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About Crowd Dialog Europe 2017

Crowd Dialog Europe is an unique and independently organized annual event in partnership with the EU Commission. First Helsinki 2015, then Graz 2016 and now Athens will be he hosting city. The National Bank of Greece, CrowdPolicy and over 18 european associations support this C-Level experts event.

With top experts and country patrons from all 28 EU member states the goal is to bring together bright minds to give inspiring talks and discussions, that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects that reflect crowd-based disruption. Stakeholder from all 28 European member states represented by dedicated Country Patrons will gather in Athens from the fields of practitioners, academia and politics to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

Crowd Dialog Europe is a yearly full-day event being curated by numerous CrowdSourcing and CrowdFunding associations, with an audience of about 400 delegates. The city of Athens, Greece will be the hosting partner for Europeans leading gathering of great minds to discuss crowd-based disruption as well as the present and future effects on businesses, states and its people.

Download the official Crowd Dialog EU 17 brochure here

CrowdSourcing - Future of Work

How will a heterogenous group of people combined with an ongoing digital transformation change the way we think about work? Gaining towards an integrated crowdsourcing definition we will explore how to harness the power of crowdsourcing for most relevant practical implications in a mostly mobile engagement environment.

CrowdFunding - Alternative Financing

What is the status quo and taxonomy for alternative financing models in Europe? Can they fulfil the promise of a quickly growing segment, and how can growth begin to attract institutional investors? On the cusp of becoming mainstream, we will discuss and discover the possible risks and chances and reflect most aspects for a relevant regulatory framework to master the ambitious challenges.

CrowdInnovation - Collective Innovation

How to foster innovation including a swarm of heterogeneous people and simultaneously engage united collaboration? Let´s explore with the leading experts how a practical implementation framework can unleash dramatic new opportunities for industry innovation in most diverse sectors. United in a jointed endeavor, we are aiming to develop and discuss a possible european future roadmap for CrowdInnovation.

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Mrs. Axelle Lemaire
Former Minister for Digital Affairs


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Crowd Dialog Europe 17 - the European Crowd experts united in knowledge in Athens at 21st Sep

This year on Sep 21st Greece and the city of Athens will be the epicentre for the future of work, open innovation and alternative financing models. In partnership with the European Commission, the National Bank of Greece and the New York Times Democracy Forum, Europe’s top-level Crowd-X summit will gather politicians, practitioners and experts from academia from all 28 EU member states to unite in diversity and knowledge. Crowd Dialog Europe is an annual full-day non-profit event being curated by all major European CrowdSourcing and CrowdFunding associations, with an audience of around 450 high level delegates.

The Crowd Dialog is a unique event and opportunity for the selected hosting country and city to connect innovation and future insights. Premiering 2015 in Helsinki, Finland and opened by the Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, 2016 the Crowd Dialog Europe visited Graz, Austria keynoted by EU commissioner Günther Oettinger. This year, the beautiful city of Athens, Greece will be the hosting city for Europe´s leading gathering of great minds to discuss crowd-based disruption as well as the present and future effects on businesses, states and its people.

We are proud to request your presence and cooperation for Crowd Dialog Europe to present Athens to all delegates in the best way possible. With top-level experts and Country Patrons from all 28 EU member states our main focus is to unite bright minds to give inspiring talks and discussions that are idea-focused and on a wide range of subjects that reflect crowd-based disruption. Stakeholder from all European member states represented by dedicated Country Patrons and delegations will gather in Athens to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. This years motto „The Next Next has the goal to discuss a wide range of subjects that reflect crowd-based disruption, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder - and follow an intriguing and energetic flow of inspiration.

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Obstacles to cross-border investing: Capital Market Union mid-term review promises rules and support for Crowdfunding and FinTech

As part of our ongoing work to help shape the Capital Market Union, on which the European Commission published its most welcome Mid-term review of the capital markets union action plan, ECN engaged with regulatory authorities and policy makers around Europe, we hosted an expert panel in Brussels on the 21st of June 2017, where various equity (securities) and online lending platforms, together with other relevant stakeholders from the ecosystem, including customer protection advocates and the European Commission, discussed key barriers for cross border transactions.

The panel was held to evaluate the effectiveness and degree of convergence of national regulatory frameworks, convergence, sharing of best practice and investor protection aspects. There were two main themes: operational obstacles to cross-border activity and consumer protection. It is interesting to note how, despite having different business models, the groups voiced several similar barriers to the growth of their businesses in Europe.

Heterogeneity of national regulations. Different national legal frameworks, as well as local fiscal regimes, are said to making international expansion difficult: legal compliance with each country’s rules is costly and burdensome. Additionally, room for interpretation within European directives and laws at Member State level creates further levels of complexity to those trying to operate cross-border.

Knowledge and understanding. The aspects pointed out here were twofold: on the one hand, a lack of knowledge of alterative finance business models among the national regulators was highlighted, which creates uncertainty (lack of appropriate rules) or hinders the professional development of the market (detrimental rules). On the other hand, the participants reported perceived limitations in financial literacy, the understanding of finance, among European citizens, which restricts the choice of adequate services offerings and is limiting the engagement of consumers.

Best practices and industry’s standards. Differences on Member State level in know-your-customer rules, data disclosure, due diligence and measurements of returns are posing relevant challenges to the sector in terms of standardisation and transparency. Addressing these elements will be crucial to gain more trust from the public and develop crowdfunding further

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Crowd Dialog 2015

Founder of Crowd Dialog. Head of the Board German CrowdSourcing Association and member of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at European Commission

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Oliver Gajda

European Crowdfunding Network, Brussels, Executive Director and Founder | Lendery, London, Co-founder | Slingshot Return, Hamburg, Co-Founder | European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at the European Commission, Brussels

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Irene Demetriou-Rotsides

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Cyprus - CEO and Founder of Crowdfunding Cyprus

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Bruno Schneider - Le Saout

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for France - Thought Leader alternative financing

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Martin Střecha

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Czech Republic - Thought Leader alternative financing

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Blaz Golob

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Slovenia - President Foresight Europe Network FEN

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Reinhard Willfort

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Austria - CEO of Innovation Service Network

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Andreas Pages

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Switzerland - Head FinTech Swisscom

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Diyan Mihaylov

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Bulgaria - Chief Product Officer of Crowdio

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Marko Gregović

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Croatia

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Per Clingweld

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Sweden - Member Growth at Nova

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Petra Dzurovčinová

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Slovakia - Slovak Alliance for Internet Economy

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Julia Groves

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for the UK - Head of Crowdfunding at Downing LLP

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Aki Kallio

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Finland - Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Finance of Finland

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Spyros Arsenis

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Greece - Coordinator of the act4Greece at the National Bank of Greece

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Michael Faulkner

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Irland - CEO at CoFunder

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Luc Colebunders

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Belgium

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Ronald Kleverlaan

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Netherlands - Founder of CrowdfundingHub

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Henri Laupmaa

Country Patron and Delegation Leader for Estonia - Founder of Fundwise and Hooandja

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Rotem Shneor

Country Patron for Norway - Associate Professor and Project Leader Nordic Crowdfunding Alliance

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