Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Rd - Garhoud - Dubai - UAE

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Event Date Mon Mar 7 +04 - Thu Mar 10 +04 (3 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Mar 6 3:00pm - Wed Mar 9 3:00pm
Location Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Airport Rd - Garhoud - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

Metaverse, an avant-garde creation of the blockchain development world, even though being in its early innings, promises to deliver a trailblazing experience for millions of users and shake the world’s economy and innovative landscape.

The market opportunity for launching the Metaverse may bring an annual revenue of over $1 trillion. Web 2.0 companies, tech giants like Facebook, have already picked up the Metaverse stance, raising questions on whether they will become centralisation proponents for Web 3.0 or not.

Breaking barriers between digital and physical space, Metaverse is best described as a virtual world with highly sophisticated visual and art experience and crypto based DeFi backbone, filled with self-governed communities, and powered by interoperable blockchain networks.

Inside a Metaverse, users can share and store an unlimited amount of data, use self-sovereign IDs, play games and earn & trade digital assets, create limitless digital art pieces and play with NFTs and virtual goods, launch marketplaces – you name it.

Alongside Metaverse, essential financial and non-financial applications of blockchain will be covered during MetaWeek, a week-long event with a core 2-day conference and rich schedule of side events.

Empowering other technologies, blockchain creates a vibrant symbiosis of advanced tech. From a buzzword to a global financial and industrial game changer — it has undisputedly become part of everyday life. Transparency, immutability, security, privacy — all the benefits of blockchain & crypto are on high demand, and are constantly discussed both at a developer’s desk and at a regulator’s office.

Blockchain masterminds, NFT creators, DeFi spearheads, AI forerunners, artists, gaming tycoons, data analysts, Metaverse instigators and other experts interested in creating and nurturing the Web 3.0 world will converge to Dubai for major MetaWeek event, which will combine high-level offline networking and content and all-around metaverse experience.

Blockchain and its computing power is the main pillar for global digital transformation, so the current state of blockchain industry and the variety of protocols and solutions for FinTech, enterprise, logistics, entertainment, asset tokenisation, IoT and AI will also become part of the 2-day conference agenda.


2022 Speakers

Kokila Alagh
Founder, CEO, Karm Legal

Andy Alekhin
Co-founder, CEO,

Bijan Alizadeh
Founder, Cypher Capital

Stoyan Angelov
Founder and CEO, Evedo's Ecosystem

Alexandr Belets
CEO, Smartstate DMCC

Alan Chiu
Founder, Boba Network

Piers Dunhill
Chairman, Dunhill Bismarck

Geraldine Dunoyer
International Director Better World Fund; Founder, GMR Art Advisory

Gordon Einstein
Founder, Cryptolaw Partners

Olga Filatova
15 Most Influential Woman in Nft (Hackernoon)

Dr Irina Heaver
General Partner, Ikigai Ventures

Dereck Alexander Jon Hoogenkamp
CEO, Yalla Properties & Technologies

George Hou
Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Advisor, Early Cryptocurrency Investor

George Galoyan
Founder, & Urobot.a

Logan Ryan Golema
Co-founder & Builder, Lunarverse

Erin Grover
Head of Blockchain Social Impact Strategy, Jacobi Asset Management

Valerie Hawley
Director, Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence, SCAI

Laura Inamedinova
CEO, Lki Consulting

Karthik Iyer
CEO, Blockchainmonk

Grey Jabesi
Founder, Crypto University, Mamba Gaming Guild

Rahul Jagtiani
Entrepreneur, Presenter & Consulting Editor, Moneycontrol (Network18 Media, India)

John Kamara
Founder Adalabsafrica, Chairman, African Blockchain Centre

Greg Krzeszowski
CEO, Eaas

Hervé Larren
Advisor, Decentralands’ Vegas City District

Wes Levitt
CFA, Head of Strategy, Theta Lab

Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund, LP, Loyal VC & Draper Goren Holmren Holm

May Mahboob
Co-founder, Meta Bank Defi

Patrick Martin
Managing Partner, European Media Finance

Fernando Martinho
CEO, Unicorn

Vilma Matilla
Venture Capitalist, Futurist, Founder & CBO, 5ire

Angus John Maccormick
Director, Software Ag

Gustavo Montero
Principal, Gam Advisory, Former Country Head, Standard Chartered Switzerland

