The biggest Blockchain Forum in Central and Eastern Europe brings together high-level policy-makers and global brands.

25 & 26 October, 2018

ABOUT THE FORUM

Highest policy-makers from the European Commission and European Union member states, led by the Digital Commissioner will meet with global brands’ top managers to draft the decentralized agenda of Europe, to discuss regulatory, legal and tax framework and to witness best examples of blockchain for enterprise implementations.

 

1,000+ attendees will dive into world-class content delivered through key-note presentations, interactive panels and start-up pitches. Expo area will showcase working applications in already disrupted industries– logistics, music, social media, travel, advertising, manufacturing, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, government and more.

MAIN FORUM

Policy makers from EC and member states will meet with top management from large multinationals, blockchain community, regional tech eco-system, start-ups, academia, consultants, investors and financial institutions, creating a platform for policy-making at the highest European level and networking among leading global brands and various blockchain stakeholders.

Main forum will feature world-class content in a 2-day series of keynote presentations and interactive panels on working applications in disrupted industries – logistics, energy, social media, travel, advertising, manufacturing, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, government.

EXHIBITION

Our spacious exhibitor floor is where you will have the opportunity to exhibit, meet and interact with movers and shakers in the largely growing blockchain world. If you are based in Central and Eastern Europe or this is your target market, CEE BLOCK is the place to be.

Showcase your products and services to industry leaders and investors. We offer the perfect platform to launch new initiatives and associate your brand with leading investors and influencers.

You will be able to interact and network with leading multinational tech companies, hyper ledger community members, influential policy-makers and upcoming start-ups changing the business through blockchain technologies.

START-UP PITCHES

The HACK-A-CHAIN stream at CEE Block Sofia is a unique opportunity for our attendees to hear from the founders about the newest and hottest upcoming start-ups.

Start-ups looking for acceleration, funding or interaction with the blockchain community and investors will each have a 15-min slot on the main stage to present their projects, and answer questions.

Partnering with two of the biggest VC funds investing in blockchain start-up in Central and Eastern Europe, we will highlight companies selected by our respected jury (to be announced soon).

The participants in the Hack-a-chain will also be set up on the Exhibitor Floor for further exposure.

WHY SOFIA?

THE NEW HOT-SPOT IN EUROPE

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

The agenda is draft and subject to changes!

DAY 1 – 25 OCT, 2018

7:30 - 9:15
Registration

REGISTRATION


9:15 - 9:25
Keynote

Keynote address from the European Commission: The future of blockchain technology's implementation in light of a Single Digital Market


9:25 - 9:35
Keynote

Keynote: Understanding Blockchain Technologies; Bespoke Blockchain International figure - speaker, investor, evangelist


9:35 - 10:30
Panel

EU cooperation in setting a shared blockchain regulatory framework for ICOs & crypto; strategy to encourage adoption of blockchain technologies, taxation for cryptocurrency exchanges, and recognition of the validity of blockchain IDs for transactions? Panel moderated by Nicolas Brien, managing director of France Digitale


10:00 - 10:30
Panel

Presentation of a successful start-up from CEE /potential partner/sponsor/


10:30 - 10:45
Talk

Speech slot for a potential key partner/sponsor


10:45 - 11:00
Talk

Best practices /use cases from the public sector in EU member state/ govt presentation


11:00 - 11:30
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


11:30 - 12:30
Panel

Favorable legislation and infrastructure for encouraging ICO registration and driving a blockchain hub in Europe versus the rest of the world?


12:30 - 13:00
Panel

Regulatory implications on ICOs and Cryptocurrencies; taxation, legal framework & security law compliance


13:00 - 14:30
Food

LUNCH


14:30 - 14:45
Talk

Successful start-ups/ICOs presentation from Central and Eastern Europe


14:45 - 15:00
Talk

Successful use case of a blockchain for enterprise/fintech


15:00 - 15:15
Talk

Government best practices applications on blockchain from an EU members state


15:15 - 15:30
Talk

START-UP PITCH 1


15:30 - 15:45
Talk

START-UP PITCH 2


15:45 - 16:00
Talk

START-UP PITCH 3


16:00 - 16:30
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


16:30 - 16:45
Keynote

Blockchain service offering by a leading tech company - Afternoon Keynote Speech


16:45 - 17:00
Keynote

Blockchain service offering by a global tech company - Afternoon Keynote Speech


17:00 - 17:15
Keynote

Blockchain service offering by a global consultant - Afternoon Keynote Speech


17:30 - 22:30
Food

NETWORKING COCKTAIL/ DINNER


DAY 2 – 26 OCT, 2018

7:30 - 9:15
Coffe

WELCOME COFFEE


9:00 - 9:10
Keynote

EU Blockchain Observatory, Digital Europe, Start-up Europe. How European top policy-making institutions can influence the EC and European Parliament in coining the common blockchain agenda of Europe


9:10 - 9:20
Keynote

Fireside chat with the Nikola Stoyanov, Aeternity Founder (one of the most successful blockchain platforms/ventures in Europe)


9:20 - 9:30
Talk

Institutional & govt evolution into crypto and blockchain space.


9:30 - 10:15
Panel

Academia - recognized European Universities & Blockchain Academies in Europe. Panel moderated by Svetlin Nakov, SoftUni


10:15 - 10:30
Talk

Successful government blockchain use cases (best practices) Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Estonia, etc


10:30 - 11:00
Panel

President's Panel moderated by President Plevneliev (Cyber Security and/on Blockchain)


11:00 - 11:30
Talk

Keynote Address by the EU Digital Commissioner, followed by Q&A


11:30 - 12:00
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


12:00 - 13:00
Panel

Blockchain for large enterprises: Multinational FMCG/shiping/retail/pharma adoption of blockchain practices


13:00 - 14:30
Food

LUNCH


14:30 - 15:15
Panel

Understanding new funding dynamics: Crowdfunding, Venture Capital or ICO – opportunities and challenges. Panel moderated by Elvin Guri


15:15 - 15:30
Pitch

START-UP PITCH 4


15:30 - 15:45
Pitch

START-UP PITCH 5


15:45 - 16:00
Pitch

Digital transformation and evolution into blockcahin, AI, virtual reality, robotics...


16:00 - 16:30
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


16:30 - 17:00
Panel

Legal implications on the European blockchain legislation and policies. Panel moderated by Richard Clegg


17:00 - 17:15
Talk

Wrap up and adoption of CEE Block Call for Action and proposal document for the EC


17:30 - 19:30
Food

Closing Cocktail announcing the Big Prize Winner


HIGH OCTANE ATMOSPHERE

TICKETS INCLUDE

Two Day Conference Ticket

Coffee Breaks and Catering

Networking Cocktail and Closing Dinner Party

Access to Speaker Hall / ICO Presentations / Exhibitor Hall

Access to Conference Documents

VENUE – SOFIA TECH PARK,

main partner of CEE BLOCK

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The leading blockchain companies exhibit at CEE BLOCK, the biggest blockchain event in Central and Eastern Europe.

Apply to exhibit at CEE BLOCK Sofia 2018 below.