Ready To Hear More About Crypto, NFTs, Open banking, Metaverse and Much More...
INTERNATIONAL SPECIALISTS GATHER IN SANTO DOMINGO
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
“Innovation is the only way to win!”
Steve Jobs

Banking is now the most dynamic and innovative sector globally, as more investment has poured into fintech technology and crypto-related startups than any other economic sector.

As the expansion in the infrastructure of decentralized finance continues, the strength of the underlying blockchain technology and the experience of leveraging cryptocurrencies will prove disruptive.
 

The NextGen Santo Domingo Masterclass gathers international experts who will share their views on the next generation of banking to help you navigate the blockchain ecosystem.

Topics covered include:

  • Key Market Developments in Digital Financial Services

  • Latest Updates on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

  • The Pillars of Crypto Ecosystem

  • The Developing Regulatory Landscape

  • The future of the Metaverse

  • NFTs


The NextGen Santo Domingo Masterclass is an exclusive elite gathering of global key influencers, innovators, strategists and thought leaders gathering at the exclusive Casa de Campo® Resort & Villas, La Romana in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to participate in exciting discussions around the latest trends, digitalization, regulations, innovation and technology and take advantage of impactful networking opportunities.

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THE AGENDA

1 AUGUST 2022 | SANTO DOMINGO | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

1 AUGUST 2022  [MONDAY] 

09:00-09:30

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

09:30-09:40

ORGANISER WELCOME

Lilly Pavlou, Director at QUBE Events

CHAIRMAN WELCOME
Carlos Navarro, Senior Manager – Blockchain & Digital Assets
at Deloitte España

09:40-10:20

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION + INTERACTIVE Q&A

Key Market Developments in Digital Financial Services

An overview of the key topics around the globe, including:

  • Trend to “Open” (Open Banking, Open Finance, Open Data)

  • Cross-industry Data sharing – data governance, privacy, security implications

  • Banks in a network: Banking-as-a-service, Embedded Banking, Platforms, Partnering

  • Real-time: Instant payments brings instant fraud

  • Development of digital services in B2B – where the money is

  • BigTech, FinTech, InsurTech, CreditTech, RegTech – impact of technology/AI

  • eWallets – from mobile operators to Asian Super-apps

  • The future of cards, the future of cash

  • CBDC – private access to public money in the post-cash world

  • Direct-/Digital-/Neo-/Challenger-Banks

  • Handling regulatory burden/compliance/legacy (“run the bank”) vs innovation/competition (“change the bank”)

  • Digital identity – the basis for all digital services, monetizing KYC

  • Improving financial inclusion with technology

Dr. Michael Salmony, CEO, Founder and Consultant at Payments Innovation Consulting

 

10:20-11:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION + INTERACTIVE Q&A

Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

This can be an introductory session, focusing on the technology and its disruptive nature across the markets. It can address the value of Blockchain & DLT from a business and regulatory perspective (key features – a problem-solving solution – use cases, especially in relation to FinTech and RegTech).

Julio Ferrón, Head of Crypto Solutions | Virtual Assets & Blockchain Consulting – Financial Services,

KPMG Asesores, S.L.

11:00-11:20

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

11:20-12:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION + INTERACTIVE Q&A

Are Stablecoins and DeFi the Future?
Can the Burning Growing Interest of Regulators Disrupt this Booming Space?
 

An overview of how the crypto ecosystem is structured and operates. This presentation will include reference/description: (a) to the key actors of the market: users, miners, exchanges, trading platforms, wallet providers; (b) crypto transactions; (c) tokenization and the distinction between payment, security and utility tokens.

The Speaker will also shed light on what the difference is between CeFi and DeFi, what stablecoins are, and why they are important for the Crypto Industry (especially during these bearish times).

Other subjects/topics covered include:

  • How are these players regulated in various jurisdictions?

  • What is the legal stance of these actors across various jurisdictions?

  • Problems of the Crypto Industry (such as bad UX/UI, high barrier to entry for DeFi applications, market manipulation etc) and future predictions of the evolution of the ecosystem.

