The Digital Finance Forum Liechtenstein provides a platform for discussion and networking. Don’t miss this year’s edition on May 30.
The second Digital Finance Forum Liechtenstein will take place on May 30 in Vaduz. It’s an annual event where decision-makers from business, politics, and research from mostly the German-speaking region come together to discuss the latest trends and developments in digital finance.
What to expect
This year’s event will again feature high-profile speakers such as Liechtenstein’s head of government Daniel Risch, Wefox CEO Julian Teicke, Bitcoin-Suisse founder Niklas Nikolajsen, bank CEO Marianne Wildi, and crypto lawyer Thomas Nägele.
The discussions will revolve around the paradigm shift in finance to a more digital industry. We’ve seen that trend for years, but it got significantly enhanced throughout the COVID pandemic. Add on top all the exciting developments in fintech and digital currencies, and it’s easy to see that finance will change significantly over the next decade. The question is, in which direction and what are the most pressing challenges today.
This year’s speakers will touch on those practical challenges.
Liechtenstein’s head of government and finance minister Daniel Risch will give the opening speech. Then Julian Teicke, CEO of Wefox, will explain the latest developments in the insurance industry. Wefox was launched in 2015 and already generated more than $100 million in revenue, and employs more than 600 people. The company is funded by prominent investors such as Target Global, LGT, and Partners Group and is currently valued at more than three billion Swiss francs.
Then Marianne Wildi will have the stage, explaining why traditional financial institutions should be open to modern technologies. Wildi heads the mortgage bank “Hypi” Lenzburg, which developed software for private and universal banks and works closely with fintech startups as part of its open banking strategy.
Next in line is Liechtenstein-based lawyer Thomas Nägele. He has played a role in developing Liechtenstein’s Blockchain Act. He will explain why this law is a gamechanger for the financial industry – not only in Liechtenstein but potentially also in other countries.
At the end of the conference, Niklas Nikolajsen, founder of the Swiss financial services provider Bitcoin Suisse, will speak on digital currencies. Bitcoin Suisse employs more than 250 employees in Switzerland, Denmark, and Liechtenstein and is seen as a digital financial services industry leader.
The event will start at 1:30 p.m. in Vaduz. Swiss TV journalist Andi Lüscher will moderate the event.
Besides the keynotes, there will be breakout sessions touching on best-practice examples from the financial industry. Topics range from data management crypto offerings to onboarding solutions and more. Well-known companies such as Adnovum, Aixigo, Grant Thornton, Rockon Digital Evolution, Targens Suisse, and VP Bank will share insights and present customer examples in different workshops.
The event is sponsored by the Liechtenstein government and supported by numerous partners. You can register here.