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  • Jointly designed and delivered by leading scholars, funding CEOs and legal experts in the field from China and the US
  • By the end of 2015, the overall market size of China Internet finance has reached 12 to15 trillion RMB (nearly 20% of GDP), and user numbers, at~500 million, have reached number one in the world. *
    * Disruption and Connection: Cracking the Myths of China Internet Finance Innovation” McKinsey& Company, 2016

You will have an opportunity to listen to and dialogue with the experts and the founders of blockchain companies from the US as well as from China, the most dynamic and potentially the largest FinTech market in the world.


In addition to the technical and business implications, the program will also address the regulatory and legal environment.


On the last day of the program, you will be invited to participate or observe a panel and meet-up about real business projects.


Who should attend:


  • Executives who make business decisions, that affect the company financial result.
  • Investors who are interested in the future of the Fintech sector
  • Entrepreneurs who involve in a Fintech start-up project.


$4750 (including breakfast,lunch and networking cocktails)
Early Bird Sign up-- On or before April 6 -- 25% discount
CKGSB Alumni -- 25% discount
Corporate volume discount 3+ people Contact us.



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    Gain valuable insights into Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, AI and more from leading academics, CEOs and advisors who are industry pioneers from the US and China. 
    For established companies, you will gain key insights about the impact and applications of FinTech and Blockchain technologies. You will learn more about new investment opportunities, new potential partners and competitors, and add to your network of peer executives. 
    Participants in new Blockchain projects will have the opportunity to meet up and present their projects to experts, market participants and peers. 
    Engage with leading Chinese executives and scholars side by side. Network with participating executives from China, the most dynamic FinTech market in the world. 
    Update your knowledge on the most current regulatory and legal issues. Manage the security and the risk.




  1. Day 1
    Fundamentals of blockchain
    Introducing Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies and their Global Impact
    The Strategic Implication of Fintech
    Round Table Group Discussions
  2. Day 2
    Future Fintech: Blockchain 2.0 and the Token Economy
    Panel of Executives
    The Regulatory and Legal Environment of Fintech
    Panel Discussion on the Regulatory Environment 
  3. Day 3
    AI and its Application in Finance
    Perspectives on the Future of Fintech
    Panel of Fintech Start-Ups and Meet Up



Program Director: Dr. Huining (Henry) Cao


Professor of Finance, Chair of Finance Department and the Academic Director of the Finance MBA at CKGSB


Dr. Cao earned a PhD in Finance in 1995 from UCLA and a PhD in Pathology in 1991 from Yale University. In 2016, he was on the list of “China’s Most Cited Researchers” unveiled by Elsevier, the world’s famous provider of scientific, technical, and medical information.


Before joining CKGSB, he taught at UC Berkeley, UCSD, Ohio State University, Carnegie Mellon and UNC Chapel Hill.


Cao's research has been published in journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Business, Review of Finance and Marketing Science. Cao is the co-editor of International Financial Review and sits on the editorial board of Annals of Economics and Finance and China Financial Review. Cao has been speaking about blockchain technology globally, his speech topics include “A New Paradigm of Blockchain”, “The Parallel World on Blockchian” etc.



Arun Sundararajan is a Professor at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business, and an affiliated faculty member at many of NYU’s interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Data Science and the Center for Urban Science and Progress. He teaches full-time MBA students about hi-tech entrepreneurship, undergraduates about networks, crowds and markets, and doctoral students about digital economics.


Arun is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy, and serves on the Steering Committee of their Operating Models for the Future project. He is an advisor to numerous Fortune 500 companies. He works with tech companies on issues of strategy and regulation, and with non-tech companies trying to understand how to forecast and address changes induced by digital technologies.


His best-selling and award-winning book, “The Sharing Economy,” was published by the MIT Press in 2016, and has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Vietnamese.



A career-long capital markets lawyer, Lewis Cohen started working in the blockchain space in early 2016 when he was appointed co-head of the blockchain Task Force created by the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG), the trade association for the U.S. structured finance industry, on which Lewis sits on the Board and Executive Committee. Lewis has since advised a range of clients and handled a number of key blockchain projects, including the Cook County, Illinois Recorder’s Office pilot to allow blockchain-based real estate transfers. Lewis is also one of the leaders of Hogan Lovells’ blockchain industry initiative. Most recently, Lewis and his team have been handling legal issues on a variety of transactions involving the initial sales of cryptographic tokens (sometimes also known as “initial coin offerings” or ICOs.


In the traditional capital markets sector, clients turn to Lewis to help them untangle the web of regulations involved in cross-border transactions. Lewis takes the time to know his clients' business so that he can provide efficient, targeted advice. His experience includes working on some of the first structured finance transactions, including a securitization of credit card receivables by Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (now part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.).



Jeffrey Wernick is a seasoned independent private investor in various sectors across the global economy. Mr. Wernick began his career trading options and futures while studying at the University of Chicago. He later worked at Salomon Brothers, then became the youngest Senior Officer at the National Bank of Detroit. He then launched a tech-focused venture capital firm and created a hedge fund to invest in distressed and bankrupt companies, helping to restructure their balance sheets. Warwick’s 40 years of experience include investments in Uber and Airbnb, after which he turned his focus to bank transactions, lending platforms, and the blockchain industry.  As an angel investor, his focused expanded to the sharing economy, biomedical, and blockchain technologies, all while keeping under the radar.


Mr. Wernick is a frequent presenter on finance and economics having spoken at the OCC, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, among others. He has also advised governments stressed by economic crises, financial system architecture, legal reforms, pension reforms, tax policy and government finance.



Feng Han is the co-founder of Elastos, the world's first Internet operating system using Blockchain. He is currently a research associate at Columbia University, a developer and instructor of Tsing Hua University's graduate course series 'Cyber Intelligence Economics and Blockchain', Blockchain Advisor at Huawai Central Institute, Secretary General of Asia Blockchain DACA (Distributed Autonomous Coalition of Asia) Association, and Executive Council Member of Elastos. 


He graduated from Tsing Hua University with a PhD degree in Physics and continued his research and teaching at Tsing Hua University for two decades before founding Elastos. 


His book "Blockchain: On Quantum Wealth" was a 2017 best-seller on Amazon China. Han has been speaking at various Blockchain conferences globally. He is currently working on building a Blockchain research center at Columbia University. 



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