Guest of Honour

Hon. Prof Edward Scicluna

Minister of Finance

Ministry for Finance Malta

Professor Edward Scicluna is Minister for Finance in the Labour Government of Joseph Muscat and a Member of the Maltese House of Representatives, having been elected from the 5th and 8th Districts in March of 2013. He was also elected in 2009 to the European Parliament where he served for four years as Vice-Chairman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and as the European Parliament’s representative on the European Statistical Advisory Board (ESAC).

His previous appointments included that of Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Malta; Chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD), Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), Electoral Commissioner, Central Bank Director, Mediterranean Insurance Brokers Ltd. director, Chairman in charge of political discussion programmes organised by the Malta Broadcasting Authority (MBA), Chairman of the HSBC’s Malta Funds Sicav plc and Structured Funds Sicav plc, Chairman of CWG plc, director at San Antonio Hotel and Spa, and board member of the National Euro Change-over Committee (NECC).

Internationally he carried out consultancy work for the EU Commission, UNESCO, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the governments of Albania, Croatia, Libya and Turkey; and served on the Council of Europe Development Bank Auditing Committee. He was frequently sought for economic advice by the IMF annual delegation to Malta and Rating Agencies FitchIbca, Standard&Poor’s, and Moody’s. Prior to Malta’s entry into the Eurozone he was appointed as a Euro expert by the EU Commission.

Edward graduated from the University of Oxford with a Diploma with distinction in politics and economics; from the University of Malta with a First Class Honours BA degree in Economics, and the University of Toronto with a Masters and Doctorate in Economics.

Event Overview

For many people, Blockchain has been synonymous with Bitcoin. Although bitcoins were one of the primary reasons for creation of blockchains. There have been a lot of developments in this technology and now, this technology has the potential to impact and boost operational efficiencies of large number of organizations across the globe. While the financial services may be at the forefront of these changes. This opportunity has presented itself with increased urgency across a wide range of sectors. Such as government and ministries, advertising, hospitality, health care, energy, food and agriculture—if there’s a business there’s a transaction, and wherever there’s a transaction there is an opportunity for blockchain.

As blockchain makes considerable forays into financial services pioneers are beginning to recognize the equally big opportunities it offers in areas like energy, transportation, health care and even the arts. However, many of the industries players are working in an uncoordinated or fragmented manner. This event will bring together the key stakeholders working in diverse fields, creating an exciting cross- industry pollination of ideas and approaches that will yield new insights and explore even more new opportunities for growth and more importantly help in shaping the future blockchain technology policies for the European organizations.

The main goal of this forum is to create the more accessible and a much more diverse, policy-oriented platform where business and government leaders can learn how blockchain could impact their organizations and how they can seize the opportunity to reap the maximum benefits this budding technology has to offer.

Hence, we at TraiCon will be hosting the “World BlockChain Congress–Malta 2018” scheduled to take place on 26th and 27th September 2018 in the Valletta, Malta. This two day summit is an educative platform comprising of both local and international case study presentations, highly interactive panel discussions and networking sessions.

We request all the key government sector stake holders, private sector stake holders and solution providers to support us and actively participate in this summit which focuses on the implementation of Blockchain technologies to improve efficiency of services and boost the economy of the country.

Why Malta?

  • Malta has quickly emerged to become one of the most popular locations to set up blockchain based businesses in the world. Currently while a few countries have banned crypto operations, others have created rules by enforcement while most continue to struggle with the regulatory environment for initial coin offerings .Malta has opened its doors to the world of cryptocurrencies seeing an economic opportunity to create a jurisdiction with well-defined laws that regulate the world of digital assets.

  • Malta has witnessed an exponential worldwide interest from exchanges seeking to relocate to Malta and issuers of ICOs wishing to launch from Malta. The proposed bills issued by the governments looks at strengthening Malta’s position on the DLT front and solidify its reputation as a “Blockchain Island”.

  • According to the reports by the local media it has been stated that the Cabinet of Malta has approved the Virtual Financial Assets Bill that provides the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. The other two bills were the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Bill and the Technology Arrangements and Services Bill.

