April 24-25, 2018
We futurists at 2b AHEAD are thrilled to have found in Volksbank Mittweida a partner who not only shares our picture of the future in many ways, but who is also already actively shaping the future today! Volksbank Mittweida is the founding patron of the BCCM Blockchain Competence Center Mittweida and is supporting the expansion of expertise at the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences through a sponsored professorship in Digital Business and E-Entrepreneurship. With the background of these initiatives, we decided together with our partner to establish a think tank dedicated to exploring the future of finance and banking.
What is currently being hyped as “the next big wave of disruption” in the world of fintech startups is not as disruptive as it sounds. Startups are making the sale of financial services products more efficient, faster, and more attractive. However, this will not endanger established business models in the finance sector. However, other attackers are currently straining at the starting line who will use technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence not only to redefine the sales principle of financial products, but also to offer new forms of payment and credit provision or innovative models for value representation.
Smartphones will be replaced by new forms of interaction between humans and machines. Every person will be constantly surrounded by a number of artificial intelligences - their decisions will become more precise and their abilities will be expanded. People will communicate via gestures and thought control. This will lead to new customer behavior and to new needs. Inanimate objects will own themselves and will act autonomously.
Many questions will arise from this: What financial products will "self-driving commerce" automatically develop, market, and sell? Will cryptocurrency players have enough capital to replace banks in the credit business? What financial services will an "electronic person" need? Can electronic persons be financial services providers as well? Is the future now casting long shadows, asking questions today that we will have to answer tomorrow?
We are extremely excited about answering these questions together with you and other participants. Together, we want to develop visions for the future world of financial services in the setting of a dedicated think tank. This think tank will be a neutral platform for companies in the DACH region where future trends and strategies can be discussed and developed into joint projects. As a member of our think tank, we invite you join us twice per year for a one-and-a-half-day think tank session. The result of these meetings will be concrete projects that are then realized by think tank members.
Tickets for the FINANCE/BANKING ThinkTank
Participation in the 2b AHEAD FINANCE/BANKING ThinkTank is strictly by invitation only. Additionally, we have reserved a contingent of 30 tickets which are kept open for application. Complete the following fields to apply. Our Participant Manager Laura Arndt will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Alternatively, please feel free to contact her directly.
Single Ticket: 1,540.00 euro (+ VAT) - limited availability.
(1,5 workshop days with visionaries and industry players + incl. access to all keynotes and panels for one of two annual think tank sessions, event documentation, catering during the event, and participation at dinner plus catering)
Annual Ticket: 2,500.00 euro (+ VAT) - unlimited availability.
(1,5 workshop days with visionaries and industry players + incl. access to all keynotes and panels for both annual think tank sessions, event documentation, catering during the event, and participation at dinner plus Catering)
Binding Online Application
Cost-free cancellation of registration is possible in written form up to 12 weeks before the beginning of the event. After this period, half of the ticket price will be retained at cancellation. In cases of non-appearance or cancellation received less than eight weeks prior to the event, the entire ticket price will be due. A transfer of tickets to substitute participants is possible at any time. In such cases, please inform us of the name of the substitute participant and of the corresponding billing address if applicable. The event organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program as demands may dictate.
Notice regarding interaction with the press: The 2b AHEAD industry- and topic-specific think tanks are open to journalists and photographers. The think tanks will be documented on the internet by video. By singing any applicable registration form, you simultaneously give your consent to be cited using the words spoken during the think tank session, and to be depicted in the static and moving images taken during that session. All rights of use for the online and offline documentation of the event lie with the event organizer.
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