Digital Assets
Asia 2024

27 March, Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

Tokenisation in Banking and Capital Markets

In the high-stakes world of finance, real-world assets (RWAs), tokenisation are the buzzwords on everyone’s lips, signalling a seismic shift set to redefine financial markets by 2030. But beyond the headlines, questions still loom over this emerging ecosystem and its implications for risk management, market liquidity, infrastructure and asset security. 

Join us as we unpack the opportunities, challenges and nuances of digital assets and tokenisation initiatives in Asia Pacific.

This event is designed to encourage engagement, knowledge-sharing, and networking among attendees. It provides an effective way to explore the complexities and opportunities of tokenisation including interoperability, blockchain analysis, AML, taxation, CBDCs, stablecoins, asset management, digital identity, and many more.

250+

Attendees

110+

Companies

40+

Speakers

Partners

Associate Partners

Supporting Organisations

Speakers

Ryan Chan
Jean-David Péquignot
Nischint Sanghavi
Daren Guo
Chung Ho
Hannah Cassidy

Supporting Organisations

Key Themes

Evolving Institutional Landscape:

Delve into the changing dynamics and mindset of institutions as they increasingly embrace tokenised assets.

Liquidity and Market Access:

Explore how tokenisation democratises investments and injects liquidity into diverse asset classes, making markets more accessible.

Tokenisation’s Promise:

Unravel the efficiencies and unprecedented transparency offered by blockchain-based assets.

Navigating Asset Diversity:

Understand the asset classes that are ripe for tokenisation, including treasuries, real estate, private credit, funds.

From Traditional to Token-native:

Explore the journey of transitioning from traditional financial assets and markets to a token-native ecosystem.

Evolution vs Revolution: 

Discuss the challenges, intricacies, and gradual nature of tokenisation’s transformative impact on finance, emphasising its endurance over instant change.

Speakers

Justin Lam
Associate Fintech Director
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Elizabeth Wong
Director of Licensing & Head of Fintech
Securities & Futures Commission

Kris Tontipiromya
Director of Digital Asset Policy
The Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand

Rupert Harrison
Wholesale Cryptoasset Policy Manager
Financial Conduct Authority

Mona Moussavi
Manager, CASS & Resolution Policy & Strategy
Financial Conduct Authority

Andrew Crawford
Senior Director, Digital Assets
Franklin Templeton

Satoru Yamadera
Advisor, Economic Research & Development Impact Department
Asian Development Bank

Emma Pecenicic
Head of Digital Propositions & Partnerships, Asia Pacific ex-Japan
Fidelity International

Jupiter Zheng
Partner, Liquid fund & Research
HashKey Capital

Jonathan Gill
Senior Tokenisation Director & Legal Advisor
HashKey Group

Leanne (Si Ying) Zhang
Advisor
BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre

Bugra Celik
Director, Digital Assets, Global Private Banking & Wealth
HSBC

Mushtaq Kapasi
Managing Director & Chief Representative, Asia Pacific
International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

Angelina Kwan
Senior Advisor, IMC Asia Pacific; Managing Director
Stratford Finance

Brian Chan
Group Head of Investment & Products
VSFG

Devon Sin
Alternate Chief Executive
ZA Bank

Claire Wilson
Partner
HM

Rocky Tung
Director & Head of Policy Research
Financial Services Development Council

Ashok Venkateswaran
VP, APAC Head for Digital Assets and Blockchain
Mastercard

Rowan Varrall
Associate Director
Digital Token Identifier Foundation (DTIF)

Stephan Dreyer
Managing Director
Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA)

Nischint Sanghavi
Head of Digital Currencies, Asia Pacific
Visa

Douglas Arner
Kerry Holdings Professor in Law
The University of Hong Kong

Patricia Ho
General Counsel
Scroll

Nikhil Sharma
Executive Director, Head of Growth, Onyx Digital Assets
J.P. Morgan

Amy Oldenburg
Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Equity
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

John Cahill
Chief Operating Officer Asia
Galaxy Digital

Sandip Patil
Head of Liquidity Management Services & Digital Assets
Citi

Jamilia Grier
Founder & CEO
ByteBao

Derek Mcgibney
Managing Director
Cognitive GRC

Georgina Lee
Special Correspondent

Sally Lin
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Prosynergy Consulting Limited

