Mumbai – May 4

                                             

CRYPTO ECONOMY / ICO2018 | MUMBAI | PROGRAM MAY 4
08.30 – 09.25 Registration and Coffee
09.25 – 09.30 Opening of Conference
Nils Veenstra
Director, BECON (Ireland)
09.30 – 10.00 Keynote Presentation: What’s happening with Token sales?
Nick Ayton
Founder, Chainstarter (UK)
Nick will round up the 2017 ICO market activities and provide key data points, and look forward predicting how 2018 will develop for ICOs, the impact of regulations, new ramps for institutional investors, explore the broader progress the new crypto-economy as a new capital market, and in his usual style call out what is wrong with the current banking system, why central banks are the real problem
10.00 – 10.30 The Legally Compliant ICO/TGE: Securities Regulation, SAFTs, and Beyond
Gordon Einstein
Managing Partner, CryptoLaw Partners (USA)
Conducting a legally compliant ICO/TGE is more challenging than ever and government regulators are watching every move. Yet, confidently complying with the global patchwork of laws and regulations, and exploiting the vast opportunities provided by certain legal structures, can produce both peace of mind and also enhanced access to capital and customers. Learn about the latest legal developments relating to ICOs/TGEs, how to spot legal red flags, and how to stay on the good side of the SEC/FCA/MAS.
10.30 – 11.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Andy Zondervan
CEO and Co-Founder, RightShare (Netherlands)
With global revenues of more than 7 billion US$ in 2016, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is the soundtrack of the digital revolution. The aim of the ICO is to build  a platform to introduce and accelerate a seamless rights licensing and settlement procedure with EDM as the launching party. Backed by DJ Hardwell, twice chosen as the world’s best DJ and Blackhole Recordings with 100 labels and 70 DJs. Hardwell has 8,8M Facebook likes, 5,5M Twitter followers and 3,8M subscribers on YouTube.
Pascal Haider
Co-Founder, GarfieldEATS (UAE)
Garfield, the funny, hungry, mischievous and most popular cat walking into people’s lives for over 40 years. The Gareld strip has now more than 243 million global readers daily and has built an active twenty million friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. GarfieldEATS is the World 1st Garfield Quick Mobile Restaurant (QMR). This sustainable, fun and delivery future franchise formula has launched in Dubai, as the first out of many more cities to follow. It delivers some of Gareld’s favourite, delicious and craving recipes – pizza, lasagna, coffee and popcake desserts.
With the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment, MTI (based in the UK and the USA) demonstrates that the logistics industry will see improved connectivity, efficiency and security thanks to blockchain. The ICO connects supplier, shipper, load point, customs and terminal on a shared blockchain ledger, with far reaching consequences for the logistics industry as it seeks new ways to improve security and profi tability. The project also comprises Port of Rotterdam, Port of Hull, TransdocLink, Samskip, BlockLab (Rotterdam) and various universities.
Kind of an AIRBNB solution for the luxury yacht market. Besailor is an existing Luxury Charter platform offering full platform services (based on IoT and Blockchain) to boat owners to maximise the return on their investment.
More than 500 luxury yachts are available in harbours such as Barcelona, Marbella, Mallorca, Ibiza and Valencia.
11.30 – 12.00 Panel: Developing a blockchain ecosystem
The impetus to form the Digital Assets Trade Association (DATA) is the need for a single trusted voice and continued crypto/blockchain industry support as more states, regions, and nations create legislation such as the five crypto legislative proposals out of Wyoming—including HB 70, a bill that classifies utility tokens as a separate asset class. All five proposals have passed the state legislature and are now headed to Wyoming Governor Mead for his signature in the coming days. DATA has incorporated in the forward-thinking state of Wyoming in part due to this landmark event in the crypto/blockchain space.
Jill Richmond
SVP Sparkchain/Spark PR (USA)
Alex Lightman
CEO, Token Communities (USA)
John Wise
CEO, Loci (USA)
Alex Bausch
Managing Partner, TuriQ
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.15 Changing the face of crowdfunding
Ed Lobbet
COO, Acron Collective (UK)
The Acorn Collective is using blockchain to help founders and startups access funding. We provide crowdfunding that is accessible, transparent and more likely to be succeed.
Crowdfunding is a huge and growing market in the West and a largely untapped market in most developing countries. We are changing this by creating an innovative platform which promotes access for backers and founders globally.
Our integrated token-based Acorn ecosystem encourages engagement throughout the crowdfunding journey from the initial raise to project delivery. We use targeted data that guides founders to make the right campaign decisions and match projects with backers that want to support them.
13.15 – 14.00 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Maxim Morozov
Key Account Manager and Investor Relations
System Bit Consulting is an automated platform for ICO preparation developed specifically for the needs of startups and SMEs. SBC aims at assisting businesses to launch an ICO of the highest standard and cut the unnecessary expences.
Luke Patterson
Founding President, Budbo
Budbo will be the first of it’s kind, fully integrated blockchain based solution that will serve as the backbone for cannabis legalization, medical research, and the cannabis ecosystem as a whole.  Utilizing our GPS technology to track cannabis movements from seed to sale, what the blockchain will allow us to do as a company and industry is track from grower all the way to the consumer.  Collecting a network of verified and immutable data available to the public that will also standardize and regulate interactions between cannabis users, dispensaries, medical research facilities, and state & federal governments.
Nicolas Muller
CEO, Talao
Talao is the first public Ethereum-based decentralized and autonomous platform dedicated to talent. It gives talent access to a huge panel of companies asking for their expertise, enables them to benefit from smart contract-based payments, and allows them to build a strong community-based reputation, thereby disrupting the traditional working industry by eliminating its middlemen.
14.00 – 14.30 Investing in Crypto Currencies
Over the last year, numerous prestigious VC-firms such as 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures, have indulged in the rapidly expanding world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Let’s discover why the extreme liquidity of the ICO marketplace attracts more and more traditional investors to the Crypto Economy.
Eddy Travia
CEO, Coinsilium (UK)
Peter Bergstrom
Vladislav Solodkiy
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break
15.00 – 15.30 Spotlight Presentation
 to be confirmed
15.30 – 16.00 Closing Keynote: The Role of Blockchain and Crypto in The Rise of The Smart Green Augmented City-State 
Alex Lightman
CEO, Token Communities (USA)
After tens of billions has poured into Blockchain companies, we see the rise of a tsunami wave of Web 3.0 companies. This talk will give a guided tour of how Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and cryptocommodities will also create Web 3.0 Smart Cities and Web 3.0 countries, of which Singapore is an early archetype and model, to be followed by thousands of other cities and dozens of other countries.
16.00 – 17.00 Network Reception

program is subject to change