Monday 11 October 2021 (GMT+4)

    Main Stage    

8:30am – 10:00am – Registration

9:15am – 9:20am – Welcome Remarks

9:20am – 9:30am – Welcome Address
Juwan Lee, Founder, Chairman NexChange Group
Jorge Sebastiao, Co-Founder, CEO, GBO
Shailen Bhaita, Managing Director, The Evolution Group

9:30am – 9:40am – Welcome Speech

9:40am – 10:00am – Keynote Speech

10:00am – 10:40amPowered by CV Labs
Panel: Investment Strategies & Design for Blockchain Projects
Ralf Glabischnig, Founder, Crypto Valley Venture Capital, CV Labs
Josef Holm, Draper Goren Holm
Hubertus Thonhauser, Founding Partner, Enabling Future
Saeed Al Darmaki, Managing Director, MENA, CasperLabs, Founder, Sheesha Finance, Co-Founder, Alphabit Digital Currency Fund
Nikola Stojanow, Meta Change Capital
Moderator: Tracy Trachsler, Co-Head, CV Labs

10:40am – 10:55am – Keynote Speech: How to Tap Into the Chinese market
Speaker: Steve Chen, President, Andrew’s International Publishing

10:55am – 11:25am – Panel: NFTs Paradigm Shift to Metaverse and Gaming
Géraldine Dunoyer, Art Advisor, Unicorn services ltd
Joel Dietz, Founder, ArtWallet
Sacha Jafri, Artist
Moderator: Fernando Martinho, CEO, Unicorn

11:25am – 11:40am – Keynote speech: Pandemic Fuels Tech Inclusion in the Financial Sector
Katie Lau, Director of European and American Regions, Key Account, Huobi Global

11:40am – 11:55am – Keynote speech: Dubai’s Unique Opportunity in a Decentralized Global Economy
Speaker: Michael Terpin, Founder, CEO, Transform Group

11:55am – 12:35pm – Powered by NFT BAZL, GDA Capital and Elitium
Panel: Bridging The Gap Between The Art World & Blockchain Technology
Estelle Ohayon, CEO, NFT BAZL
Amrita Sethi, Award-winning Multi-media and NFTartist, Creator of Voice Note Art Raoul Milhado, Founder, CEO, Elitium
Moderator: Ori Ohayon, Head of Corporate Development & Capital Markets, GDA Capital

12:35pm – 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – 1:45pm – Keynote Speech: The Shifting Sands of Geoeconomics
Speaker: Nick Spanos, Bitcoin Pioneer, Co-founder, Zap

1:45pm – 2:25pm – Panel: Blockchain Applications in Enterprise & Finance: What’s the New Black?
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation
Mance Harmon, CEO, Hedera Hashgraph
Alex Mashinsky, Founder, CEO, Celsius Network
Bill Barhydt, CEO, Abra

Moderator: Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content, NexChange Group

2:25pm – 3:05pm – Panel: DEXs & CEXs: Infrastructure and New Trends
Grigory Rybalchenko, CEO, EmiSwap
Katie Lau, Director of European and American Regions, Key Account, Huobi Global
Anton Golub, CEO, flovtec
Talal Tabbaa, Co-founder, Chairman, CoinMENA
Moderator: Nikola Stojanow, General Partner, MCC Capital

3:05pm – 3:30pm – Coffee Break

3:30pm – 3:45pm – Keynote Speech: Growing Global Communities in a Cross-chain World
Ronald Chan, CEO, Probit Global

3:45pm – 4:15pmFireside Chat: BTC vs Gold
Tone Vays, Analyst, Derivatives Trader & Event Organizer
Mamadou Toure, Founder, CEO, Ubuntu Group

4:15pm – 4:55pm – Panel: Blockchain Regulation & Investment in MENA region and beyond: Is Digital Transformation Underway?
Jaafar Al Doori, Head of Strategic Partnerships, LEAD Ventures
Paula Tavangar, Co-Founder, Investment Director, Genesis Capital LATAM
HE Gabriel Abed, Ambassador of Barbados to the United Arab Emirates

Moderator: Jorge Sebastiao, Co-Founder, CEO, GBO

    Open Stage    

8:30am – 9:30am – Registration

11:00am – 12:00pm – “Social Knockout” fight night: Face Off Exclusive & Q&A

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 2:40pm – Panel: New Investment Vehicles: Blockchain Perspective
Joshua Hawley, Managing Director, US Capital Global Dubai
David Gan, Founder, General Partner, OP Crypto
Yael Tamar, Co-CEO, Co-founder, SolidBlock
Moderator: Stephen Meade, Chairman, BigBamboo LLC

2:40pm – 3:20pm – Panel: Digital Payments & Processing: Acceleration of Adoption
Chris Seifert, Head of Marketing, Alfacash
Sam Kazemian, Founder, Frax
Kumar Gaurav, Founder, CEO, Cashaa

Moderator: Maria Vovchok, Community Relations Officer, Cubecosystem

3:30pm – 4:00pm – Coffee Break

4:00pm – 4:40pm – Panel: Digital Asset Management: From Asset Tokenisation to the Emergence of ETFs
Erin Grover, Head of Blockchain Social Impact Strategy, Jacobi Asset Management
Wilhelm Roth, CEO, Icoinic Capital

Jesus Rodriguez, CEO, IntoTheBlock
Moderator: Sheraz Ahmed, Head of Business Development, Crypto Valley

Tuesday 12 October 2021 (GMT+4)

