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DeFi Retreat
North America

by the Financial Club

February 4-5, 2025
Golden Gate Club, San Francisco
DeFi Retreat is a curated, intimate Digital Assets gathering designed to facilitate meaningful, high-value connections and business opportunities among tech providers, financial institutions, and government entities

About DeFi Retreat

DeFi Retreats redefine the essence of intimate gatherings, curating an exquisite experience for a limited audience of only 150 participants.

Top Regulators and Executives, including Managing Directors, VPs, CxOs from fintechs, venture capitalists, representatives from financial organizations, and legal luminaries spanning APAC, US, and Europe, are actively delving into business opportunities, establishing strategic partnerships, and dissecting solutions to the most complex Technology and Regulatory Challenges.

During the retreat, participants are immersed in off-the-record panel discussions offering a rare glimpse into the unfiltered opinions and perspectives of the industry leaders.

This is not just another conference, it's an all-encompassing experience where the boundaries between the stage and the audience blur, creating an environment where relationships flourish. Participants gain exclusive access to heads of Regulatory Agencies and Private Sector leaders over breakfast, engage in meaningful discussions during lunch, and foster connections at the evening reception.

The DeFi Retreat gatherings rethink the traditional conference setting. You will exit the confines of large conference halls and impersonal hotel rooms, and enter secluded, informal locations that offer an ambiance that encourages genuine connections to thrive.

DeFi Retreat is organized by the Financial Club. Learn more about The Financial Club here..

Alex Pelin
Founder, The Financial Club

Unique format

Quality over Quantity

Up to 300 participants:
  • Founders: Seed to Series A+
  • Fintechs: Series B+ (Roles: VPs to CxOs)
  • VC Firms: (Roles: Partners)
  • Banks: (Roles: MDs to VPs and CxOs)
  • Legal Professionals: (Roles: Partners)
  • Non-Bank Financial Institutions (FIs): (Roles: MDs, VPs and CxOs)
  • Government Agencies: Policy Makers, Regulators, Law Enforcement

Curated Experience

  • Interactive Content: Engaging panels and fireside chats, followed by in-depth breakout sessions
  • Premier and General Admission Areas: Maximizing impactful interactions with potential clients and partners
  • Curated Networking: Curated networking sessions over lunch, evening drinks, and appetizers in an intimate, in-person setting
  • Curated Dinners: leading industry organizations will be hosting curated dinners, all part of the Fintech Retreat program

Why Join

  • Intimate Networking Opportunities: Connect with regulators, digital assets andfinancial services leaders, along with VCs
  • Business and Investment Opportunities: Meet key decision-makers and potential clients
  • Brand Positioning: Establish your brand as a responsible innovator in fintech
  • Impactful Conversations: Participate in discussions with actionable outcomes to drive the industry forward

2025 Speakers will be announced soon

Passes

Passes will be made available based on the following schedule:

Financial Club Premier Members - 07/16/2024
Financial Club Plus Members - 0723/2024
Financial Club Associate Members and General Admission - 08/06/2024

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Location

Join 300 investors, founders, regulators and finance professionals at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio forest in San Francisco.
Built in 1949, it features views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

DeFi Retreat Agenda

February 4, 2025

Official DeFi Retreat Reception
6:00pm - 9:00pm

February 5, 2025

09:00am - 10:00am
Breakfast*

*Reserved for:
Financial Club Premier Members
Speakers
Special Guests

10:00am - 11:00am
General Admission Registration: Refreshments and snacks

11:00am - 11:40am
Panel Discussion: DeFi Trends

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11:40am - 12:20pm
Panel Discussion: TBA

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12:20pm - 1:00pm
Fireside Chat: TBA

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1:00pm - 02:00pm
Lunch. Curated Networking

02:00pm - 03:00pm
Breaktout Session: TBA

02:00pm - 03:00pm
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03:00pm - 04:00pm
Breaktout Session: TBA

03:00pm - 04:00pm
Breaktout Session: TBA

04:00pm - 06:00pm
Drinks. All-Access Networking

05:30pm
Shuttles Arrive for Curated Dinners*

*by invitation only

06:00pm
DeFi Retreat Ends