Leading crowdfunding publication, CrowdFundBeat, is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Conference on Alternative Finance. The event will be held this coming week on 7-8 May 2015 and shall take place at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
Roundtable discussions as well as select panels will provide the audience with current and forecasted activities within the alternative finance industry, including bitcoin, crowdfunding, P2P lending, real estate and SME finance and other elements of the growing shadow banking phenomenon.
The event will feature many thought leaders, experts and pundits, such as Douglas Ellenoff and Richard Swart, from within the industry and observers, whom will share unique impressions and visions for this explosive space. A limited number of participants will be allowed as CrowdFundBeat is focused on delivering a highly active discussion between panelists and speakers.
A roundtable discussion will be heldwith all the participants.
“As the SEC issues Title IV rules and Congress prepares to act on TItle III – and FinTech companies are skyrocketing in value, it is time for industry leaders to convene and discuss how these changes will affect Small Business Finance and open doors to innovation. This first of its kind event is an exceptional convening of leaders and promises to be meaningful and impactful session.”
Joseph Barisonzi, president community leader
“The rapid growth in the market for securities-based crowdfunding has seen a fast maturing of industry leadership to take the issues of compliance, investor protection, and accountability seriously. The gathering of these community leaders represent the best, and provide confidence to the market that the crowdfunding industry is preparing for the mainstream.” ᐧ
Convening at the National Press Club, a select group of thought leaders, industry leaders, and policy makers will gather to consider the future of alternative finance. This exclusive event will be a first of its kind gathering considering how changes in finance will affect banking, access to capital, the sharing economy and innovation in the United States. During this roundtable, we will discuss evolutions in financial markets and the opportunity and threat posed by fintech disruption to traditional financial markets. We will then consider the policy and regulatory concerns affecting the evolution of this market.
In the afternoon we will look at fundamental disruptions – the challenge to bank lending through marketplace lending and the rise of non-fiat currencies. We will also address the opportunities for broader access to capital afforded through alternative finance to SMEs.Service providers, policy makers and financial professionals need to adjust their long term strategies in light of these fundamental challenges, and this forum will gather leading thinkers in Washington DC to present the latest information on the evolution of these alternative financial vehicles and markets. To be considered for attendance, please submit an expression of interest to email@example.com