Fintech Week 2018
November 5 - November 8
Mark your calendars for DC Fintech Week: November 5-8, 2018 at Georgetown Law, the IMF Headquarters and on Capitol Hill
In a world of rapidly evolving innovation and regulation, precious few opportunities are afforded market participants, regulators and academic thought-leaders to seriously discuss, discover, and debate changes in the financial ecosystem, and what they mean for consumers and investors.
Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) invites you to join us for the second annual Fintech Week, November 5-8, 2018. Fintech Week’s origins lay in the unveiling of the OCC fintech charter by then Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry at IIEL. Since then, the IIEL has been a locus for some of Washington’s most vaunted and high profile discussions of fintech policy and innovation.
Fintech Week 2018 commences with an historic partnership between the IIEL and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). On November 5-6 2018, IIEL and the IMF will co-host a two-day research and policy conference on crypto assets. The conference—which will gather some of the world’s leading legal experts, economists, technologists and regulators—will analyze the operation, utility, and regulation of crypto assets (and where relevant, accompanying blockchain technologies) across global market, economic and legal ecosystems. A companion publication will follow.
The following two days will focus on U.S. regulatory developments for exchanges and digital marketplaces, as well as discuss cutting-edge market innovation, venture capital and data analytics with pivotal market participants and policymakers. Fintech Week concludes on Capitol Hill, steps from the Senate and House Congressional offices, with a forum on regulatory sandboxes, regulatory competition, and cybersecurity and digital infrastructures co-hosted with the Institute for Financial Markets.
Throughout the week, thought leaders from fintech firms across the country will describe their businesses, and explain how their services intersect with markets for a Washington, DC audience consisting of policymakers, market participants, academics, lawyers, and regulators. During off-the-record, press-free sessions, panelists will explain their firm’s technology and services in a manner understandable to thoughtful laymen, and describe how that technology is designed to operate either within or compared to other financial intermediaries, and what prospects their technology has to disrupt or enable the financial services ecosystem. Top-level leaders at key regulatory agencies will offer daily keynotes, which will be open to the press. A representative schedule is available on the Fintech Week website, as is 2017’s Fintech Week program. The second annual Fintech Week is scheduled for November 5-8, 2018. Again in 2018, we expect to make CLE credit available for select panels.
Fintech Week 2018 has already generated an enormous amount of interest from both market participants and regulators. By design, space will be limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. If you would like to discuss co-sponsorship opportunities, please contact IIEL’s Faculty Director, Chris Brummer, or reach out to the Institute.