CoinAgenda Middle East + Africa

October 8-10, 2021

We’re looking forward to kicking off Gulf Blockchain Week and gathering blockchain thought leaders, investors, experts and entrepreneurs in Dubai for CoinAgenda Middle East  + Africa 2021.

Register now and join us!

Day 1 Schedule October 8

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Friday October 8, 2021

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Pool Terrace at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (go to Floor M when in elevator)

Opening Party and Check-in

Let’s break the ice! All speakers, sponsors, media, and attendees are invited to enjoy drinks & hot/cold apps during our opening party under the stars at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Pool terrace (on Floor M). *Please bring your mask as it is required to be worn unless eating/drinking*

JW Marriott Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay
Dubai, 121000 United Arab Emirates

Start making those connections

Day 2 Schedule October 9

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Saturday October 9, 2021

8:30 – 5:00 pm

Table in front of Dubai Ballroom 3 at JW Marriott Marquis (on Floor 2)

Registration and Exhibits Open

 

Attendees can pick up badges (and make sure they get their special NFTs!) at the registration table. Please bring a mask, you may be asked by hotel staff to wear it when not in our immediate CoinAgenda conference area.

Special shoutout: Registration is sponsored by Airwire – a full and complete suite around NFTs. It’s as simple as take a picture, mint it in 15 seconds, and sell or keep it private. We took down the barrier to entry and fixed many of the problems that other NFT marketplaces are experiencing. Learn more airwire.io

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9-9:30 am

At foyer in front of Dubai Ballroom 3 (Floor 2)

Breakfast

Fuel up for the day and grab some coffee and light pastries then take a stroll through the exhibitor area (Dubai Ballroom 2) and network.

Fuel up with some coffee and breakfast.
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9:45 - 10 am

Dubai Ballroom (on Floor 2)

Opening Remarks

Transform Group Global Director of Events, Erika Zapanta and CoinAgenda emcee Stewart Quealy will briefly discuss the agenda.

THEME: The Big Picture: 2022 & On

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10:00 - 10:25 am

Fireside Chat: H.E Gabriel Abed

Moderator Michael Terpin chats with H.E Gabriel Abed, Ambassador of Barbados to the United Arab Emirates. Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and Co-Founder and CEO of Bitt Inc.

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10:30 - 11:00 am

Panel: The Future of CeFi and DeFi

Moderator: Michael Gord, CEO at EQIFI. Panelists:  Saeed Al Darmaki, Managing Director of the MENA region for CasperLabs, Founder of Sheesha Finance, and Co-Founder of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund; Kyle Chasse, President & CEO of Master Ventures, and and Sam Kazemian, CEO of Frax.

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11:00 - 11:25 am

Fireside Chat: Dr. Marwan Alzarouni

Michael Gord, Co-Founder and CEO at GDA Group, speaks with CEO at Dubai Blockchain Center, Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, about Blockchain in 2022.

THEME: NFT ecosystem

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11:30-11:50 am

Fireside Chat: Saeed Al Darmaki

Moderator Michael Terpin chats with Saeed Al Darmaki, Managing Director of the MENA region for CasperLabs, Founder of Sheesha Finance, and Co-Founder of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund
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11:50 - 12:15 pm

Panel: Explosive World of NFTs

Moderator: Ashley Trick, VC at Capital6 Eagle. Panelists: Joel Dietz, founder at ArtWallet; Ed Prado, CEO at Rair Technologies; Enzo Villani, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Alpha Sigma Capital; and J.D. Seraphine, Raiinmaker CEO

Moderator: Ashley Trick, VC at Capital6 Eagle. Panelists: Andrey Yanyuk, Founder & CEO at Tempo Storm, Joel Dietz, founder at ArtWallet, Other panelists TBA
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12:20 - 12:30 pm

Featured Presentation: Social Impact and the Media Technology MetaVerse

Social Impact and the Media Technology MetaVerse, presented by J.D. Seraphine, Raiinmaker CEO

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12:40 - 1:00 pm

Fireside Chat: Joel Dietz

Moderator: Pedro Riviera, Organizer of Crypto Mondays San Juan speaks with Joel Dietz – MetaMask founding contributor, ArtWallet founder

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1:30 - 2:30 pm

Business Bay Restaurant on 6th floor of JW Marriott

Break for Lunch

A three-course lunch will be served to all attendees in the Business Bay restaurant at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

THEME: DeFi / Exchanges / Payments

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2:30 - 3:00 pm

Panel: What’s next for DeFi disruption

Moderator: Ashley Trick, VC at Capital6 Eagle. Panelist: David Orban, Managing Advisor at Beyond Enterprizes, Nikola Stojanow, GP at Meta Change capital, Grigory Rybalchenko, Founder at EmiSwap
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3:00 - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break

Coffee, water, juice, and snacks will be provided in the exhibitor area. The emcee will go over the rest of the day’s schedule and thank our amazing sponsors.

