8.00-9.00 Breakfast-and-Learn session: Blockchain for Dummies

Badreddine Tazrouti (Blockchain specialist and guest lecturer)

9:15-11:00 Beyond the hype – Blockchain and business

9.15 Vincent Everts (Trendwatcher and organizer of BIC19): Looking back, looking forward
9.30 Edwin van Bommel (CIO ABN AMRO): Platforms changing industries

9.45 Cases

Aljosja Beije (Logistics and Technology lead at BlockLab Rotterdam)
Etienne Amic (CEO Streamlining physical energy post-trade processes
Chanmeet Kaur (Innovation Manager ABN AMRO,

10.10 How the Money flows – new initiatives

Marleen Evertsz (co-founder and CEO of Nxchange): Tokenized Securities Trading Platform
Radoslav Albrecht (founder and CEO of Bitbond): Global lending platform for SME loans & Germany’s first regulated security token offering

10.40 New tech, new rules

Moderated by Conny Dorrestijn (Fintech Entrepreneur, Founding Partner at BankiFi)
Leonard Franken (Policy Advisory for the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets)
Petra Hielkema (Director of the Payments and Market Infrastructures Division, Dutch Central Bank)

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Tracks: Business, Tech, Government, Sustainability


Moderated by Conny Dorrestijn (Fintech Entrepreneur and Founding Partner at BankiFi)
Niek van Rens (Head of Innovation at ABN AMRO Clearing Bank)
Jeroen Bronkhorst (Innovation Lead at Hewlett Packard Enterprise): Urban farming
Jan Willem Santing (Senior Manager at Deloitte)

InsurTech panel: insurance reimagined!
Michiel Berende (Chief Inclusive Officer at Etherisc)
Vega Paithankar (Chief Technology Officer at HIT.Foundation)
Dennis de Vries (Lead of KPMG Distributed Ledger Services Netherlands)


Moderated by Marloes Pomp (Dutch Government & Dutch Blockchain Coalition)
Prof. Olinga Taleed (Council Member & Expert Advisor at China E-Commerce Committee): What will China do with Blockchain and how will this influence us?
Arnab Kumar (Government of India): Leading Government of India’s vision, strategy and implementation of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, FinTech and Blockchain initiatives.
Leonard Franken (Policy Advisory for The Dutch Authority for Financial Markets)


Moderated by Frans Kempen (Blockchain Lead for Logistics & Supply Chain Industry IBM)
Cees van Wijk (IT team manager ING): How to preserve privacy on the Blockchain?
Thomas Hartmann (Expert Consultant, IBM): Using blockchain technology and the Stellar protocol.
Marnix van den Bent (Blockchain engineer, Rabobank) & David Lamers (Blockchain specialist, Rabobank): Coping with solution uncertainties.


Moderated by Marjan van der Plas (Innovation Manager DLT ecosystems and platforms, ABN AMRO)

Renewables and Energy Transition
Michiel Sintenie (Specialist Lead Blockchain & Digital Value Chain Europe, Vattenfall)
Ivo de Vries (Relations Manager, Certiq)

Blockchain and the access to clean drink water across sub-saharan Africa
Marc Taverner (Global Ambassador & Market Development, Bitfury)
Rob Hygate (CTO at eWaterpay)

Panel Blockchain: Sustainable Development Goals
Orla Canavan (510 Dutch Red Cross): improve speed, quality and cost-effectiveness of humanitarian aid by using data & digital transformation.
Anna Klapwijk (Blockchain Strategy Consultant, Deloitte): supply chain, the humanitarian sector and agrifood.
Mark van Rijmenam (founder of Datafloq): transforming our world & blockchain for good.

Inside a Jordan refugee camp that runs on Blockchain!
Björn Wagner (co-founder at Parity): using Blockchain technology as a means to make cash transfers more efficient, transparent and secure

13.00-14.00  Lunch

14.00-15.30  Building Alliances

Juergen Kuebler (Executive, Global Industry Platforms, IBM Blockchain): creating mutually successful Blockchain industry monetization strategies
Frans Kempen (Blockchain Lead for Logistics & Supply Chain Industry IBM): building a blockchain-based solution for responsible mineral sourcing.
Frans van Ette (Coalition Manager, Dutch Blockchain Coalition)
Marc Jansen (EVP Human Resources, Rabobank): breaking solution silos, building alliances and creating better solutions.

The challenges of building alliances – Panel discussion

Irene Lopez de Vallejo (Founding Team Member Ocean Protocol): Unlock data, particularly for AI and sharing/selling data in a safe, secure and transparent manner.
Jon Kuiper (CEO Vinturas): creating a consortium for a blockchain based Supply Chain platform for the European Finished Vehicle Logistics Business.
Walter Kok (COO, Energy Web Foundation): building the largest ecosystem of blockchain and energy market participants assembled to date.

15.30-16.00 Break

16.00-16.20 Dutch Blockchain Business

Rutger van Zuidam (founder Odyssey Open Innovation Program): co-creating new solutions to global challenges through collaborative innovation.
Linda Bos (Blockchain Lead at KLM Royal Dutch Airline): building a blockchain center of excellence and driving forward conversations regarding consortium thinking.
Ben Woldring (CEO and Founder Bencom Group): market leader in independent comparison platforms for telecom, broadband, digital TV, the energy market, insurances and hotel metasearch.
Sabine Brink (Blockchain Tech Lead, Shell): How does Shell use Blockchain technology?

16.20-17.00 Blockchain futures: Governance, China, AI and more.

Prof. Olinga Taleed (Council Member & Expert Advisor at China E-Commerce Committee): What will China do with Blockchain and how will this influence us?
David Birch (advisor and commentator on digital financial services): Closing keynote on practical and realistic suggestions about how the blockchain can benefit from artificial intelligence.

17.00-19.00 Networking drinks

14.00 Tracks 

15.30 Break 

16.00 Final session: Closing Talks

17.30 Networking drinks 

19.00-21.00 Speaker and partner dinner