On January  21st, 2019,  Palexpo  SA  –  Geneva’s  exhibition  and  convention  centre  –  launched  the  Geneva  Blockchain Congress. This  high-level  gathering  addressed  substantive  issues  related  to  the world  of  blockchain,  such  as  legality, governance and ethics. By passing the perspectives of application of this next technology revolution from shadow to light (i.e.: from the laboratory to the market), the Geneva Annual Blockchain Congress helps to strengthen the region’s ecosystem at the political, academic and economic levels.

“ The next digital revolution is imminent. After the Internet, which profoundly transformed our societies, blockchain technology is poised to become one of the pillars of tomorrow’s economy. As the figurehead of ‘Crypto Lake’, the Canton of Geneva has already launched several pioneering projects, both internal and external, on the subject.  It welcomes of the creation of the Geneva Annual Blockchain Congress, designed to reinforce existing local blockchain technologies and to promote the growth of a truly regional ‘Blockchain Valley’ ”, states Mr Pierre Maudet, Economic Councillor of State for Geneva.


Geneva Blockchain Connection meetups

Following the success of the first Geneva Blockchain Congress in January 2019, the idea to organize several rendezvous throughout the year was born.

While taking place during Palexpo’s events, Geneva Blockchain Connection meetup’s goal is to invite a community of global technology enthusiasts to learn and build strong relationships among like-minded individuals, future leaders, whom share a passion for disruptive evolution and cutting edge technology. We will explore innovations beneficial to society, communities, and designed to enhance our lives.



Geneva Blockchain Congress « From lab to market »
21 janvier 2019, Palexpo – Genève

Coordinated by Le Temps and organised into four clusters – Governance, FinTech, Education and Commodity Trading –, this day-long event has enabled major personalities to address fundamental questions, provided the political world with a platform for expression, and offered a view into the current practical applications through dynamic workshops. Intentionally scheduled the day before the opening of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, the Geneva Blockchain Congress benefits from special media attention.


The Geneva Blockchain Congress is supported by high-level members of steering committee:

  • Head of General Department of Economic Development, Research and Innovation (DG DERI), Canton of Geneva
  • Antonio Gambardella, Director, Fongit
  • Lamine Brahimi, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Taurus group
  • Jean-Henry Morin, Professor, University of Geneva – University Computer Centre
  • Sahra Brean Benaouda, SBConsulting
  • Olivier Depierre, Co-Founder and Partner, DLT Law
  • Marco Piermartiri,  Operational Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Geneva, CCIG
  • Carlos Moreira, CEO WISeKey
  • Claude Membrez, Managing Director, Palexpo SA
  • Silvia Blattner, Marketing Director, Palexpo SA
  • Adeline Beaux, Project manager, Palexpo SA


Presenting Partners

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Official Partners

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