10:30 -  Welcome and introduction into the topic

  • Stefano Palmieri, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Andreas de Blanche, Associate Professor in Computer Science, Department of Engineering, University West, Sweden

10: 45 - Policy developments

  • Marcel Haag, Director, Horizontal Policies, DG FISMA - Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
  • Ondrej Kovařík, Member of the European Parliament, shadow rapporteur for the report on the proposal for a regulation on markets in crypto-assets 
  • Fiona van Echelpoel, Deputy Director General, DG Market Infrastructure & Payments, European Central Bank (ECB)
  • John Whelan, Managing Director - Crypto & Digital Assets Unit, Greater Madrid Metropolitan Area
  • Elisabeth Noble, Senior Policy Expert, European Banking Authority (EBA)
  • Karel Lannoo, Chief Executive Officer, CEPS
  • Q & A; Debate

12.45 p.m. - Summary and conclusions

  • Philip von Brockdorff, rapporteur for the EESC information report on Crypto Assets - Challenges and Opportunities
  • Louise Grabo, co-rapporteur for the EESC information on Crypto Assets - Challenges and Opportunities

1 p.m. - End of the hearing


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