    Main Stage    

9:30am – 10:10am – Panel: Community Building & Real Traction for Blockchain Projects: Lessons Learned
Pawel Sobkow, CEO, Norion OU
Anita Kalergis, Founder, CEO, Ipsum Consulting
David Do, Co-founder, CEO, 5ROI Global

Moderator: Pedro Rivera, Community Builder, Blockchain Investor and Advocate

10:10am – 10:25am – Keynote Speech: TRON’s New Vision and the Launch of BitTorrent Chain
Justin Sun, Founder, TRON, CEO, BitTorrent

10:25am – 10:40am – Keynote Speech: Post Blockchain Technology: One Step Closer to Mass Adoption
Luke Stokes, Managing Director, Foundation for Interwallet Operability

10:40am – 11:20am – Panel: Evolution of DeFi: Decentralisation or Institutionalisation?
Davinci Jeremie, CEO, Davinci Codes
Eloisa Marchesoni, Blockchain Influencer
Alex Nascimento, Founder, UCLA Blockchain
Karthik Iyer, CEO, Blockchainmonk
Moderator: Gordon Einstein, Founder, CryptoLaw Partners

11:20am – 12:05pmKeynote Speech
Husain Shakir, Director of Products, UAE Trade Connect

Panel: Blockchain Application: Existing and New Use Cases for Connecting Actors in the Trade & Trade Finance Space
Zul Javaid, CEO, UAE Trade Connect
Waqas Mirza, CEO, Avanza Innovations
Reda Ezzat, Head of Trade & Structured Finance, Mashreq Bank
Devid Jegerson, EVP Head of Customer Experience, National Bank of Fujairah
Nemanand Bobade, Project Manager, DUBAI Customs
Moderator: Jessica Walker, Content Lead, Coinmarketcap

12:05pm – 12:35pm – Keynote Speech: The World is Flatter With Blockchain
David Do, Co-founder, CEO, 5ROI Global

12:35pm – 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – 2:10pm – Panel: Understanding the Implications of Asset Tokenization
Nitin Gaur, Head of IBM Financial Sciences, IBM Research
Kokila Alagh, Founder, CEO, KARM Legal
Pawel Sobkow, CEO, Norion OU
Moderator: Nicole Purin, International Finance Lawyer, CEO, Nikna Doda Films

2:10pm – 2:50pm – Panel: Blockchain & Smart Government: New Ideas and Innovation Acceleration
Mohammad Sear, Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, EY Africa, India, Middle East
Musfique Ahmed, Partner, EY Consulting, Digital Innovation & Technology
Alexia Kendra Hefti, Partner, Abed Group
Michelle Chivunga, Founder, CEO, Investor, Global Policy House
Moderator: Dr Irina Heaver, Fintech Crypto Lawyer

2:50pm – 3:05pm – Keynote: Taxonomy & Regulations of Digital Assets and Private Law
Baiba Broka, Member of the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law ( UNIDROIT)

3:10pm – 3:30pm – Coffee Break

3:30pm – 3:45pm – Keynote Speech: Bringing Public Blockchains to the Public Markets
Speakers: David Johnston, COO, DLTx

3:45pm – 4:25pm – Panel: Blockchain & Sustainable Development Goals
Susan Oh, MarComm Strategy, Beyond Imagination Inc.
Dr. Jane Thomason, Industry Associate, University College London, Centre for Blockchain, London, UK
Christophe de Courson CEO of Mensis Capital
Mitja Goroshevsky, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, TON Labs

Moderator: Aly Madhavji, Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund, LP, Loyal VC & Draper Goren Holm

    Open Stage    

11:40am – 12:20pm – Panel: MENA Blockchain Ecosystem
HE Laila Rahhal, Founder, Business Gate Africa
Mohammed Mahfoudh, Founder, CEO, DECA4 Blockchain Advisory
Moderator: Muhammad Salman Anjum, Middle East Asia Hub Lead, BitcoinSV, Chief Mate, InvoiceMate

12:20pm – 1:00pmFireseide Chat: Women in Tech: Inspiration and Empowerment
Almasa Francoise Alunni, Style Influencer & Key Opinion Leader
Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content Strategy, NexChange Group
Géraldine Dunoyer, Art Advisor, Unicorn services ltd

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 2:40pm – Panel: Next Generation NFTs & The Best Marketplaces
Elena Aster, Founder, Aster Venture Capital
Ed Prado, Co-founder, CEO, RAIR Technologies, Inc
Kyle Chasse, Founder, CEO, Master Ventures, PAID Network
Moderator: Logan Ryan Golema, CIO, Herasoft

2:40pm – 3:20pm – Panel: Convergence of Tech: Blockchain, AI, IoT
Anshul Srivastav, Co-founder, Proton Insurance
Marcello Mari, CEO, SinguralityDao
Micha Benoliel, Co-Founder, CEO, Nodle
Alan Vey, CEO, Aventus Network
Moderator: Laura Inamedinova, CEO, LKI Consulting

3:20pm – 3:40pm – Coffee Break

3:40pm – 4:20pm – Panel: Blockchain Security & Data Policy
Logan Ryan Golema, CIO, Herasoft
Yevheniia Broshevan, Co-founder, CEO, Hackenproof
Leonid Fedorets, Business Analyst, MYRIG
Vadim Krekotin, Co-Founder, CEO, Cointelegraph China, Founding Partner, Cryptomeria Capital
Moderator: Emilie Raffo, Co-founder, Head of Sales, Chainsecurity

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