Hannah Cassidy
Partner, Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia
Herbert Smith Freehills

Daren Guo
Co-Founder
REAP

Chung Ho
Chief Operating Officer
ChainUp

Jason Lee
Senior Director
Milken Institute

Brian Tang
Founding Executive Director (LITE Lab)
The University of Hong Kong

Esme Pau
Strategy Lead & Co-Founder
EmergentX Labs

Jean-David Péquignot
Head of Markets
OSL

Ryan Chan
Senior Associate
DLA Piper

Jonathan Slone
Founder
GrtWines

Event Agenda - 27 March 2024

08:30 - 09:00 - Registration & Networking

09:00 - 09:05 - Welcome Remarks

09:05 - 09:40 - Panel: The Tokenisation of Everything? A $10tn Market Opportunity or ICO Déjà Vu?

As tokenisation promises to transform the landscape of asset financing, trading, and management, its influence is expected to permeate various sectors. With projections estimating the market value of tokenised assets to exceed $10 trillion by 2030, this panel sets the stage for the day’s continuing dialogue. It explores overarching trends, regulatory dynamics and rulemaking, and the potential market opportunities and risks while addressing the industry’s challenges.

Jupiter Zheng
Partner, Liquid fund & Research
HashKey Capital

Amy Oldenburg
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Mushtaq Kapasi
Managing Director & Chief Representative, Asia Pacific
ICMA

Nick Wakefield
Co-founder
Regulation Asia

09:40 - 09:55 - Dialogue: Tokenisation in The Regulatory Lens

In the dialogue session, Elizabeth Wong, Director of Licensing and Head of Fintech at the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong, will share insights into the regulatory perspective surrounding digital assets. With Hong Kong aspiring to maintain its status as a premier international financial centre, the discussion will delve into how regulators actively monitor and supervise intermediaries in the securities and futures industry. Wong’s expertise will illuminate the SFC’s role in ensuring compliance, integrity, and stability in the evolving tokenisation landscape. The session, moderated by Bradley Maclean of Regulation Asia, aims to provide attendees with a nuanced understanding of the regulatory framework governing digital assets in Hong Kong and its implications for the financial sector.

Elizabeth Wong
Director of Licensing & Head of Fintech
Securities & Futures Commission

Bradley Maclean
Co-founder
Regulation Asia

09:55 - 10:30 - Panel: Frenemies: Partnering with Peers, Interoperability, and the Network of Networks

This discussion centres on the journey towards achieving interoperable and scalable infrastructure for digital assets. The panel explores the evolution of on-chain digital assets from the regulatory and technology perspectives, and impacts of the ongoing hustle for data, and transactions across platforms. It offers insights into building interoperability and ‘network of networks’, taking different protocols into considerations.

Jason Lee
Senior Director
Milken Institute

Mona Moussavi
Manager, CASS & Resolution Policy & Strategy
FCA

Manesh Samtani
News Editor
Regulation Asia

10:30 - 11:00 - Networking Break

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

11:00 - 12:30 - Discussion Roundrobin


First round, 11:00 - 11:40; Change table, 11:40 - 11:45; Second round, 11:45-12:30

Discussion Roundrobin: The “Tokenisation Deconstructed Round Robin Format” is designed to facilitate in-depth discussions and professional exchanges of ideas among conference attendees. Here’s how it works: 

a) Discussion Focus: This format prioritises meaningful discussions with no formal presentations on stage during the dedicated hours.

b) Topic Selection: Ten specific topics related to tokenisation, sourced from roadshows or a ‘call for content,’ will be prepared in advance. Attendees are required to choose one of these topics before the event, ensuring they come prepared to participate actively during the session.

c) Table Arrangements: The room will be divided into 10 tables, each host one of the pre-selected topics.

d) Moderators: Each table will have a designated moderator responsible for guiding the discussion and ensuring that all participants have the opportunity to contribute their insights. Sponsorship opportunities are available for those interested in hosting the role of moderator.

e) Outcome: The discussions will revolve around ten key areas of interest in tokenisation, including interoperability, blockchain solutions, trade surveillance, taxation, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, ownership rights, royalties, intellectual property (IP), real estate, asset management, collectibles & art, entertainment & gaming, data, bonds, equities and digital identity. The aim is to foster a deeper understanding of these topics and explore potential solutions or insights in a collaborative and interactive setting.

