Young Markets

The Conference for the Future of Markets – Alpha Needs Innovation



Young Markets 2.0 took place in the historic Hanseatic City of Torun, Poland, the birthplace of the great economist (and astronomer!) Nicolas Copernius June 4-6, 2013.

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YoungMarkets Conference June 04-06 2013 Torun, Poland

Tuesday 06/04/2013

18:00 – 19:00 Welcome Cocktail, Dwór Mieszczański, Burgher Court, Torun Old Town

19:00 The Young Markets Opening Dinner – Dwór Mieszczański, Burgher Court, Torun Old Town
– Keynote Speaker: His Excellency Charles Crawford
(British Ambassador to Belgrade, Sarajevo & Warsaw, retired)

Charles Crawford electrified the audience at the inaugural Young Markets event with a blistering speech devoted to the future of markets and the key question of Trust in financial markets. Given his high profile as UK Ambassador to Poland from 2003-2007, the Charter Delegates to Young Markets were determined Charles must return to his old stomping ground of Poland!

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Charles Crawford

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Dwór Mieszczański

Wednesday 06/05/2013

 Breakfast 08:00-09:15 Dwór Mieszczański, Burgher Court, Torun Old Town

 09:30 – 10:00   Opening Remarks:

Patrick L Young – Chairman Young Markets

Zbigniew Rasielewski Vice President UMT (Torun Council)

10:00 – 10:30   Keynote: Patrick L Young expounds on “Victory or Death”

as it pervades the financial marketplace world-wide

10:30 – 11:00   Coffee

11:00 – 11:30   Veronica Augustsson, CEO – “Cinnober Financial Technology”

Presentation:”(R)evolution and consolidation in the clearing, settlement and risk management Cosmos”

(Insights from ground-breaking projects at BM&FBOVESPA, LME Clear and MarkitSERV)

11:30 – 12:00   Kevin Ashby, Chief Commercial Officer – London Capital Group, Chairman – “Rising Sum”, Board Advisor – “Cluster Seven”, Deputy Chairman – “FX Architects”, Senior Adviser – “Marlin&Associates”, former CEO – “Patsystems”

Presentation: “Well I built a better mousetrap, surely they will come?”

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Dwór Mieszczański, Burgher Court, Torun Old Town

14:15 – 15:00 Adrian Fitzpatrick, Head of Investment Dealing – “Kames Capital”

Presentation: “A Hitchhikers Guide to Liquidity”

15:00 – 16:00 Special Live Programme from Titanic Quarter Financial Services Centre, Belfast:


Speakers to Include:


Colin Walsh, CEO Crescent Capital

Gareth Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of “Sport Changes Life” Foundation

Presentation: “SIB: Understanding the Social Impact Bond Market”


Stephen McKeown, Chief Executive Officer Analytics Engines

Presentation: “Moving Data Analytics beyond Software”

David Gavaghan, CEO, Titanic Quarter

Dr Sinclair Stockman, Chairman Northern Ireland Science Park

Tim Chambers, CTO Data City Exchange

16:00 – 16:15 Tea

16:00 – 17:00    Special Live Programme from Titanic Quarter Financial Services Centre, Belfast

Gary Katz, President and CEO and co-founder of “International Securities Exchange”

Presentation: “The Future of US Options Exchanges”

17:30 – 18:00 Day wrap up

18:00 – 19:00 Cocktails – Dwór Mieszczański, Burgher Court, Torun Old Town

19:00 – 19:30   Sponsored Trip Courtesy of the Mayor of Torun, to View Torun from the UNESCO/EU Look-Out Point..

19:45The Second Young Markets Gala Dinner & Awards, Gromada Restaurant, Torun Old Town

Thursday 06/06/2012

08:00-09:15 Breakfast – Dwór Mieszczański, Burgher Court, Torun Old Town

09:009:30 Opening Remarks, Emporium Piekary 28 street

9:30- 10:00 Kurt Muller, CEO – Alpine Stock Exchange
Presentation: “Towards an Alpine SE”

10:00-10:30 Marcus Cake, CEO

10:30-11:00 Ian Haet, CEO and Co-Founder at Startup Stock Exchange

Presentation: ”The Startup Stock Exchange”

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30-12:00 Michal Polasik, Assistant professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Presentation: “Time Efficiency of Cash, Cards and Mobile Payments. Drivers for Contactless Revolution in Poland”

12:00-12:30 Flip Pidot, CEO, Co-Founder – ”American Civics Exchange”

Brian Taylor, Managing Director – “BTA Consulting Limited”

Presentation: “HFTs and the EU MIFID 2/MAD response”

12:30 – 13:30   “The Challenge of Change: The Future of Money, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency…

13:30 – 14:45    Lunch, Dwór Mieszczański, Burgher Court, Torun Old Town

15:00 – 15:15    Anna Piotrowska, PhD student at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Presentation: “Bitcoin – preliminary results of the virtual currency study”

15:30 – 16:00   “The Challenge of Change: The Future of Money, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency…

Colin Howard, Chairman, “Comdaq”, principal “Disoft Research”

Gary Schirr, Professor, Radford University USA

16:00 – 16:15 Tea

16:15-16:45 Ian D. McClure, Director, Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc. (IPXI)

Presentation: “Intellectual Property Exchange International”

17:00 – 17:30     Andre Cappon, President –  “The CBM Group, Inc.”

Presentation: “The Future of Brokers”

17:30 – 18:00 Wrap up, preparation for dinner

18:15 Transfer Bus to Dinner Venue

19:00 YM Szafarnia Soiree

Szafarnia was the country home of Frederic Skarbek the noted Polish economist. His godson was one Frederic Chopin who spent time composing in this very house.
The evening will comprise a tour of the house and dinner as well as a recital based around music of the period, focussed on Chopin’s work.

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