GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN CONGRESS, LONDON

Agora is hosting its 13th edition of the Global Blockchain Congress on April 25th and 26th 2024, in Dubai, UAE.

Welcome to the unparalleled platform of the Global Blockchain Congress in Dubai, a groundbreaking event that stands as a beacon of exclusivity and innovation in the world of cryptocurrency.

Unlike any other, this congress serves as a clandestine rendezvous, bringing together crypto projects of immense promise and a select group of extraordinarily pre-qualified investors. Nestled behind closed doors, this event offers an unparalleled level of exclusivity, ensuring that only the most promising ventures and discerning investors converge. What sets this congress apart is not only the caliber of projects and investors it attracts, but also the meticulous pre-scheduled and pre-arranged meetings that form the heartbeat of this exclusive gathering. In the heart of Dubai, where tradition meets the future, the Global Blockchain Congress unfolds as a carefully curated platform, fostering connections that will shape the landscape of the blockchain industry.

Welcome to a realm where innovation meets exclusivity, and where the future of crypto unfolds in preordained meetings of minds and opportunities.

The Global Blockchain Congress leverages the experience gained through the hosting of the first 12 editions of the event in Dubai and the international editions in Vietnam and the UK to ensure maximum return on investment for all our sponsors. The previous editions of the Global Blockchain Congress were a tremendous success and we were able to host 1,350+ investors and 320+ 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.

Startup founders from all over the world need financial advocates on their side. Raising funds and receiving funding are 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.
WHY SHOULD STARTUPS ATTEND?
Raising funds is no easy task. It takes a lot of time, effort, and money to meet with the right investors. The Global Blockchain Congress reduces time and cost for you by connecting you with the right investors at the right time. Startups will:
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  • Meet with institutional investors and family conglomerates looking for new investment opportunities
  • Listen to experts, educators, and regulators on the legal aspects covering digital assets investments
  • Network with colleagues and peers from all over the world
  • Interact with thought leaders and speakers
  • Have exclusive access to ultra-high net worth individuals
  • Conduct a 10-minute presentation about their project/start-up to more than 100 hand-picked, pre-qualified groups of investors
WHY SHOULD INVESTORS ATTEND?
Our event is the ideal platform to learn all about the new trends in digital assets investment, explore investment opportunities, and meet some of the most amazing entrepreneurs and founders from all over the world. Investors will:
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  • Meet with the hottest blockchain start-ups
  • Keep their fingers on the pulse of the investment community
  • Listen to expert investors and fund managers
  • Understand risk management and regulations
  • Network with colleagues and peers from all over the world
WHY SHOULD GOVERNMENTS ATTEND?
Take a deep dive into blockchain technology and digital assets, engage with its ecosystem, and nurture solid cooperation in order to be able to properly legislate and govern. Governments will:
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  • Promote Foreign Direct Investment into their country
  • Help create a platform that positions your country at the heart of the blockchain ecosystem
  • Meet with digital assets legislatures from all over the world
  • Understand how blockchain technology can help you streamline your operation and reduce cost
  • Learn from subject matter experts
  • Interact with thought leaders and speakers
WHY SHOULD ENTERPRISES ATTEND?
Blockchain Technology will affect every business and industry. Your company needs to understand how to leverage blockchain to maintain a competitive advantage. Enterprises will:
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  • Meet with the best blockchain solution providers
  • Learn from world class organizations how blockchain technology helped them become better, faster, more transparent, and safer
  • Network with peers in an exclusive, by invitation only, c-level event
  • Explore the opportunities of investing in exciting blockchain startups
Who attends
the global blockchain congress
Blockchain
Solution Providers
Crypto Funds
Crypto
Influencers
Exchanges
Family Offices
Governments & Regulators
Start-ups
Venture Capitalists
Discussion topics
Program
Thurs
25
1h

Registration and Refreshments

08:00am - 09:00am
10'

Opening Remarks - Welcome Note

09:00am - 09:10am
20'

