Fintech Week

November 5-8, 2018 | Washington, DC

Join us for the second annual Fintech Week 2018 — a unique, global policy forum where thought-leaders can discover, seriously discuss and debate rapidly evolving changes to the financial ecosystem that drive policy and regulation — and what they mean to markets and investors.

During off-the-record, press-free sessions, fintech executives and engineers are asked to explain or demystify in broad outlines their technology and services in a manner understandable for thoughtful laymen.  Leaders are further tasked with describing how their technology is designed to operate — either within or compared to other financial intermediaries — and what prospects their technology have to disrupt or enable the financial services ecosystem.

Fintech Week commences at Georgetown University Law, with a research and policy sessions on cryptoassets co-hosted with the International Monetary Fund.  The conference then focuses on U.S. regulatory developments in both crypto-markets and cybersecurity, as well as on market innovation, data analytics and venture capital in the sector. In the event’s final session, co-hosted with the Institute for Financial Markets on Capitol Hill, participants will convene to discuss issues including regulatory sandboxes; cross-border regulation and competition; and cybersecurity and digital infrastructures.

During the week, you will hear from some of the world’s leading legal experts, economists, and academics discuss and debate fintech-related concerns and the impact innovation may have on global markets, policy and ultimately regulations.  You also will enjoy fireside chats and keynotes from top-level executives at regulatory agencies. These later sessions will be open to the press. Lastly, you will have networking opportunities to exchange information and to continue the dialogue after the conference and throughout the year.

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DC Fintech Week 2018 will span four days at three locations in the city: Georgetown University Law Center, the International Monetary Fund Headquarters, and on Capitol Hill with the Institute for Financial Markets.  The preliminary schedule below illustrates the daily discussion theme and relevant topic sessions. Limited CLE credit also will be offered for select sessions.

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More than 50 Confirmed Speakers!


Day 1: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., November 5, 2018 at Georgetown Law

Theme: Crypto-Assets (Part 1)

  • Crypto-Law (Re)Thinking the Nomenclature and Taxonomy
  • Crypto-Assets: New Developments
  • Evolving Crypto Use Cases
  • Emerging Crypto-Asset Financial Infrastructures and Instruments


Day 2: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., November 6, 2018 at IMF Headquarters

Theme: Crypto-Assets (Part 2)

  • Crypto-Economics Emerging Risks and Legal Issues in Crypto-Assets
  • Crypto-Assets and Monetary Policy Transmission
  • Crypto-Assets and Economic Development


Day 3: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., November 7, 2018 at Georgetown Law

Theme: Robots, Finance & the Law

  • The Future of Exchanges and Digital Marketplaces
  • How to Value (and Compare) Fintech-Assets
  • Alternative Data, Fintech Analytics and Financial Inclusion
  • Fintech Sharktank
    • BondCliQ (corporate bond market pricing and data)
    • DrumG Financial Technologies (platform agnostic DLT developer for capital markets)
    • Overstone Art Services (risk assessment)


Day 4: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., November 7, 2018 with the IFM on Capitol Hill

Theme: Smart Regulation

  • How to Build a Regulatory Sandbox
  • Making or Taking Innovation? Regulatory Competition and the Race for Fintech Dominance
  • Cybersecurity and Critical Digital Infrastructures