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Geneva Annual Blockchain Congress « From lab to market »
21 January 2019 - Palexpo – Geneva

Palexpo SA-Geneva’s exhibition and convention centre, in close collaboration with the Canton of Geneva – is launching January 2019 the 21st the Geneva Annual blockchain Congress. This high-level gathering will address substantive questions related to the blockchain universe, 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 shall enable the whole region’s ecosystem to be enhanced at the political, academic and economic levels.

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

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PROGRAMME


Geneva Annual Blockchain Congress « Du laboratoire au marché »
21 janvier 2019, Palexpo - Genève

Coordinated by Le Temps and organised into four clusters – Governance, FinTech, Education and Commodity Trading –, this day-long event will enable major personalities to address fundamental questions, provide the political world with a platform for expression, and offer 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 Annual Blockchain Congress will benefit from special media attention.

MORNING

OPENING SESSION

Keynotes

Plenary session “What blockchain technology enables me to do in my field?”

Introduction on afternoon’s clusters

AFTERNOON

LUNCH

Workshops : Governance – FinTech – Education – Commodity trading and supply chain

Summary of the day

END OF CONFERENCE

Comittee


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

  • Head of General Department of Economic Development, Research and Innovation (DG DERI) of the Canton of Geneva
  • Nagib Aouini, Cyber Security Director ELCA
  • Antonio Gambardella, Director Fongit
  • Lamine Brahimi, Co-Founder & Managing partner Taurus group
  • Jean-Henry Morin, Professor at the University of Geneva – University Computer Centre
  • Alain Jeannet, Business Development Publication Director for Ringier French-speaking Switzerland
  • Sébastien Ruche, Economic Journalist for the daily newspaper, Le Temps
  • Sahra Brean Benaouda, SBConsulting
  • Olivier Depierre,  Co-Founder et Associé, 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

Registration


The Geneva Annual blockchain Congress was created for major decision-makers:

  • CEOs, GMs, CTOs and IT managers from the private economy who could potentially be impacted by an as-yet unexplored digital development
  • Executive managers of public institutions and NGOs
  • Lawyers and representatives of legal professions who wish to gain information on the legality of blockchain operations and better envision the future of their professions
  • University professors and computer researchers, as well as sociology, economy and higher business researchers

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