Keynote Opening Address

09:10am - 09:30am
30'

Panel Discussion

The UAE — International Hub for Blockchain

09:30am - 10:00am
20'

Title Sponsor Presentation

10:00am - 10:20am
40'

Presentations

10:20am - 11:00am
10'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

11:00am - 11:10am
2h'

One-on-One Meetings

11:10am - 1:10pm
50'

Prayer Break & Lunch

1:10pm - 2:00pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Digital Assets Market: ETFS, Halving, and Other Major Occurrences Are Poised to Shape 2024

2:00pm - 2:30pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePIN) Have Garnered Plenty of Interest from the Crypto Community in 2023

2:30pm - 3:00pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Real World Assets Tokenization

3:00pm - 3:30pm
15'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

3:30pm - 3:45pm
1h15'

One-on-One Meetings

3:45pm - 5:00pm
5'

Chairman Closing Remark and End of Day One

5:00pm - 5:05pm
Fri
26
1h

Registration and Refreshments

08:00am - 09:00am
5'

Opening Remarks and Welcome from the Chairman of the Congress

09:00am - 09:05am
30'

Panel Discussion

Web3 Gaming Is Not Just a Buzzword

09:05am - 09:35am
30'

Panel Discussion

How to Fund-Raise for Crypto Projects

09:35am - 10:05am
1hr'

Presentations

10:05am - 11:05am
10'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

11:05am - 11:15am
1h45'

One-on-One Meetings

11:15am - 1:00pm
1h'

Prayer Break & Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm
40'

Panel Discussion

The Future of NFTs: Will The Market Revive In 2024?

2:00pm - 2:40pm
30'

Panel Discussion

The Crossroad between AI and Crypto

2:40pm - 3:10pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Cybersecurity to the Front in 2024

3:10pm - 3:40pm
20'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

3:40pm - 4:00pm
10'

The Global Blockchain Congress Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks

