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WAIFC Innovation & Technology Forum 2020

19.10.2020 - 19.10.2020
2:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+3

The COVID-19 outbreak is dramatically changing the world, leading to significant shifts in our lifestyle, business activities, as well as revision of goals and challenges for governments all around the globe to deal with. The world is in need for the breakthrough technologies and innovative solutions aimed at saving people’s lives and mitigating all consequences of the pandemic. Many of these solutions and technologies are developed and created at specialized platforms of global financial and innovation centres by their participants and residents.


‘WAIFC Innovation and Technology Forum’ will discuss the strategic role of international financial centres in driving this economic recovery. It will also shed light on the criticality of cross-industry collaborations and innovative technology-based solutions in addressing the challenges post COVID-19.

The forum will gather leading experts in the global economy and advanced technologies to debate on how cooperation between IFCs can address effects of global COVID-19 pandemic.

For more details, please visit the WAIFC Forum Website


14:00 – 14:05

Forum Introduction
Anatoly Valetov, WAIFC, Moscow Innovation Cluster

14:05 – 14:10

Forum Welcome Remarks
Arnaud de Bresson, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Paris Europlace, and Chairman of WAIFC

14:10 – 14:15

Plenary Opening Remarks
Jochen Biedermann, WAIFC

14:15 – 14:55

International Financial and Innovation Centres in the era of COVID-19:
What role do IFCs play in the Global Economic Recovery?
IFCs after the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Areas of Competitiveness

14:55 – 15:05

Closing Remarks and Q&A
Anatoly Valetov, WAIFC, Moscow Innovation Cluster

15:05 – 15:10

Technology Session Opening Remarks

15:10 – 15:40

Technology and Innovation: Reigniting Economic Growth after COVID-19:
How can Technology and Innovation fuel the Global Economic Rebound?
And which technologies will be at the forefront of this drive?

15:40 – 15:50

Closing Remarks and Q&A

15:50 – 15:55

‘Technology Projects’ Pitch Session Introduction

15:55 – 16:25

‘Technology Projects’ Pitch Session
Call for innovative technology-based solutions to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to be showcased in a unique pitching session at the WAIFC Innovation and Technology Forum.

16:25 – 16:30

Forum Closing Remarks
Anatoly Valetov, WAIFC, Moscow Innovation Cluster

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