“Malta will be the epicentre of the blockchain industry. We invite you to experience this between the 3rd and 5th October at the Delta Summit, the Maltese government’s official blockchain event. Be part of the blockchain island.”
This was stated by Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri while participating in a fireside chat with the American venture investor Tim Draper and Angel Labs founder TugceErgul, moderated by Abdalla Kablan.
The Parliamentary Secretary said that the Delta Summit is the Maltese government’s official event and it will serve as a platform to exhibit the work done so far within this sector. During the fireside chat, Silvio Schembri announced that 3 bills—the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Bill, the Virtual Financial Asset Bill, and the Innovation Technological Services Arrangements Bill—are now online and can be accessed. “This puts Malta a step away from becoming the first world jurisdiction to regulate this sector”, said Schembri.
Tim Draper, owner of Draper Associates, hailed the Maltese government’s efforts in this sector. “This is my first time in the blockchain island. Congratulations for the early start and the big lead on other countries. By setting up the regulator you are putting Malta at the top of the list”, said Draper, while encouraging those within the blockchain industry to participate in the Delta Summit.
Through a video message, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat invited all those in the blockchain industry and the digital world to be in Malta for the Delta Summit. “We would like you to come and learn more about the country’s efforts in being trailblazers in this field”, said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Also through a video message, Binance CEO and founder Changpeng Zhao expressed his reasons for choosing Malta as headquarters. “Malta has amongst the most forward thinking political leaders”, Zhao stated. Changpeng Zhao, who will be present for the summit as one of its high profile speakers, also encouraged those part of the blockchain industry to be a part of the summit.
The Delta Summit is the Maltese government’s official digital innovation event happening between the 3rd and 5th October.
Venue: IACC Conference Centre, Intercontinental Malta, St.Julians, Malta
Malta has been working hard on building the world’s first regulatory framework to regulate technology arrangements and structures such as DLT (including blockchain, AI, and IOT). These efforts have resulted in the establishment of one of the world’s first authorities to regulate this space. Many high-profile speakers have been confirmed and others will be announced in the coming days. The conference has also secured Bloomberg as the official media partner which will be covering the event.
Big companies such as Binance, Okex, Bitfury, Monaco, Cubits and others have lined up to sponsor the event and 1,000-1,500 attendees are expected.
For more information one may visit the website www.delta-summit.com.
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education launch Hospitality Challenge Pitch
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education launch Hospitality Challenge Pitch – a series of online discussions focusing on revealing some of the winners of the “Hospitality Challenge”, the solidarity initiative created by the two partners. Over four weekly sessions, UNWTO experts and tourism leaders will share insights on the state of tourism and hospitality, and the prospective solutions to be implemented to accelerate its recovery.
Starting from 21st January 2021, weekly between 4.30pm and 5.30pm CET and over a course of 4 weeks, Hospitality Challenge Pitch online sessions held on LinkedIn will focus on topics essential in building back hospitality industry:
“What’s next in Revenue & Productivity”
The third session of the series will be moderated by Damon Embling, Journalist at Euronews and Director at Headline Media UK.
Joining in the panel discussion will be:
- Jonathan Humphries, Head of International Hotel Development & Asset Management Specializations at Glion Institute of Higher Education and Chairman and Owner at HoCoSo,
- Sandra Carvao, Chief of Market Intelligence and Competitiveness at UNWTO
- Marc Vieilledent, Chief Development Officer at easyHotel Plc.
The panel discussion will be followed by three of 30 winning project pitches:
- “Komodore” – presented by Miguel Escobar, Co-founder of the company
- “Firstclasset” – presented by its founder, Glion Alumnus and Managing Director at Scopum et Finem, Ronald Homsy
- “TipTrip.com” – presented by Ksenia Kartseva, a hospitality industry professional
Date: 4th February 2021
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm CET
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Keynotes Announced: SAP Financial Services Live 2020
We are delighted to announce our Keynote Speakers & Session Titles for the upcoming free to attend digital event for banking, insurance, capital markets and central banks professionals; SAP Financial Services Live 2020 (17-19 November).
Meet Our Keynote Speakers:
Luka Mucic, CFO & Member of the Board, SAP
Financial Services: An Evolving Landscape
Christoph Böhm, CIO/COO, Deutsche Börse
Financial Markets and Technology in Transition
Maria Surmava, CIO, Discovery Health
Shared-Value Health Platform
Karsten Crede, CEO, ERGO Mobility Solutions
How to Become an Ecosystem Player
Peter Maier, President SAP Industries and Customer Advisory, SAP
Industry Convergence – Keynote Interview
Timo Elliott, VP – Global Innovation Evangelist, SAP
Opening Keynote; The World has Changed, and it’s Time to Adapt to the “Next Normal”
Alongside our keynotes, this event will be packed with SAP user case studies from leading global companies including: Bank of Ireland, Bank of Montreal, Capital One, Cornèr Bank, Discovery, Edelweiss, London Stock Exchange, MB Ageas, Munich Re, Samsung Life, Swiss Re, Vast Bank, Vienna Insurance Group, Zurich Insurance and many more to be announced.
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