WAIFC participates at Astana Finance Days and Astana International Forum
These events provided a platform for industry leaders, policymakers, and experts to discuss the future of finance, cryptocurrency regulation, and the role of human capital in driving innovation.
The Astana Finance Days, organized by our member the Astana International Financial Centre, featured WAIFC's Managing Director, Dr. Jochen Biedermann, as a prominent participant. Dr. Biedermann had the honor of moderating a panel discussion titled "Future of Crypto Regulation: Discussion with Experts Representing Academia and Industry." This session, held from 12:00 to 12:50, focused on addressing the pressing need for effective regulations in the cryptocurrency industry.
Alongside esteemed speakers Athena Miao, Rosa Maria Lastra, Sopnendu Mohanty, Ben Zhou, Zain Umer, Jesse Knutson, and Amjad Qaqish, Dr. Jochen Biedermann delved into the emerging trends and challenges surrounding crypto regulations. Their diverse perspectives and expertise offered a comprehensive view of the industry, fostering insightful discussions and envisioning the future of this rapidly evolving sector.
In parallel, WAIFC's Head of Marketing, Badr Boussabat, participated in a panel discussion titled "How Human Capital Drives Innovation: Building Collaboration within Ecosystems." During this engaging session, Badr Boussabat emphasized the crucial role of human capital in driving the development of artificial intelligence. Skilled experts are instrumental in designing algorithms, managing data, fostering innovation, and ensuring ethical practices within the AI field.
The Astana International Financial Centre organized both panels, providing a platform for industry leaders and experts to exchange knowledge and insights. The panels featured other brilliant speakers, including Alina Abdrakhmanova, Gabit B., Anuar Zhangozin, and Rafal Trepka, who contributed their unique perspectives to the discussions.
Moreover, the Managing Director of WAIFC, Jochen Biedermann, later participated in the Plenary Session of the Astana International Forum 2023, which commenced with President Tokayev delivering a compelling Welcome Address. The session brought together influential leaders, policymakers, and experts from various fields to discuss pressing global issues and opportunities. Biedermann actively engaged in the discussions, leveraging his expertise in decentralized finance and contributing valuable insights to the discourse.
By participating in these prestigious events, WAIFC reaffirms its position as a leading global organization. The insights shared and discussions held during the Astana Finance Days and the Astana International Forum will undoubtedly contribute to shaping the future of the financial industry.
As WAIFC continues to actively engage in prominent forums worldwide, it remains at the forefront of driving the evolution of the role of international financial centres and shaping a more inclusive, transparent, and sustainable financial future. Through collaborative efforts and engaging discussions, WAIFC strives to build a resilient and forward-thinking global financial ecosystem.