Set to take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London, the Gibraltar International Fintech Forum (GibFin) is bringing together internationally renowned and widely respected speakers to discuss the latest developments in DLT, blockchain and tokenomics.
The GibFin Forum is already known as a primary symposium for Gibraltar’s DLT ecosystem, and staging its popular symposium in London will widen the audience for Gibraltar as a thriving, world-leading jurisdiction for reputable businesses operating with the blockchain and in the cryptospace. The day will be introduced by Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, The Hon. Fabian Picardo and will also be addressed by Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce, Albert Isola.
Key note addresses and panel discussions will include contributions from numerous experts in the DLT world, including, among others:
Dr Wulf Kaal: an internationally recognised expert on distributed ledger technology and on private investment fund regulation and compliance.
Mihai Ivascu: CEO of Modex and serial social-impact entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in fintech, software development and start-up consulting
Paramjit Sehmi: a partner at Burlington Legal LLP advises businesses, business owners and investors on a broad range of corporate, commercial and company law matters.
Nicole Anderson: a venture builder, investment advisor and a multiple time technology entrepreneur both as CEO and Founder, founding member of FINTECH Circle Angel Network, and voted Innovator of the Year 2017 by the South African Chamber of Commerce
Patrick Lowry: CEO and a Managing Partner of Iconiq, a premier digital asset manager and global, decentralized venture capital group headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.
David Lucatch: CEO Pegasus Fintech, a global, full-service blockchain, technology and token accelerator and a Sponsor Firm for the GBX.
Joey Garcia: a pioneering distributed ledger lawyer, recently hailed as a “super” practitioner in a table of only twelve leading global lawyers in blockchain and cryptocurrencies around the world.
Anthony Provasoli: a Partner in Hassans International Law Firm is deeply involved in developing and promoting the regulation of crypto currency related business in Gibraltar, and as co-leader of Hassans’ FinTech team, advises on cryptocurrency and blockchain related work including a number of high profile cryptocurrency businesses and DLT providers.
Pavel Matveev: CEO of Wirex and a leading figure in the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies
Jed Grant: CEO of Peer Mountain, a tokenized blockchain ecosystem that solves major market problems, and has just been named one of the top 200 FinTech Leaders in Europe by LATTICE80 in March of 2018.
Jon Matonis: Founder of The Bitcoin Foundation, an economist and e-Money researcher featured in world-leading media outlets.
Ben Kessler: CEO of KABN and an expert in payment systems
Vikram Nagrani: a partner in Hassans’ Corporate and Commercial department and co-leader of the firm’s FinTech Team, acting on ICOs and other distributed ledger technology matters, including licence applications under Gibraltar’s DLT Providers Regulations.
Simon Pearson: CEO of B21, a personal wealth management platform application exclusively for cryptoassets.
Nick Cowan: founder and CEO of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) with over 30 years capital markets experience in developed and emerging markets including five years as the Global Head of Equities for ING Barings.
Matt Hopkins: FS Fintech leader for BDO Financial Services and an expert in the accounting and auditing challenges faced by DLT businesses.
Karsten Stampa: COO/CFO healthbank innovation AG
Siân Jones: leads on DLT policy within the Risk and Innovation team at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and advises government and GFSC leadership on virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology.
Ransu Salovaara: the founder and CEO of Tokenmarket, a marketplace for tokens, digital assets and blockchain based investing
Emma Lejeune: a partner with Gibraltar legal firm, Isolas, she works closely with the DLT team in particular advising family offices on legal issues around blockchain based investments, social meaning and philanthropy.
Ashish Gianini: leads Atlantic Financial Group’s NRI activities, managing financial portfolios for high net worth clients, trusts and retirement pension pots in the UK, in Gibraltar and in India.
Maria Agranovskaya: Managing Partner / Founder AGOR Partners, highly involved in blockchain technology, ICO (TGE) related projects, trading and finance regulations, funds and financial activity.
The issues that will be discussed at GibFin London 2018 are current and wide-ranging, including an update on global regulatory developments, crypto-investment models, banking and payments in the crypto-world, DLT and the auditing challenge, and family office investment in cryptocurrencies and blockchain businesses. Industry experts, Gibraltar’s regulator, government ministers and some of Gibraltar’s top professionals will be gathered at GibFin London – the perfect combination for those who want to find out more about Gibraltar as a jurisdiction and fintech hub, and also for those who might be considering establishing their start-up in Gibraltar:they will find everyone they need to speak to about their business idea, right there at the QEII Centre on 24th October.
Nick Hughes, Managing Director of Gibraltar Fintech Forum, spoke to Fintech.gi earlier today to update on preparations. “The QEII Centre in Westminster is a great venue, readily accessible and we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world to GibFin London. Entry to GibFin London is free, so if you’re in or around London that day, there’s no excuse not to come and listen to world class speakers and take part in discussions at the cutting edge of the fintech world!”