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 - 9:30
Keynote

Keynote addresses from the Bulgarian Government - Minister of Economics, Minister of Science and Education, Minister of the EU Presidency, Minister of Transport & Communications


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; strategy to encourage adoption of blockchain technologies, taxation for cryptocurrency exchanges, validity of blockchain IDs. Panel moderated by Guenther Dobrauz, Partner at PwC Switzerland


10:45 - 11:00
Talk

Partner’s Keynote speech


11:00 - 11:30
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


11:30 - 12:30
Talk

Partner’s Panel on best cases of blockchain for enterprise and blockchain for government applications (taken)


12:30 - 14:00
Food

LUNCH


14:00 - 14:15
Talk

Speech slot for a potential key partner/sponsor


14:15 - 15:15
Panel

Sponsored panel


15:15 - 16:15
Panel

Afternoon policy-making panel moderated by Marina Niforos, CEO of Logos Global Advisors


16:15 - 16:45
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


16:45 - 17:00
Talk

Best practices and use cases from the public/admin sector in EU member states and example of Alastria project in Spain / Manuel Machado, Global Head of Blockchain Solutions at Worldline (an ATOS company) & EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum


17:00 - 18:00
Panel

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


18:00 - 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 - 12:15
Keynote

Tom Lyons, ConsenSys Blockchain Innovation in Europe Report


12:15 - 12:25
Talk

The role of governments in facilitating and supporting blockchain projects and consortia: experiences and learnings from the Flemish government. Presentation by Daniël Du Seuil, Program Manager & Blockchain architect, Vlaamse Overheid, Agency Information Flanders


12:25 - 12:35
Talk

The Swedish Land Registry blockchain case. The case presented by David Suomalainen, Lantmäteriet (Sweden’s Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority). David is one of Europe’s most experienced lawyers on blockchain and a member of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum.


12:30 - 14:00
Food

LUNCH


14:00 - 15:00
Panel

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


15:00 - 15:45
Panel

Digital transformation and evolution into blockchain, AI, virtual reality, robotics. Panel moderated by Rosanna Nazir, IBM Netherlands


15:45 - 16:15
Coffe

COFFEE BREAK


16:15 - 17:15
Panel

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


17:15 - 17:30
Talk

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


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.