"Unlocking Blockchain Technology"

May 18, 2018 | Hilton Hotel Kyiv

What is NEXT BLOCK?

NEXT BLOCK is the next big blockchain conference, set in Ukraine, Eastern Europe’s emerging tech hub.

The event will see top experts, executives and industry leaders unlock Blockchain via in-depth panel discussions ranging from the technology’s use-cases to global regulations, the evolution of cryptocurrencies as digital assets and their potential to change world economies.

Apart from discussions and debates, the conference will also invite some of the most promising blockchain and crypto startups to deliver pitches, providing an exceptional networking and learning opportunity packed into one exciting day.

Why Join Us?

Networking with the Stars

  • An opportunity to engage with the top industry leaders and stakeholders
  • Pitch your own startup ideas in our Quick-fire Pitches round

Everything Blockchain

  • NEXT BLOCK is one of the most comprehensive Blockchain conferences
  • Multi-format venue with an all-encompassing agenda
  • Ideal for those interested in learning about the latest trends and developments in this fast-growing space

Exceptional Exposure

  • Highly targeted, qualified audience, passionate about Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies
  • Ukrainіan and world investors

NEXT BLOCK After-Party

“Official FashionTV FTV Coin Deluxe Party”

Most EXCLUSIVE and STYLISH after-party featuring the Founder of Fashion TV Michel Adam. Our party will unite the most prominent experts and decision makers of the Cryptoverse with the world of fashion, sensation and allure. Join for the unique networking like you’ve never experienced before, while enjoying the most stylish music and shows.

After Party Venue - COIN Restaurant

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Bobby Lee

Co-founder, BTCC
Board member, Bitcoin Foundation

Simon Cocking

Listed on 3 top lists of global blockchain/fintech influencers

Our Speakers

You will hear from some of the most influential people in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Our speakers include industry leaders and visionaries who have helped shape the phenomenon which has changed the world as we knew it.

Motti Peer

Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0, Award-winning Global PR Agency

Itay Adam

Launch strategist and ICO Campaigner

Dmytro Shymkiv

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

Stewart Rogers

Analyst-at-large, VentureBeat

Nimrod May

CMO at Sirin Labs, 4th largest token crowdsale in history

Ruslan Gavrilyuk

Co-founder and President of Token-as-a-Service
Co-founder of Kepler Technologies

Michael Pearl

Head of Content and Intelligence at Finance Magnates

Pavel Kravchenko

Co-founder of Distributed Lab, Blockchain expert

Terrance Cash

Chairman & Founder of Greenlight's corporate group

Aviya Arika

Advocate, Head of Blockchain Innovation Porat & Co. Law

Robert Corriveau

Founder and CEO of Cryptodipity & Gavel Coin

Michael Kharenko

CYFRD Frontech Investments, Partner; Sayenko Kharenko, Partner

Ulyana Shtybel

Co-founder and Vice President, HighCastle Group

Dave Young

Presenter on Cryptovest.com

Isaac Thomas

Co-founder and CEO of VeganNation

Ilan Tzorya

Founder & CEO of Krypton Capital

Paris Childress

Hop Online founder & CEO

Máté Farkas

Blockchain Strategist, Smartologic Technologies

NEXT BLOCK Conference Agenda

9:15 – 9:55Registration. Welcoming Coffee.

Opening remarks by Conference Chairperson

10:00 – 10:30Opening remarks

Will be held by a Keynote Speaker

10:30 – 11:45 Panel Discussion “Is the ICO dead but not buried yet? what comes next?”

Moderator - Dave Young, Presenter on Cryptovest.com and formerly CryptoCoin.News

Speakers:

- Ulyana Shtybel, Partner and Vice President at HighCastle

- Pavel Kravchenko, Co-founder of Distributed Lab, Blockchain expert

11:45 – 12:15Networking Coffee break (Expo time)

You will get a chance to visit our Expo Zone with 20+ selected ICOs & ventures

12:15 – 13:30Panel Discussion "Building Relationships with Clarity and Transparency: Simplifying PR for ICOs and Blockchain Ventures"

Moderator - Stewart Rogers,Analyst-at-large, ‎VentureBeat

Speakers:

- Itay Adam, Launch strategist and ICO Campaigner

- Paris Childress, Hop Online founder & CEO

- Motti Peer, Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0 and Award-winning Global PR Agency

