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BEF Davos 2019
Jan 24

BEF Davos 2019

24-26 January 2019, Davos, Switzerland


24-26 January 2019, Davos, Switzerland

  • BEF Davos 2019 gathers 100+ high profile economists, regulators, government officials, investors and bankers to discuss 

    opportunities of the technological and potential structural change in the financial system, capital markets and states.


    24 January

    Capital Markets Night

    18:00 – 18:30

    Networking Coffee and Opening Remarks

    18:30 – 19:00

    Key Note

    19:00 – 19:30

    Round Table Capital Markets 2020: Security Token Offering and Retail Exchanges?

    - How the capital market structure will change?

    - Will blockchain turn exchanges into retail assets shops and banks?

    - Can tokenization bring $200 tn assets to a secondary market and make them available for a billion traders?

    Is the era of 24/7 T+0 worldwide trading coming?

    Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital

    Jeff Schumacher, BCG Digital Ventures

    Rana Foroohar, Financial Times 

    Rohit Chopra, Lazard Asset Management (TBC)

    19:30 – 20:00

    Round Table Regulation for the New Capital Markets

    What are the key regulation goals for sustainable money and securities markets on blockchain?

    How regulation may change for:

    - corporate governance and reporting

    - trading

    - marketing 

    Should qualified investors have privileged access to unregulated securities?

    20:00 – 21:30

    World Model Reception I

    Guests keynotes (unexpected interdisciplinary stories)

    Nouriel Roubini

    25 January

    Board of Governors for The New Financial System

    14:00 – 14:30

    Networking Coffee and Opening Remarks

    14:30 – 15:15

    Keynote Central Bank Digital Currencies: monetary policy, banks and financial systems

    Nouriel Roubini will present his views on the topics:

    - Central Bank Digital Currencies and how they will affect and change monetary policy, cryptocurrencies, banks and traditional financial systems

    - Enterprise blockchain and enterprise DLT and its limits in finance and business

    based on recent researches: 

    - Why Central Bank Digital Currencies Will Destroy Cryptocurrencies

    - The Blockchain Pipe Dream

    The presentation will be followed with QA and discussion.

    15:15 – 16:00


    16:00 – 16:45

    Round Table The New Financial System: Decentralized?

    - Is decentralized currency and financial system viable?

    - Who will benefit and who will lose out from decentralized currencies?

    - Could independent currencies help emerging economies to overcome inflation and weak financial institutions? 

    - How can decentralized currencies increase transparency and accountability? 

    - How would international trade benefit from the new system? 

    Alex Cukierman, Bank of Israel's Monetary Committee, Prof. Emeritus at Tel-Aviv University

    Ashish Dev, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Gauti Eggertsson, ex IMF and FED New York

    David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis

    Nouriel Roubini, New York University Stern School of Business

    Gary Gensler, Chairman of the CFTC (president Obama term) (TBC), 

    Ken Rogoff, Former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (TBC)

    17:00 – 17:30

    Round Table Toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

    How access to credit, global currency and payment system help SDG: No poverty, hunger, and diseases. Education. Equality. Work. Water and Energy. Communities. Peace and Institutions. Immigration.

    Keynote Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist EBRD

    Kate Roberts, PSI, Maverick Collective

    Elen Agler, The End Fund

    Dr Keyu Jin, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Jason Hsu, Taiwanese at-large Legislator and Member of the 9th Legislative Yuan

    Luigi Zingales, Author Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists: Unleashing the Power of Financial Markets (TBC)

    17:30 – 18:00

    Round Table The Board and Monetary Policy for Decentralized Currency

    - How should a global central bank and monetary policy be designed and governed?

    - How independent currency supply could be regulated to mitigate volatility and inflation?

    - How credit multiplier will work there: P2P loans vs banks?

    - What is the roadmap for "stable" independent currency?

    Belke Ansgar, Author Monetary Economics in Globalized Financial Markets 

    Joshua Aizenman, National Bureau of Economic Research, co-editor Journal of International Money and Finance

    Fahad Saleh, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

    Stephen Murchison, Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada (TBC)

    18:00 – 18:45

    Round Table State on Blockchain as a Service

    What is the potential to automate state services consuming $20+ trillion in taxes each year?

    Elections, State Finance, Identity, Registry, Courts

    19:00 – 21:30

    World Model Reception II

    Guests keynotes (unexpected interdisciplinary stories)

    Sergei Guriev

    Luigi Zingales (TBC)

    26 January


    LATOKEN Networking Reception


    Link: BEF Davos 2019

  • Category
  • Date & Time
    Jan 24 2019 at 18:00 - Jan 26 2019 at 21:00
  • Location & full address
    Arabella Hotel Waldhuus, Mattastrasse, Davos, Switzerland
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