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December 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm



8:00-8:30am: Breakfast

8:30-8:35am: Welcome Remarks- Keiko Yoshino, Executive Director PR Blockchain Trade Association

8:35-8:45am: Speaker 

8:47-9:20am: Why Puerto Rico?

Purpose: Introduction to PR and opportunities and spotlighting why people came back and have moved here

  • Moderator: Alana Mediavilla, Filmkik
  • Panelist: Erika Medina-Vecchini Endeavor PR
  • Panelist: Ella Woger Nieves, Invest PR
  • Panelist: David Johnston, DLTx

9:22-9:35am Speaker: Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), “Puerto Rico’s Path Towards Competitiveness”

  • Humberto Mercader, Assistant Secretary for Strategy and Policy
  • Carlos Fontan, Director of the Office of Incentives

9:40-10:10am: Let’s Talk Tax Act 60

  • Moderator: Giovanni Mendez, GEO Tax
  • Panelist: Juan Carlos Stoleberg, Stoleberg Law
  • Panelist: Martin Parillo, Parillo Law
  • Panelist: Jeanelle Alemar, Jae Law

10:15-10:30: COFFEE BREAK 

10:35-10:45am: ARCO & the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, “Building Back Better With Blockchain”

10:50-11:20: Creating Community Through Blockchain 

Purpose: How companies are creating community on the island

  • Moderator: Scott Walker, Co-Chair PR Blockchain Trade Association
  • Panelist: Medha Parlikar, CasperLabs
  • Panelist: Tim Lewis, DEVxDAO
  • Panelist Max Howell, Tea, inc.

11:25-11:50 Becoming CryptoCurious

Purpose: Crypto’s impact on the everyday lives of Puerto Ricans

  • Moderator: Juan Carlos Pedreira, SBH Digital
  • Panelist: Luis Pomales, Vanderbilt Hotel
  • Panelist: Shirley McPhaul-Castro, PR Science, Technology and Research Trust
  • Panelist: Giomar Alvera, Uber

11:55pm-12:05pm Ben DiScipio, BLOOM

12:05-12:55pm: BLOOM Sponsored Lunch 

1:00-1:20pm Andrew Keys, DARMA “The Future of the Internet & Global Economy”

1:25-1:55 Social Media & Blockchain with Frances Haugen

  • Hosted by Michael Terpin, Transform Group

2:00:-2:10pm: Cleve Mesidor, Blockchain Association “Fostering Inclusion in Blockchain”

2:35-3:30 Keynote Fireside with Hester Pierce

  • Hosted by James Haft, DLTx

3:30-5:30 Networking & Open Bar/Pig roast hosted by DEVxDAO


December 6, 2021
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Vivo Beach Club
7000 Carr. 187 RR2
San Juan, San Juan 00979 Puerto Rico
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