- Máté Farkas, Blockchain Strategist, Smartologic Technologies

13:30 – 14:00ICO Quickfire Pitches

A 3-minute idea pitch from the main big stage by ICOs to the Conference’s audience

14:00 - 15:00Lunch

Have a 5 star lunch while experiencing the exceptional networking

15:30 - 16:00Keynote Speaker

Hear from an expert of the industry

16:00 – 16:30Networking Coffee break

Exceptional networking, complemented by refined drinks and snacks

16:30 – 17:00Panel Discussion "Writing the Global Regulations Story: Love and Fight”

Moderator - Michael Kharenko, CYFRD Frontech Investments, Partner, Managing Partner Sayenko Kharenko Law Firm

Speakers:

- Aviya Arika, Nir Porat & Co., Law Firm Associate, Expert on Blockchain and Digital (Crypto)

- Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Secretary of the National Reform Council to the President of Ukraine

17:30 – 18:00Closing Remarks

Delivered to you by a Keynote Speaker

Tickets

Expo

Until April 27th €25
  • Access to Expo section

Standard

Until April 27th €125
  • Access to all sessions
  • Ticket to the NEXT BLOCK Fashion TV After-Party
  • 5 star lunch and coffee breaks

Premium

Until April 27th €250
  • Access to all sessions
  • Premium check-in desk
  • VIP badge
  • Guaranteed seat in the first rows
  • VIP access and table seat at the NEXT BLOCK Fashion TV After-Party
  • 5 star lunch and coffee breaks

Online

Until April 27th €25
  • Conference Online streaming

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Paris Childress

Hop Online founder & CEO

Speaker of the panel "Building Relationships with Clarity and Transparency: Simplifying PR for ICOs and Blockchain Ventures"

Paris arrived in Bulgaria in 2005 as a MBA Enterprise Corps business consultant with a penchant for online marketing. Soon after, he co-founded the Finzoom Financial Guide Network in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. In 2009, Paris founded digital marketing agency Hop Online, which targets the US and other English-speaking markets. From 2014-2016, Paris served as Country Business Development Manager for Google Bulgaria. Throughout this journey, he’s been focused on sharing his passion for digital marketing and inspiring businesses and individuals throughout the Central and Eastern European region to embrace digital transformation.

Michael Kharenko

CYFRD Frontech Investments, Partner; Sayenko Kharenko, Partner

Moderator of the panel "Writing the Global Regulations Story: Love and Fight"

Michael is one of the most successful dealmakers in the region with over 10 years of experience in structuring investments and attracting capital into Ukraine. He has handled the market's most innovative and complex investments, finance and capital markets transactions for the total amount over USD 30 billion. In 2012 Michael was listed among top 20 best top managers of the Ukrainian economy (research by Economica publishing house). In 2004 he co-founded Sayenko Kharenko law firm, which has rapidly become one of the leading full-service business law firms in Ukraine. In 2011 Michael was named Lawyer of the Year in Ukraine (Yuridicheskaya Practika publishing house).

Ilan Tzorya

Founder & CEO of Krypton Capital

Mr. Tzorya established his first investment company DTI at the end of 2016. Starting with €1 million invested capital today this holding company is now valued at over $20 million. One of its main assets is the Veltyco company (VLTY.L) listed on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of more than £50 million. Ilan Tzorya is also a founder of Tradologic, which he exited to focus on private investments in the trading and marketing space through his private fund.His latest business initiative is a new investment fund focused on Fintech and Crypto - Krypton Capital, a leading early-stage venture firm focused on Blockchain ventures.

Pavel Kravchenko

Co-founder of Distributed Lab, Blockchain expert

Speaker of the panel “Is the ICO dead but not buried yet? What comes next?"

Pavel Kravchenko is a decentralized systems expert, PhD information security, university lecturer and public speaker. Former Stellar team member, co-founder of blockchain R&D center Distributed Lab.

Dave Young

Presenter on Cryptovest.com and formerly CryptoCoin.News

Moderator of the panel “Is the ICO dead but not buried yet? What comes next?"

"Confirmed anti expert on all things crypto, presenting weekly video shows on Cryptovest - Hash for Cash - news roundups and Token Talk - an independent ICO review show, where I select the 3 most interesting options of the week, walking in the shoes of the common investor and evaluating from their standpoint. I believe Blockchain and the associated ICO funding opportunities that are now live have opened up great opportunities and the chance to decentralize and change the world we live in for good . At the same time, they also represent the ability of the manipulative side of the industry to treat new entrants as fodder to be stripped and spat out. The best defense against this darker side is greater knowledge and education and my role is to present a more detailed viewpoint in the ICO world amongst the plethora of paid, sponsored opinions and viewpoints spewing forth from many crypto media sources."