Dr. Justine Scerri Herrera LL.B,LL.M,.LL.D, Partner & Advocate at MICHAEL KYPRIANOU GROUP

– MK FINTECH PARTNERS LTD

12:00-12:40

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION + INTERACTIVE Q&A

Crypto & the Financial Sector 

This session should be dedicated to the particular effect of crypto to the broader financial sector, including securities market. It can present the reactions and actions so far from the relevant Regulators in this sector (US, EU and perhaps some other jurisdictions), and it can analyses how crypto-assets fit or not in the current financial system. It can also discuss the reasons why banks are so negative towards crypto, and present the sui generis case of crypto clients through the process of Know Your Client and Transaction Monitoring.

 Carlos Navarro, Senior Manager – Blockchain & Digital Assets at Deloitte España

 

12:40-14:00

LUNCH

14:00-14:40

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION + INTERACTIVE Q&A

The Developing Regulatory Landscape of the Crypto Market 

This session will present the prevailed legal principles when it comes to regulating crypto and the overall crime prevention orientation. Reference will be made in this respect to certain cases involving money laundering, Ponzi, and pyramid schemes. It will address private and public Law considerations due to crypto, as well as the effect on certain laws and legal areas. It will also present the current regulatory framework in selected jurisdictions, as well as new regulations that are in the pipeline.

 Dr. Charis Savvides, Partner Advocate / Law Lecturer, LL.B (Athens) | LL.M (Nottingham) | Ph.D (Sheffield)

at STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC, ADVOCATES - LEGAL CONSULTANTS

14:40-15:20

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION + INTERACTIVE Q&A

The Future of Metaverse and its Risks 

  • Metaverse: what is it?

  • The importance of avatars in the Metaverse

  • Monetization and marketing tool for companies

  • Risks and regulation of the Metaverse

 Massimo Buonomo, Former UN Global expert in blockchain, NFT, Metaverse, cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Defi. Advising / Investing/ Tokenomics in early stage startups from pre-seed stage

15:20-15:40

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

15:40-16:20

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION + INTERACTIVE Q&A

NFTs 

This session can cover the special features and challenges of the NFT market. It can address the connection with Metaverse and how it goes beyond Digital Artworks. It can assess the importance of regulating NFT marketplaces and it can navigate us through certain case studies in order to understand the bright, as well as the dark side of this particular market.

 Julio Ferrón, Head of Crypto Solutions | Virtual Assets & Blockchain Consulting – Financial Services,

KPMG Asesores, S.L.

 

16:20-17:00

INTERACTIVE CONCLUSIVE PANEL SESSION

Moderator: Julio Ferrón, Head of Crypto Solutions | Virtual Assets & Blockchain Consulting – Financial Services,

KPMG Asesores, S.L.

Dr. Charis Savvides, Partner Advocate / Law Lecturer, LL.B (Athens) | LL.M (Nottingham) | Ph.D (Sheffield)

at STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC, ADVOCATES - LEGAL CONSULTANTS

Dr. Justine Scerri Herrera LL.B,LL.M,.LL.D, Partner & Advocate

at MICHAEL KYPRIANOU GROUP – MK FINTECH PARTNERS LTD

Massimo Buonomo, Former UN Global expert in blockchain, NFT, Metaverse, cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Defi. Advising / Investing/ Tokenomics in early stage startups from pre-seed stage

Dr. Michael Salmony, CEO, Founder and Consultant at Payments Innovation Consulting

Carlos Navarro, Senior Manager – Blockchain & Digital Assets at Deloitte España

20:00-22:00

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Location: Minitas Beach Pool Deck

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KEY BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATING

Build Thought Leadership
Showcase expertise and establish yourself as an industry thought leader

Generate Leads
It is the most cost-effective way to generate qualified leads of key B2B decision makers

 

Targeted Audience

Meet & engage with your target group

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Hybrid events enable you to connect with your target audiences both locally and globally

 

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Engage with new prospects and support existing relationships thus helping to drive leads into your sales funnel

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