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Main conference
07.06 > 08.06


09:30 – 11:00
The Complementary Nature of Decentralized and Centralized Systems

09:30 – 09:45

Brussels Blockchain Week 2023: Introduction

Brussels Blockchain Week Founding Team
09:45 – 10:00

Striking a Balance: Decentralization's Role in a Centralized World

Raoul Ullens (Co-Founder of Brussels Blockchain Week and Co-Founder of Gratiago)
10:00 – 10:20

Economic Evolution: How Stablecoins and CBDCs Are Reshaping Our Society

Tamara Ferreira Schmidt (Executive Director at Digital Euro Association)
10:20 – 10:40

How Central Banks can Facilitate the Development of a Better Stablecoin

Jon Helgi Egilsson (Ex-Chairman of the Central Bank of Iceland and Chairman & Co-Founder of Monerium)
10:40 - 11:00

Money, Energy and Security: the Trade Offs in Bitcoin and Traditional Banking

Pierre Noizat (Co-Founder and CEO at Paymium)

11:15 – 12:00
The Implementation of Regulation

11:15 – 12:00

Implementation of Regulation: How the Industry and Regulators Can Work Hand in Hand to Implement Regulation

Ondrej Kovarik (Member of the European Parliament (ECON) and Shadow Rapporteur on MiCA and TFR)
Marijke Wouters (Operations and Finance Manager at Venly)
Christian Steiner (Head of Regulatory Affairs at Bitpanda)
Laura Chaput (Head of Regulatory Compliance at Keyrock)
Moderator : Jack Schickler (Journalist at Coindesk)

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30
FTI Stage: EU Regulation

13:00– 13:15

Bridging Innovation & Regulation: Why Innovation Needs Regulation

Sam Davies (Managing Director, Blockchain & Digital Assets at FTI Consulting)
13:15– 13:55

How does Europe Manage Risks Derived from DLT Use Cases in Financial Services without Stifling Innovation?

Mariana de la Roche (Senior Regulatory Affairs Expert at IOTA)Shehram Khattak (Legal Counsel at Consensys)Joachim Schwerin (Principal Economist at European Commission, DG GROW)Moderator: Kathryn Carlson (EU FS Correspondent at MLex)
13:55– 14:35

The Future of Blockchain in Europe: does Europe have a Competitive Advantage?

Peter Kerstens (European Commission)Beata Sivak (Government Relations & Policy, Europe at Kraken)Patrick Hansen (Director, EU Strategy & Policy at Circle)Jörn-Jakob Röber (Head of EU Policy, Digital Currencies Governance Group (DCGG))Moderator: Thea Utoft (Managing Director, Head of Financial Services Brussels at FTI)

15:00 – 15:45
A Comprehensive Overview of Regulation

15:00– 15:15

Decoding Crypto Regulation: A Worldwide View through the EU and US Lens

Rebecca Rettig (Chief Policy Officer & Sr. Legal Advisor at Polygon Labs)
15:15 – 15:30

Deciphering Paradigm Shifts in 21st Century Innovation: ‘Cryptonites’, Metamophorsis, and EU Regulations

Joana Neto (Anti Money Laundering Data Specialist at European Banking Authority)
15:30 – 15:45

The EU's Building Blocks Projects Explained

Joao Rodrigues Frade (Head of Sector (Digital) Building Blocks and Blockchain at European Commission)


10:30 – 12:00
Bridging Traditional Finance and Decentralised Finance

10:30 – 11:15

What Can Blockchain-Based Finance Learn from Traditional Finance Regulation?

Alexander Royle (Head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, EMEA at Galaxy Digital)
Oleksandra Maksymenko (EU Government Affairs Manager at Revolut)
Marc Taverner (Co-Founder & COO at XEROF)
Moderator: Victor Tamer (Journalist at BeInCrypto)
11:15 – 11:35

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape: More than MiCA

Niels De Waele (Senior Associate at Allen & Overy)
11:35 – 11:55

The Cryptoasset Canvas: Examining Current Fiscal Policies

Pierre Morizot (Co-Founder and CEO at Waltio)

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30
Regulation Applied to Specific Industries

13:00 – 13:15

Back to the Future: Global Finance at a Crossroad

Salman Banaei (Head of Policy at Uniswap Labs)
13:15 – 13:30

How to Successfully Transition from National Law to MiCA?

Rija Rameloarison (Head of Compliance and Legal at Meria)
13:30 – 14:30

How to Regulate Disruptive Innovation without Killing it?

Sandy Arkwright (Director, Legal at Sorare)
Grégoire le Jeune (COO at Snapshot)
Jeremy Fluxman (Head of Legal at Morpho Labs)
Faustine Fleuret (CEO at ADAN)
Moderator: Inbar Preiss (Regulation Reporter at DL News)

14:45 – 15:45
Hands-on Perspectives on National Regulations

14:45 – 15:05

Redefining Compliance: Transitioning from Web2 to Web3 Environments

Manuel Fajardo (Senior Executive and Digital Assets Practice Lead at Plenitude Consulting)
15:05 - 15:45

Navigating the Global Landscape: Examining Diverse National Strategies for Digital Asset Regulation

Pierre Person (Former Member of French Parliament)
Alexandra Sasha (1st Deputy to Danish Parliament & Entrepreneur)
Christophe De Beukelaer (Deputy to Brussels Parliament and Co-Founder of the Brussels Blockchain Week)
Nena Dokuzov (Head of Project Group for New Economy and Blockchain Technologies at Slovienia Ministry of Economic Development and Technology)
Host: Elizaveta Palaznik (Independent Consultant on Market in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCA))


