• Address : Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Date & Time :20-21 May 10:00AM - 6:00PM

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Crypto Expo Dubai is organized by Hqmena. Witness the largest Crypto Expo in Dubai with top-notch investors and leaders in the cryptocurrency industry to network and discover new business possibilities. Don't pass up the chance to network with the best cryptocurrency businesses for trading and investing. Learn about the cryptocurrency industry, Altcoins, Blockchain, and Consensus. We are highly proficient in organizing a B2C event by providing the cryptocurrency industry with supreme quality educational resources and networking possibilities.
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Showcasing to thousands of traders and investors, leading cryptocurrency brands unveil their premier digital currency products and services at the forefront.

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Leading industry experts deliver valuable insights and the latest updates on cryptocurrencies to traders, investors, and businesses, enriching their understanding and knowledge.

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A brief overview of the outstanding cryptocurrencies honoured with awards during the ceremony.

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2024 SPEAKERS

Evdokia Pitsillidou

Partner | Risk & Compliance Director

SALVUS FUNDS

Evdokia, a partner at SALVUS Funds, is actively advising and working on all matters related to licensing, regulatory compliance and internal audits for Investment Firms, Crypto Providers (CASP), Investment Funds and Payment Institutions.

Pranay Sharma

Business Development Manager

EXOLO

Pranay Sharma, a dynamic Business Development Manager at EXOLO, leverages over five years of experience in centralized exchanges and the cryptocurrency landscape. He excels in forging partnerships, expanding user bases, and driving revenue growth. His expertise lies in facilitating company expansion and market entry strategies, particularly in cryptocurrency domains.

Dmitry Mishunin

CEO

HashEx

Dmitry Mishunin, CEO of HashEx, specializes in Web3 and blockchain cybersecurity. With a background in physics and business, he’s conducted over 1300 audits, safeguarding $3.8 billion in funds. An expert in DeFi and tech investment, Dmitry’s leadership and strategic vision drive HashEx’s success in the global IT market.

Muhammad Naeem Aslam

Columnist

Nasdaq

Naeem Aslam is a prominent figure in the finance and investment industry, known for his extensive experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and deep expertise in various domains of finance. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Naeem has successfully launched startups and owns a private equity fund focused on commercial real estate. With a career spanning over 15 years, Naeem has established himself as a respected voice in the world of finance. He has also served as an ex-Hedge Fund Trader at Bank of New York, showcasing his hands-on experience in managing investments and trading strategies. As a regular guest at Fox Business and Bloomberg, Naeem shares his insights and analysis on the latest financial trends, market developments, and investment strategies. He is known for his sharp analytical skills and ability to provide expert commentary on a wide range of topics, including blockchain technologies, fintech, traditional assets, macroeconomics, central bank policies, and artificial intelligence. In addition to his media appearances, Naeem is a recognized columnist at NASDAQ (US), where he shares his in-depth knowledge and opinions on various financial subjects. He has also previously worked for Forbes (US) for over 5 years, where he contributed valuable insights to the finance community through his writing. Naeem’s expertise and knowledge are not limited to media and writing. He is also a sought-after guest lecturer at prestigious institutions such as the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick’s Business School, where he imparts his wisdom and experiences to aspiring finance professionals.

Belal Jassoma

Director - Ecosystems

DMCC

Belal Jassoma is the Director of Ecosystems at DMCC, the world’s leading business hub and an international centre for trade, commerce and innovation. DMCC is now home to over 24,000 businesses and was named Global Free Zone of the Year by the Financial Times’ fDi Magazine for 9 consecutive years.

Belal has been instrumental in expanding the Free Zone offering, introducing new products and services, member engagement programs, and developing key strategic relationships and ecosystems which resulted in both business growth and member retention. As part of his current responsibilities as Director – Ecosystems, Belal leads several key verticals for DMCC including Crypto, Gaming, AI, Energy and Financial Services as well as the partnerships and product development functions.

Belal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah and brings over 18 years of experience in real estate, investment, and government administration.

Sheetal Bhardwaj

GBBC UAE Ambassador

Sheetal Bhardwaj is a seasoned Risk and Compliance professional with over two decades of hands-on experience managing successful Compliance Programs in the MENAT and Australasia region.

She is an UAE Ambassador to the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).

She is also an Executive Board Member of ACFCS (Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, US), MENA Chapter.

