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M23055 - Virtual immersion: The World of Blockchain, Metaverse and NFTs: A Young Members' Event

  • 11 May 2023
  • 15:00 - 20:00
  • Villa Arrigo, Naxxar

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Registration Time: 15:00 - 15:30

Sessions Time: 15:30 - 18:00

Networking drinks: 18:00 - 20:00

This event is being organised by the MIA Young Members Focus Group.

Participation Fees (The Institute accepts payment via PayPal & Credit Card)

MIA Members: € 60

Non-MIA Members: €95

Students: €50

Objective: The seminar aims to provide an overview of the latest developments in the field of blockchain and NFTs, as well as explore the potential of metaverse and its impact on the future of digital assets. This will be done by taking on different perspectives, namely investment, legal, regulatory, accounting and taxation.

Target Audience: This seminar is intended for professionals from different fields, entrepreneurs, and investors who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the blockchain, NFTs and metaverse industry, as well as those who are looking to invest or develop businesses in this space.

CPE Competences: 1.25 hours core | 1.25 hours professional

Speakers:

  • Ms. Maria Cauchi Delia - CEO, Malta Institute of Accountants.
  • Mr. David Delicata - President, Malta Institute of Accountants.
  • Mr. Kris Bartolo - Partner, Zampa Debattista.
  • Mr. Wesley Ellul - Serial Founder & Entrepreneur specialising in Tech, Blockchain, Social Gaming & Entertainment Consultancy
  • Mr. Luca Arrigo - Co - Founder at Metaverse Architects
  • Mr. Zack Ritchie - Founder, Cacticrew, NFT Club & Rich Studio.
  • Dr. Annalise Seguna - Senior Legal Officer, Malta Digital Innovation Authority.
  • Mr. Matthew Abela - Partner, Acubed Group
  • Prof. Joshua Ellul - Associate Professor & Director, Centre for DLT at the University of Malta.
  • Dr. Wayne Pisani - Head of Tax, Regulatory, & Complaince at Grant Thorton.
  • Mr. Russell Camilleri - Director, Grant Thornton Malta.
  • Mr. Nico Sciberras - Chief Tax Officer, Office of the Commissioner for Revenue Malta.
  • Mr. Sergio Ebejer - Director of the Technical & Legal Section, Office of the Commissioner for Revenue Malta.
  • Mr. Yohanan Gajadhur - Senior Manager (IFRS Specialist), PwC Malta.
  • Mr. Dean Micallef - CEO at A&Co Group & Managing Director - Firstbridge.

Read more about our speakers here

Agenda:

Panel 1: Investment & IT
The panel discussion aims to provide an understanding of the basic concepts behind Blockchain, NFTs and Metaverse and the technology around them, as well as how they are transforming industries, the challenges they bring along and the investment considerations attached to them, in terms of both opportunities and risks. 

Panel 2: Legal & Regulatory
This panel will be exploring different legal and regulatory factors, including copyrights, data protection and intellectual property rights, as well as other more challenging regulation-related and AML issues when it comes to Blockchain, NFTs and Metaverse. Through obtaining different perspectives from the panel speakers, the session will have a look at the journey that the Maltese jurisdiction has been on in relation to these aspects and what the future entails in this regard.

Panel 3: Accounting & Taxation
This session will provide a walkthrough of different accounting and taxation (direct and indirect) considerations that would be useful for professionals to factor in when dealing with NFTs and cryptographic assets in the Metaverse. The session will also feature taxation-related updates at an EU level and the direction that Malta might be headed towards in this front, as well as a discussion on the accounting standards available today and how they measure up in catering for these new virtual realities

               

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