GIC’s 36th AMT brings the industry’s top professionals together to discuss Cryptocurrencies in the Global Economy.

April 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     

Colleen Murphy, GIC
[email protected]

GIC’s 36th AMT brings the industry’s top professionals together to discuss Cryptocurrencies in the Global Economy.

TWEET: Join @interdependence and @philadelphiafed at @LeBow on 4/19 for the 36th Annual Monetary & Trade Conference on Cryptocurrencies.



36th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference: Cryptocurrencies in the Global Economy: On April 19, 2018, the Global Interdependence Center will host its Annual Monetary & Trade (AMT) Conference in partnership with the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. 2018 will mark the year of our 36th AMT Conference with sessions on cryptocurrencies. Regulatory and technological developments are changing the nature of financial markets, services, and institutions in ways completely unexpected. With an open, distributed source, cryptocurrencies allow for speedy and transparent transactions. However, despite these benefits, critics have raised concerned about regulation, proliferation of fraud and asymmetric impact on public vs. private information. The conference will add to the debate of the future of this disruptive technology to the global economy.

  • Susan Akbarpour, CEO and Co-Founder, Mavatar
  • Nolan Bauerle, Director of Research, CoinDesk
  • Greg Cipolaro, CEO, Digital Asset Research
  • Lin William Cong, Assistant Professor and Advisor, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business
  • Isabelle Corbett, Senior Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs, R3
  • Jim Cunha, Senior Vice President, Treasury And Financial Services Group
  • Yaya J. Fanusie, Director of Analysis for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF)
  • Robert M. Hunt, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Kim P. Huynh, Senior Researcher Adviser, Bank of Canada
  • Julapa Jagtiani, Senior Special Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Antoine Martin, Senior Vice President and Head of the Money and Payments Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • David Mills, Deputy Associate Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Bill Nelson, Executive Managing Director, Chief Economist, and Head of Research, the Clearing House Association
  • Jon Nicolaisen, First Deputy Chair of the Executive Board, Norges Bank
  • Michael G. Papaioannou, Expert Advisor, International Monetary Fund
  • Christine A. Parlour, Chair of Finance and Accounting, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
  • William G. Spaniel, Senior Vice President and Lending Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • George Tsetsekos, Dean Emeritus and the Francis Professor of Finance at LeBow’s College of Business at Drexel University
  • Mike Warner, Senior Strategist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


LeBow College of Business, Drexel University,
Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 220 DiPiero Grand Meeting Room
(Address: 3220 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104)



Contact: To register for this event or for more information please contact Colleen Murphy, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

About the Global Interdependence Center: The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate thoughtful, global dialogue on a wide range of issues that affect the international community, including economics, health care and government. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at