4:00pm - 4:10pm
Speakers
Adel Bhurtun
Founder & CEO
Traders Brawl
Aditya Tallapragada
CEO
Medifakt
Alex Chehade
General Manager
Binance
Alex Mukhin
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Cryptomeria Capital
Alex Odagiu
Investment Director
Binance Labs
Amit Mehra
Partner
Borderless Capital
Anna Shakola
Head of Business Development
Cointelegraph Accelerator
Anna Tutova
CEO
Coinstelegram
Catie Romero-Finger
CEO & Co-Founder
BABs
Diana Biggs
Partner
1kx
Dylan Sharkey
Managing Partner
Zen Capital
Fabio La Franca
Founding Partner
Blueverse Ventures
Feras Al Sadek
Managing Partner
Ghaf Capital Partners
Ganesh Kompella
Founding Partner
Tykhe Block Ventures
Gaurav Dubey
Founder & CEO
TDeFi
Hamiz Mushtaq Awan
Founder, Partner
Plutus21 Capital
Hazel Zhang
Head of Investments
AELF Ventures
Ilya Fedotov
Head of Global Marketing, REVV Ecosystem
Animoca Brands
Jad Chahine
Founding Member
Superscrypt
Jamie Thomson
CEO
Vulcan Forged
Joseph Lassen
Partner
CMT Digital
Joyce Chin
Portfolio Management
Animoca Brands
Juliet Su
Partner
NewTribe Capital
Kamal Youssefi
President of the Board
The Hashgraph Association
Leeor Groen
Managing Director
The Spartan Group
Lucas Schoch
CEO & Founder
BWS
Mona Tiesler
Investment Manager
Tokentus Investment AG
Nikita Sachdev
CEO & Founder
Luna Media Corporation
Patrick Martin
General Partner, Europe
Alpha Sigma Capital
Rishabh Gupta
Director of Operations
TDeFi
Robby Yung
CEO of Investments
Animoca Brands
Rodney Yesep
Partner
Hack VC
Roland Roventa
Portfolio Manager
Altana Digital Assets Fund
Saqr Ereiqat
Co-Founder
Crypto Oasis Ventures
Taras Yavorskyy
General Partner
3x Capital
Tobias Bauer
Partner
Blockchain Founders Fund
Viktor Fischer
Managing Partner
RockawayX
Vineet Budki
CEO & Managing Partner
Cypher Capital
partner
Strategic partner
Gold Sponsors
Silver SponsorS
Bronze Sponsor
Media Partners
Previous Speakers
H.E. Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Executive Chairman & CEO
DMCC
Alex Chehade
General Manager
Binance
Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner
Blockchain Founders Fund
Andrew Durgee
Head of Republic Crypto
Anna Shakola
Head of Business Development
Cointelegraph Accelerator
Arnav Pagidyala
Principal
HashKey Capital
Arpit Sharma
Managing Director, Middle East, India, South East Asia
NEAR Foundation
Beniamin Mincu
Co-founder & CEO
Elrond
Bijan Alizadeh
Partner
Cypher Capital
David Gan
Founder & GP
OP Crypto
Feras Al Sadek
Managing Partner
Ghaf Capital Partners
Hervé Francois
Partner
Investcorp
Jad Chahine
Founding Member
Superscrypt
James Parillo
Managing Partner
Figment Capital
Jamie Thomson
CEO
Vulcan Forged
Jamie Wallace
Investor
BITKRAFT
Joseph Lassen
Partner
CMT Digital
Juliet Su
Partner
NewTribe Capital
JT Law
Partner
Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC)
Kevin Yang
Managing Partner
Gate Ventures
Lee Pickavance
Senior Executive Officer
MV Global
Leeor Groen
Managing Director
The Spartan Group
Dr. Marwan Alzarouni
CEO
Dubai Blockchain Center
H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi
CEO
Securities & Commodities Authority
Mattia Mrvosevic
Partner
Eterna Capital
Mohamed Ezeldin
Head of Tokenomics
Animoca Brands
Mohammad Alblooshi
Chief Executive Officer
DIFC Innovation Hub
Riz Pabani
Partnerships Manager
Cardano Foundation
Shreyansh Singh
Head of Investments
Polygon Labs
Valerie Hawley
Affiliate Founding Partner
True Global Ventures
Previous sponsors & partners
Sponsor
Highlight videos
Testimonials
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When we participated in the 1st edition of the Global Blockchain Congress, we were able to secure funding and partnerships that allowed us to get to where we are today. To all the Blockchain projects, whether in the early or advanced stages, we assure you that the Global Blockchain Congress experience is unlike any other summit. This Congress is an exclusive, closed-door opportunity to connect with the greatest investors from the MENA region.
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Daniel Santos
CEO, Woonkly
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As the Head of Business Development at Cointelegraph Accelerator, my role involves attending numerous significant conferences annually. This extensive travel schedule often leads to experiences with overcrowded events, which can be quite exhausting. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the high caliber of attendees at the recent GBC conference. The event's selective audience truly set it apart. Notably, two of our portfolio companies from the Cointelegraph Accelerator have garnered substantial preliminary commitments following their participation in this conference. We are now eagerly anticipating the conversion of these commitments into actual investments.
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Anna Shakola
Business Development Manager, Cointelegraph Accelerator
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I have been to many events but this was something special, sponsoring this event was more than worth it, as a startup you need events like this to help you not only to receive funding but to connect with those who have already been through similar stages and became great successes. It was a well organised and intense event, well done to Agora Group and all of the teams involved in making this a truly unique experience for us so far.
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Athar Ahmed
CEO, Legion Network
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Our experience with Agora was exceptional. Every promise exceeded, every opportunity to engage with the right funds exploited. But the real key was that it was all so well curated. Having done so many of these events I have never had such a high hit rate! Of the 22 funds we spoke to we had 20 with a strong fit. The dinner was a hit and the time we enjoyed in the Cleopatra Suite will create lifelong relationships. I don’t know how Agora does it, but each event is more amazing than the last.
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Jay Moore
Co-Founder & CMO , Prasaga
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I am very pleased about the performance and success of the Agora Global Blockchain Congress event! You feel all the efforts and dedication that the team put into turning this conference into a hit! From the registration counter, to the main stage where they picked the best panelists and to the section where start-ups pitch to investors all was very well done! It is truly a quality conference.
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Feras Al Sadek
Managing Partner, Ghaf Capital Partners
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The experience at this event was amazing! Everything was more than well arranged. We were promised at least 10 meetings with investors but it was closer to 20! The difference between other events and Agora is that everyone knows why they are there. 1 side comes to raise funds, the other side is searching for a project to put their funds in. I can advise EVERYONE to go to the next one. Met incredibly interesting people. In one word “amazing”.
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Randy van Brienen
CEO, Bitsliced
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Agora was a wonderful experience for Wild Meta Earth. The event was very well organized and fruitful in new encounters. All the team is dedicated to help you to connect with the right people, either investors or future partners. We have almost finished our seed and private sale of token. Thanks to a great organization!
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Adrien Moisson
Founder & CEO , Wild Meta Earth
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I always admire the events organized by the Agora Group and the Global Blockchain Congress was one such initiative. Being a partner at NewTribe Capital, we always struggle finding new investment opportunities in the top growing startups that could deliver us long term benefits but the 1 on 1 format implemented by this event was unique and very efficient indeed. I'd recommend this as a must attend event.
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Juliet Su
Partner , NewTribe Capital VC
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The GBC event was probably one of the best investor conferences I have been to. A great venue, great attendee list, and excellent management. We met about 10 high quality investor leads on a 1-to-1 basis, who were looking to deploy money, and had lots of other networking opportunities throughout the event and into the evening.

