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Marta Belcher

Chair, Filecoin Foundation

Jeremy Rollison

Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
18:00 - 18:30

Fireside chat VI: Social Impact or Public Services (TBC)

18:30 -

Closing remarks / drinks