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3:30 - 3:50 pm

Fireside Chat: Tone Vays

Moderator: Michael Terpin chats with Crypto Pioneer and OG Tone Vays, a Derivatives Trader, Analyst and Youtube influencer.

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3:50 - 4:15 pm

Fireside Chat: Sandeep Nailwal

Moderator Michael Terpin will chat with Sandeep Nailwal, Co-founder at Polygon (formerly Matic) about Polygon’s explosive growth, his thoughts on Ethereum’s updates and the DeFi market.
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4:15 - 4:25 pm

Presentation: Payment and Infrastructure Platforms

Presented by Dr. Anish Mohammed, Co Founder & CTO at Panther Protocol.

THEME: Public Companies & Blockchain – section sponsored by DLTx

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4:30- 4:40 pm

Special Summit Presentation: DLTx

DLTx is a public company listed on the Norwegian Olso Børs Stock Exchange and is the enterprise vendor for DAOs and blockchain protocols that offers unique access to the public blockchain markets & well-priced access to funding. DLTx has developed a novel way for investors to access compelling and predictable economic returns based on the changes created by the decentralization & disruption of major global industries.
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4:50- 5:15 pm

Summit Panel: Leveraging Public Markets for Liquidity and Drive Adoption

Moderator: Michael Gord, Co-Founder and CEO at GDA Group. Panelists: COO at DLTx, David Johnston; Enzo Villani, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Alpha Sigma Capital
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5:15 - 5:40 pm

Special Fireside: David Johnston

Moderator: Michael Terpin, chats with COO at DLTx, David Johnston about co-founding angel network BitAngels together in 2013, David’s new ventures, and his thoughts about saving wealth and retaining its value using tools like Bitcoin.
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5:40 - 5:50 pm

Closing Remarks

CoinAgenda's team will go over the rest of the evening's activities and what to expect the next day.
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6:15 - 6:45 pm

Dinner Venue: White Dubai

Transportation from JW Marriott to Legendary Dinner

A member of CoinAgenda’s team will be at the taxi/rideshare area of JW Marriott to assist attendees heading to the dinner venue, the ultramodern outdoor rooftop lounge, White Dubai.

Address:  Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop Adjacent To The Ticket Sales Office Dubai

www.whitedubai.com

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7:00 - 10:00 pm

White Dubai

Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop

Adjacent To The Ticket Sales Office Dubai

Legendary Dinner at White Dubai

Speakers, sponsors, and attendees are invited to network and enjoy a 4-course dinner and drinks at the chic venue White Dubai with  a stunning view of Dubai. Please bring a mask as you may be asked by Dubai security to wear your mask until you get to the tables.

Address:  Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop Adjacent To The Ticket Sales Office Dubai

www.whitedubai.com

Speakers, sponsors, and attendees are invited to network and enjoy a catered buffet and drinks at a private penthouse at the top of a skyscraper with a stunning view of Dubai. Please bring a mask as you may be asked by Dubai security to wear your mask until you get to the penthouse. Address: We will share the address during our Closing Remarks to protect the owner’s privacy.

Day 3 Schedule October 10

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Sunday October 10, 2021

9:00 – 3:00 pm

Dubai Ballroom (Floor 2)

Registration

If you haven’t already, attendees can still pick up badges (and make sure they get their special NFTs!) at the registration table. Please bring a mask, you may be asked by hotel staff to wear it when not in our immediate CoinAgenda conference area.

Special shoutout: Registration is sponsored by Airwire – a full and complete suite around NFTs. It’s as simple as take a picture, mint it in 15 seconds, and sell or keep it private. We took down the barrier to entry and fixed many of the problems that other NFT marketplaces are experiencing. Learn more airwire.io

If you haven’t already, attendees can still pick up badges (and make sure you get your special NFT!) at the registration table. Please bring a mask, you may be asked by hotel staff to wear it when not in our immediate CoinAgenda conference area.
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9:30 - 10:00 am

Foyer in front of Dubai Ballroom 3

Breakfast

Fuel up for the day and grab some coffee and light pastries then take a stroll through the exhibitor area and network.