This round-robin format encourages engagement, knowledge-sharing, and networking among attendees, making it an effective way to delve into the complexities and opportunities of tokenisation in a structured and informative manner.

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

Claire Wilson
Partner
HM

Mushtaq Kapasi
Managing Director & Chief Representative, Asia Pacific
ICMA

Sally Lin
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Prosynergy Consulting Limited

Patricia Ho
General Counsel
Scroll

Chung Ho
Chief Operating Officer
ChainUp

Rowan Varrall
Associate Director
Digital Token Identifier Foundation (DTIF)

Stephan Dreyer
Managing Director
ANNA

Jamilia Grier
Founder & CEO
ByteBao

Douglas Arner
Kerry Holdings Professor in Law
The University of Hong Kong

Ryan Chan
Senior Associate
DLA Piper

Hannah Cassidy
Partner, Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia
Herbert Smith Freehills

12:30 - 13:30 - Networking Lunch

Stream 1: Tokenisation of Banks, Products and Infrastructure

Stream 2: The Power of Tokenisation in Capital Markets

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Producer
Regulation Asia

13:30 - 13:55 - Fireside: Beyond Ramps and Bridges: Banks, Tokenisation and a Blueprint for Implementation

This in-depth conversation explores how banks can strategically embed tokenisation into their core operations, exploring practical steps for implementation and offering guidance on architectural, security and regulatory considerations.

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Producer
Regulation Asia

13:30 - 13:55 - Dialogue: Real Assets, Digital Shift: Exploring the 'What ' and 'Why' of Tokenisation in Capital Markets

Understanding the fundamental shifts brought about by rules, regulations, and ethics is paramount in the midst of capital markets’ rapid digital transformation. This panel delves into the intricacies of institutional tokenisation, shedding light on the underlying drivers, potential rewards, and inherent risks. By examining the broader landscape, the panel aims to demystify the evolving nature of capital markets in the token era, in addition to the emerging regulatory and legal friction points/developments that will be critical to navigating this transformative journey.

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Justin Lam
Associate Fintech Director
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Rocky Tung
Director & Head of Policy Research
Financial Services Development Council

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Rupert Harrison
Wholesale Cryptoasset Policy Manager
Financial Conduct Authority

Kris Tontipiromya
Director of Digital Asset Policy
The Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand

Bradley Maclean
Co-founder
Regulation Asia

Nick Wakefield
Co-founder
Regulation Asia

13:55 - 14:30 - Panel: Tokenised Deposits: Unlocking Value and Exploring Practical Applications

Liquidity, settlement, and transparency benefits, along with practical applications of tokenised deposits which might enable them to bridge the fiat and digital asset worlds, facilitate cross-border transactions, and streamline payments are critical discussions to banking peers. This session examines the transformative potential of tokenised deposits, which seek to combine the security and familiarity of traditional banking with the efficiency and flexibility of blockchain technology.

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Regulation Asia

13:55 - 14:15 - Fireside: Industry Standards to Support Digital Assets and Tokenised Market Growth

This session focuses on the application of lessons from traditional markets in the digital asset and tokenised markets. Rowan Varrall at Digital Token Identifier (DTI) Foundation and Stephan Dreyer at Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) talk about how ISO standards are driving consistency and transparency across crypto and digital asset ecosystems.

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Producer
Regulation Asia

Douglas Arner
Kerry Holdings Professor in Law
The University of Hong Kong

Sandip Patil
Head of Liquidity Management Services & Digital Assets
Citi

Stephan Dreyer
Managing Director
ANNA

Rowan Varrall
Associate Director
DTIF

Jamilia Grier
Founder & CEO
ByteBao

Nischint Sanghavi
Head of Digital Currencies, Asia Pacific
Visa

Manesh Samtani
News Editor
Regulation Asia

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Producer
Regulation Asia

14:15 - 14:30 - Fireside: Scaling Tokenised Markets: Driving Market Acceptance and Building Liquidity

This discussion examines strategic approaches for improving liquidity on tokenised assets. It focuses on the important roles of infrastructure, market-making, direct relationships with eligible investors, and taking account of regulation and operation.

