GBA Blockchain Week Virtual Summit

          Tuesday 30 Mar 2021         

10:00am – 10:05am – Opening Remarks

10:05am – 10:10am – Welcome Address: NexChange by Juwan Lee, Chairman, NexChange

10:10am – 10:25am – Keynote: 2021 – The Year that Tokenization Takes Off
Mance Harmon, Co-founder, CEO, Hedera Hashgraph

10:25am – 11:05am – Panel: Smart Regulation: Regulatory Framework for DLT-based Projects
Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services, Government of Gibraltar
Henri Arslanian, FinTech and Crypto Leader for Asia, PwC
Syren Johnstone, Executive Director of the Compliance & Regulation Programme, University of Hong Kong
Moderator: Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content, NexChange Group

11:05am – 11:20am – Keynote: Security Tokens Empowering Value Creation
Scott Thiel, Partner, DLA Piper

11:20am – 11:55am – Panel: CBDCs as Game Changers and DCEP Prospects
Professor David Lee, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Tanvi Ratna, CEO, Policy 4.0
Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, Management Consultant, AirHelp Fellow, Digital Euro Association
Moderator: Charles D’Haussy, Director, ConsenSys HK

11:55am – 12:10pm – Keynote: How digital currency will change the world
Roger Ver, Founder,

12:10pm – 12:50pm – Fireside Chat
Justin Sun, Founder, TRON, CEO, BitTorrent
Moderator: Angie Lau, Editor-in-Chief, Founder, CEO,

12:50pm – 1:30pm – Panel: Trade Finance: How the Ecosystem Works and Grows
Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization
Michelle Chivunga, Founder, CEO, Global Policy House, Member, Digital Trade and Transformation Taskforce, African Union
Julian Gordon, VP, Asia Pacific, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation
Moderator: Malik Khan Kotadia, Co-founder, Chairman, GIFT Foundation

1:30pm – 1:45pm – Keynote: Looking foward to NFTs
Speaker: Kathleen Breitman, Coase & Tezos

1:45pm – 2:25pm – Panel: Investment Opportunities and Priorities
Haseeb Qureshi, Managing Partner, Dragonfly Capital
Christian Kameir, Managing Partner, Sustany Capital
Jalak Jobanputra, Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures
Moderator: Jacob Katsof, COO,

2:25pm – 2:40pm – Keynote: Blockchain, Distributed Identity, and the Fight Again Pandemics
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation

2:40pm – 3:20 pm – Panel: Innovation Ecosystems, Hashgraph Applications
Scott Thiel, Partner, DLA Piper
Mance Harmon, Co-founder, CEO, Hedera Hashgraph
Yat Siu, Chairman & Co-founder, Animoca Brands
Moderator: Jeffrey K. Tchui, Partner, BCW Group

3:20pm – 3:35pm – Keynote: Blockchain Real Life Use Case: Wellness Trace App
David Havera, General Manager, Blockchain Solutions, GE Digital

3:35pm – 4:10pm – Panel: Smart Finance: Open and Virtual Banking & FinTech, Present and Future
Urszula McCormack, Partner, Cross-Border Finance & Technology
Pawel Sobkow, Investment Director, Hawksberg Investment Ltd
Moderator: Lapman Lee, Professor of Practice in FinTech & Innovation, HKPU

4:10pm – 4:45pm – Panel: How to Bridge the Permissioned and Permissionless Worlds?
Yifan He, CEO, Red Date Technology
Alexander Filatov, CEO, Founder, Ton Labs
Hanfeng Zhang, Senior Engineer, Bityuan Blockchain
Wai-shun Lo, Chairman, digiXnode Technology Limited
Moderator: Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content, NexChange Group

4:45pm – 5:25pm – Panel: DeFi after ETH 2.0 – what’s next?
Miko Matsumura, General Partner, Gumi Cryptos
Alex Mashinsky, CEO, Celsius Network
Amrit Kumar, President, Co-founder, Ziliqa
Moderator: Emilie Raffo, PwC Switzerland

5:25pm – 5:55pm – Panel: Blockchain x Media: NFTs, Art, Entertainment
Juwan Lee, Chairman, CEO, NexChange Group
Vijay Pravin Maharajan, Data Analytics Expert, Siemens Mobility AG
Alex Blagirev, CEO, Sensorium Corporation
Wes Levitt, Head of Strategy, Theta Labs
Moderator: Manana Samuseva, General Partner, CryptoHQ

5:55pm – 6:00pm – Closing Remarks

          Wednesday 31 Mar 2021          

10:00am – 10:05am – Hello!

