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

Partner

Associate Partner

Supporting Organisations

Speakers

Ashok Venkateswaran
Rocky Tung
John Cahill
Justin Lam
Jonathan Gill
Keith Choy

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

Keith Choy
Senior Director, Intermediaries Supervision
Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong

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

Justin Lam
Associate Fintech Director
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Rupert Harrison
Wholesale Cryptoasset Policy Manager
Financial Conduct Authority

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

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

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

Andrew Crawford
Senior Director, Digital Assets
Franklin Templeton

Jupiter Zheng
Partner, Liquid fund & Research
HashKey Capital

Jonathan Gill
Senior Tokenisation Director & Legal Advisor
HashKey Group

Claire Wilson
Partner
HM

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

Mushtaq Kapasi
Managing Director and 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

John Cahill
Chief Operating Officer Asia
Galaxy Digital

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

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

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 days continuing dialogue. It explores overarching trends, regulatory dynamics and rulemaking, and the potential market opportunities and risks, while also addressing the challenges facing the industry.

Jupiter Zheng
Partner, Liquid fund & Research
HashKey Capital

Mushtaq Kapasi
Managing Director & Chief Representative, Asia Pacific
ICMA

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

Positioned as the international financial centre, Hong Kong’s regulators have been proactively watching digital assets and their impact on the capital markets. Join us for an insightful conversation with Mr. Keith Choy, a seasoned expert in financial regulation and market oversight. As the head of the Intermediaries Supervision Department, Mr. Choy and his team play a pivotal role in monitoring and supervising over 170 market intermediaries operating in the city, and ensuring the integrity, compliance, and stability of Hong Kong’s securities and futures industry.

Keith Choy
Senior Director, Intermediaries Supervision
Securities and Futures Commission

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

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

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Fred Pi
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Regulation Asia

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10:30 - 11:30 - Networking Break

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

Demystifying capital markets’ rapid digital transformation through the lens of tokenisation is fundamental to understanding the market in the new era. We uncover tokenisation mechanisms, their technological underpinnings, the variety of assets that can be tokenised, and the potential benefits to for capital market participants.

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Fred Pi
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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

13:55 - 14:10 - Case-study: 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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13:55 - 14:10 - Case-study: From Land to Ledger: Navigating the Real Estate Tokenisation Journey

This session showcases the intersection of real estate and blockchain technology. We discuss specific methodologies and strategic frameworks for tokenising real estate, as well as the benefits and potential challenges this presents to property market participants and stakeholders. This session considers how tokenisation could redefine property investment and asset management.

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14:10 - 14:30 - Dialogue: The Stablecoins Play in Hong Kong and Beyond

The Hong Kong dollar’s unique position of being pegged to the US dollar creates opportunities for stablecoins beyond just payments. This session explores the potential use of a stablecoin related to the Hong Kong dollar and its role to play in the tokenisation of the capital markets.

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14:10 - 14:30 - Fireside: Scaling Tokenised Markets: Driving Market Acceptance and Building Liquidity

This discussion studies strategic approaches to improve liquidity for tokenised asset markets, exploring the key playing roles of infrastructure, market-making, and benefit of direct relationships with eligible investors.

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Fred Pi
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John Cahill
Chief Operating Officer Asia
Galaxy Digital

14:30 - 15:00 - Networking Break

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Stream 1: Tokenisation of Banks, Products and Infrastructure

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Stream 2: The Power of Tokenisation in Capital Markets

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15:00 - 15:40 - Panel: High-Value, High-Velocity: Using CBDC for Large value payments and DvP settlement

Central bank digital currencies are increasingly popular as a means to improve liquidity and enable atomic settlement, thereby redefining the financial ecosystem. 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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15:00 - 15:40 - Panel: Asset Management Reimagned: Deals, Digitalisation and Distribution

This session spotlights the diverse asset classes and real deals such as funds, treasuries, and private credit that are fitting for tokenisation. We unlock their tokenisation mechanisms, digital propositions, and technological underpinnings, as well as overcome distribution challenges.

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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

15:40 - 16:20 - Panel: Centralised Meets Decentralised: Learning from Real World Cases of DeFi to Reshaping Traditional Tokenisation

A team of experts shares multilateral cases 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 and disrupting traditional models, leading towards a more efficient economy and society.

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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 current asset classes, practitioners are actively testing assets created by the system as the Web3 economy or the token native ecosystem. In this future-forward discussion, we explore the impact and value this brings and take a closer look at the possible convergence of both 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

16:20 - Closing Remarks

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16:25 - 18:00 - Post-event Drinks

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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.

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