Paris Blockchain Week proudly announces keynote French Minister Jean-Noël Barrot, at PBWS, 20-24 March 2023

Paris, December 12th – Paris Blockchain Week, the leading international conference dedicated to professionals in the blockchain and Web3 space, is excited to announce that the French Minister of Digital Transition and Telecommunications, Mr Jean-Noël Barrot, will deliver a speech at PBWS, 20-24 March 2023.

H.E. Mr Barrot, who is an economist, is the French Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications. Prior to joining the government, Barrot represented the 2nd constituency of the Yvelines department in the National Assembly from 2017 to 2022 where he also held the position of Vice-Chairman of the Finance Committee of the National Assembly.

Earlier, during the Binance Blockchain Week at the Palais des Congrès de Paris in September 2022, Minister Barrot talked about the significant role the French government has played in the upcoming MiCA regulation.

Minister Barrot then said, “The transition from Web2 to Web3 will unleash lots of opportunities for sharing, collaboration, and creativity in general. That’s why the French government and President Macron strongly support the Web3 ecosystem”.


Emmanuel Fenet, CEO of Paris Blockchain Week: “We are extremely honoured that Minister Barrot will join the exceptional, and growing, line-up of keynotes at PBWS. Hearing his opinion and insights on a range of industry matters in the digital assets space should not be missed.”

This exciting news followed an earlier announcement of keynotes from industry leaders and visionaries, including Marieke Flament, CEO, NEAR Foundation, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, Steve Huffman, CEO, Reddit, and Ryan Selkis, Founder & CEO, Messari, who will hit the stage from 20th to 24th March in 2023.

Emmanuel Fenet, CEO of Paris Blockchain Week: “With PBWS approaching, we gladly invite all open-minded professionals, digital assets enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs from around the globe to gather in one amazing place. This is where we are shaping the digital assets space, forge new future business partnerships and where business gets done.”

About Minister Jean-Noël Barrot

Minister Jean-Noël Barrot belongs to the Mouvement Démocrate (MoDem) where he served as national spokesperson (2018), then as secretary general (2018-2022) and finally as vice president (since July 2022). Born on May 13, 1983, in Paris, he is a laureate of the French-American Foundation’s “Young Leaders” program (class of 2020). His work has been published in leading international medias such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science.

About Paris Blockchain Week

The renowned Paris Blockchain Week will hold its 4th edition as a live event from 20 to 24 March 2023 in the Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre and online via a dedicated digital platform. Since its inception in 2019, PBW has established itself as a global meeting place for crypto enthusiasts, investors, and entrepreneurs to engage in thought-provoking discussions on the digital assets industry at large.

The event is organised by Chain Of Events, an event organiser specialising in conferences and events for professionals in the blockchain universe. Supported by some of the leading figures in tech and politics, PBW 2022 welcomed 6000+ attendees, 300+ speakers, 250 sponsors, 400 media and partners.

Top speakers and supporters from 2022 included CZ (Changpeng Zhao), Raj Gokal, Silvio Micali, Brad Garlinghouse, Nicolas Cary, Ryan Selkis, Sébastien Borget, Robbie Yung, Tim Draper… and top sponsoring brands included Binance, Coinbase, Stellar,, Fireblocks, Consensys, Polkadot, Huobi Global, PwC, Ripple, Tezos, Algorand, Sandbox, Bitget,, Near Protocol, Bitstamp, Hedera, KPMG, Messari, Anchorage Digital, ByBit, CitiVentures, Tron, BitPanda, Ledger…