POINT ZERO FORUM UNVEILS AGENDA

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ZURICH and SINGAPORE, April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Swiss Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) and Elevandi announced the programme and speaker line-up for the inaugural Point Zero Forum, taking place on June 21-23 in Zurich, Switzerland. Point Zero Forum will serve as the starting point for engaging investors and policymakers with innovators to advance the future of financial services (FOFS).

The Forum is an exclusive invite-only, in-person gathering of select global leaders, founders and investors with the purpose of:

  • Developing new ideas to advance the FOFS – decentralised finance and Web 3.0, embedded finance, and sustainable finance.
  • Driving investment activity by bringing together leading founders with VCs, private banking clients, family offices, and PE houses.
  • Dissecting regulatory considerations related to each FOFS development by bringing together public and private sector leaders.

The Forum will be two days of in-depth plenary sessions, deep-dive private roundtables and workshops, and exclusive sessions between founders and investors focusing on two significant new market opportunities built on Web 3.0 architecture. The Forum will be graced by Heng Swee Keat (Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies) and Ueli Maurer (Switzerland’s Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Finance).

  1. The Crypto Market Opportunity: US$2.5 trillion market cap[1]: Sessions will explore the progress made by firms in building digital asset infrastructure, operating trusted digital exchanges, and unlocking the internet of value ; embedding financial services in customer interactions across sectors such as gaming and social networks.
    1. There will be spotlight discussions on:
      1. Cyber risk
      2. Financial crime,
      3. Regulatory compliance
  2. The Sustainable Finance Opportunity: $35 trillion invested[2]: Sessions will explore the challenges and the progress of market solutions to address the infrastructure and service needs of enabling ESG compliance and boosting green financing.
    1. There will be spotlight discussions on:
      1. Accessing credible and verified data from the real economy
      2. Building trusted infrastructure and regulatory compliance for data disclosure
      3. Impact

ESG and Crypto Sector Influencers Include : Urban Angehrn, CEO of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA; Sam Bankman-Fried (CEO, FTX); Stephen Bird (CEO, abrdn); Agustín Carstens (General Manager, Bank for international Settlements BIS); Umar Farooq (CEO, Onyx by JP Morgan); Doug Feagin (Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships and Investments, Ant Group); Ralph Hamers (CEO, UBS); Thomas Jordan (Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank SNB); Eric Lim, (Chief Sustainability Officer, UOB); Kris Marszalek (CEO, Crypto.com); David Marcus (Former Head of Novi and Messenger at Meta, Co-creator of Diem); Ravi Menon (MD, Monetary Authority of Singapore  (MAS)); Hiromichi Mizuno (Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments); Roman Regelman (CEO, Asset Servicing and Head of Digital, BNY Mellon); Philipp Rickenbacher (Chief Executive Officer, Julius Baer); Julian Sawyer (CEO, Bitstamp); Julian Teicke (Founder and CEO, wefox); Jason Thompson (CEO, Partior); Dmitry Tokarev (Founder, Copper); Robby Yeung (CEO, Animoca Brands); Changpeng Zhao (CEO, Binance); Ben Zhou (CEO, Bybit).

Deep-dive private roundtables include:

  1. ‘Shared Responsibility: The Future of Green Financing’
    Hosted by: Milken Institute
    Facilitated by: Hiromichi Mizuno, Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments and Laura Deal Lacey, Milken Institute.
  2. ‘Multilateral CBDCs’
    Hosted by: BIS Innovation Hub (BIS)
    Facilitated by: Andrew McCormack, Centre Head, BIS Innovation Hub Singapore, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
  3. ‘Open Finance’
    Hosted by: State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF)
    Facilitated by: Nicolas Bruegger, Senior Policy Advisor at State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF)
  4. ‘Swiss Climate Scores – Introducing Best Practice Transparency on the Paris-alignment of Investments’
    Hosted by: State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF)
    Facilitated by: Christoph Baumann, Head of Taskforce on Sustainable Finance at State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF)
  5. ‘Growth stage FinTechs’
    Hosted by: Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies
    Facilitated by: Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Economic Development Board (EDB)
  6. ‘Stablecoins’
    Hosted by: Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
    Facilitated by: Jo Yeo, Head, Payments Development and Data Connectivity Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Speakers include:

Agustín Carstens, General Manager, Bank for international Settlements (BIS);
Ben Zhou, CEO, Bybit;
Chen Leiming, Senior Vice President, Ant Group
Changpeng Zhao, CEO, Binance
David Marcus, Former Head of Novi and Messenger at Meta, Co-creator of Diem
David Rutter, Founder and CEO, R3
Marc Bukki (CEO of Swissquote, Founder of Swissquote group)
Dmitry Tokarev, Founder, Copper;
Doug Feagin, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships and Investments, Ant Group;
Dr. Gabriela Maria Payer, Vice-Chairwoman, Sygnum;
Dr. Iwa Salami, Reader (Associate Professor), Centre of FinTech, Department of Law & Criminology, Royal Docks School of Business and Law;
Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, UOB;
Ericson Chan, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Zurich Insurance;
Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies;
Hiromichi Mizuno, Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments;
James Smith, Founder, Elliptic;
Jason Thompson, CEO, Partior;
Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO & Co-Founder, Barefoot Innovation;
Joanne Hannaford, Chief Technology & Operations Officer and Executive Board Member, Credit Suisse;
Jos Dijsselhof, CEO, SIX Group;
Julian Sawyer, CEO, Bitstamp;
Julian Teicke, Founder and CEO, wefox;
Kris Marszalek, CEO, Crypto.com;
Manisha Tank, TV Anchor & Correspondent, CNN International;
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO, Women’s World Banking;
Nicolas Bruegger, Senior Policy Advisor at State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF);
Oliver Bussmann, CEO & Founder of Bussmann Advisory;
Philipp Rickenbacher, Chief Executive Officer, Julius Baer;
Pinar Özcan, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Oxford University
Rahul Banerjee, Founder & CEO, Bondevalue;
Ralph Hamers, CEO, UBS;
Raphael Bianchi, President and Board Member, OpenWealth Association;
Ravi Menon, MD, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS);
Robby Yeung, CEO, Animoca Brands;
Roman Regelman, CEO of Asset Servicing and Head of Digital, BNY Mellon;
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO, FTX;
Stefan Klestil, General Partner & Head of FinTech, SpeedInvest;
Stephen Bird, CEO, abrdn;
Teana Baker-Taylor, Chief Policy Officer for the Digital Chamber of Commerce;
Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB);
Ueli Maurer, Switzerland’s Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Finance;
Umar Farooq, CEO, Onyx by JP Morgan

4. The full agenda can be found here.

Fringe Activities: Brand-New Investor Day and Innovation Open Houses

On the first day of the Forum (June 21st), investors are invited to a closed-door session hosted by SIF and MAS. The session will serve as a precedent to the Forum, where investors will be able to gain a perspective on the global market trends and business opportunities that are shaping the FinTech scene, and how these topics will be addressed on the agenda during the main stage.

Also happening on the June 21st are open houses hosted by BIS Innovation Hub, Crypto Valley Labs, ETH Zurich, F10, University of Zurich and ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Registrations for these events are now open on the website.

Point Zero Forum is an invitation-only forum for investors, influencers, thinkers and decision-makers from government and regulators, financial institutions, technology companies, crypto and blockchain networks, and academia. The Forum is organised in cooperation with the BIS Innovation Hub, MAS, and SNB, and supported by Knowledge Partners including Bussmann Advisory, Ecosystm, Finance.Swiss, Milken Institute, Open Wealth Association and Switzerland Global Enterprise. To request an invite, visit www.pointzeroforum.com

 

 

State Secretariat for International Finance

The State Secretariat for International Finance represents Switzerland’s interests in financial, monetary and tax matters not only vis-à-vis partner countries but also in the competent international bodies. It is committed to good framework conditions to ensure that Switzerland can have an innovative, interconnected and sustainable financial centre and business location that is among the world leaders. The State Secretariat is responsible for implementing the financial market policy of the Swiss Government.

Elevandi

Elevandi is set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to foster an open dialogue between the public and private sectors to advance FinTech in the digital economy. We work closely with governments, founders, investors, and corporate leaders to drive collaboration, education, and new sources of value at the industry and national levels. Our initiatives have convened over 300,000 people since 2016 to drive the growth of FinTech through events, closed-door roundtables, investor programmes, educational initiatives, and research. Our flagship product is the Singapore FinTech Festival alongside fast-rising platforms, including the World FinTech Festival and Point Zero Forum.

 

 

 

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