Ulyana Shtybel

Ph.D. in Economics.
Co-founder and Vice President, HighCastle Group

Speaker of the panel “Is the ICO dead but not buried yet? What comes next?"

Ulyana is a Co-founder and Vice President of the investment platform HighCastle.co. Ulyana is also a co-founder and lead of two fintech incubation programs Fintech Master and Open Banking Lab at 1991 Open Data Incubator. Ulyana has senior executive management, corporate finance, investment banking, IR and GR experience gained working as Executive Director of WSE Representative Office in Ukraine, Policy Officer (Banking and Financial Services Issues, HR Issues) at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Alfa Bank Ukraine, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Permanent Mission of Ukraine to United Nations. Since 2011 become Ambassador of Ukraine to One Young World Summit.

Dmytro Shymkiv

Secretary of the National Reform Council to the President of Ukraine
Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

Speaker of the panel "Writing the Global Regulations Story: Love and Fight"

Dmytro Shymkiv is a technology entrepreneur, an innovator, and a respected professional with 20 years of leadership experience in the IT industry across Ukraine, Europe and the United States. He now act as a Secretary of the National Reform Council to the President of Ukraine and Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine. Mr. Shymkiv joined Microsoft in 2007 as an Enterprise and Partner Group Director responsible for building long-term relationships with customers and partners and also for strategic development of corporate operations. In May 2009, Dmytro was appointed as a General Manager at Microsoft Ukraine.Prior to Microsoft, Shymkiv held the position of General Director at RedPrairie Eastern Europe, a global productivity solutions provider, delivering offerings focused on inventory, transportation and workforce, which he joined following its acquisition of ALTA Eastern Europe where he also held the position of General Director.

Robert Corriveau

Founder and CEO of Cryptodipity & Gavel Coin

From Holding to Spending: Will e-commerce revolutionize crypto or the other way around?

Robert Corriveau is the founder and CEO of Cryptodipity & Gavel Coin, two companies which are poised to revolutionize ecommerce by integrating all cryptocurrencies into one global marketplace, allowing anyone in the world to directly spend and receive cryptocurrency when exchanging goods and services. Robert’s pioneering entrepreneurial spirit began at the very early age of 18 when he started a successful home construction company that grew into a 6.2 million yearly revenue with 6 full time employees. His tenacity later lead him to found a prosperous consulting practice, helping other entrepreneurs and business owners grow their operations and increase revenue. For 15 years he was sought after for his notable expertise in marketing, raising business capital, international product manufacturing, shipping logistics, banking strategy, and multinational incorporation. In 2008, Robert was asked to lead Moringo Organics as CEO. Building the business up to 24 million in yearly revenue. Roberts next business venture grew from startup to 3.5 million in sales in just the first 6 months of operation. Now his love for providing non-conventional solutions to areas of need, has culminated in creating a cryptocurrency ecosystem that has the potential to disrupt the $360 billion ecommerce industry in very positive ways.

Itay Adam

Launch strategist and ICO Campaigner

Speaker of the panel "Building Relationships with Clarity and Transparency: Simplifying PR for ICOs and Blockchain Ventures”

With 26 years in online marketing and startups launching, Itay Adam, the man behind the curtain for online traffic, comes forward to speak at the NEXT BLOCK conference about ICO campaign structure. In his past, Itay was one the web’s top online affiliates, practicing mainly in mailing and database monetizations. Past owner of the Affiligang conference and GoTraffic. The author of the StartLab manual for product launching. Ex political runs campaigner. And even the guy who raised $2M with no idea nor product. Just a campaign.

Motti Peer

Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0 and Award-winning Global PR Agency

Speaker of the panel "Building Relationships with Clarity and Transparency: Simplifying PR for ICOs and Blockchain Ventures"

Motti Peer is the Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0, an award-winning global PR agency. Also named as one the startup nation’s “Movers and Shakers” on Forbes With A team of 35 professionals Blonde 2.0 one of the leading forces in PR for Blockchain and Crypto, startups, VCs.

