World Blockchain Summit Dubai

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency; Startups & Entrepreneurship

Address: Jumeirah Emirates Tower Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Center 2, Dubai
Date: 23 to 24 Oct '19
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm (GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat
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Under the Patronage of LEAD Ventures – The Office of Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdulla Al Qasimi. "A vibrant ecosystem comprising of startups and blockchain experts”, WBS Dubai will gather 700+ pre-qualified delegates including CEOs, International Blockchain Experts, Governments, Investors & Startups at the conference to discuss the adoption of cryptocurrencies & blockchain technology in 2019. World Blockchain Summit is a global series of elite gatherings that takes place in 10+ destinations across the world. KEY STATS of #WBSDubai 500+ C-Level Executives | 200+ Investors | 50+ Speakers | 40+ Exhibitors | 90% Decision Makers

Learning Outcomes

BLOCKCHAIN FOR BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led the charge in nurturing acceptance of cryptocurrency in the region, and launched a strategy that aims for 50% of all government transactions to occur through blockchain by 2021. Key Themes will include: - Blockchain & the future of finance - Blockchain as a Service & Enterprise-Level Platform Service - Interoperability & Scalability: Key challenges for 2019 - The Trends Driving Investments & Products - Blockchain as a Service & Enterprise-Level Platform Service - The convergence of AI and Blockchain - The Rise of Stable Coins and the path to mass adoption

Who Should Attend

To know more about the event click on the following link: WHY SHOULD GOVERNMENTS ATTEND? - Draft new regulations, meet potential partners, network with global blockchain experts - Learn from industry experts and thought leaders to help draft new regulations and policies - Explore latest blockchain innovations from established tech leaders and emerging startups - Understand how to automate and cut costs of several state-provided services - Explore collaboration opportunities with top global technology enterprises - Network with elite blockchain experts, business owners, investors and startups - Identify and incentivize local startups/ICOs with a potential to develop innovative solutions and services WHY SHOULD ENTERPRISES ATTEND? - Explore innovative blockchain products, network with regional governments and potential partners - Explore latest blockchain innovations from established tech leaders and emerging startups - Learn from the world’s top-most blockchain gurus, successful use-cases, implementation, roadblocks and much more - Find relevant startups/ICOs for collaboration to develop products and services of mutual interest - Network with regional government authorities and potential partners WHY SHOULD STARTUPS/ICOs ATTEND? - Showcase innovations, get brand exposure and network with investors to help raise funds - Showcase your innovations in front of early adopters, governments and enterprises who are eager to explore blockchain solutions in their businesses - Raise funds by meeting with potential investors interested in your type of product and solutions - Present your ideas and innovations in front of curated audience consisting of investors, senior government authorities and global technology enterprises - Get maximum brand exposure through regional and international media, tech-bloggers and journalists - Learn and network with international blockchain experts and regional policy makers WHY SHOULD INVESTORS ATTEND? - Meet curated startups/ICOs, network with elites from enterprises, governments and global blockchain experts - Meet curated startups that have potential value in a growth oriented markets and practical solutions to real problems - Get privileged access to startup pitch decks that are curated and approved by our advisory board comprising of investors, thought leaders and senior technology fellows - Access to dedicated networking lounge specially reserved for speakers, investors and VIPs attending the show - Receive startup pitch decks much prior to the event, so you can come prepared with your customized questions to them Note *: - Delegate passes are not applicable to solution/service/event providers. We may revoke your pass at our discretion. Please book the Vendor Delegate Pass instead. FAQs - What's the refund policy? Any cancellation within 48 hours of registration or less will entitle to a full refund. More than 30 days before the event, 70%. Less than 30days before, no refund can be provided.


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Mohamed Al Banna

CEO & Managing Director,

LEAD Ventures - The Office of Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdulla Al Qasimi

Headline Speaker

Abdel Mageed Yahia

WFP Director for the UAE office,

Representative for the GCC Region, United Arab Emirates

Amol Bahuguna

Head of Payments & Cash Management,

Commercial Bank of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Austin Alexander

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange

United States

Babak Behboudi

Co-Founder and Global CEO, Synchronium

United Kingdom

Bruce Porter Jr.

CEO, GlobalBoost

United States

Danish Rizvi

COO, ASA Ventures

United Arab Emirates

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni


Dubai Blockchain Center

Dr. Petar Stojanov

Managing Partner - Ebtikaar, Futurist-in-Residence -

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Dr Ramadan Alblooshi

CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Authority

United Arab Emirates

Dr Sid Ahmed Benraouane

Chair of the US ISO team on Innovation Management System;

Advisor to MENA Governments; Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon

Dr Sindhu Bhaskar

Director - EST Capital AG, Managing Director - Oryxian


Eloisa Marchesoni

Blockchain Consultant; Token Model Architect: ICO, IEO & STO Advisor,

Blockchain International Ltd, Italy

Emin Sirer

CEO at AVA Labs, Inc.

United States

Evan Singh Luthra

Founder -, Honorary Ph.D in Blockchain

United Arab Emirates

Faris M. Al Tahtamooni

Associate Director - Strategic Partnerships,

LEAD Ventures - The Office of Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qasimi

Fernando Martinho

Co-Founder and CTO, Naoris

United Kingdom

Gabriel Abed

Founder, Bitt Inc.


Hamdan Azhar

Chief Data Scientist, Blockchain Technologies Corporation,, United States

Hazem Danny Al-Nakib

Partner, 7BC.VC

United Kingdom

Henrik Von Scheel

Originator, Industry 4.0


Herbert Sim

Founder, The Bitcoin Man;

Head of BD, Broctagon FinTech Group, Singapore

Hussain Al Fardan

Head of Innovation Centre, Dubai Customs

United Arab Emirates

Irina Heaver

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer,, United Arab Emirates

James Bernard

Head - Corp Sales, DMCC

United Arab Emirates

Jason King

CEO/Head of MENA/Partner, CGS Group/Aelf/Deca4

United Arab Emirates

Joeri Van Geelen

Founder & CEO, Build Blocks Group


Jorge Sebastiao

CTO EcoSystem, Huawei

United Arab Emirates

Kiana Shek

Co-Founder, DigiFinex Exchange


Linda Goetze


Blockchain Chamber of Commerce, United States

Mark Balovnev

Partner, Accelliance


Mru Patel

President, EXcoin Futures

United Kingdom

Neetan Chopra

Group CTO

Dubai Holding

Nick Spanos

Bitcoin Pioneer; Featured on Netflix Documentary ‘Banking on Bitcoin’, & Bitcoin Center NYC

Richard Verkley

CEO and Founder, Karuschain


Saeed Hareb Aldarmaki

Managing Director, Alphabit Fund

United Arab Emirates

Samson Lee

Founder & CEO – CoinStreet, Founding Chairman – Belt & Road TechFin Association,

Co-Founder – Ethereum south China community

Sir Anthony Ritossa

Chairman, Ritossa Family Office

United Arab Emirates

Tobias Young

Head of Product Development & Strategy,

Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, United Arab Emirates

Valentin Preobrazhenskiy

CEO, LAToken


Vera Futorjanski

Director of Innovation, 500 Startups

United Arab Emirates

Waqas Nakhwa

Block Founder & CEO - Kart, Co-Founder & CTO – Aqar Chain

United Arab Emirates

Zachary Cefaratti

Founder & CEO, Dalma Capital

United Arab Emirates


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