As a subject matter Expert, she has served in leadership roles covering various aspects of Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crime Risk of various financial institutions.

Arthur Azizov

CEO

B2Broker

Arthur Azizov is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of B2Broker, a leading liquidity and technology provider. He has more than a decade of experience in the FinTech industry. Under his leadership, B2Broker has become a global company with more than five hundred institutional clients, cutting-edge technology solutions, ten offices worldwide, and seven licenses from reputable jurisdictions. Arthur is highly knowledgeable in finance and IT, which, combined with his vast experience, has made him a well-known figure in the industry.

Jehanzeb Awan

Founder and Chairman of Middle East Africa and Asia

Crypto and Blockchain Association

Jehanzeb is the founder and CEO of J. Awan & Partners, an international governance risk and compliance consulting firm and is also the founder and CEO of azakaw, a global RegTech company. He is also the chairman of the Middle East Africa and Asia Crypto and Blockchain Association.
Jehanzeb is also the Chief Client Officer responsible for managing key regulatory and client relationships for both firms.
Prior to establishing J. Awan & Partners and azakaw, he was the regional head of compliance for Morgan Stanley’s business in the MENA region. Prior to that Jehanzeb was the head of compliance for the National Bank of Dubai (now Emirates NBD). Jehanzeb started his career with Hornblower & Weeks in New York and subsequently worked with Raymond James & Associates in Philadelphia.
Jehanzeb graduated with a BSC and received a Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Yu Jianing

Founder and President of Uweb

University of Web3

Dr. Yu Jianing, a well-known digital economist, authoritative blockchain, metaverse and Web 3.0 expert. He holds many positions, including the Founder and President of Uweb(University of Web3), the Executive Director of China Mobile Communications Association Metaverse Industry Committee, Co-chair of the China Communications Industry Association Blockchain Specialized Committee and Hong Kong Blockchain Association Honorary Chairman. His book “The rise of Metaverse” has been translated into seven languages and sold worldwide.

Sebastian Widmann

General Manager & Head of Strategy

Komainu

Widmann serves as General Manager and Head of Strategy at Komainu, an institutional digital asset custody business aiming to enable secure and compliant access to the growing ecosystem. He was part of the founding team that launched the Komainu joint venture with Nomura, Ledger and CoinShares in 2018 and since then has helped the business raise $25 million and reach more than $8 billion in assets under custody. Prior to Komainu, Widmann helped launch Nomura’s digital asset team and led several strategic initiatives and investments for the Japanese investment bank.

Pekka Kelkka

Founder, web3 advisor and educator

Papa Blockchain

As a web3 educator and advisor for projects and individuals from all-over the world my humble goal is to explain the enormous opportunities web3, blockchain, and cryptos bring to the entire society.

Mustafa BAŞ

Founder & Executive Chairman

Rebirth Finance

Rebirth was founded by Mustafa BAS, a young entrepreneur and full-stack developer. He has been working on the Rebirth project for over 15 years, and his motto is “too good to be true.” An experienced entrepreneur with proven business experience has gathered all his experience at Rebirth Fintech to revolutionize the financial technology industry.

Reece Merrick

Senior designation to 'Managing Director, Middle East & Africa'

Ripple

Reece is Senior Director of Global Strategic Partners at Ripple where he leads relationships with key financial institutions & crypto partners adopting blockchain-based payments and crypto liquidity solutions to enable cross-border payments. Prior to Ripple, Reece spent 10+ years working within the fintech and payments space, focusing on FX risk management and building out cross-border payment solutions for large FIs & corporations.

(Mr. KEY) Karnika E. Yashwant

Founder, KEY Difference Co-Founder

Forward Protocol

Mr. KEY (Karnika E. Yashwant) is a parallel entrepreneur building and supporting the next billion dollar start-ups. Founder of KEY Difference (Accelerator & VC) and Co-founder of Forward Protocol, he has been in the blockchain space since 2013. He focuses on building fundamentally strong businesses and moving web2 value to web3. He continues to hold many strategic positions, and is a sought after speaker and advisor in the crypto sphere. He is based in Dubai.

