ECRF Conference 2018

5 - 7 June / Gibraltar

European Commerce Registers' Forum is coming to Gibraltar in 2018

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Welcome to ECRF Gibraltar 2018

New technologies change our lives. They move humanity, enabling us to achieve that which we once thought impossible. They are the keys that unlock the gates to new and exciting possibilities, but at the same time leave us open and exposed to the unknown. To continue to develop and improve, we must embrace change whilst protecting ourselves from the dangers that such change may bring.

Meet us at the fabled European Pillar of Hercules, the Rock of Gibraltar, the non plus ultra of antiquity, as we set out to discover new horizons. Join us in our historic setting as we look at current and future developments affecting business registers - as we explore the challenges of digital technologies.

Meet Our Speakers
Ms. Marija Boshkovska Jankovski

MacedoniaMore Info

Nick Cowan

GibraltarMore Info

Ricco Dun 

The NetherlandsMore Info

Joost Fleuren

The NetherlandsMore Info

Jonathan Garcia

GibraltarMore Info

Vito Giannella

ItalyMore Info

Monica Grahn

SwedenMore Info

Ms. Siân Jones

GibraltarMore Info

Rolf Koenig

GermanyMore Info

Keno Kuhlmann

GermanyMore Info

Mojca Kunšek

SloveniaMore Info

Julian Lamb

JerseyMore Info

Maija Laurila

BelgiumMore Info

Ann Lewis

United KingdomMore Info

Berit Loog

EstoniaMore Info

Zvonko Obradović

SerbiaMore Info

Nienke Palstra

United KingdomMore Info

Russell Perry

AustriaMore Info

Michał Piechocki

PolandMore Info

Anthony Provasoli

GibraltarMore Info

Henrik Räihä

FinlandMore Info

Stephen Reyes

GibraltarMore Info

Steve Roylance

United KingdomMore Info

Stacey-Jo Smith

United KingdomMore Info

Jonas Udris

LithiuaniaMore Info

Ingmar Vali

EstoniaMore Info

Agenda
Tuesday 5th June 2018
08:30 - 19:00

Reception Desk opening at University - Participants registration for ECRF & EBR Members

09:00- 10:00

EBR EEIG Board Meeting and Steering Committee Board Meeting

(Separate meetings but at the same time)

10:00 - 12:30

EBR General Meeting

(EBR Members only)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 16:00

ECRF General Assembly

(ECRF Members Only)

16:00 - 18:00

ECRF & EBR Joint Assembly

(ECRF & EBR Members Only)

19:30 - 20:00

Meet at Grand Parade for Welcome Dinner

20:00 - 23:00

Welcome Dinner

(Dress Code - Casual)

Wednesday 6th June 2018
09:00 - 09:45

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:30

ASORLAC, CRF, IACA and ECRF President’s meeting

09:45 - 10:00

Conference Opening

09:45 - 09:50

Professor Catherine Bachleda - Acting Vice-Chancellor of The University of Gibraltar

09:50 - 10:00

Mr. Vito Giannella - ECRF President

Welcome and Delegate Roll Call

10:00 - 11:15

Session 1 - Cryptocurrencies, ITO’s, ICO’S

10:00 - 10:20

Mr. Nick Cowan - CEO GSX Group / Gibraltar Stock Exchange

10:20 - 10:40

Mr. Russell Perry - CEO, 360 Kompany Gmbh, Austria

‘Business KYC utility for the new Crypto/Blockchain economy’

10:40 - 11:00

Mr. Stephen Reyes - Managing Partner, Deloitte Gib / UK

11:00 - 11:15

Q&A

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:20

Session 2 - Business Registries: Present and Future

11:45 - 12:15

Ms. Stacey-Jo Smith - Senior Policy Adviser - Companies House UK,

Ms. Monica Grahn - Head of Unit/Senior Advisor - Swedish Companies Registrations Office (Bolagsverket) &

Mr. Rolf Koenig - Head of Working Group RegisSTAR/Auregis

‘The International Business Registers Survey’

12:15 - 12:20

Q&A

12:20 - 12:40

Ms. Maija Laurila - Head of the Company Law Unit at the European Commission, Justice and Consumers Directorate General