10:05am – 10:20am – Keynote: Non-Fungible Tokens Bigger Than the Internet Revolution?
Dušan Stojanović, Initiator, True Global Ventures 4 Plus

10:20am – 10:50am – Panel: POST-COVID: How Blockchain Landscape Changed after 2020
Dr Ben Goertzel, Founder and CEO, SingularityNET
Sheila Warren, Head of Data, Blockchain, and Digital Assets, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Moderator: Angie Lau, Editor-in-Chief, Founder, CEO,

10:50am – 11:30am – Panel: Unlocking Retail Growth: Card to Crypto
Che Cabreros, Global Payment Executive, Worldpay
Micah Kershner, Global Payment Executive, Worldpay
Reed Holmes, Head of Banking & Payments Americas, Kraken Exchange
Harumi Urata-Thompson, CIO, Celsius
Moderator: Dwight van Diem, Managing Partner, BCW Group

11:30am – 11:45am – Keynote : The Present and Future of the Next Generation of Decentralized Exchanges
David Chen, Strategic Partner, YouSwap‘s China Community

11:45am – 12:25pm – Panel: Blockchain: Bridging the East and the West
Dax Hansen, Partner, Perkins Coie
Shunsuke Murasaki, CEO, EMURGO Indonesia
Patrick Campos, CSO, Securrency
Yo Nakagawa, Executive Director, Monex Group
Moderator: Perianne Boring, Founder, President, Chamber of Digital Commerce

12:25pm – 1:00pm – Panel: Blockchain For Enterprise: Use Cases in GBA (and beyond)
Shawn Dehpanah, Executive Vice President of Corporate Innovation, Plug and Play
Tom Trowbridge, Co-founder, Fluence Labs
Amit Ghosh, Head of APAC, R3
Laszlo Peter, Head of Blockchain Services, Asia Pacific, KPMG Australia
Moderator: Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content, NexChange Group

1:00pm – 1:35pm – Panel: Macro Trends for Blockchain in Asia
John Wang, Head of Eco Growth, Neo Global Development
Anndy Lian, Advisory Board Member, Hyundai DAC
Tony Tong, Chairman, Co-Chairman, HKBA
Moderator: Catherine Ross, Business Editor, Benzinga

1:35pm – 1:50pm – Keynote Speech: DECENT Blockchain
Matej Michalko, CEO, DECENT

1:50pm – 2:05pm – Keynote: The Evolution of the Liquidity Protocol
David Truong, Software Engineer, Aave

2:05pm – 2:45pm – Panel: Digital Asset Trading and Infrastructure: What’s New and Trendy?
Rich Rosenblum, Co-founder, President, GSR
Howard Krieger, Co-founder, CEO, unFederalReserve
John Wu, President, Ava Labs
Moderator: Lucy Gazmararian, Founder, Managing Partner, Token Bay Capital

2:45pm – 3:00pm – Keynote: Central Bank Digital Currencies
Speaker: Peter Koo, APAC Leader, IT & Specialized Assurance, Deloitte

3:00pm – 3:35pm – Panel: Institutionalisation of Crypto Asset Management Industry & Crypto Funds Management
Takatoshi Shibayama, Business Development Director, Copper
Calvin Shen, Head of Sales & Business Development, Hex Trust
Annabelle Huang, Partner, Amber Group
Musheer Ahmed, Founder and Managing Partner, FinStep Asia
Moderator: Manana Samuseva, General Partner, CryptoHQ

3:35pm – 4:10 pm – Panel: Investor’s Guide to Digital Assets: 2021 Edition
Jesus Rodriguez, CEO and Co-founder, IntoTheBlock
Bowie Lau, Founder, MaGEHold, Partner, True Global Ventures
Bill Barhydt, Founder, CEO, Abra
Moderator: Catherine Ross, Crypto and Business Editor, Host of Benzinga Crypto Show

4:10pm – 4:40pm – Panel: Investment Impact: Hard Assets or Digital Assets
Calvin Ng, General Partner, Plutus VS
Ben Tsai, President, Managing Partner, Wave Financial
Moderator: Alex Nascimento, Co-Founder, Blockchain at UCLA

4:40pm – 5:20pm – Panel: Global Digital Transformation, Sustainability and Social Change
Bill Kentrup, Co-founder, Allinfra
John Probandt, Chairman and CEO, BFD Inc.
Obinna, Executive Secretary, SiBAN
Moderator: Maria Vovchok, Event and Investor Relations Manager, Startup.Network

5:20pm – 5:25pm – Closing Remarks

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