Damon Nam
Founder, CEO, Coin

Alex Nascimento
Founder, Ucla Blockchain Lab

Matthew Van Niekerk
CEO, Co-founder, Settlemint

Michael Ourabah
Head of Corporate Development, Legends of Bezogia CEO, BSO Network

Rico Pang
CEO, Sanctum Global Ventures

Pierre Paperon
Co-founder, Francemeta

Heidi Pease
Head of Investment Products, Wave Financial Group

Dr Milly Perry
Chair, Dao4daos Institute & Bug Blockchain Global

Kurt Pfluger
Business Development Manager, Ld Capital

Ilya Popov
Founder, Riki Group, Infinity Art Project

Pedro Rivera
Community Builder, Blockchain Investor and Advocate

Lorenzo Rosettani
CEO, Art in Space and Hcomm Me

Nikita Sadchev
Founder, Luna Pr

Sir Verlin Sanciangco
Managing Director, My Liquidity Partner & Ruby Family Foundation

Dushan Spalevich
Founder, CEO, Iblock Capital

Yael Tamar
Co-CEO, Co-founder, Solidblock

Paula Tavangar
Fund Manager, Swissborg

Dr. Jane Thomason
Co-founder, British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association

Anna Tutova
CEO, Coinstelegram

Cristina Ventura
Venture Partner, Chief Catalyst Officer , White Star Capital

Alan Vey
Executive Chairman, Co-founder, Verenft

Siddy Vicious
Co-founder, Thedreamchain

Maria Vovchok
Journalist, Mc, Ambassador at Blockchain Association of Ukraine

Jessica Walker
Content Lead, Coinmarketcap

Olga Yaroshevsky
Head of Content, Nexchange Group

Karnika E. Yashwant (Mr. Key)
Founder, Forward Protocol, Utopian Capital, and Key Difference Media

Faisal Zaidi
Co-founder, Head of Marketing & Communications, Cryptooasis

Featured Speakers:

Sheikh Almualla Bin Ahmed Almualla
Managing Partner, Ghaf Capital, Member of the Royal Family of the UAE

Nick Spanos
Bitcoin Pioneer, Co-founder, ZAP

Maja Vujinovic
CEO, Ogroup

Miko Matsumura
General Partner, Gumi Ventures

Vlatko Gigov

Susan Oh
Marcomm Strategy, Beyond Imagination Inc

Frank Fitzgerald

Bernd Breiter
Founder and CEO, Bigcitybeats

Vassal Benford
Chairman, the Benford Group and Animal Head Entertainment

Carl Runefelt
Entrepreneur, Crypto Startup Investor

Mamadou Toure
Founder, CEO, Ubuntu Tribe & Africa 2.0 Foundation

Joel Dietz
CEO, Metametaverse

Nitin Gaur
Head of IBM Financial Sciences, IBM Research

Juwan Lee
Founder and Chairman, Nexchange Group

Melanie Mohr
Founder, CEO, Wom Protocol

Singer, Entrepreneur, Motivator, Metawoman, Digital Artist

Sapphire Adizes
Musician, Producer, Co-founder,

Gabriel Abed
Ambassador of Barbados to the UAE

Marcello Mari
Ceo, Singularity DAO

Digital Artist

Grigory Rybalchenko
CEO, Emiswap

Anton Golub
Founder & CEO, Flovtec

Amrita Sethi
Award-winning Multi-media and Nftartist, Creator of Voice Note Art

Daven Michaels
Executive Chairman, Currentc Power

Matteo Dante Perrucio
President International & Partner, Wave Financial Group

Robin Babu
CEO, Co-founder, Tevaera

Mohammad Sear
Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, Ey Africa, India, Middle East

Musfique Ahmed
Co-founder, Smartcrowd Holdings

Christian Kranicke
Blufolio Ag, Founding Partner

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Earn.Games

• Arrakis Ventures


• BitForex
• Legends of Bezogia
• Tevaera
• Emiswap

• Flovtec
• GHAF Capital Partners
• Origin Storage
• SettleMint

• Medix Lab
• Metahorse