  • The Malta Digital Innovation Authority Bill which was recently passed would be establishing a new department titled as the Malta Digital Innovation Authority along with its duties and responsibilities which would focus on internal governance arrangements. One of the key roles of the Authority would be to provide certification for Distributed Ledger Technology platforms to ensure credibility and provide a legal certainty to the users who want to make use of these Distributed Ledger Technology platforms.

  • The second piece of legislation, entitled the Technology Arrangements and Services Bill would be dealing with the registration of the technology service providers and the certification of technology arrangements.

  • The Virtual Financial Assets Bill is said focus on ICOs and the regulation in respect of certain service providers which would be involved in activities related to ICOs. It has also been

Why Attend ?

Why Sponsor ?

An Opportunity to present your Ideas, Innovation, and latest offerings to Blockchain Experts, your existing Clients, New Prospects, Top Investors, Advisors, Founders, Thought Leaders, Likeminded People and Stake Holders of the Industry - All under one roof

Great Networking opportunities

Take part in more engaging and extensive networking sessions across the summit which includes formal Pre- scheduled Meetings, luncheons, panel discussions, round tables, workshops and much more.

A leading Interactive Exhibition

Engage with the leading players who would be showcasing their products, services, platforms and solutions in our interactive exhibition. Meet established industry leaders, investors and startups set to change the face of the market.

More Real user Case Studies

Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda, hear from the most relevant live case studies. Learn about what companies are currently doing & how they are leveraging Blockchain to get a strategic advantage over their competitors.

Where Business leaders and Industry Stakeholders Meet

Meet with business & industry leaders who are looking to harness the power of the Blockchain for their organizations. Join a community of Enterprises to engage, connect & learn from the best.

Who should Attend ?

The World Blockchain Congress -Malta 2018 is for Economies, and Companies looking to stay ahead of the game realizing the Potential impact that Blockchain can have on their Economy or Organization

  • CISOs, SISOs, CIOs, COOs, CEOs, CTOs & Senior Executives
  • Business Heads
  • Managing Partners
  • Principals / Managing Directors
  • Vice Presidents / Directors
  • FinTech Professionals
  • Head of Digital Transformation, & Heads of Business Transformation
  • Heads of Innovation, Heads of Data Science, & Heads of Application
  • Heads of IT & Information Security, and Heads of Engineering
  • Heads of Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Architecture
  • Technical Advisors
  • Software Engineers
  • Research Managers
  • Development Managers
  • Heads of Emerging Technology, Heads of Development, & Heads of Strategy
  • Marketing Managers & Developers
  • Investors, Blockchain Start Ups, Venture Capitalists and more

Focused Industries

Financial Services/Insurance

Import/ Export

Manufacturing

Entertainment/Travel/Hospitality

Healthcare

Power Generation/Transmission

Governments

Industry Associations

Transportation

Telecommunication

Real Estate

Retail/Consumer Goods

Speaker Panel

Hon. Prof Edward Scicluna

Minister of Finance

Ministry for Finance Malta

Joseph Cuschieri

Chief Executive Officer

Malta Financial Services Authority

Stephen McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer

Malta Digital Innovation Authority

Ian Gauci

Legal Expert for National Blockchain Strategic Task Force

Ministry within the Office of the Prime Minister

Oliver Marco La Rosa

President - Government Blockchain Association Malta

Chairman - IDACB MALTA

Marco Berkhij

CEO

Adeezy

Vinshu Gupta

Founder

Blockcluster

Malcolm Falzon

Blockchain Taskforce – Leader

Camilleri Preziosi

Dr Max Ganado

Senior Partner

GANADO Advocates

Mirko De Malde

President of Rome Chapter

Government Blockchain Association Italy

Aleksandr Fedotov

Blockchain Marketer & ICO Adviser Olshansky & Partner

Dr Vincent Vella

Lecturer, AI/Fintech

University of Malta

Bill Bayrd

Chief Token Officer

ODEM US

Mario Mallia-Milanes

Lecturer

Middlesex University (Malta Campus)

Steve Muscat Azzopardi

Head of Corporate and Licensed Activity

Malta

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