‘The European Commission’s Proposal on Digital tools and processes in Company Law’

12:40 - 13:00

Ms. Mojca Kunšek - Director at Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services - AJPES

‘Register’s Data as a tool of Government policies’

13:00 - 13:20

Ms. Nienke Palstra - Adviser – Anti-Money Laundering - Global Witness

‘Public beneficial ownership registers as a tool for anti-corruption’

13:20 - 13:30

Group Photo

13:30 - 14:35

Lunch

14:35 - 15:50

Session 3 - Focus on recent developments in the area of Fintech and DLT

14:35 - 14:55

Ms. Siân Jones - Senior Advisor on DLT at the GFSC

14:55 - 15:15

Mr. Jonathan Garcia - Partner at ISOLAS LLP in charge of the Fintech/DLT team

15:15 - 15:35

Mr. Anthony Provasoli - Partner in Hassans’ corporate and commercial department and co-leads the firm’s FinTech team

15:35 - 15:50

Panel Discussion

15:50 - 16:10

Coffee Break

16:10 - 18:00

Session 4 - Blockchain - a challenge to the established order. An alternative to centralised Intellectual Property Registers

16:10 - 16:30

Mr. Ingmar Vali - Estonian Centre of Registers and Information Systems

‘Blockchain in Business Registry - must or nice to have?’

16:30 - 16:50

Mr. Joost Fleuren - Programme Manager InnovationLab, Chamber of Commerce of The Netherlands

‘Identity management with blockchain for business registers’

16:50 - 17:10

Mr. Michał Piechocki - CEO Business Reporting – Advisory Group

‘EFTG ( The European Financial Transparency Gateway) Project’

17:10 - 17:30

Mr. Jonas Udris - Deputy director - Vilnius branch office - State Enterprise Centre of Registers

‘A new type of a legal entity – Virtual Limited Liability Company (VLLC)’

17:30 - 17:45

Panel Discussion

20:00 - 23:00

Gala Dinner - sponsored by ISOLAS LLP

(Dress Code - Smart / Casual)

20:00 - 20:10

Welcome address by Her Worship The Mayor of Gibraltar - Kaiane Aldorino Lopez

Thursday 7th June 2018
09:30 - 11:00

Session 5 - What’s new in Business Registries

09:30 - 09:50

Ms. Simona Boscolo Bragadin - Product Manager - European Business Register

‘The EBOCS project’

09:50 - 10:10

Ms. Ann Lewis - Director of Operations and Customer Delivery - Companies House UK

‘The Programme for Transformation’

10:10 - 10:30

Mr. Ricco Dun - Senior Business Relations Manager - Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

‘LEI Presentation Structure’

10:30 - 10:50

Mr. Henrik Räihä - Team Manager - Enterprises and Corporations Finnish Patent and Registration Office

‘PRH’s Journey to become fully accredited LOU – what did it take?’

10:50 - 11:00

Q&A

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30

Session 5 - What’s new in Business Registries (continuation)

11:30 - 11:50

Mr. Zvonko Obradovic - Director of the Serbian Business Registers Agency

‘Balkan Portal’

11:50 - 12:10

Mr. Rolf Koenig - Head of Working Group RegisSTAR/Auregis & Mr. Keno Kuhlmann - Project Manager at Atos Information Technology

‘The Future of the German Business Register’

12:10 - 12:30

Mr. Steve Roylance - Senior Vice President, Identity Services Ubisecure Oy

‘ECRF 2018 – Identity Assurance’

12:30 - 13:10

Conclusion remarks

12:30 - 12:40

Ms. Berit Loog - Adviser of the Division of Court Registers, Judicial Administration Policy Department, Ministry of Justice, Estonia

ECRF 2019, Estonia. (Presentation of 2019 Conference)

12:40 - 12:50

Ms. Carla Bonaventure - International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) - President

IACA Update

12:50 - 13:00

Ms. Marija Boshkovska Jankovski - Central Register of the Republic of Macedonia (CRM) - Director

CRF 2019 Conference

13:10 - 14:55

Farewell Lunch

14:55 - 17:20

Rock Tour - St. Michael’s Cave / WWII Tunnels

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