BEF Davos 2019

Davos , Switzerland

About BEF Davos 2019

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


Nouriel Roubini
Professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School
Gottfried Leibbrandt
Anthony Scaramucci
Founder & Co-Managing Partner SkyBridge Capital
Alex Cukierman
Prof. Emeritus at Tel-Aviv University
Rana Foroohar
Associate Editor Financial Times
Sergei Guriev
Chief Economist European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Ashish Dev
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Binh Truong Gia
Chairman FPT Corporation
Jeff Schumacher
Founder and CEO BCG Digital Ventures
Kate Roberts
Co-Founder Maverick Collective
Taiwanese at-large Legislator and Member of the 9th Legislative Yuan
Joshua Aizenman
Co-editor Journal of International Money and Finance
Elen Agler
CEO The END Fund
Valentin Preobrazhenskiy
Founder LAToken
Dr Keyu Jin
LSE professor of economics
Gauti Eggertsson
ex IMF and FED New York
Stephen Murchison
Advisor to the Governor, Bank of Canada
Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke
Author of Monetary Economics in Globalized Financial Markets
Albert J. Menkveld
URC Professor of Finance VU University Amsterdam
Fahad Saleh
Assistant Professor of Finance at McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management
Gary Gensler
Chairman of the CFTC (under President Barack Obama)
Monique Villa
CEO at Thomson Reuters Foundation
Ariel Zetlin-Jones
Carnegie Mellon University
Luigi Zingales
Author of Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists




18:00 – 18:30
Networking Coffee and Opening Remarks

18:30 – 19:00
Key Note

19:00 – 19:30
Round Table Capital Markets 2025: Tokenization 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
Salil Deshpande, Bain Capital Ventures
Jeff Schumacher, BCG Digital Ventures
Tom Meredith, Bright Star Capital
Jean Raby, Natixis Investment Managers (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
Cocktail Reception

15:00 – 15:30
Networking Coffee and Opening Remarks

15:30 – 16:00
Key Notes

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
Gauti Eggertsson, ex IMF and FED New York
Ashish Dev, Principal Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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 deseases. Education. Equality. Work. Water and Energy. Communities. Peace and Institutions. Immigration.

Kate Roberts, PSI, Maverick Collective
Luigi Zingales, author Saving Capitalizm from the Capitalists: Unleashing the Power of Financial Markets
Elen Agler, The End Fund

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 Globalised Financial Markets
Joshua Aizenman, National Bureau of Economic Research, co-editor Journal of International Money and Finance
Miles Kimball, National Bureau of Economics Research

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
Cocktail Reception

LATOKEN Networking Reception


Jan 24, 2019, 6:00 PM , CET (UTC +1)
Jan 26, 2019, 9:00 PM , CET (UTC +1)
Arabella Hotel Waldhuus Davos
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