World Blockchain Summit (WBS), the largest global series of blockchain, crypto and Web3 events, is coming back to Dubai on Oct. 17 and 18 at Atlantis the Palm.

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Juma Ahmed Juma Al Maktoum, member of the ruling family of Dubai, WBS Dubai is hosting the most influential thought leaders on blockchain, crypto, NFTs, Web3 and the Metaverse to explore the market’s effects on commerce, banking, gaming, culture and community development.

Dubai is known for its welcoming stance on crypto and blockchain technology. This is evident in its eased regulations for crypto and blockchain technologies, making the city a great location for foreign companies looking to set up shop. This is further backed by the recent approval of the Dubai Virtual Asset Regulation Law providing for a more crypto-friendly structure that fosters investment and growth in blockchain adoption. With over 6,000 millionaire residents, the country’s private wealth has risen to over $40 billion, making it a hotspot for investments too.

“Dubai is the right place for innovation in the blockchain space. We are happy to be working with WBS to achieve the vision set by the government of Dubai on its Blockchain and Metaverse Strategy,” commented Furqan Rassul, CEO of Elite Partner Investment.

WBS will bring enlightening sessions discussing the blockchain and crypto space in response to some of today’s most pressing questions in the current industry. It will also feature panel discussions, industry highlights, use-case-studies, fireside chats and more.

Mohammed Saleem, founder and CEO of WBS, noted: “Dubai has positioned itself perfectly as one of the most crypto and blockchain friendly destinations in the world. With all the recent announcements around new crypto licenses being issued, Dubai Metaverse Strategy and more, we are super excited to be bringing WBS back to Dubai this October as we host some of the world’s leading experts to share their insights and showcase the latest innovations in the space.”

Speakers in focus include:

  • Furqan Rassul — CEO of Elite partner Investment
  • Marwan Alzarouni — CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center
  • Ralf Glabischnig — founder of Crypto Oasis and CV VC
  • Talal Tabbaa — CEO of CoinMENA
  • Paul Veradittakit — partner at Pantera Capital
  • Jemma Green — co-founder and executive chairman of Powerledger
  • Sabinije von Gaffke — founder of Impactfulness Ventures and head of sustainability at Nibiru Software AB
  • Sheraz Ahmed — co-executive director and head of business development at Crypto Valley Association

“The landscape of trust is changing and blockchain is arriving to fill the gaps,” added Jemma Green, co-founder and chairman of Powerledger.

Luna PR is WBS’ official PR partner, while some of the global blockchain and Web3 experts sponsoring the event include DIG (Decentralized Investment Group) as headline sponsor, Coinstore and Aura Dogs as silver sponsors and Dreamster as exhibitor. Crypto Oasis is the ecosystem partner, while media partners at the event include Bitcoin World, BinBits, Coinspeaker, CoinTelegraph MENA, Cointelegraph, Coinveestasi, Crypto Academy, Regtech Times, Security Middle East, The Cryptonomist and The Jordan Times. 

About Elite Partner Investment

Elite Partner Investment is a UAE-based investment management company with interests in technology, mining, energy and real estate, chaired by Sheikh Juma Ahmed Juma Al Maktoum. Areas of the group’s interest include early-stage technology and creating value through innovation and synergies. Al Maktoum enables the company and its partners to access and work at the highest level with government and leading multinationals around the globe, enabling them to grow, expand and access new markets.

About World Blockchain Summit

World Blockchain Summit (WBS) is a global series of blockchain, crypto, Web3 and Metaverse-focused events that has brought together over 20,000 industry influencers, investors, enterprise decision makers and government stakeholders through physical events hosted in over 16 countries. 

WBS is dedicated to fostering the growth of the decentralized economy through community development, boosting technological innovation with access to capital, and enabling enterprise and government adoption of Web3 technologies through deal facilitation. Each summit features enterprise and government use cases, inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, tech-talks, a blockchain exhibition, startup pitch competitions and a host of networking opportunities.

Other upcoming platforms organized by WBS Events in 2022 include the World Metaverse Show taking place on Oct. 5 and 6 in Dubai, the World Blockchain Summit Toronto taking place in November, and the World Blockchain Summit Bangkok in December. 

For more information and tickets, visit the site.