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The emergence of a blockchain central bank for developing countries and a potential structural change in capital markets
were the key topics for LATOKEN's Blockchain Economic Forum in Davos.

Over 100+ high-profile economists, regulators, government officials, investors, and bankers came together
to share insights and their vision in our multiple roundtable discussions and evening receptions.
BEF Davos Speakers
President of Bulgaria
(2012 - 2017)
New York University Stern School of Business
Former Director of the National Economic Council
Founder, DFJ Fund ($5 bln AUM)
SkyBridge Capital ($10B AUM)
Bank of Israel's Monetary Committee, Prof. Emeritus at Tel-Aviv University
Chief Economist EBRD
Founder, BCG Digital Ventures
George Mason University
500 Startups ($470M AUM)
Member of the 9th Legislative Yuan
Partner & Portfolio Manager at Crossbow Partners
Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Global Artificial Intelligence Lead, PwC
PSI, Maverick Collective
NBER, co-editor Journal of International Money and Finance
Founder, LATOKEN
Bank of Canada
Author of Monetary Economics in Globalized Financial Markets
VU Amsterdam
Carnegie Mellon University
Financial Economics at Ecole Polytechnique CREST
Financial Stability Board, BIS
Founder and CEO, Horyou
Cofounder AllianceBlock. Ex JP Morgan bond trader
Founder, 20|30 Limited
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BEF Davos, 2019

24 January

Capital Markets Night
18:00 – 18:20
18:00 – 18:20
Registration and Networking Coffee
18:20 – 18:45
18:20 – 18:45
Opening Keynote
Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria (2012 - 2017)
18:45 – 19:30
18:45 – 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 ($10 Bln AUM)
Jeff Schumacher, BCG Digital Ventures
Albert J. Menkveld, VU Amsterdam
Dr. Keyu Jin, LSE
Tomer Sofinzon, Twenty Thirty AG
Bjoern Shcwarzh, Crossbow Partners
Matthew DeWitt Hansen, Cerberus Capital Management ($7.8 Bln AUM)
19:30 – 20:00
19:30 – 20:00
Fire-side chat Payment Systems 2020
Is the new era of decentralized payment systems coming?

Michal Krupinski, President of the Management Board, Bank Pekao
Valentin Preobrazhesnkiy, CEO and Founder, LATOKEN

20:00 – 22:00
20:00 – 22:00
LATOKEN Evening Reception
Guests keynotes (unexpected interdisciplinary stories)

Anand Rao, Global Artificial Intelligence Lead, PwC
20:00 – 23:00
20:00 – 23:00
Exclusive World Model Dinner (Invite-only)
Guests keynotes (unexpected interdisciplinary stories)

Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria (2012 - 2017)
Nouriel Roubini, NYU
25 January

Board of Governors for The New Financial System
13:45 – 14:30
13:45 – 14:30
Registration and Networking Coffee
14:30 – 15:45
14:30 – 15:45
Central Bank Digital Currencies: monetary policy, banks and financial systems

Nouriel Roubini keynote:

- 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.

16:00 – 16:45
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
Nouriel Roubini, New York University Stern School of Business
Lawrence H. White, Department of Economics, George Mason University
Tim Draper, Founder, DFJ Fund ($5 bln AUM)
Greg Medcraft, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
17:00 – 17:45
17:00 – 17:45
Round Table Toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
Opening the Decentralized Financial System for unbanked: 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

Laura Tyson, Former Chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers
Jason Hsu, Member of the 9th Legislative Yuan
Kate Roberts, PSI, Maverick Collective
Yonathan Parienti, Founder and CEO, Horyou
Dr Iman N. Amber Ghaddar, Cofounder AllianceBlock. Ex JP Morgan bond trader
    18:00 – 18:45
    18:00 – 18:45
    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?

    Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke, Author Monetary Economics in Globalized Financial Markets
    Joshua Aizenman, National Bureau of Economic Research, co-editor Journal of International Money and Finance
    Stephen Murchison, Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada
    Ariel Zetlin-Jones, Associate Professor of Economics
    Linda Schilling, Assistant Professor for Financial Economics, Ecole Polytechnique CREST

    19:00 – 22:00
    19:00 – 22:00
    World Model Reception II
    Guests keynotes (unexpected interdisciplinary stories)

    Sergei Guriev
    , EBRD
    Prof. Lawrence H. White, George Mason University
    26 January
    LATOKEN Ski activities for the BEF participants
    LATOKEN Networking Brunch
    Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Davos
    Address: Tobelmühlestrasse 2, 7270 Davos
    LATOKEN Evening Reception
    Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Davos
    Address: Tobelmühlestrasse 2, 7270 Davos
    Previous BEF's speakers
    Social humanoid robot
    Sophia, developed by Hanson Robotics, is the UNDP World's First Non-Human Innovation Champion. It is the 1st robot to receive citizenship of a country (Saudi Arabia).
    President of Mexico (2000-06)
    The first president elected from an opposition party since 1910. Humanitarian & Founder of Centro Fox. One of the world's most important voices on the contemporary geopolitical landscape.
    Minister of Finance, Canada (2014 - 2015)
    State finance on blockchain? Joe is a canadian politician, he worked as the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Energy of Canada. He is a non-executive Chairman on the Board of Echelon Wealth Partners.

    Chairman of the CFTC (under President Barack Obama)
    Former Undersecretary of the United States Treasury for domestic finance, (1999-2001) and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1997-1999). Former Co-head of Finance, Goldman Sachs, and CFO for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
    Founder, DFJ Fund
    ($5 bln AUM)
    Early investor in Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail. "100 Most Powerful People in Finance" by Worth. He is regarded as one of the Top 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, as well as being chosen as the "#1 Top Venture Capital Dealmaker" by Always-On.

    Minister of Finance, Poland (2013 - 2015)
    Former minister of finance of Poland, also responsible for financial regulation and e-tax admin. He is a Lead Central European economist at EBRD, a European Fiscal Board member and lecturer at Warsaw University.
    Elected Member of the European Parliament
    Member of the Party of European Socialists (PES), member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats, Chair of Scientific Foresight Unit STOA, Blockchain&Cybersecurity - Industry Technology Research Energy Committee, Chair of the Delegation EU-NATO.
    Principal, IVP ($7 bln AUM)
    Principal at IVP, a $1.5B later stage venture firm. he led IVP's investment in Coinbase, where he is a Board Observer.
    "It's been really enriching to me. I think we can hold a similar conference in Mexico, because all the knowledge that was here, all the discussions that happened here would be fantastic to impact Mexico's market, to bring in this new culture of forward-thinking"
    Vicente Fox, President of Mexico
    See interview with Vicente Fox at BEF Singapore 2018 →

    We invite governments to host BEF to pave the road for the State on Blockchain: Elections, Courts, Budgets and Taxes, Register, IDs and Money
    "I think finance itself could be better run and more efficient. Some of the startups will beat the incumbents.. blockchain could be a catalyst for change. It could be transformative in finance in particular."
    Gary Gensler, Chair CFTC
    Highlights | BEF San Francisco 2018
    Past events: BEF Singapore and BEF New York
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