DELTA Summit

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The DELTA Summit is Malta's leading blockchain and digital innovation summit.

As the blockchain phenomenon hits the world by storm, demonstrating its disruptive capabilities, Maltese organisations have recognised that looking towards the future of technology is a key strategic move for the country. The inaugural DELTA Summit, being held in partnership with the Government of Malta, will take place between the 3rd to the 5th of October at the InterContinental Hotel, St. Julian's.

The event will host some of the biggest names in the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency world including companies such as OKex, Binance, Evercoin, Neufund and the Malta Stock Exchange. Furthermore, the agenda is full of keynote speeches and debates by a number of international speakers amongst which are, well-known Silicon Valley investor, Tim Draper, Binance CEO, CZ, Founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger, DELTA Summit CEO, Dr. Kablan, Government Officials including the Prime Minister of Malta and many others covering a vast number of topics related to digital technologies, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

Event program:

Day 1 - October 3rd 2018

17:00  Welcome Session and Registration

18:00  Malta : A Small Island-Nation, with Global Ambition

By Imogen Heap Founder of Mycelia , Rachel Wolfson Crypto Journalist at Bitcoin Magazine, Forbes & The Merkle , Dr. Abdalla Kablan Entrepreneur and Fintech Expert , Silvio Schembri Parliamentary Secretary

Day 2 - October 4th 2018

08:00  Registration 

Theo Priestley

09:30  Opening Address

By Theo Priestley Senior Technology Expert & Futurist Dr. Abdalla Kablan

09:45  Welcome to DELTA Summit

By Dr. Abdalla Kablan Entrepreneur and Fintech Expert Dr. Joseph Muscat

10:00  Prime Minister's Keynote

By Dr. Joseph Muscat Prime Minister of Malta Silvio Schembri

10:15  Parliamentary Secretary's Keynote

By Silvio Schembri Parliamentary Secretary Stephen McCarthy

10:30  Introducing the MDIA - Malta Digital Innovation Authority

By Stephen McCarthy CEO of MDIA Juanita Brockdorff

10:45  Malta and the Virtual Finances Act

By Juanita Brockdorff Partner, Tax Services at KPMG , Dr. Leonard Bonello Banking & Finance Partner of GANADO Advocates , Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker Senior Partner, Corporate & Tax of Chetcuti Cauchi , Andrew Zammit Managing Partner at GVZH Advocates , Joseph Cuschieri CEO of Malta Financial Services Authority Changpeng Zhao

11:15  Presentation by ChangPeng Zhao

By Changpeng Zhao Founder & CEO at Binance Paweł Sobków

11.45  Malta: Building a Blockchain Community

By Paweł Sobków CEO of Pinewood Holdings & BitBay operator , Matthew Camilleri CEO of Castille Resources , David Galea Founder of BEAT Limited , Kenneth Farrugia Chairman at FinanceMalta , Tim Byun Head of Government Relations at, CEO of OKCOIN USA Dr. Ian Gauci

12:15  How legally binding are smart contracts & how they will revolutionise the industry

By Dr. Ian Gauci Partner at GTG Advocates Damian Mifsud

12:30  The blockchain and AML/KYC –what’s next?

By Damian Mifsud Co-founder & CEO of KnowMeNow , Erik Wilgenhof Plante Chief Compliance Office of BeQuant , Fiorentina D’Amore Chief Risk and Compliance, MLRO at Cubits , Jean Farrugia Partner at DF Advocates , Nicholas Warren Senior Manager Financial Services & Blockchain, CSB Group , Dr. John Pigott Co-Founder & CEO of ABE Zoe Adamovicz

13:00  Security Tokens & The Evolution of Financial Services

By Zoe Adamovicz CEO & Co-Founder of Neufund Jani Valjavec

13:15  Digital Asset Management

By Jani Valjavec Co-founder of ICONOMI Dr. Larry Sanger

14:15  Everipedia, Blockchain & the Knowledge Economy

By Dr. Larry Sanger Co-Founder of Wikipedia, CIO of Everipedia Dimitris Litsikakis

14:30  A Sneak Peak of How Revolut will Break the Bank

By Dimitris Litsikakis Revolut Country Manager Greece, Cyprus & Malta Nour Al Ali

14:45  Will blockchain disrupt the way we do business?

By Nour Al Ali Bloomberg News Editor , Tim Zagar CEO & Co-Founder of ICONOMI , David Schranz CEO of Ledger Projects Ltd , Sam Chadwick Director of Strategy in Innovation and Blockchain, Thomson Reuters Lord Mardland

15:15  Malta: the Tech-Hub Bringing Europe & the Commonwealth Together

By Lord Mardland Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council & Enterprise & Investment Company Ltd

Paul Pavli

15:50  Liquidity: the true measure of the STO success

By Paul Pavli Chief Business Development Officer of Blackmoon FG Daniel Skowronski

16:05  Blockchain and the future of trading

By Daniel Skowronski CEO & Co-Founder of DX.Exchange , Oleg Seydak CEO & Founder of Blackmoon FG , Mark Curmi Associate Director at KPMG Malta , Eddie van der Walt Financial Journalist at Bloomberg LP , James Farrugia Investments and Funds Licensing Partner of GANADO Advocates , Calvin Cheng Co-founder & CEO of ABCC Ilya Bere

16:35  Presentation by Changelly

By Ilya Bere CEO at Changelly Justin Sun

16:50  Building the Decentralised Web

By Justin Sun Founder at TRON Tim Draper

17:05  Tim Draper's Keynote

By Tim Draper Founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Draper University Patryk Kadlec

17:15  Malta : Blockchain's newest Silicon Valley?

