[Dubai, UAE] – In a grand finale at the luxurious Atlantis the Royal in Dubai, WOW Summit Dubai 2023, also known as the World of WEB3 Summit, recently concluded, leaving an indelible mark on the world of blockchain and Web3 technology. This extraordinary event featured an impressive lineup of orators and esteemed patrons.
Ivan Ivanov, the Global CEO of WOW Summit, expressed his delight, affirming, “WOW Summit Dubai 2023 surpassed our most ambitious expectations. It was a groundbreaking congregation that united Web3 aficionados, industry luminaries, and government dignitaries to mold the destiny of blockchain technology.”
The event offered thought-provoking panel discussions and key addresses that illuminated the path ahead for blockchain and Web3 technology. The Summit showcased a variety of engrossing panel conversations and pivotal presentations. Notable subjects included the Exploration of the Confluence of AI, Metaverse, Fashion, Gaming, and NFTs, Global Strategies for Augmenting Revenue: Unlocking the Potential of Corporate Blockchain Providers, Opportunities for Early-Stage Funding in Web3 Ventures and Acceleration, Current Landscape of Decentralized Media, Advances in Web3 Protocols: Pioneering the Journey to Innovation and Progress, and numerous others.
The event’s patrons, Farcana, Unicoin, and Fastex, stood as unwavering champions of innovation in the blockchain sphere. Their visionary leadership and strategic acumen laid the foundation for transformative dialogues concerning the potential of blockchain technology. These sponsors not only lent their support but also participated as speakers and champions in the exhibition hall, manifesting their commitment to the advancement of the blockchain domain. Among the event’s sponsors, notable companies include Darwinbit, ChainUp, Sastana, Beezfi (BizTrip), P2PBet, Hacken, ICP, EXOLO.
Unicoin, a next-generation cryptocurrency, distinguishes itself from its predecessors by embracing transparency, SEC compliance, and a diversified asset portfolio that includes real estate and equity in high-growth enterprises. In contrast, Farcana, a Dubai-based AAA game development studio, is in the process of developing a game bearing the same moniker. Farcana’s distinctive 4v4, skill-centric arena shooter reimagines the gaming experience with its innovative 4-role system, strategic gameplay, and seamless integration of Web3 technology, all while upholding the high-quality standards associated with AAA gaming.
Fastex is a comprehensive Web3-driven ecosystem that introduces a wide array of centralized and decentralized products and solutions, including Fasttoken (FTN), Fastex Exchange, Fastexverse, Fastex Pay, and ftNFT Marketplace. Always anticipating shifts in technology, the Fastex ecosystem strives to bring businesses and communities closer to Web3 technologies, making them more accessible than ever.
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The roster of speakers also included distinguished individuals who have made substantial contributions to the blockchain industry. Notable names in the payments sector on the Blockchain included Jeff Zhao (Darwinbit), Eowyn Chen (Trust Wallet), Igor Bershadskiy (Hacken), Marat Salimov (P2P Labs), and Tigran Bolshoi (Kinetex Network). Their participation underscored the collaborative ethos of WOW Summit Dubai 2023.
The event boasted an assembly of esteemed speakers, featuring luminaries such as Yat Siu (Animoca Brands), Dr. Marwan Alzarouni (Dubai Blockchain Centre), Dr. Hoda Alkhzaimi (Director at EMARATSEC, Co-chair at the WEF global future council, Director for Center at Cyber Security New York University AD), Nameer Khan (MENA Fintech Association), Miriam Kiwan (Circle), Mohamed Issa (Chainanalysis), Sam Katiela (Crypto Valley Partners), Julian Sperring-Toy (UNICOIN), Islam Shazhaev (Farcana), Joy John (Oracle), and other erudite individuals who shared profound insights and valuable discourse.
Distinguished figures like Michael Terpin, Gurvinder Ahluwalia, Christian Gleich, Nick Spanos, and Mansoor Madhavji added to the event’s grandeur.
The Summit was graced by esteemed guests and prominent media personalities, including Sheikh Ali Rashed Ali Saeed Al Maktoum, the esteemed Carl Runefelt from Moongames, as well as the notable presence of Davinci Jeremie and Guy Yanpolskiy (GuyWay events).
