Blockchain: the next financial Revolution? – Principles, Opportunities & Risks

Date 06/16/2016
Time 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location Kapitalmarktforum Schweiz, Dufourstrasse 22 (Next to the Opera), 8008 Zurich


Blockchain technology – including bitcoin crypto currency – is a topic that spurs controversial discussions. Some say it
is going to revolutionize the financial industry. Some say it is evil. A consortium of international companies, including
such heavy weights as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Credit Suisse invest millions in research and development
of blockchain usage in the financial system (“R3”). Our speakers, Dr. Paolo Tasca (ex- Deutsche Bundesbank) & Prof. Tomaso
Aste, both Co-Directors from University College London – Centre for Blockchain Technologies in London, say, “in
10 years nobody can think without blockchain technology”.

What is behind blockchain and bitcoin? How does blockchain provide means of payment? What`s the role of so-called
miners? What do self-executing contracts (“smart contracts”) mean? What is the impact on clearing and settlement? How
can the “chain” document e.g. mortgage payments and deadlines? What`s in it for stock exchanges? What risks arise? How
about regulation & tax? Why invest in blockchain venture capital companies? How can asset managers diversify with
digital currencies? What opportunities arise for banks as custodians and forex providers? Is blockchain important only
for the financial services industry or does it expand also into other sectors? Case studies are utilized to exemplify economic
relevance as well as chances and risks. Regulation & Tax: Dr. Alexander Lindemann. Moderation: Raoul Würgler. In the
end of the seminar, there is the opportunity of individual 1:1 Sessions with Dr. Paolo Tasca & Prof. Tomaso Aste to discuss
your questions confidentially. Will Switzerland become a blockchain hub…?

Who should attend?
Banks & Financial Institutions, Payment Systems, Commercial Banks, Mortgage Industry, Insurers, Trade Finance
Industry, Investors, Custodians and Asset Managers, IT Consultants, Regulators, Tax Authorities, Industrials,
Media and Communications, Logistic and Transportation, Automation and Robotics, Internet of Things, CMOs,
CCOs, CTOs, COOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Digital Officers (CDOs), Chief Customer Experience Officers (CCEO), Chief
Strategy Officers (CSO), Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, Executive Directors, Branch
Directors, IT and Innovation Directors, R&D Directors and Managers, Retail Banking and Business Analytics, Retail
Banking Experts, CFOs, Members of the Board, CEOs

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2016, Start 10:00 am

Venue: Kapitalmarktforum Schweiz, Dufourstrasse 22 (Next to the Opera), 8008 Zurich

Fee: CHF 520.- (50% off for Members of Kapitalmarktforum Schweiz, 10% off for Members of Association of Foreign Banks Switzerland , 10% off for Members of Zürcher Bankenverband)

Program and Registration: LINK