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

25 & 26 October, 2018

Under the patronage of M. Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

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 - 9:00
Registration

REGISTRATION


9:00 - 9:10
Keynote

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


9:10 - 9:30
Keynote

Keynote addresses from the Bulgarian Government - Minister of Economics, Minister of Science and Education, Minister of the EU Presidency, the Mayor of Sofia


9:30 - 09:45
Talk

Keynote Ms. Marina Niforos, World Bank/ IFC on Global overview blockchain applications and Blockchain in Emerging Markets


09:45 - 10:45
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


10:45 - 11:00
Talk

Speech slot for a potential key partner/sponsor


11:00 - 11:30
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


11:30 - 11:45
Talk

Speech slot for a potential key partner/sponsor


11:45 - 12:00
Talk

Speech slot for a potential key partner/sponsor


12:00 - 13:00
Panel

FinTech Panel - what could the future of financial services look like with the global implementation of blockchain technology?


13:00 - 14:30
Food

LUNCH


14:30 - 14:45
Talk

Speech slot for a potential key partner/sponsor


14:45 - 15:00
Talk

Alastria, building a Blockchain infrastructure for a whole country by Manuel Machado


15:00 - 16:00
Panel

Afternoon policy-making panel moderated by Marina Niforos


16:00 - 16:30
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


16:30 - 16:45
Pitch

Start-up pitch 1&2


16:45 - 17:00
Pitch

Start-up pitch 3&4


17:00 - 17:15
Pitch

Start-up pitch 5&6


17:30 - 22:30
Food

NETWORKING COCKTAIL/ DINNER


DAY 2 – 26 OCT, 2018

7:30 - 9:00
Coffe

WELCOME COFFEE


9:00 - 10:00
Panel

President's Panel on cyber security and blockchain Moderated by President Plevneliev (2011-2016)


10:00 - 11:00
Panel

Academia & blockchain - recognized European Universities & blockchain trainers and academies in Europe


11:00 - 11:30
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


11:30 - 12:00
Keynote

Keynote address by Mariya Gabriel, EU Digital Commissioner


12:00 - 13:00
Panel

Healthcare and Pharma Digitalization (blockchain, serialization, fraud prevention) for Patient’s Empowerment


13:00 - 13:15
Keynote

Fireside chat with Nikola Stojanow, æternity founder (one of the most successful blockchain ventures in Europe)


13:15 - 14:30
Food

LUNCH


14:30 - 15:15
Panel

Understanding new funding dynamics: crowdfunding, venture capital or ICO – opportunities and challenges


15:15 - 15:25
Talk

Institutional & government evolution into crypto and blockchain space


15:25 - 15:35
Talk

Talk


15:35 - 15:45
Talk

Swedish landregistry blockchain case


15:45 - 16:30
Panel

Digital transformation and evolution into blockchain, AI, virtual reality, robotics


16:30 - 17:00
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


17:00 - 17:45
Panel

Blockchange: Blockchain technoligies for Social change


17:45 - 18:00
Talk

Wrap up and adoption of CEE Block Call for Action and proposal document to be handed to the European Commission


18:00 - 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.