Category: World Economic Forum


Keynote: Decrypting Crypto at WEF India Economic Summit 2019

I had the honor to speak at the World Economic Forum‘s India Economic Summit 2019 #IES19 last week. The session was called ‚DECRYPTING CRYPTO‘ and the audience was a mixture of policy makers, government representatives, journalists, corporate leaders as well as finance experts. In collaboration with Nitin Sharma and Punit Shukla we were reflecting the most burning questions of the fast moving #Blockchain industry while outlining the key opportunities and risks.

Monty Metzger - Keynote Speech at World Economic ForumMy key thesis of my keynote was ‚Blockchain is to the money, what Email was to the letter‘.
– How will cryptography and blockchain technology secure digital asset? Establishing the Internet of Value.

– How will the Token Economy empower global trade? What impact will Stablecoins, Central Bank Digital Currencies CBDCs, Facebook’s Libra have on the economy, society and business?

– How will the open, decentralized and transparent architecture of blockchain enable improved, more efficient and automated compliance for Know your customer #KYC, Anti-Money-Laundry #AML, Counter Terrorist Financing?

– How #eMoney, #cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets are powered by smart contracts creating programmable money and programmable assets?

It’s not about if this will happen.
It’s about who will lead in this digital future.


WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019: Leadership 4.0 – Succeeding in a New Era of Globalization

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019, also known as Summer Davos, will take place 1st until 3rd of July 2019 at Dalian, China. Besides the well known Annual Meeting in Davos the World Economic Forum is hosting the Annual Meeting of the New Champions annually in China as well as many other regional or industry events and closed gatherings.

Summer Davos 2019 – Globalization 4.0

Globalization 4.0 represents fundamental changes in the global economy that are reshaping companies, communities and countries at an unprecedented speed and scale. These changes are driven by environmental challenges, regional competition, economic disparities and technological disruption. They, in turn, require different forms of leadership and collaboration adapted to this new era of globalization.

How To Master Leadership 4.0 In The Age of Blockchain and AI?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driven by rapid technological changes challenging platform strategies and systems leadership. Leadership 4.0 requires an understanding of how new champions that are gaining economic influence are disrupting and transforming current industry models. The World Economic Forum engages leaders who have the vision and values to shape the future in this new context.
LCX has become a member at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum, and joins a select group of global companies closely aligned with the forum’s commitment to improving the state of the world. The partnership with WEF involves co-designing frameworks for new DLT use cases in banking, finance, and regulations.
“LCX is aligned with the World Economic Forum to engage in this process and shape the exploration and experimentation of DLT for global financial and monetary systems”

WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is designed as the foremost global summit on innovation and entrepreneurship with more than 100 working sessions and community activities, along with the opportunity to engage in several new Forum initiatives. The WEF AMNC 2018 has been taken place in September at Tianjin China. This year the organising committee has decided to move the whole event to July.

The AMNC 2019’s agenda is focusing four key topics: Fostering Agile Industry Leadership, Promoting Responsible Leadership, Sustaining Economic Leadership and Achieving Technology Leadership.

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About Dalian China

Often called the “Hong Kong of the North,” Dalian enjoys a privileged stature as one of China’s most livable cities. It has a picturesque setting with numerous parks and nice swimmable beaches. Throughout its long history, several foreign nations called it their own, thanks to its strategic position on the Liaodong Peninsula on Korea Bay. Today, a modern manner prevails in this city of skyscrapers, colonial gems and modern cutting-edge design. In 2019 the population of the city of Dalian is more than 6.7 Million people, but growing constantly.

Dalian also hosts a pair of impressive city squares. Its Xinghai Square is the largest in the world, dotted with sculptures, fountains and an amusement park. Zhongshan Square, designed by the Russians in the 19th century, is more circular in shape, with a roundabout forming its perimeter. Several classical buildings here were constructed by the Japanese during the early 20th century, and its open space comprises green landscaped parks and plazas where locals gather to socialize. Ten roads radiate from this bustling hub. The ten-mile-long Golden Coast Beach offers long strolls on soft sands.
The beach is part of the Jinshitan National Holiday Resort area, which also features the Golden Pebble Waxworks Museum, the Geological Museum, the Coastal National Geopark, the Tang Dynasty Hot Spring Resort and many other attractions that lure tourists from all over China and beyond.

The World Economic Forum along with many other internationally known events help the city of Dalian to gain international recognition and to become one of the globally known Chinese regions. This enlarged international acceptance will benefit Dalian, by becoming the host of other international events, undergo further projects and turn into a new international trading center of China.



LCX at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions #AMNC18

I was attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin China 2018 this week. We published a short review article about the WEF and “How to Manage Crypto Assets?” at

Furthermore we produced a short video to give an overview about what we do at LCX (Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange).


G20 Summit – Digitalisation: Policies for a Digital Future #G20Digital

In the run-up to the G20 Summit in Hamburg Germany, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy organised a G20 Multi Stakeholder Conference. The title of the leadership conference was “Digitalisation: Policies for a Digital Future” and it was held on 6 April 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. An interesting line-up of keynote speakers, though leaders and government officials where discussion the key drivers of digital transformation.

Particularly there had been three key areas of interest:
1. Shaping digitalisation at a global level – leveraging the potential for growth and employment
2. Digital networking for industrial value creation – developing international standards
3. Creating transparency – enhancing trust in the digital world

I had been invited to attend the G20 Digital Conference as a delegate and a special private side-event by the World Economic Forum. Here is a short video summary:

#G20Digital #WEF #G20Germany