On 17 – 19 October 2018, FINOPOLIS 2018 is taking place in Sochi. The forum, which is being held by the Bank of Russia in partnership with IT and financial market leaders, has become the country’s largest platform for the discussion and analysis of trends and opportunities for the use of modern digital technologies in the financial sector. The forum brings together about 1,500 participants annually from Russian and foreign companies along with experts and government representatives. Its program includes an exhibition area in which market leaders and young companies present their achievements and plans in matters concerning FinTech as well as a competition of FinTech startups. The mission of FINOPOLIS is to facilitate the introduction of innovative technologies into Russia’s financial sector. Within the scope of the event are wide-ranging discussions on contemporary trends in the development of financial technologies, a presentation of the latest Russian and foreign technology and infrastructure solutions, as well as a discussion by market participants of initiatives and projects to develop the digital economy in the financial sector.

Dr. Oliver Völkel, LL.M. was invited to speak at the event as a legal specialist in the area of FinTech. On the last day of the forum he will take part in Panel 7: "FinTech and the Law: A Step in the Right Direction", together with Andrei Yemelin (Chairman of the National Financial Markets Council), Nikolay Zhuravlev (Member of the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation), Anatoly Kozlachkov (Vice President of the Association of Russian Banks), Alexey Moiseev (Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation), Elina Sidorenko (Doctor of Law, Professor, Director of the Digital Economics Centre at MGIMO), Artem Tolkachev (CEO of Sputnik DLT Blockchain Integrator) and moderator Alexey Guznov (Director, Legal Department Bank of Russia).

More infos at: https://finopolis.ru/en/.

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