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12th CrowdCon: Ready, Set, Restart. New crowdfunding scenarios

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of EUROCROWD at the 12th Crowdfunding Convention in Milan, Italy. This year, we delve into the evolution of national markets transitioning to ECSPR, with a spotlight on our host country, Italy.

Due to limited seating, EUROCROWD members receive priority access. Secure your spot by registering below.



The 12th European Crowdfunding Convention, on 15 & 16 November 2023 in Milan, will once again feature as a one-and-a-half-day conference for professional actors from the European crowdfunding sector. Our agenda includes panels, keynotes, and discussions relevant to all professionals focusing on ESCPR, cross-border investments and match-funding with government funds.

On this first day, 15 November 2023, starting at 15:00, we will focus on experience with vocational education about crowdfunding, key achievements with match funding and the Italian market, especially the legal view on ECSP adoption within the country. A casual social gathering for all participants follows the programme.

On 16 November, from 10:00 to 17:00, the discussion will be led by crowdfunding platforms from across Europe. This year’s CrowdCon will cover in detail opportunities and challenges under pan-European regulation, both from an operational and legal background and with a view to new business opportunities. But we will also discuss how donation and reward-based crowdfunding can increase their role in financing entrepreneurs and SMEs.

As for the past ten years, Europe’s only annual professional conference for the crowdfunding sector, CrowdCon, also remains this year as an exclusive event for EUROCROWD members (and those to become members), EU policymakers and other relevant professional stakeholders.

Agenda 15 November 2023
Venue: LCA Studio Legale, Via della Moscova 18

14.30 Registrations and Coffee

15.00 Welcome 

15.15 Keynote   

Giancarlo Giudici, Professor of corporate finance, Politecnico di Milano

15.30 Panel: Best practices in matching crowdfunding and public resources


16.45 Fireside chat: IP protection, SMEs and investment

  • Patrizio de Ferri, Trademark Attorney, Jacobacci & Partners
  • EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – online intervention
  • Giovanni Zazzerini, Secretary General, INSME
  • Francesca Passeri, Deputy Director, EUROCROWD (Moderator)

17.15 Keynote: Collaboration of national ecosystems in Europe

Giorgio Ciron, Director, Innovup

17.30 Closing

19.30 Social and Networking Aperitivo

Agenda 16 November 2023
Venue: Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Via Alessandro Manzoni 12

10.00 Arrivals & Coffee

11.00 Welcome 

11.15 Opening Keynote

11.30 Panel: Legal framework, threats and supporting activities

12.15 Keynote: Legal and taxation issues 

  • Michael Huertas, Partner Financial Services, PwC Legal

12.30 LUNCH


14.00  Panel: Transition to ECSPR: platforms’ experiences

  • Antonella Grassigli, CEO, Doorway
  • Stig Van Peer, Operations & Team Manager, WinWinner
  • Benoit Collas, International Business Development, Enerfip
  • Charlotte Hill, Partner, Taylor Wessing (Moderator)

14.45 Fireside chat: Managing Languages under ECSPR

  • Randal McDonald, Managing Director Europe, Seedrs
  • Christopher Graetz, CEO, Invesdor


15.45 Panel: Cross-border activities and consolidation

16.30 Closing Keynote 

  • Laurent Tristan, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

17.00 End