DeFi Retreat Europe

February 23-24th, 2023
The Inaugural annual gathering for DeFi leaders and professionals in Europe will take place at the magical Estufa Fria in Lisbon, Portugal.
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The Official Reception will take place on February 23rd at Okah Restaurant & Rooftop.

The only Chatham House gathering in DeFi

designed for: Founders, VCs, Regulators, Legal, Finance and Web3 experts.

Limited attendance

150 Managing Directors, VPs, CxOs from: fintechs, VCs, financial organizations, legal firms and Regulators from US and Europe.

Unique insights

5 off-the-record panel discussions. Hear honest conversations and opinions that aren't shared on a "mainstream" stage.

Intimate networking

Get to know speakers and guests over breakfast, lunch and evening reception (featuring open bar and appetizers).

Informal location

Join us at the inspiring Estufa Fria located in the heard of Lisbon, Portugal.

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Retreat Host

Carole House

Carole House is an Executive in Residence at Terranet Ventures, Inc.
She recently served as the Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation for the White House National Security Council (NSC).  Carole joined the NSC from the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she led cybersecurity, virtual currency, and emerging technology policy efforts as a Senior Cyber and Emerging Technology Policy Officer. 

Prior to FinCEN, she worked as a Presidential Management Fellow supporting the White House Office of Management and Budget's Cyber and National Security Unit and the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on cybersecurity, supply chain risk management, and critical infrastructure protection policy issues.

Carole is a former Army Captain who served in chemical defense and military intelligence until November 2014, including a deployment to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from 2012 to 2013 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She holds a BA in international affairs from the University of Georgia and an MA in security studies from Georgetown University.

Speakers

more to be announced soon

Location

Join us at the inspiring Estufa Fria located in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal.
The unique Greenhouse is home to hundreds of different species of plants from all over the world featuring lakes, waterfalls and streams.

Travel

Nearby Airports
- Humberto Delgado Airport: 9.3 km (11 min)

Transportation
We recommend using a rideshare service. Parking will be extremely limited.

Suggested Hotels
Please use as suggestions only.
TURIM Saldanha Hotel
Olissippo Saldanha
Hotel Real Palacio
Iberostar Selection Lisboa

Attending organizations

Roles range from: Managing Directors and VPs to CxOs

UK Parliament
ShapeShift
Au10tix
Emergence Advisory
CipherTrace
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Liechtenstein Bankers Association
European Blockchain Association
JAKA
Least Authority
European Commission
Uniswap Labs
Immunefi
Binance
Bexs
Ankura
Nodes Ventures
CryptoUK
TaxBit
BPM LLP
Andersen LLP
EY
Centralis Group
Circle
Hello Iconic
Cryptio
Deutsche Bundesbank
CipherTrace, a Mastercard Company
BFG Blockchain Founders Group AG
Checkout.com
Aurora Labs
Anchorage
Kaiko
Blockpit AG
BCASM
Brussels Council
Zest.AI
Unbanked
Mastercard
NÄGELE Attorneys at Law (Liechtenstein)
Crypto Valley Association
AWC
Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Eventus
LMAX
Hummingbird
Hacken
Rubicon Crypto
INATBA
more coming

Community Partners

February 23rd, 2023

The Official DeFi Retreat Reception
6:00PM - 9:00PM

February 24th, 2023

Agenda

10:00am - 11:00am (GMT+1)
Registration. Breakfast


11:00am - 11:40am (GMT+1)
Panel Discussion:
DeFi Trends

Moderator

Justine Scerri Herrera
Partner at MK Fintech Partners

Panelist

Jess Houlgrave
Head of Crypto Strategy & GTM @ Checkout.com

Panelist

Peter Grosskopf
CTO & Co-Founder at Unstoppable Finance

Panelist

TBA (Pending)

11:40am - 12:20pm (GMT+1)
Panel Discussion:
Institutional DeFi

Moderator

Michelle O'Connor
VP Marketing & Communications, TaxBit

Panelist

Antoni Zolciak
Co-Founder, Aleph Zero

Panelist

Yuriy Anosov
Head of Trading, Achorage

Panelist

TBA (Pending)

12:20pm - 1:00pm (GMT+1)
Panel Discussion:
Fraud

Moderator

Amanda Wick
Founder, The Association for Women In Crypto,
FMR US Federal Prosecutor

Panelist

Mitchell Amador
Chief Executive Officer at Immunefi

Panelist

TBA (Pending)

Panelist

TBA

1:00pm - 2:40pm (GMT+1)
Lunch break. Networking


2:40pm - 3:20pm (GMT+1)
Panel Discussion:
Regulation

Moderator

Ian Taylor
Executive Director, CryptoUK

Panelist

Dr. Lisa Cameron
Member of Parliament, UK

Panelist

Daniel Gouldman
Co-CEO, Unbanked

Panelist

Dr. Joachim Schwerin
Principal Economist, DG GROW, European Commission

3:20pm - 4:00pm (GMT+1)
Panel Discussion:
Money 3.0

Moderator

Dimitrios Psarrakis
Co-Founder & President, Brussels Council of Innovation and Technology,
Board Member, GDF

Panelist

Erik Voorhees
Founder, ShapeShift

Panelist

Patrick Hillmann
Chief Strategy Officer, Binance

Panelist

Matthias Schmudde
Head of the Payment and Securities Clearing and Settlement Division, Deutsche Bundesbank

4:00pm - 6:00pm (GMT+1)
Drinks and Networking. Live DJ Set

Guest DJ
TBA
Interested in joining us as a speaker, partner or other opportunities?