The crypto winter may have dampened some investor appetites over the past few months, but the $800+ billion asset class continues to attract some top minds worldwide. And with the rise of the metaverse, Web3 could quickly become a reality to usher in a new era of tech giants – making 2023 a ground-floor opportunity.
Let's look at some of the top global Web3 events in 2023 and why you should consider attending them.
The Metavsummit, taking place in Dubai, helps Web3 companies and investors meet under one roof to create long-term business relationships. The event will include over 50 exhibitors and 3,000 physical attendees, including over 300 founders. This year's speakers include social media influencers like Alaa Mohra and thought leaders like Dr. Jane Thomason.
January 14-15 & July 19-20
The two-part Internet of Things Based on Blockchain Conference, better known as ICIOTBB, will take place in Zurich and Copenhagen this year. The conference brings together leading academic scientists, researchers, and scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results on all things IoT and blockchain.
World Crypto Conference
The World Crypto Conference will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, this year, bringing together decentralized finance (DeFi) and traditional finance in the heart of Europe to discuss DeFi, NFTs, the metaverse, and much more. The headline speakers will include Frederik Gregaard, CEO of Cardano, Peter Hofmann of Coinbase, and others.
January 30-February 1
The CariNext 2023 conference will take place in Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas, this year. With over 70 speakers, the conference will focus on networking, showcasing, and experiencing innovative products and services in all areas of Web3. This will include blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, AI, the metaverse, and more.
Fintech & Crypto Summit
The Fintech & Crypto Summit will take place in Bahrain at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain Hotel. The "Entrepreneurship in Financial Technology and Cryptography" event features lecturers from more than 20 countries worldwide. In addition, attendees can attend workshops and seminars breaking down specific sub-topics and areas.
European Blockchain Convention
The European Blockchain Convention will take place in Barcelona this year, bringing together more than 3,000 attendees and 200 speakers on a 2,000 sq.m trade ground. The three-day event will feature panels, keynotes, workshops, and fireside chats covering topics ranging from blockchain, crypto, DeFi, NFTs, and Web3.
Blockchain Life 2023 will take place in Dubai at Atlantis The Palm, with 4,000 participants and 70 speakers discussing the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, mining, and startups in the space. This year's speakers include Arpit Sharma of Polygon, Vadim Krutov of Bitbury, and many others, with panel discussions and breakout sessions covering niche topics.
The ICBM Expo is the biggest crypto, blockchain, and metaverse exhibition to date, connecting exhibitors, specialists, traders, and fans worldwide. This year's event will take place in Festival City, Dubai. It will feature speakers and startup awards, where 20 startups will have an opportunity to pitch ideas to industry-leading organizations.
Web3 Dubai Summit
The Web3 Dubai Summit is an inaugural event that brings builders and investors together to discuss various Web3 topics in Dubai. In addition to speakers like Alex Davis from Mavryk Finance and Saeed Al Darmaki from Seesha Finance, the conference will feature live startup pitches in front of a registered investment audience.
Blockchain Africa Conference
The Blockchain Africa Conference returns for a ninth year in Johannesburg, South Africa. With over 1,000 global attendees from 160+ countries, it will feature debates and panel discussions. The conference will focus on how blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies are transforming business operations on the African continent.
Paris Blockchain Week Summit
The Paris Blockchain Week Summit will take place at the Louvre in Paris, featuring tech builders, public policy, enterprise blockchain, and open finance discussions. The event will have over 270 speakers and 6,000 attendees, along with 20 workshops and three stages, making it one of the most popular Web3 events of the year.
CoinDesk's Consensus 2023 – the world's largest, longest-running, and most influential crypto gathering – takes place in Austin, TX, this year. The event will feature prominent speakers, a gaming zone, an NFT gallery, policy forums, and other events. It also includes a talent hub and music performances to round out the three-day event.
Token Security Summit
The Token Security Summit brings together thought leaders, builders, investors, funds, and family offices to discuss custody, compliance, regulation, investing, marketing, tokenization, standards, issuance, and real estate in New York City. This year's speakers include Tim Draper, Alon Goren, Josef Holm, and Jessica Walker.
The Bitcoin 2023 conference will take place in Miami Beach, FL, this year. As the world's largest gathering of bitcoiners, the conference celebrates progress toward hyperbitcoinization and features education, announcements, and mass celebration. Speakers include everyone from MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor to Credit Suisse's Zoltan Pozar.
Blockchance 2023 will take place at the newly renovated Congress Centre of Hamburg, bringing together over 7,500 attendees and 200 exhibitors in a 7,000 sq. m. exhibition hall. The main stage will feature speakers like CZ, Joseph Lubin, Michael Saylor, and Raoul Pal and focus on topics ranging from decentralized internet to traceability.
The Bottom Line
Web3 is quickly becoming a reality with the rise of decentralized finance and metaverse platforms. If you're interested in the space, these Web3 events and conferences provide an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and investors or simply discover the latest trends and technologies.
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