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Producer
Regulation Asia

John Cahill
Chief Operating Officer Asia
Galaxy Digital

Angelina Kwan
Senior Advisor, IMC Asia Pacific; Managing Director
Stratford Finance

14:30 - 15:00 - Networking Break

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Regulation Asia

Stream 1: Tokenisation of Banks, Products and Infrastructure

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Regulation Asia

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Stream 2: The Power of Tokenisation in Capital Markets

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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Regulation Asia

15:00 - 15:40 - Panel: High-Value, High-Velocity: Using CBDC and Stablecoin for Large Value Payments and DvP Settlement

Central bank digital currencies and stablecoins are increasingly being seen as a means to improve liquidity, enable atomic settlement, and redefine the financial ecosystem. In this session, a group of experts discuss how these developments have the potential to significantly disrupt established financial processes and the shortcomings that practitioners in the financial sector may encounter in the near term.

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Fred Pi
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Regulation Asia

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15:00 - 15:40 - Panel: Asset Management Reimagined: Deals, Digitalisation and Distribution

This session spotlights the diverse asset classes that are best suited for tokenisation, such as funds, treasuries, real estate and private credit. We explore tokenisation mechanisms, digital propositions, and technological underpinnings, as well as measures for overcoming distribution challenges.

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Producer
Regulation Asia

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Devon Sin
Alternate Chief Executive
ZA Bank

Ashok Venkateswaran
VP, APAC Head for Digital Assets and Blockchain
Mastercard

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Emma Pecenicic
Head of Digital Propositions & Partnerships, AP ex-Japan, Fidelity International

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Andrew Crawford
Senior Director, Digital Assets
Franklin Templeton

Daren Guo
Co-Founder
REAP

Claire Wilson
Partner
HM

Nikhil Sharma
Executive Director, Head of Growth, Onyx Digital Assets
J.P. Morgan

Jean-David Péquignot
Head of Markets
OSL

Georgina Lee
Special Correspondent

15:40 - 16:20 - Panel: Centralised Meets Decentralised: Learning from Multilateral Cases to Reshape Traditional Tokenisation

A team of expert practitioners shares case studies from their daily operations and explores how decentralised systems can improve the process of tokenisation. They also discuss the latest developments that are creating new opportunities, disrupting traditional models, and setting us on a path towards a more efficient economy and society.

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Fred Pi
Producer
Regulation Asia

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15:40 - 16:20 - Panel: Blending Worlds: The Future of Traditional Tokenised and Token-Native Assets – Is A Convergence Closer Than We Think?

Apart from tokenising existing asset classes, practitioners are actively exploring the tokenisation of assets created by Web3 and token native ecosystems. In this future-forward discussion, we explore the impact and value this may bring and take a closer look at the possible convergence of both the traditional and token-native worlds on the horizon.

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Leanne (Si Ying) Zhang
Advisor
BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre

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Satoru Yamadera
Advisor, Economic Research & Development Impact Department
Asian Development Bank

Jonathan Gill
Senior Tokenisation Director & Legal Advisor
HashKey Group

Brian Chan
Group Head of Investment & Products
VSFG

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Bugra Celik
Director, Digital Assets, Global Private Banking & Wealth
HSBC

Brian Tang
Founding Executive Director (LITE Lab)
The University of Hong Kong

Jonathan Slone
Founder
GrtWines

Esme Pau
Strategy Lead & Co-Founder
EmergentX Labs

Derek Mcgibney
Managing Director
Cognitive GRC

16:20 - Closing Remarks

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Producer
Regulation Asia

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Audience Profile

Our core audience reaches across the financial services marketplace and participants will include experts, practitioners and thought leaders from both institutional and token native financial services firms.

Regulation Asia
has the largest database of financial services risk, regulatory and compliance professionals in the region.



Many of APACs leading regulators and global regulators look to Regulation Asia for insights, alongside attending the events.

 

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