The leading congress in the MENA region to explore the opportunities and challenges of implementing real-life applications of blockchain technology and investing in digital currencies and assets.

This is not a conference or an exhibition. This is an exclusive, closed-door, congress between Solution Providers of blockchain technology and hand-picked Corporate Buyers looking for partners to help them migrate their technology into blockchain, and between ICO's and STO's looking for funding and institutional investors from all over the world.

The global market for blockchain was estimated at $708 million in 2017. It is anticipated to reach $60.7 billion in 2024.

Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as blockchain proves its value by managing digital transactions in real time across enterprise boundaries, encouraging collaborative business efforts. Lowering transaction management costs is a key benefit. After its inauspicious beginning, it is on the cusp of phenomenal growth, ready to reach $60 billion worldwide as it creates new digital economic infrastructure.

Dubai is at the heart of the blockchain phenomenon. The Dubai Blockchain Strategy, launched by His Highness Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan, was the result of collaboration between the Smart Dubai Office and the Dubai Future Foundation with the mission to continuously explore and evaluate the latest technology innovations in an effort to further improve the lifestyle of the city’s residents. The strategy’s aim is to give an economic edge to all sectors and position Dubai as a leader in global technology.

The Global Blockchain Congress aims to significantly contribute to the advancement of blockchain technology in the Arab World by providing a unique platform that will connect regulators, Investors, business leaders, government officials and disruptors in a cutting edge conference agenda and via pre-arranged one-to-one meetings between buyers and vendors of blockchain technology solutions and between Investors and ICOs.

If you are a company that builds blockchain solutions – this event is for you!

If you are an ICO looking to raise funds – this event is for you!

That changes now.

Agora will host the region’s leading digital asset investor outlook. At the center of this asset class, Agora’s GBC brings 60+ Institutional Investors, Hedge Funds, Money Managers, Banks, and Family Conglomerates, as well as, 60+ Corporate Buyers together and offers attendees the chance to get connected with how to invest, store, trade and judge value in this new asset class. Ultimately, attendees will walk away with a richer idea of what to expect beyond 2018.

ARE YOU AN ICO?

Benefits for ICOs

  • Have exclusive access to Ultra High Networth Individuals, Institutional Investors, Family Conglomerates and Sovereign Wealth Fund managers looking for new investment opportunities
  • Meet with decision makers: Pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, in an exclusive environment, with pre-qualified investors of your choice
  • Conduct a 20-minute presentation about your ICOs to more than 60 hand-picked, pre-qualified group of investors from the Arab World (Exclusive to Gold Sponsors)
  • Listen to experts, educators and regulators on the legal aspects covering Crypto investments
  • Network with colleagues and peers from all over the world
  • Enjoy a two-day exclusive event with plenty of networking, learning and pitching opportunities

WHO WILL YOU MEET

  • Ultra High Netwroth Individuals
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Private Equity firms
  • Family office investors
  • Angel Investors

WHERE ARE THE INVESTORS COMING FROM?

  • The majority are from the GCC (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman).
  • The MENA region (Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, etc.)
  • Europe
  • South East Asia
  • North America

ARE YOU AN INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR?

Benefits for Institutional Investors

    Average ICO investor makes 82 percent net profit – study by Boston College Carroll School of Management

    Impressive?

    Not the full story – more facts:

    • The study examined 4003 ICOs which raised $12 Billion
    • Average ICO rose 179% from its token sale price to its opening price after achieving listing on a crypto exchange – a holding period of just 16 days
    • Investors who held onto their tokens over longer period average 140% profit over 90 days, 430% profit over 182 days and a staggering 1880% profit over 360 days

    DO NOT MISS OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY OF INVESTING WITH SOME OF THE BEST ICOs IN THE WORLD

    Crypto investments are not a “nice to have” addition to your investment portfolio – they should form an integral part of your long term investment strategy!

    In this 2-day executive congress, Investors will:

    • Attend one to one meetings with top ICOs from all over the world
    • Learn how to invest in crypto currencies
    • Identify top ICOs
    • Meet the hottest blockchain start-ups
    • Listen to expert investors and crypto fund managers
    • Understand risk management and regulations
    • Learn about the latest CRYPTO CURRENCY AND BLOCKCHAIN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES, the features that set them apart and how to build and protect a diversified crypto portfolio

    WHO YOU WILL MEET

    • ICO opportunities
    • Crypto fund managers
    • Blockchain entrepreneurs
    • National bankers
    • Financial market regulators
    • Risk managers
    • Storage solution providers
    • Blockchain researchers

    WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED

    • Industry outlook
    • How will the value of digital assets fare in 2018 and beyond?
    • Knowledge and advice from early institutional investors
    • Are forecasts possible? The bull and the bear on digital assets
    • Investment opportunities presented by leading digital asset investors
    • Upcoming index-based and derivatives products
    • The role and views of the regulators and auditors
    • What is an ICO, how to identify a great ICO, how to participate
    • How to store your private keys safely

ARE YOU A SOLUTION PROVIDER?

Benefits for Solution Providers

  • We pre-qualify buyers
  • We give you a detailed list of attendees, solutions of interest, readiness to buy and budget
  • We pre-arrange face-to-face meetings with qualified buyers
  • 60+ Corporate Buyers attending
  • Limited spots for 15 solution providers
  • Enjoy a two-day exclusive event with plenty of networking, learning and pitching opportunities
  • Best return on investment. Guaranteed!

ARE YOU A CORPORATE BUYER?

Benefits for Corporate Buyers

  • Hand-picked suppliers from all over the world
  • Pre-scheduled meetings with matching vendors
  • Interact with the pioneers of your field
  • Join a community of global peers

The Program

Pre Event Program

TUESDAY DEC 18th

Arrival of Investors, Sponsors, Solution Providers and Corporate Buyers

Cocktail reception from 7pm till 10pm at the venue

Speakers

Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi

CEO, Securities & Commodities Authority, UAE

Gustavo Montero

Chairman & CEO, Agar LLC & Pockero Network

Mohit Davar

Co-Founder and Director, Huobi MENA

Prof. Silvio Micali

Founder, Alogrand

Ahmed-Jacob Aly

CTO, Invao

Alexander Alzamora

Co-Founder, Libra Project

Amarpreet Singh

CTO, Vodi

Andrea Bonaceto

CEO, Eterna Capital

Darren Lu

CEO & President, Vodi

Davide Casaleggio

CEO, Casaleggio Associati

David Schoenberger

Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Inventor, Krypti.io

David White

Business Development, AutoBlock

Dr. Iman N. Amber Ghaddar

Co-Founder, AllianceBlock

Hans Fraikin

CEO, Libra Project

Irina Heaver

Blockchain & Crypto Advocate

Jacobus DonKersloot

Founder & CEO, Securix

James Spence

Co-Founder, Libra Project

Jillian Godsil

Founder, BlockLeaders

John Lombela

Managing Director, Cryptovecs capital LTD

Mattia Mrvosevic

Founding Partner & Head of Research, Eterna Capital

Mustansar Iqbal

Founder & CEO, AutoBlock

Nassim Olive

Founding Partner & COO, Eterna Capital

Pranav Sharma

Managing Partner & Chief Strategist, Authorito Capital

Tareq bin Juma

CEO, The Millionaire Business Club

Tom Meredith

Founder & CEO, Bitminutes