The management team was fantastic, and arranged a number of ad-hoc meetings for us. Every need was attended to, and staff were fun, friendly and focused on helping us to raise funds.

Overall an excellent event, and couldn't recommend it enough. 5 stars!
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James Dunthorne
Founder, CEO, Neuron
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Agora have seen the vision prior to that being a vision in Dubai when they were hosting the GBC when Crypto was still seen as something negative. What they have done has been super successful in navigating the storm and what we see today at the GBC is just brilliant with so many great minds & amazing projects coming together all under one roof. There was a real vibrant atmosphere and everyone understood that we are in a building phase and we were able to have this togetherness all down to the amazing Agora team for putting this show together and making everything flow so smoothly.
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Mohamed Ezeldin
Head of Tokenomics, Animoca Brands
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It has been my honour and privilege to have been invited to speak at and participate in the most prestigious and most innovative events in the web3 and Blockchain industry. I can confidently say, without fear or favor, that GBC matches these events stride for stride. One simply needs to look at the luminaries in attendance to know how well regarded this event is and deservedly so. I will be back next year as will the team from Cypher Capital Group. Agora remain best in class when it comes to arranging these events and their continuous striving to further improve their offering serves them exceedingly well.
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Vineet Budki
CEO , Cypher Capital
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Pitches are good and all, but have you ever sat on a table for 8 hours with 30 minutes one-on-one meetings with 50 rotating investors? Agora is next level. I went to this conference last year, and it was like speed dating with investors. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW IT SHOULD BE. If you’re in #Dubai or can get there, and are looking to raise funds for your project, this is your jam.
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Nikita Sachdev
Co-Founder , LunaPR.io
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This was the first GBC I attended and I look forward to attending more in the future. It was very well organized, and brought together a highly selective audience in an intimate fashion, allowing for deeper conversations and stronger connections to be build. For sure my network has gotten stronger as part of my attendance.

The Agora team was extremely professional as well. Every team member I interacted with was thoughtful and helpful.
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Jad Chahine
Founding Member, Superscrypt
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