THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION IS HERE.
IT IS TIME TO DISRUPT CONVENTIONAL FINANCIAL MODELS.

Billed as the next generation internet tech, blockchain has the potential to bring about a transformation in global financial systems. It is no wonder why Dubai is already working towards their goal of making it the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020.

It is time to identify and prioritise the various service areas in public and private organisations that can benefit from blockchain technologies – and educate the market about the transformational potential of blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

World Blockchain Summit aims to connect global blockchain gurus and technology players in this space including emerging startups – with regional business and IT leaders from across key industry verticals.

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31 August 2017

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HAPPENINGS

CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE

Witness international and regional blockchain experts talk about the pros and cons of adopting these technologies specifically in the Middle Eastern markets. Be part of panel discussions, tech-talks, fire-side chats; debating on blockchain’s potential to reshape the global financial system.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

The show features product showcase and presentations by global technology innovators and emerging startups from all over the world who are showcasing their offerings in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology space.

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WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

Engaging workshops designed to introduce, educate and encourage adoption of blockchain technologies led by industry experts who passionately believe in the transformational potential of blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. Workshops are open for professionals, developers, students and blockchain enth usiasts.

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PITCH COMPETITION

PITCH COMPETITION

Emerging blockchain startups from all over the world will introduce their solutions by delivering a 6-minute elevator pitch and compete to win the best Blockchain technology idea. Best ideas are selected by our investors panel who specialise in helping entrepreneurs to expand their businesses in North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

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SPEAKERS

WESAM LOOTAH

Chief Executive Officer
Smart Dubai Government
Establishment
UAE

JACK SHAW

Executive Director,
American Blockchain Council
USA

MOHAMMED ABDULLAH SHAEL AL SAADI

Chief Executive Officer,
Corporate Strategic Affairs, Dubai Economy
UAE

RICHARD KASTELEIN

Founder Blockchain News, Cryptoassets Design Group & Blockchain Partners
NETHERLANDS

JEREMY MILLAR

Speaker,
ConsenSys
USA

HANS CHRISTENSEN

Director
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
UAE

JAMIE BURKE

CEO, Outlier Ventures & Outlier Capital LLP,
UK

JANE ZHANG

Founder and CEO,
Shellpay
CHINA

MARTA PIEKARSKA

Director,
Linux Foundation
UK

CATHERYNE NICHOLSON

CEO, BlockCypher
USA

DIANE SCHRADER

Founder and CEO,
THIRDact PBC
USA

NATHAN WOSNACK

Founder, Ubitquity
CANADA

SAM WOUTERS

Consultant, Duval Union Consulting
BELGIUM

BRYANT NIELSON

Executive Director, Blockchain Academy
USA

EMMA WESTON

CEO & Co-founder, AgriDigital
AUSTRALIA

HILAL HOUSSAIN

Senior Financial Product Development Specialist, Fintech at IDB Group
KSA

MARK DUCAS

Blockchain Consultant
USA

ALEKSANDER NOWAK

CIO, BlockEx
UK

MATS SNALL

Chief Digital Officer,Lantmäteriet, The Swedish Mapping,
Cadastral and Land Registration Authority
SWEDEN

JAKE VARTANIAN

Founder,
Cryptodex
USA

MIRZA ASHRAF BEG

Head of Treasury & Investment Ops and Islamic Operation,
Commercial Bank of Dubai.
UAE

GARRETT MACDONALD

Blockchain Fellow
Energy Web Foundation
USA

DR. PARITOSH BASU

Senior Professor, School of Business Management
NMIMS University
Senior Advisory Board Member – Trescon
INDIA

CHRIS ABSHIRE

Executive Director of Startup World Cup
& VC at Fenox Venture Capital
USA

KHAL ACHKAR

CTO,
Hcash
AUSTRALIA

FAUVE ALTMAN

Community Outreach,
State of the dApps
GERMANY

LON WONG

President,
NEM.io Foundation
SINGAPORE

RAMESH ARUNACHALAM

Senior Financial Sector Consultant and FINTECH Expert,
International Development
INDIA

MARYAM TAGHIYEVA

Chief Systems Architect
Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance
UK

TALAL TABBAA

Co-Founder and Business Development Lead
The Jibrel Network
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

RAMANA KUMAR

Head of Payments
Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
United Arab Emirates

TIM LEA

CEO & Founder, Veredictum.io
AUSTRALIA

ERIC GU

CEO, Metaverse
CHINA

YVES LAURENT KAYAN

Co Founder, Coinplus
LUXEMBOURG

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FEATURED DISCUSSIONS

PITCH COMPETITION AND FUND-RAISING

World Blockchain Summit is the launch pad for amazing opportunities ahead.
Here is what the short-listed startups can benefit from being part of the summit.

CONTEST TO WIN US$1 MILLION

Get a chance to win the regional cup of the startup worldcup with free flight tickets to San Francisco to compete with 16 other contestants to win US$1 million.

20

SHORT-LISTED
STARTUPS

STARTUP WORLD CUP 2018

20 start-ups shortlisted by the organisers of Start-up World Cup will pitch face-to-face to the jury appointed by Fenox VC organisers of the Start-up World Cup

One winning startup will compete along with 16 other global finalists for the Grand Prize of US$ 1,000,000 at the Startup World Cup in March 2018 in San Francisco.

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Open

May 19 2017

Submission Deadline

Oct 3 2017

TOP 10 Announcement

Oct 20 2017

Regional Finale

Oct 24 2017

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SUBMIT PITCH

ENDORSED BY

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EXCLUSIVE ICO PARTNER

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSOR

STRATEGIC PARTNER

PEN SPONSOR

STARTUP EXHIBITORS

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

ASSOCIATION PARTNERS

VENTURE CAPITALIST PARTNER

This event significantly reduced our sales cycle!

Fantastic! It is one of the best events I have attended by far.

The folks at Trescon know their domain well.

As a platinum sponsor, this is a very successful event for us.

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WELCOME TO DUBAI

Dubai is an exhilarating and glamorous playground. The city mixes modern culture with history, adventure with world-class shopping and entertainment. From cultural dynamism to nocturnal action, and with many grand projects in the pipeline for World Expo 2020, visiting here feels like a trip to the future.

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