Fuel up with some coffee and breakfast.
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10:00 - 10:10 am

Opening Remarks

Transform Group Global Director of Events, Erika Zapanta and CoinAgenda emcee Stewart Quealy will briefly discuss the day’s agenda and two guest audience highlights: Kyle Chasse, President & CEO of Master Ventures and Vlad Martynov, co-founder of Blockgeeks and BR Capital.

THEME: Investment Strategies

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10:10 - 10:30 am

Panel: Trends + Vehicles for Investing during a Bull Market

Moderator: Ashley Trick, VC at Capital6 Eagle. Panelist: Nikola Stojanow, GP at Meta Change capital, Logan Ryan Golema, Founding Partner IPFM, David Gan, Founder and General Partner at OP Crypto

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10:30 - 10:50 am

Fireside: Nick Spanos

Moderator: Pedro Riviera, Organizer of Crypto Mondays will host a fireside chat with Nick Spanos, Founder of Bitcoin Center, New York City. They will discuss bitcoin and blockchain technology in various sectors including voting.

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10:50 - 11:00 am

Presenter #1: RairTech

RairTech, Presented by Ed Prado, CEO at Rair Technologies. RAIR is a blockchain-based digital rights management platform that uses NFTs to gate access to streaming content. https://rair.tech/

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11:00 - 11:10 am

Presenter #2: Icecap

Icecap, Presented by Jacques Voorhees, Founder and CEO at Icecap. Icecap uses Ethereum-based, non-fungible tokens to represent ownership of individual diamonds. You trade the tokens without friction while the diamonds are vaulted and insured. https://icecap.diamonds/

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11:10 - 11:20 am

Presenter #3: Bazaar

Bazaar, Presented by Andrey Yanyuk, Tempo Storm CEO and Founder, creator of the Bazaar The Bazaar is a new strategy game that takes place in an intergalactic marketplace; a fantasy world where different characters, cultures and technologies come together in a game that monetizes primarily through cosmetics. https://tempostorm.com/bazaar

THEME: Legal/Regulatory and Startup Presentations

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11:20 - 11:45 am

Chat: Security Tokens

Speakers:  Alex Nascimento, Co-Founder, Blockchain at UCLA and Yael Tamar, Co-CEO and Co-founder of SolidBlock 

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11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Panel: Countering Regulatory Threats to Crypto and DeFi

Moderator Michael Gord; Panelists: Gordon Einstein, Founding Partner at CryptoLaw Partners; Jonathan Caras, Head of Communications at Levana Protocol; and  Kokila Alagh, Founder of Karm Legal Consultants

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12:15 - 12:30 am

Presenter #4

Presenter Pending

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12:30 - 1:00 pm

Crypto Influencers

Naeem Al-Obaidi, CEO of Traders Profit Club. Audience Participation welcome

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1:30-2:30 pm

Business Bay Restaurant at JW Marriott Marquis (Floor 6)

Break for Lunch

A Buffet Lunch will be served to all attendees in a private restaurant on the 6th floor of the JW Marriott meetings area. Please take the lift near Registration/Dubai Ballroom 3 to get to the 6th floor.
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2:30-3:00 pm

Chat: Visit General Sessions room 

Visit General Sessions room

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3:00-3:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Harry Yeh

Moderator: Michael Terpin speaks with  Harry Yeh, Managing Director at Binary Fintech Group

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3:00 - 3:25 pm

Audience Highlight

 

Blockchain & Sustainability – sponsored by SDG Exchange

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4:00 - 4:25 PM

Presentation: Blockchain and Sustainability + Q&A

Presented by Jason Cooner, President & CEO at SDG Exchange. SDG exchange is a global sustainability marketplace dedicated to reversing climate change one transaction at a time.

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4:30 - 4:40 pm

Mini-Keynote: Blockchain IS Leading in Sustainability

Presented by David Orban, Managing Advisor at Beyond Enterprizes. Contrary to the mainstream narrative, that points the finger against Bitcoin and blockchain in general, the benefits of their adoption are vastly superior to their supposed environmental costs. The rich tapestry of applications when viewed in the lens of the proactionary principle, allows us to take into account not only the current but all the future benefits that they will represent, winning over the dead-end represented by the old infrastructure. The energy-resilience-financial independence equation is just one of the many complex but clear leaders in this profound transformation.

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5:15-5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Our CoinAgenda team will wrap up the event with a big thank you and information on how to stay connected plus access to event recordings.

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6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cafe Artois/Bridgewater Tavern at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Closing Cocktail Party

All attendees are invited to relax and grab a drink & appetizer with us at Cafe Artois/Bridgewater Tavern at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai to celebrate a fabulous CoinAgenda Middle East + Africa!

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