The Global DeFi Congress is the first event in the MENA region dedicated to understanding Decentralized Finance.

The Global DeFi Congress leverages the experience gained through the hosting of 5 editions of the Global Blockchain Congress to ensure maximum return on investment for all our sponsors. It is the only event of its kind and it will bring together qualified investors (VCs, Private Equity Firms, Family Offices and High Networth Individuals) with DeFi Projects looking to raise funds.

This is not a conference nor an exhibition This is an exclusive, closed-door, congress between investors and hand-picked DeFi projects 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.

ARE YOU A DEFI PROJECT?

Benefits for 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 60 hand-picked, pre-qualified group of investors from the Arab World (Exclusive to Gold Sponsors)
  • Limited spots for 10 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

WHO WILL YOU MEET

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

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

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 DeFi projects from all over the world
  • Learn how to invest in Digital Assets
  • Meet the hottest DeFi projects
  • Listen to expert investors and crypto fund managers
  • Understand risk management and regulations
  • Learn about the latest DIGITAL ASSET AND DEFI INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES, the features that set them apart and how to build and protect a diversified portfolio

WHO YOU WILL MEET

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

WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED

  • 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
  • Who owns the bridge? The builders of DeFi Platforms.
  • Who regulates the bridge? Regulators and Governance around DeFi
  • Who crosses the bridge? End users of DeFi Products
  • Who finances the bridge? Investment opportunities and challenges in DeFi

The Program

Speakers

Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi

CEO, Securities & Commodities Authority, UAE

H.E. Zulfiquar Ghadiyali

Executive Director Of DIHC under chairmanship of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan

Iqbal Alikhan

Program Director, Blockchains & Innovation, IBM

Irina Heaver

Emerging Technology Advocate

Navin Gupta

Managing Director, Ripple for MENA and South Asia

Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki

Co-Founder, AlphaBit

Wai Lum Kwok

Senior Executive Director & Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Zachary Cefaratti

CEO & Principal Founder, Dalma Capital

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