The outcome of the WOW Summit Dubai Startup competition was a dazzling display of brilliance, showcasing innovative ideas and emerging stars in the dynamic realms of blockchain and Web3 technology. From a vast pool of spirited startup contenders, the selection of the top 10 was an inclusive and decentralized process, orchestrated by the vibrant community through Cyrator (available at cyrator.com). This online platform became the epicenter of independent decentralized reviews, inquiries, and profound insights, all meticulously validated and endorsed by esteemed experts. These well-considered deliberations underwent rigorous scrutiny by a discerning panel of investors.
They are delighted to introduce the distinguished victor of the Startup competition, hailing all the way from France, the brilliant minds behind the tokenized investment fund named Petale. This remarkable feat has captured the attention of MMPro Trust and its esteemed investors, who are now contemplating an investment of up to $1 million in the Petale project. Additionally, the project is set to embark on a series of meetings with tier-1 investment funds in Dubai.
In a further show of support, the Petale project has secured three months of invaluable market-making assistance, comprehensive listing maintenance, and expert trade strategy management courtesy of Market Making Pro, as a well-deserved reward for emerging triumphant in the WOW Summit Startup Competition. This achievement underscores WOW Summit’s unwavering commitment not only to recognizing exceptional talent but also to providing a vital launchpad for entrepreneurial aspirations.
Moreover, the triumphant startups have not only earned prestigious accolades but have also been generously rewarded with a plethora of prizes from industry leaders such as AWS and various other esteemed partners. The WOW GROWTH program has also extended its nurturing hand to the top 10 finalists, offering a three-month acceleration program complete with comprehensive business development support and guidance on investor relations. This support will span across regions of interest, including Asia (HK Hub), the MENA region (UAE Hub), and Europe (Swiss Hub).
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In a groundbreaking collaboration with the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP), WOW Summit and GROWTH have launched an exciting Ideathon program, designed to cater to companies in their early stages, enabling them to test their innovative concepts and find the perfect tech team to bring these ideas to life. The Ideathon is now open for participation throughout the months of October and November 2023, while the forthcoming hackathon is scheduled to take place during the WOW Summit in Hong Kong 2024.
The exclusive media zone, featuring moderators from Ana Solana (JETA agency) and Adel Bhurtun from Web3TV, provided a platform for in-depth coverage and analysis of the event’s key moments.
WOW Summit Dubai 2023’s art zone showcased an impressive array of digital and NFT artists. Amrita Sethi, the event’s headliner, crafted five unique works and is recognized as the UAE’s first NFT artist, as well as a top-tier Physical and Digital Artist. For the WOW Summit, Amrita Sethi unveiled her latest masterpiece series titled “Art and Tech” aiBYTEs, representing a captivating evolution of her distinctive style. In a remarkable fusion of art and technology, she collaborated with ChatGPT to craft a poetic narrative that envisions how the transition from Web2 to Web3 will inspire our world. Subsequently, she harnessed the creative power of Midjourney to transform this narrative into stunning visual imagery.
Vesa, a renowned digital art pioneer for over 15 years, is considered one of the initial artists to delve into crypto art and NFTs. His notable awards include NFT Artist of the Year (AIBC Summit, 2023) and top Web3 Artists accolades from L’Officiel Arabia. Naama Pozniak, the CEO of Paz Holding, Inc., and LetzGetPhygital, stood out as a Web3 Educator, NFT Artist, and multifaceted professional known for her contributions to the art world.
WOW Summit Dubai 2023 lived up to its promise as an unmissable Web3 event that will undoubtedly shape the future of blockchain technology. Attendees were treated to a unique experience filled with knowledge sharing, networking opportunities, and exploration of cutting-edge developments in the Web3 ecosystem.
WOW Summit is now gearing up for their Hong Kong edition in 2024, scheduled for March 26-27. Secure your super early bird tickets now.
About WOW Summit
WOW Summit is a leading global Web3 event that unites distinguished industry titans, esteemed government officials, visionary funds, venture capitalists, NFT and digital artists, entrepreneurs, and multinational corporations. The Summit drives the innovative trajectory of Web3, covering cutting-edge trends and innovations in technology. It explores themes including the Web2 – Web3 transition, CBDCs, regulatory landscapes, asset tokenization, and the societal impact of blockchain and DLT technologies. Hosted by GuyWay, powered by MarketMakingPro, and co-organized by Uvecon.vc and Quantum Leap Strategy, WOW Summit has a history of hosting distinguished speakers.
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