Agora is hosting its 9th Edition of the Global Blockchain Congress on February 21st and 22nd 2022 in Dubai, The UAE.

The theme of this edition is: “The Decentralized Digital Reality: A gateway to the Metaverse, GameFi & DeFi".

The Global Blockchain Congress leverages the experience gained through the hosting of the first 8 editions of the event to ensure maximum return on investment for all our sponsors.

The eight previous editions of the Global Blockchain Congress were a tremendous success and we were able to host more than 650 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 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 Digital Assets Startups through a series of pre-scheduled and pre-arranged one on one meetings.

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 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 (Exclusive to Gold Sponsors)
  • Limited spots for 20 blockchain 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


  • Hottest Blockchain & DeFi projects
  • Crypto fund managers
  • Blockchain entrepreneurs
  • National bankers
  • Financial market regulators
  • Risk managers
  • Storage solution providers
  • Blockchain researchers


  • Newest and latest developments in the regulation of digital assets in the UAE.
  • MetaDubai - Dubai's DNA is unique – will it be the ideal prototype of the new Meta World? From human capital aggregation, to technological disruption and regulatory hacking, Dubai is the most exciting place to build the Meta Universe.
  • How are NFTs transforming Gaming.
  • Essential Technologies for Building a Metaverse.
  • Crypto-market: Key trends & challenges in 2022 - As we kick start 2022, how would this year be different in the digital asset universe? What should we expect in terms of investment, regulation and adoption?
  • Reality Check – With all the positive talks about Blockchain and Digital Assets adoption in Dubai, what is the reality of operating a digital asset business in this city? From licensing, to opening up bank accounts, to regulation, and ease of doing business; Let’s get to the bottom of it!
  • Gaming in the Middle East – state of play, challenges and opportunities in this region.

The Program


Dr. Marwan Alzarouni

CEO, Dubai Blockchain Center

H.E. Dr. Maryam Buti Al Suwaidi

CEO, Securities & Commodities Authority

Abdelhamid Benyahia

MENA Operations Manager, Binance

Abdelrahman Hazim

Head of Blockchain, Quara Holding

Adrien Moisson

Chief Marketing Officer, PayFoot

Alex van der Baan

CEO & Co-Founder, Beemup

Aly Madhavji

Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund

Amit Mehra

General Partner, Borderless Capital

Ankur Garg

Director, TDMM

Anna Tutova

CEO, Coinstelegram

Arthur P. Andreas

Director, Abraham Coin

Athar Ahmed

CEO, Legion Network

Bahman Nedaei

Co-Founder & CEO, Krowdz

Bijan Alizadeh

Partner, Cypher Capital

Colin Fitzpatrick

CEO, Animal Concerts

Dan Komorny

CEO, Conreality

Danilo S. Carluccl

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Morningstar Ventures

David Kim

Co-CEO, Seoul Stars

Dimitrios Kavvathas

Chief Strategy Officer, Amber Group

Emrah Kara

CEO, Vault Network

Feras Al Sadek

Managing Partner, Ghaf Capital Partners

Gaurav Dubey

Founder & CEO, TDeFi

H.E. Gabriel Abed

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

Harman Puri

Chief Metaverse Officer, Asgard Dao

Hubertus Thonhauser

Partner, Ghaf Capital Partners

Ivan Kurnavin

Head of Business Development, OWNR WALLET

Jamie Thomson

CEO, Vulcan Forged

Jay Moore

Co-Founder & CMO, Prasaga

Jonathan Caras

Head of Communications, Levana

Jorge Sebastiao

Founder, Global Blockchain Organization

Josef‌ ‌Holm‌

Founding Partner, Draper Goren Holm

Kimberly Adams

Co-Founder, Bridge Network

Liam Bussell

Global Head of Content & Communications, Catheon Gaming

Lisa Loud

CEO & Co-Founder, FLUIDEFI

Mario Nawfal

Co-Founder & CEO, NFT Technologies

Mattia Mrvosevic

Partner, Eterna Capital

Michael Holdmann

CEO, Prasaga

Michael J. Karlin

Managing Director, MarketX

Mohammad Alblooshi

Sector Head, Fintech & Innovation, DIFC

Niko De Jonghe

Founder & CEO, Blockchain Valley Virtual

Nikola Stojanow

General Partner, Meta Change Capital

Oliver von Wolff

Managing Director, Crypto Oasis Labs

Omar Rahim

Managing Partner, Matcha Capital

Philip P. Andreas

Director, Abraham Coin

Rachel Pether

Senior Advisor, SkyBridge Capital

Raj Kapoor

Director Development & Strategy, Asgard Dao

Ralf Glabischnig

Founder & Board Member, Crypto Oasis

Saeed Al Darmaki

Founder, Sheesha Finance

Saqr Ereiqat

Managing Director, Crypto Oasis Sentio

Sergej Kunz

Co-Founder, 1inch Network

Sergey Sevantsyan

CEO, Mediacoin

Shams Hasan

Chief Strategy Officer, Deca4 Blockchain Advisory

Stoyan Angelov

Founder & CEO, Fragmint

Sudipto Naskar

CXO & Co-Founder, Boolien Network

Suhail Nurmohamed

CMO, Legion Network

Thibault Verbiest

Co-Founder, PayFoot

Tobias Bauer

Principal, Blockchain Founders Fund

Umair Masoom

Founder & CEO, MContent

Valeriya Minaeva

Partnerships & Comms, 1inch Network

Vickaash Agarwal

Managing Director, Bluewheel Capital

Vijay Valecha

CMO, Century Financial

Vineet Budki

CEO, Cypher Capital

Vivian La

CMO & Co-Founder, Creator Platform

Yuvraj K. Sharma

Chief Product Officer, KOMPANIONS

Zohair Dehnadi

Co-Founder, X Ventures


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