First Global Crypto Finance Conference To Take Place In The Swiss Alps Right Before WEFby Fintechnews Singapore September 29, 2017
The Crypto Finance Conference, the world’s first and largest investor conference on cryptocurrencies and blockchain investments, will take place right before the World Economic Forum and just 70 kilometers away.
The three-day conference will offer expert education, investment opportunities, networking opportunities, and, last but not least, a setting in a one of the world’s best ski resorts in the Swiss Alps.
Occurring on January 17, 18 and 19, 2018, in Suvretta House in St. Moritz, the Crypto Finance Conference 2018 promises to bring together both private and institutional investors and leading providers of the crypto and blockchain space.
“With its Crypto Valley, Switzerland has taken the lead in the global blockchain landscape,” said Marc P. Bernegger, an organizer of the event and a serial web entrepreneur and fintech investor. “It just makes sense to organize this first global investor conference in Switzerland. And St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps provide the right atmosphere to this fast-moving community.”
More than 20 top class speakers from all around the world will discuss blockchain technology, blockchain investment, ICOs, cryptocurrencies, the regulatory environment and tax environment for crypto investors, and risk management, among other key topics. Confirmed speakers represent the likes of Digital Currency Group, Bitcoin Foundation, BTCC, Bitcoin Association Switzerland, Melonport, and Smart Valor.
Explaining the motivation to organize the Crypto Finance Conference, Tobias Reichmuth, another organizer as well as the CEO and founder of SUSI Partners and chairman of Crypto Finance AG, said:
“The blockchain and crypto currency industry is highly attractive for investors. However, as in every young industry, investors must be careful with hypes, pitfalls and high volatility. We state a lack of education and information for investors and want to change this. While there are many tech-oriented blockchain conferences, a professional and global investor focused crypto finance conference was missing so far.”
Alongside Bernegger and Reichmuth, the organization committee include Daniel Gutenberg, a super angel investor, venture capitalist and unicorn hunter, Eric Sarasin, a former private banker and active private equity investor, Schoscho Rufener, the founder of Switzerland’s largest event agency, Pascal Forster, an entrepreneur and investor, Sam Manz, the founder of moneyland.ch and firegroup.com, and Andrea-Franco Stöhr, a lawyer in St. Moritz.
Switzerland has become a hotbed for blockchain and cryptocurrency startups, thanks to its business-friendly regulatory, well-developed infrastructure, and political stability.
Zug, a municipality and city in Switzerland, has been nicknamed Crypto Valley for its high concentration of blockchain and cryptocurrency startups. The Crypto Valley Association, an independent, government-supported association, was established earlier this year to represent the industry.
The successful inaugural ICO Summit earlier this month further demonstrated the emergence of Switzerland as a global leader in the crypto finance and blockchain space. The event brought together hundreds of participants to discuss the novel and controversial fundraising method.
Many entrepreneurs and young startups have chosen Switzerland to run their ICO, and according to a PwC Strategy, out of the six largest ICOs, four were hosted in Switzerland. These are Tezos, which raised over US$238 million, Bancor, with US$156 million, The DAO, US$142 million, and Status, US$95 million.