March 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
With the nature of finance changing due to digital disruption, automation, blockchain, and democratization, the world’s leading financial centers are facing a rapidly changing outlook. The “Future of Switzerland and Chicago as Global Finance Centers” will bring together two of the globe’s leading financial centers for an intimate, 60-minute conversation about current trends, threads, and transformations occurring within the global financial system.
Why Switzerland? As a traditionally strong financial center with infrastructure close to universities, Switzerland offers ideal conditions for driving innovations in the fintech and blockchain scene. Market entry barriers for fintech companies have been reduced and the competitiveness of the Swiss financial center sustainably increased. Initiated in the Swiss city of Zug, “Crypto Valley” has established a worldwide reputation as a catalyst for new blockchain business ventures.
Why Chicago? Chicago is a principal world financial center and boasts the second-largest central business district in the United States. The city is home to the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the world’s leading derivatives marketplace), and the Chicago Board of Trade
Hear directly from global leaders on the future outlook of the financial industry and how Switzerland and Chicago will continue to be global leaders in this rapidly evolving industry.