London Summit 2018 is officially underway, kicked off by the annual Finance Magnates Networking Blitz, a networking platform with a twist. Sponsored by Zotapay, the Blitz saw no shortage of attendees descend on the Old Billingsgate Vaults.
This year’s Networking Blitz shaped up to be the largest ever, having successfully grown each year in scale and popularity. The Blitz reflects a unique opening party, combining individuals from all corners of the industry into a single room, doling out drinks, and creating the perfect setting for networking.
A look at what is in store
Wednesday will see a jam-packed slate of in-depth discussions, workshops, panels, and seminars will touch on all elements of the financial services industry. Attendees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the London Summit 2018 agenda.
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As is customary, every year of the London Summit features one of the most important discussions, i.e., the CEOs panel. Featuring a hand-picked panel of some of the industry’s top talent in a roundtable discussion, cryptocurrencies will once again be a marquee topic.
Attendees can expect multiple different topics to be included during the panel, with this year emphasizing the role of cryptocurrencies in OTC trading. The topic is of particular note as demand for these instruments has grown throughout the year – this is one panel you do not want to miss.
Cryptocurrency Trading: Breaking down Retail and Institutional Models
Crypto trading is no longer just a retail phenomenon, with leading institutional venues such as CME Group and CBOE embracing Bitcoin futures at the tail end of 2017. This year’s panel will touch on the specifics of cryptos in both the retail and institutional space, as well as the impact of regulations.
Other notable highlights from the agenda include the following panels and marquee discussions:
- Retail Brokers After ESMA: Is Global Expansion a Must?
- Blockchain, DLT, and the Future of the Behemoths of Finance
- The Crypto Survival Kit for Brokers
- Reviewing the FX Global Code of Conduct 18 Months On
- The Curious Case of ICO Regulation
- Opportunities in Crypto in 2019
- Regtech and Hot Deals in a Post-MiFID World
- Crypto Innovation Stage
London Summit 2018 Awards to be announced
Every year, Finance Magnates has sought to recognize the leading industry participants that have excelled across key segments. As such we have opted to implement a multi-stage voting process in which the industry itself can ultimately rank the best and most promising companies.
The London Summit Awards recognize a wide range of different performers, including the best providers in liquidity, execution, trading platform, marketing and performance, and other aspects of the trading industry eco-system. The winners of each respective category will be announced at the annual awards ceremony immediately following the event – you won’t want to miss this!