By Patryk Kadlec VP at BitBay , Michael Terpin CEO of Transform Group , Eddie van der Walt Financial Journalist at Bloomberg LP , Stephen Meade CEO of MonetaPro.IO , Ken Berger Former Executive at MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, High Frequency Trading Expert & Crypto Professional , Tugce Ergul Founder & Director of Angel Labs

18:30  VIP Cocktail Reception

Day 3 - October 5th 2018

Theo Priestley

08:30  Welcome to DELTA Summit Day 2

By Theo Priestley Senior Technology Expert & Futurist

08:30 - 08:35  WHERE

Main Stage Hon. Christopher Fearne

08:35  Blockchain and the future of health records

By Hon. Christopher Fearne Minister for Health Anthony David Gatt

08:50  Blockchain, Ai & the Future of Healthcare

By Anthony David Gatt Investment Promotion Manager at Malta Enterprise , Victoria Saucier Managing Partner at Ignite500 , Neil Patel Co-Founder at Kabuni Ventures , Nour Al Ali Bloomberg News Editor , Dr. Adrian Attard Trevisan Co-Founder & CEO of Umana Medical Technologies Gregory Klumov

09:30  Zooming In on Global Trends in Blockchain, Regtech and Digital Asset Regulation

By Gregory Klumov CEO of Stasis , George Zarya CEO of BeQuant , Domitille Dessertine Member of the Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Directorate , Calvin Cheng Co-founder & CEO of ABCC , Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg Director of Securities & Market Supervision at MFSA Daniel Grech

10:00  Artificial Intelligence meets Fintech

By Daniel Grech CEO of WyzerUp Zoe Adamovicz

10:00  Tokenizing assets – the way forward

By Zoe Adamovicz CEO & Co-Founder of Neufund Vladimir Nikitin

10:15  Token Economy & ICOs: The Good, The Bad and Ugly

By Vladimir Nikitin Professional Ico Advisor , Nikolay Shkilev Crypto enthusiast and mentor.  , Miko Matsumura Founder Evercoin Exchange & ICO Advisor Antoni Trenchev

10:45  Bridging the Gap between Traditional Financial Markets & The Crypto Market

By Antoni Trenchev Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Nexo Dave Pulis

11:00  Digital Asset Exchanges : What's next ?

By Dave Pulis Co-founder & CEO of ZBX , Daniel Skowronski CEO & Co-Founder of DX.Exchange , Rob Paone YouTuber at "Crypto Bobby"  , Max Krupyshev Head of Crypto Business at Cubits , Kris Marszalek CEO & Co-Founder of , Nicholas Merten YouTuber at DataDash Sohail Zubairi

11:30  Innovating the Traditional Islamic Finance

By Sohail Zubairi Projects Advisor with Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Joseph Portelli

11:45  Blockchain & Islamic Finance

By Joseph Portelli Chairman Malta Stock Exchange Natalie Smolenski

12:15  Pioneering Blockcerts in Malta

By Natalie Smolenski VP Business Development of Learning Machine Dr. Joshua Ellul

12:30  Blockchain, Identity, Self-Sovereignty & Education

By Dr. Joshua Ellul Director of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies , Joshua Broggi Founder of Woolf University , Natalie Smolenski VP Business Development of Learning Machine , Alex Grech Managing Partner of StrategyWorks , Dr. Larry Sanger Co-Founder of Wikipedia, CIO of Everipedia Prof. Edward Scicluna

14:15  Financial Intelligence & Tax

By Prof. Edward Scicluna Minister of Finance of Malta Dave Jevans

14:30  Supercharging Security Protocols

By Dave Jevans CEO of CipherTrace , Antonio Giannino Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Amagis Capital Group , Ulisse Dell’Orto Global Cryptocurrency Business Lead of Chainalysis , Hirander Misra Chairman & CEO GMEX Group Laszlo Giricz

15:15  Embracing Technological innovations to Improve Public Services

By Laszlo Giricz Founder and CEO of Poseidon Foundation , Nour Al Ali Bloomberg News Editor , Clinton Senkow VP of Partnerships at ShipChain, Co-founder of Influencive Heathcliff Farrugia

16:00  Blockchain & the Future of the Gaming Industry

By Heathcliff Farrugia CEO of Malta Gaming Authority , Rahul Sood CEO & CoFounder of Unikrn , Vladimir Kurochkin President of The Abyss , Dr. Céline Moille Partner at YELLAW , Dr. Joseph F. Borg Partner, Blockchain & Gaming Advisor of WH Partners Prof Paolo Catalfamo

16:30  Bonding Blockchain with the Banking Industry

By Prof Paolo Catalfamo Founder of Investar Alex Dreyfus

16:45  The Future of Music, Media & Entertainment

By Alex Dreyfus CEO of Mediarex Sports & Entertainment  , Natalya Menshikova CMO of FashionTV , Sarah Austin CEO of Peak Energies , Melanie Mohr CEO of WOMToken , Erik Mendelson CEO/ Co-Founder of TuneToken and CEO of RecordGram Naima Zakaria

17:15  Embracing Innovation with a Focus on Creating Positive Impact

By Naima Zakaria Founder & Author of Blockchain for Good , Chidi Akutu COO of Poseidon Foundation , Laszlo Giricz Founder and CEO of Poseidon Foundation , Neil Patel Co-Founder at Kabuni Ventures , Nour Al Ali Bloomberg News Editor Theo Priestley

17:45  Malta 2050

By Theo Priestley Senior Technology Expert & Futurist Dr. Abdalla Kablan

18:00  Closing Ceremony

By Dr. Abdalla Kablan Entrepreneur and Fintech Expert

20:00  VIP Gala Dinner

20:00  DELTA Summit Closing Party