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Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will deliver a keynote speech via live video link on digital transformation and financial inclusion in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) at the annual conference of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

Cambridge Judge is very pleased to announce that Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will be a keynote speaker via live video link at the annual conference of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), to be held at the Business School on Friday 29 June 2018.

The theme of this year’s annual CCAF conference is “Reimagining Alternative Finance: Global Perspectives, Local Insights”.

The conference is supported by CME Group Foundation and Invesco, and brings together 150 industry leaders, policymakers, regulators and academic researchers to learn, engage and explore the changing landscape of global alternative finance.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • Greg Medcraft, Director of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, giving a talk on “The OECD and the Development of Blockchain”
  • Professor Njuguna Ndung’u, the immediate Former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, giving a talk on “Regulation and Innovation: The Experience of Regulating M-Pesa”
  • Miriam Koreen, Deputy Director and Head of SME & Entrepreneurship Division at the OECD, giving a talk on “SME Financing, Entrepreneurship and Alternative Finance”

Other confirmed speakers and panellists are from universities, as well as institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, Omidyar Network, the Financial Stability Board, Banco de Mexico, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, Deutsche Bundesbank, European Securities and Market Authority, Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets, the World Economic Forum, IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Invesco and CME Group.