09:45 – 11:00
Stablecoins and Tokenization: Redefining Value Transfer

09:45 – 10:00

Crypto Payments: Exploring the Gap Between Possibility and Practice

Roy van Krimpen (Regional Lead at Binance)
10:00 – 10:15

On-chain Forex and Stablecoins: a More Efficient Backend for Payments and Remittance

Pascal Tallarida (Founder of Jarvis Network)
10:15 – 10:30

The Impact of the Tokenisation of Gold on the Future Gold Market

Dr Tatiana Fic (Director, Central Banks and Public Policy at World Gold Council)
10:30 – 10:45

Blockchain's Real-World Impact: Improving the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

Lesley Chavkin (Head of Policy at Stellar)
10:45 – 11:00

How Bitcoin Mining Helps Virunga Park

Sebastien Gouspillou (Co-founder of BBDC & BBGS, Green Mining Companies)

11:10 – 12:00
Investing in the Blockchain Landscape

11:10 – 12:00

The VC Perspective: From Tokenization to Valuation - Navigating the Blockchain Investment Terrain

William Piquard (Co-Founder of Atka)
Nicolas Vassaux (Co-Founder of NOIA)
Laurens De Poorter (Partner of Kraken VC)
Nicolas Priem (Co-Founder of Tioga Capital)
Moderator: Stef Wynendaele (VP of Market Making at Keyrock)

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30
Keyrock Stage: Tokenization and Markets

13:00 – 13:15

Tokenization & Regulation: Why Use Reins to Steer a Formula 1 Car?

Kevin de Patoul (Co-Founder and CEO at Keyrock)
13:15– 13:50

How Are Exchanges Navigating Lower Liquidity Environments?

Andy Mosson (Head of Exchange Sales at Bitpanda Pro)
Roy van Krimpen (Benelux Lead at Binance)
Eva Gartner (Head of Corporate Development at Bitstamp)
Moderator: David Bui (Head of Institutional Business Development at Keyrock)
13:55– 14:30

Tokenization in Cryptocurrency: Exploring Focus, Interest and Rationale

Gaspard Peduzzi (Co-Founder & CEO at APWine)
Hadrien Zerah (President at Nomadic Labs)
Jon Helgi Egilsson (Ex-Chairman of the Central Bank of Iceland and Chairman & Co-Founder of Monerium)
Moderator: Steave Njinwoua (Operations Manager at Keyrock)

15:00 – 16:30
Empowering Societal Shifts: The Role of Tokenization

15:00– 15:15

Revolutionizing Green Energy: The Promise of Blockchain and Tokenization

Maria Eisner Pelch (Senior Manager ESG & Sustainability Lead at Concordium)
15:15– 15:30

Tokenization and Proof of Impact: Access to Commitment through Sustainable Finance

Justine Houge (Co-Founder and CEO at Monopole)
Anthony Taormine (Co-Founder and CFO at Monopole)
15:30– 15:45

Reshaping Social Security: The Role of Tokenization in Sustainable Healthcare

Alexandre Pirson (Co-Founder and CEO at Gratiago)
Sevan Holemans (Co-Founder and CFO at Gratiago)
15:45– 16:30

Navigating the Tokenized Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the Future of Finance

Max Boonen (Co-founder of PV01, formerly co-founder of B2C2)
Arnaud Caudoux (Deputy CEO at BPI France)
Claude Eguienta (CEO at Mimo)
Moderator: Raphael Bloch (Editor-in-Chief at The Big Whale)
16:30– 16:45

Closing Address

Brussels Blockchain Week Team


10:45 – 12:00
Decentralized Finance

10:45 – 11:00

Cryptocurrency Market Intelligence: Forecasting the Next Big Trend

Ambre Soubiran (CEO at Kaiko)
11:00 – 11:15

Harmonizing the Market: The Essential Role of Market Making

Cyrille Pastour (Co-founder & Co-CEO at Swaap Finance)
11:15 – 12:00

DeFi Adoption: Assessing the Current Landscape in Adoption and Security - What's on the Horizon and How Do We Tackle These Challenges

Gaspard Peduzzi (Co-Founder & CEO at APWine)
Pablo Veyrat (Co-Founder at Angle Protocol)
Thomas Smets (Co-Founder at Arcadia Finance)
Moderator: Dimitri Iadanza (Co-Founder de la Brussels Blockchain Week)

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30
Tokenization of Real Estate

13:00 – 13:15

Real Estate Tokenization: What, Why and How

Claus Skaaning (CEO at Digishares)
13:15 – 13:30

How Can Blockchain Technology Help Streamline Cross-Border Trustless Real Estate Transactions from Offer to Close while Enhancing Security and Compliance?

Diego Maldonado (Co-Founder at Propy)
13:30 – 14:30

Tokenization in Real Estate: Pros, Cons, and the Path Forward

Pierre Delzenne (Chargé d’Affaires PME at Delubac)
Sibylle Diallo-Leblanc (Partner at Beaubourg)
Florian Freyssenet (Founder at Tokenland)
Maroun Altekly (Founder at Blochome)
Moderator : Bernard Nicolay (Finance Lecturer at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management )

14:45 – 16:30
Technology Trends Enabled by Blockchain

14:45– 15:05

Alchemy 2.0: Transforming Gold Traceability with Blockchain Technology

Sandro Ardizzone (CEO at Gold and Forex International)Nicolas Portello (Executive Administrator at Gold and Forex International)
15:05– 15:30

How to Evaluate a Project Based on its Security Level

Emilie Raffo (Co-Founder and CEO at ChainSecurity)
15:30– 16:15

DAO Governance: Where are we so far?

Nathan Van der Heyden (Ecosystem Lead at Snapshot)
Kris Decoodt (Steward at Gitcoin)

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