The 11th CrowdCon will bring a mix of professional training
and knowledge exchange to the market. We specially designed
the programme to support crowdfunding platforms in
adjusting to the new market realities.
The first day is designed for platforms transitioning from
national regimes toward ECSPR and National Competent
Authorities. It will offer workshops on two key aspects,
indemnity insurance and licensing requirements.
This is followed by a day of panels, keynote speakers and
relevant policymakers, exploring the convergence of
crowdfunding with capital markets, from Stock Exchanges via
Banking to Crypto Currencies.
Seats are limited. Platforms and NCA that have attended the
Professional Workshop Day will be prioritized for access to the
Conference, as will Eurocrowd members.
DAY 1: PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP DAY – 8 November
Specialized ECSPR workshops dedicated at crowdfunding platforms and NCA. Open to members and non-members of EUROCROWD.
10.00 Welcome Coffee
11.00 Workshop 1: Indemnity Insurance for ECSPR.
Protean Risk will present its ECSPR-specific insurance product to platform operators in order to gain further feedback on their product development before launching the product. Protean Risk are a Lloyd’s of London Insurance broker that form part of the Howden Group. Protean are specialists in the investment, financial advisor Fintech & Payment Services industries. The company has a rich history of developing new products for their clients. In 2018 Protean developed (what we believe was) the first ‘PSD2 compliant’ insurance policy for companies applying for AISP (Account Information Service Provider) and PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider) regulatory permission.
14.00 Workshop 2: Bringing clarity to confusion – next steps on crowdfunding service provider compliance.
Law firm PwC will provide detailed insights into ECSPR licensing and tax processes within the EU to help identify hurdles and opportunities for platforms not yet in the licensing process. As ECSPR allows the free choice of home member state, platforms can make use of the most suitable regime within the EU. Given the short time to receive a license, prior to the end of the transition period, with experience from NCA that the process, if well prepared, will still last six months or more, this is a key moment to understand the market. Participants will also receive a detailed report on each member state prepared by EUROCROWD following the workshop. This will give you additional market introduction, clarity on individual member states licensing and will reduce your need for legal cost later on.
18.00 End – Dinner and drinks
DAY 2: CONFERENCE DAY – 9 November
09.00 Registration & Coffee
09.30 Welcome – Oliver Gajda, Eurocrowd
09.45 Opening – Giacomo Bertoldi, Chair Eurocrowd
10.00 Keynote – Diego Valiante, Senior Officer, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
10.15 Panel 1 – ECSPR: From license to implementation
- Jan Willem Grandia, CFRO, Oneplanetcrowd
- Marta Lozano, Legal Counsel, Crowdcube
- Willianne van der Weijde, Legal & Compliance Officer, Lendahand
Moderator: Umberto Piattelli, Partner, LCA Studio Legale
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Keynote – Burçak İnel, Director of Financing Sustainable Growth, European Banking Federation (EBF)
11.45 Panel 2 – SME lending – Creating synergies with retail and institutional investors
- Greta Gaumert, CRO & General Counsel, Exporo
- Christopher Grätz, Founder, Invesdor
- Giacomo Bertoldi, CEO, Walliance
Moderator: Delphine Poux, Chief of Staff to the Director, Société Générale
12.30 Keynote – Julio Suarez, Research Director, Association of Financial Markets Europe (AFME)
14.15 Keynote – Rosa Armesto, Deputy Director General, Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)
14.30 Panel 3 – Public offerings for SME – How to integrate crowdfunding into capital markets
- Daniel Horak, Co-founder, CONDA
- Carlo Allevi, CEO, WeAreStarting
- Nora Szeles, Co-founder, Tokeportal
Moderator: Reid Feldman, Partner, Kramer Levin
15.15 Coffee Break
15.45 Keynote – Jan Klesla, Board Member, International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)
16.00 Panel 4 – Convergence with crypto assets: ECSPR vs MiCa
- Ivona Schoonbrood, General Counsel, Allianceblock
- Michael Huertas, Partner, PwC
- Jan Klesla, Board Member, International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)
Moderator: Phil Dardier, Founder, EUTECH
CrowdCon 2022 Fees
8 November – Professional Workshop Day
– Members: EUR 500
– Non-members: EUR 1,000 (includes entrance to 9th Nov- Conference Day)
9 November – Conference Day
– Members: Free entrance
– Non-members: EUR 750 (excludes entrance to 8th Nov – Professional Workshop Day)