Tobias Bauer

Partner

Blockchain Founders Fund

Tobias Bauer, Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund, invests in and builds top-tier startups. As a Startup Mentor for APX, PlugAndPlay, and Alchemist Accelerator, and a Venture Partner of Republic, he brings extensive expertise. Supporting Chinaccelerator’s investment team, Tobias contributed to the success of this elite global accelerator program by SOSV with $855M+ AUM in China. Formerly with the German Government in Thailand, he co-organized the NSTF career fair, drawing 1.1M visitors. With a background at PwC and goetzpartners, Tobias has international experience, having lived in 9 countries. Fluent in Mandarin, English, and German, he holds an MSC in Management + CEMS Master’s from National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University, and a Bachelor’s in Management and Law with Distinction from Management Center Innsbruck and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

Myriam Ben Sayeh

Director - Crypto Innovation leader

Mastercard - EEMEA

Myriam Ben Sayeh has a profound expertise in Blockchain and Crypto, having spearheaded the
design and implementation of the UAE federal Blockchain strategy and policy. Her impactful
contributions extend to deploying Blockchain solutions in crucial domains such as digital
identity, digital signatures, digital documents, and digital skills.
In 2023, Myriam assumed the role of Crypto Risk and Innovation leader at Mastercard, tasked
with driving Mastercard's Strategy in Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa. In her role, she
oversees the development and execution of strategies that empower the
ecosystem—comprising banks, exchanges, government, and law enforcement—to harness
Crypto's potential. Myriam adeptly navigates the delicate balance of advancing Crypto access
and acceptance while diligently managing risks and ensuring compliance.

Assad Dar

Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer

Medieval Empires

Assad Dar Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Medieval Empires – is joining us at the Global Blockchain Show 2024 as a speaker. With over 15 years of experience in the digital arena, he has been leading organizations into the future with one goal in mind: to drive positive change, profitability, and process improvement. From implementing global strategies to digital transformation, marketing, and go-to-market strategies, Assad knows how to get results.

Mario Nawfal

Founder and CEO

IBC Ventures

Mario Nawfal is the host of the largest show on Twitter with guests including Hunter Biden, Elon Musk, Imran Khan, Bill Ackman and Marc Cuban reaching millions of people a week and leading the citizen journalism movement.

Mario is also the founder and CEO of IBC group which is the largest incubator in crypto and AI and is one of the leading voices in the industry.

Jason Lau

Chief Innovation Officer

OKX

Jason leads OKX’s innovation efforts, and is responsible for identifying new business opportunities, developing new products and services, and exploring new markets in the rapidly-evolving crypto industry. Prior to joining the Web3 industry in 2016, Jason worked at Barclays Capital and cfX Incorporated. He holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Anna Tutova

CEO

Coinstelegram

Anna Tutova is a public speaker, Fortune.com contributor, CEO of Coinstelegram, crypto-media group and PR-consulting agency. Furthermore Anna is a Partner at Fintech company https://kyc-pay.com/ , marketplace for direct matching business with financial and legal providers, Anna is an expert in public relations and business development, featured on CNBC Arabia TV, Forbes Middle East, Nasdaq, Finance Yahoo, Gulf News, Cointelegraph. Moreover, Anna is a co-producer of a documentary film “Decentralized – No Matter What” on the new era of digital economy, featuring Vitalik Buterin(creator Ethereum), CZ(Founder Binance), Sandeep Nailwal(Polygon co-Founder), Charles Hoskinson(Cardano), Justin Sun(Tron), Sebastien Borget(Sandbox) and other key industry leaders.

Laura Kornelija Inamedinova

CEO

LKI Consulting

Laura K. Inamedinova is an international keynote speaker and an Award-winning CEO of LKI Consulting, a London-based 7-digit Web3 Marketing & Design Agency.

As an unmatched Founder and CEO, she was listed as one of the “10 Women Entrepreneurs” by Entrepreneur Magazine and among “Top 10 Women in International Business” by Silicon Valley Times.

A true XXII century leader in Web3, Laura is a voice of 129+ conferences in 17+ countries worldwide. She’s a globally recognized blockchain industry expert, a graduate physicist, and a former columnist of Forbes and Huffington Post.

Voted “Best Web3 Marketing” by Entrepreneur in 2023, Laura leads her team at LKI Consulting with passion and shares her 8+ years in Web3 with audiences around the world. She constantly challenges what “best” means in Web3 and invites her audiences to join in changing this emerging space.

