Agora is hosting its 8th Edition of the Global Blockchain Congress on November 8th and 9th 2021 in Dubai.

The Global Blockchain Congress leverages the experience gained through the hosting of the first 7 editions of the event to ensure maximum return on investment for all our sponsors.

The first seven editions of the Global Blockchain Congress were a tremendous success and we were able to host more than 700 investors and more than 200 blockchain startups and were able to raise millions in funds for our participating projects.

This is not a conference nor an exhibition. This is an exclusive, closed-door, congress between investors and hand-picked Blockchain & DeFi projects looking to raise funds. It is the only event of its kind and it will bring together qualified investors (VCs, Private Equity Firms, Family Offices, Crypto Funds and High Networth Individuals) with Blockchain & DeFi startups looking to raise funds.

The MENA region has shown tremendous increase in technology startup funding and it is the perfect place for blockchain projects to raise funds.

Startup founders from all over the world need financial advocates on their side. Raising funds and receiving funding is vital to the growth and success of startups. NOW is the right time for international startups to tap into a pool of highly engaged investors from the MENA region who are actively looking to invest in exciting and promising companies.


Benefits for Blockchain & DeFi Projects

  • Have exclusive access to Ultra High Networth Individuals, Institutional Investors, and Family Conglomerates 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 10-minute presentation about your project to more than 80 hand-picked, pre-qualified group of investors from the Arab World (Exclusive to Gold Sponsors & Strategic Partners)
  • Limited spots for 20 blockchain & DeFi projects
  • Listen to experts, educators and regulators on the legal aspects covering digital assets investments
  • Network with colleagues and peers from all over the world
  • Enjoy an exclusive event with plenty of networking, learning and pitching opportunities


  • Ultra High Networth Individuals
  • Venture Capitals
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Family Office Investors
  • Crypto Funds
  • Angel Investors


  • 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



Digital asset 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 executive congress, Investors will:

  • Attend one to one meetings with top Blockchain & DeFi projects from all over the world
  • Learn how to invest in Digital Assets
  • Meet the hottest blockchain & DeFi start-ups
  • Listen to expert investors and crypto fund managers
  • Understand risk management and regulations
  • Learn about the latest DIGITAL ASSET AND BLOCKCHAIN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES, the features that set them apart and how to build and protect a diversified portfolio


  • Exciting Renewable Energy and Sustainability Projects powered by Blockchain
  • Hottest Blockchain & DeFi projects
  • Blockchain Entrepreneurs
  • Blockchain Regulators
  • Financial Market Regulators
  • Storage Solution Providers
  • Blockchain Researchers


  • Impact of Blockchain on sustainable development, especially on the role that this technology can play in developing innovative solution in renewable energy.
  • Can Blockchain be the future of renewable energy?
  • Blockchain technology lets energy producers make more money by issuing energy tokens that can either be consumed or resold, creating a clean, multidimensional grid.
  • NFTs are the talk of the Crypto world this year. What do regulators think of them? How can one invest in them and what are the opportunities and challenges facing them?
  • DeFi in 2022: Would scalability woes be solved? The DeFi insurance sub-sector was one of the hottest parts of DeFi in 2021. Will it continue to grow in 2022? Would staking take center stage?
  • Industry outlook
  • How will the value of digital assets fare in 2021 and beyond?
  • Knowledge and advice from early institutional investors
  • Investment opportunities presented by leading digital asset investors
  • How is Blockchain fairing in the age of Covid 19?
  • Are projects still getting funded?
  • Where are these funds coming from?
  • Is raising funds during and after Covid 19 different from how it was before?

The Program


H.E. Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Executive Chairman & CEO, DMCC

Abdelrahman Hazim

Head of Blockchain, Quara Holding

Abdulrahman Alolayan

Founder, Taibah Valley

Adrian Niculescu

CMO EMEA, CloudCoin Consortium

Anurag Yadav

Co-Founder & CBDO, TrustRecruit

Arwa Althagafi

Research & Innovation Director, TABADUL

Ashish Fafadia

Partner, Blume Ventures

Dan Komorny

CEO, Conreality

David Namdar

GP, Coral Capital - Co-Founder,

Dmitry Perepelkin

VC Investment Manager, Qtum Foundation

Dr. Adel ElMessiry

Chief Executive Officer, CryptoBloc Tech

Dr. Tom Davis

Chief Renewable Officer, Renewable Energy Alliance

Gaurav Dubey

Founder & CEO, TDeFi

Gordon Einstein

Founder, CryptoLaw Partners

Gurraj S Sangha

Chief Quantitative Investment Officer, Token Metrics Ventures

H.E. Gabriel Abed

Ambassador of Barbados, United Arab Emirates - Chairman, Abed Group

H.E. Zulfiquar Ghadiyali

Executive Director, Royal office of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan

Harish D. Gupta

CEO, FXDX exchange

Henrik Rasmussen

Head of Investor Relations, TDeFi

Hubertus Thonhauser

Partner, Ghaf Capital Partners

Hussein Sayed

Anchor, CNBC Arabia

Jay Moore

Co-Founder & CMO, Prasaga

Jorge Sebastiao

Founder, Global Blockchain Organization

Josef‌ ‌Holm‌

Founding Partner, Draper Goren Holm

Kirill Mishanin

Co-Founder, Infodriver Capital

Les Male


Lila Benhammou

Co-Founder & CEO, TrustRecruit

Logeswaran Krishnan

Founder & CTO, CaesiumLab

Madhur Prabhakar

CEO, EQ8 Network

Manit Singh Bhatia

Founder & CEO, Act It Out

Marouane Fikri

CEO, Sin City

Mru Patel

CEO & Founder, My Tokenized Capital

Mustafa Baltaci

Head of Global Business, Bitay

Nikita Sachdev

Founder & CEO, Luna PR

Nikola Stojanow

General Partner, Meta Change Capital

Oliver von Wolff

Managing Director, Crypto Oasis Labs

Paolo Guida

Head of Blockchain Investments, Blockchain Valley Ventures

Phillip Lord

Co-Founder, Pimlico Partners

Pranav Sharma

Founding Partner, Woodstock Fund

Raghav Jerath

Partner, Ghaf Capital Partners

Ralf Glabischnig

Founder & Board Member, Crypto Valley Venture Capital

Rico Pang

CEO, Sanctum Global Ventures

Rim El Aridi

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Agora Group

Robert Abenante

Managing Director, IoniX Pro

Saeed Al Darmaki

Founder, Sheesha Finance

Samy Karim

Director - Business & Ecosystem Development, Binance

Sanchit Dawar

CTO, Aqarchain

Sophia Shluger

Managing Director, Amber Group - UK

Srinu Chowhan

VP of Marketing & Growth, BitOasis

Talal Tabbaa

Co-Founder, CoinMENA

Vineet Budki

CEO, Cypher Capital

Walid Mansour

Partner & Board Member, MEVP

Waqas Nakhwa

Founder & CEO, Aqarchain

Zohair Dehnadi

Co-Founder, X Ventures


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