Press Release

The Global Blockchain Congress in Dubai since the Covid 19 lockdown

We are very proud, at Agora, for hosting the 5th edition of the event in a physical format. The Global Blockchain Congress was the first live business conference organized by a private company in Dubai since the Covid 19-imposed lockdown in March.

We took a leap of faith in deciding to do this congress live and our bet has paid off. People are hungry for face to face meetings and for the energy, buzz and excitement created by a number of people talking, exchanging ideas and making things happen.

Our 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 ocials and disruptors in a cutting edge conference agenda and via pre-arranged one-to-one meetings between investors and digital assets start ups.

The congress featured high-end speakers such as Dr. Abdullatif AlShamsi, President & CEO of the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, Arif Al-Alawi, the CEO of Dubai Cultiv8 Investments, Primindra Rajaram, Director of Partnerships at GRIP Investments, Sleem Hasan the CEO & Founder of Privity, also known as “The Father of Startups”, and Wai Lum Kwok the Senior Executive Director & Financial Services Regulatory Authority at Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM). The congress was organised and hosted by Agora Group at the Intercontinental Festival City, in Dubai on the 29th of September 2020.

Topics discussed over stage presentations and discussion panels covered a wide range of areas of blockchain applications and regulatory issues, with a keynote address on the Regulatory Landscape of digital assets in the UAE and the region, Investing in startups during and after Covid 19, a case study of the Higher College of Technology, Oil, Natural Gas and Bitcoin, as well as DeFi growth and challenges.

The congress was held under the Patronage of the private office of HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Sultan Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. Our strategic partners included Crypto Valley Labs Dubai, and Crypto Valley Venture Capital, Education Partnership with the CAIA Association (the global authority on Alternative Investment in more than 90+ countries), Media Partnerships with the world renowned Cointelegraph, COIN360, CryptoCanucks, and Coinstelegram, in addition to community partnerships with the Swiss Blockchain Federation, Fintech Connector, London Blockchain Foundation, and the National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association-Canada.

The congress hosted 100 attendees from 30 countries, and conducted 100 one-on-one meetings between startups and investors, 21 speakers, and 8 sponsors. To have a look at who was there you can view the post congress report here.

You can also watch the post congress video here.

The “5th GBC REVIEW” will be out soon, for now we leave you with a flashback for the first time to the previous 4th GBC REVIEW: 4th edition Global Blockchain Congress Review here.

Stay tuned for 2021 exclusive congresses on www.agoragroup.ae and following agora on LinkedIn here