Joao Belo Branco

Global Head of Wealth

Liv. Bank

Born in Lisbon on December, 16th 1988, João is currently the Global Head of Wealth and Trading in Liv/ENBD in Dubai, UAE. Previously he was at Revolut as the CEO of the company’s Wealth and Trading entity. Commercially driven executive holding 12+ years of experience in investment firm operations, product strategy, regulation and risk with proven track record in formulating investment firms’ strategy alongside developing vision and direction to support growth. Joao has experience in building teams, and operating at senior manager level, he has been a voting member of the Board and various Executive Committees. With a strong performance, and deep technical expertise, he is able to set the ‘tone from the top’ in all multiple areas from governance, ethics and culture to strategy, operations and compliance

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem

Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence Expert, Director

Government of Abu Dhabi

Holds Ph.D degree in Engineering with specialisation in Digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security. He has some of the most prestigious and worldwide recognised security certifications. He has been an expert speaker and panel member in security events and summits.

Rudy Shoushany

CEO and Founder

DxTalks

Award Winning, Founder of CryptoTalks & DxTalks The Digital Leaders Platform | BCCManagement Consultancy | Forbes Technology Council | International Keynote Speaker | Mentor | Advisor | Specialized in consulting on Digital Transformation Strategies, Fintech, Cybersecurity, Governance, and Blockchain. https://www.dxtalks.com

Christian Gleich

International Ambassador

European Blockchain Association

Christian Gleich is the ambassador of the European Blockchain Association and well-known as a consultant and international speaker on topics related to blockchain, web3, tokenization and the metaverse. His focus over the last 25 years has been on the specific development of digital use cases and business models as well as their monetization. In various leadership positions, the digital expert led innovative projects for Samsung, Nike as well as NASA. He also holds the Guinness® World Record for the largest product launch of all time – streamed from the international space station (ISS). Right now he is focusing on tokenization for companies of different industries.

Rakan Khalifa

CEO

GAMECHANGERS

Rakan khalifa is a crypto and trading expert that helped over 100,000 people worldwide to learn about crypto and financial markets.

Ahmad Al Tarawneh

Sr. Strategic Transformation Consultant

Dubai Police General HQ

Digital & business Transformation, Metaverse, Digital Twins, Conversational ai & Web3, Emerging Technologies Use Cases, Excellence & Business Expert; A Business Data science professional; A professional Business Developer; a Civil Engineer & A Project Management Practitioner. Total Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma Professional. Market Strategy, Business Analysis, Global Trends, and Benchmarking. A Civil Engineer from The Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, An MBA from The Univ. of Wales, UK, & a DBA in Responsive Smart City & Data Science. 32 International Certificates across Scaled Agile, PM, RM, KM, Quality, CX, DX, Operational Excellence, OKRs, Balance Score Card, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Big Data, Open Data, Zero Trust Platforms, and more. Ahmed started his career in Civil Engineering & Business Development in the USA and continued that journey in 12 countries across the MENA region

Serena Sebastiani

Director - Financial Services Advisory - Virtual Assets Consulting Lead

PwC Middle East

Passionate Management Consulting professional with 13 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. Focused on Fintech, Virtual Assets and the future of Finance. Learning on metaverse. Involved in fintech acceleration programs as a business mentor; speaker in industry events; supporting the Virtual Assets ecosystem and contributing to the creation of an active community of players across the value chain. I work in the GCC advising Sovereign Wealth Funds, Central Banks and Regulators, Government entities and the private sector to support the transformation agenda of the Region. Harvard Law School / IOSCO certified on Global Program for Regulators of Securities Markets.

Ahmed Elmetwally

CEO / General Manager

Private Office of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Hamadan Al Nahyan

My life has been nurtured by Emirati culture and values. As proud resident of United Arab Emirates my focus is always to bring prosperity to nation in all sectors. Guidance and effort of founding father His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan has been inspiration to my life. Currently as the CEO of The Private Office of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan my aim is to bring new technologies, ventures and investment to the region in various sectors. When I started my career in 2015 as the Director of Partnerships of a prominent royal family office in the country, it helped me to honed my skills in achieving my goals. While completing my studies in Buisness Administration in New York University in Abu Dhabi, I got more interested in field of merging and acquisitions. Today its proud moment for me to work with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, the chairman of the private office And my mentor. My role for the private office includes garnering long term strong relationships with prominent government delegates and business tycoons in the region and the world. At our private office We encourage businesses and entrepreneurs that need the support and push to scale up their operations and guide them to enter the regional market. Our entity is the strategically placed launchpad for businesses who would want to enter the MENA region. We believe in transparency, humanity and giving back to the society.

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Date: 20 – 21 May 2024

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