Simon Cocking

#16/200 in Top Fintech Influencers to follow in 2018

"Theme: "Blockchain Technology: Challenges and the Way Forward"

The expert, whose name has been listed on 3 top lists of global blockchain/fintech influencers in 2016. One of the top opinion shapers on Twitter (115,000 followers). Editor in Chief at CryptoCoinNews, Senior Editor at Irish Tech News, author for several tech media. Business mentor, founder of seven successful companies, advisor of over 100 high-performance ICOs in marketing and PR strategy matters. On top of that, Simon Cocking is known as an accomplished speaker at TED and key events in Dubai, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Helsinki, Tbilisi, Riga, and Dublin.

Aviya Arika

Advocate, Head of Blockchain Innovation Porat & Co. Law

Aviya professionally entered the online world through online gaming and financial technologies. Before getting into blockchain, she was a legal consultant for online gaming companies as well as for forex brokers, technology providers and payment service providers. When she came across the blockchain and cryptocurrencies world, ske knew for sure that this was her new focus, and that it was here to stay. She is advising various blockchain related ventures including cryptocurrency exchanges, ICO projects and crypto funds with regards to legal and regulatory aspects. Her goal is to help my clients and peers understand which jurisdiction and legal scheme would suit them best. Aviya dedicates much to understanding what she thinks is missing in these sectors, and which markets I think are worth targeting. She spends most of my time exploring non-legal aspects of blockchain, because she believes that in order to give good legal advice, a deep understanding of the sphere and technology is needed. Currently Aviya’s main research focuses are taxonomy of different tokens types (securities vs. non-securities, work-tokens) and their different legal frameworks, as well as regulatory aspects of cryptocurrency exchanges in the U.S., Canada and various European countries.

Máté Farkas

Blockchain Strategist, Smartologic Technologies

Máté has been working with early stage startup companies since 2013 as a marketer, business developer and community builder. He is a former Head of Marketing and Gamification Expert of Games for Business, and he worked as Director of Business Development at Dutch machine learning startup Similar.AI. At Smartologic Technologies he uses his international experience to help clients to build scalable and feasible strategy for their blockchain projects. He is also a blockchain educator and speaker with a goal of encouraging innovators and business people to understand the disruptive potential of blockchain.

Michael Pearl

Head of Content and Intelligence at Finance Magnates

Speaker of the panel "Building Relationships with Clarity and Transparency: Simplifying PR for ICOs and Blockchain Ventures"

Mr. Pearl is a financial journalist and a content strategist, with a decade of experience in managing content teams and creating value through data-driven content. He has been covering the global economy, financial markets and finance 2.0, with countless exposé articles, exclusive interviews, op-eds and unique researches, as well as attending countless conferences as a speaker and moderator. For the last three years, Mr. Pearl served as the chief editor of news and the head of Intelligence at Finance Magnates - a global B2B financial news and knowledge provider. In those roles, he covered the fintech revolution and was an early crypto enthusiast. Prior to that, he served as a global economy journalist and editor in Israel's biggest business daily Calcalist. Mr. Pearl is a trained attorney, with an LL.B. in Law and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Haifa.

Stewart Rogers

Analyst-at-large VentureBeat

Moderator of the panel "Building Relationships with Clarity and Transparency: Simplifying PR for ICOs and Blockchain Ventures"

Stewart Rogers has over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, managing, and mentoring in the software and IT industries. He is currently Analyst-at-large VentureBeat, where he analyzes and studies marketing technology, artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, and virtual/mixed reality. He is also a journalist for VentureBeat, reporting the news on those same topics. Prior to VentureBeat, Rogers ran a number of successful software companies and held global roles in sales and marketing for businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. He has contributed to several sales and marketing publications and is regularly invited to speak at major tech events across the globe.

Isaac Thomas

Co-founder and CEO of VeganNation

Speaker of the panel discussion "How Blockchain is Empowering Businesses and Communities"

Isaac’s career spans 17 years of entrepreneurial ventures in real estate and healthcare, where he acquired, developed, consulted and led visionary projects in the multifamily and senior housing sectors. Isaac’s passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle goes back to his earliest years in business and has come back full circle when several years ago he completed his health transformation and dedicated his life to the vegan lifestyle. He found that living life as a vegan came with many barriers and caused the lifestyle to be difficult and impossible at times. With the development of blockchain technology and online platforms, Isaac worked with a group of experts in tech, blockchain and food distribution to create a full ecosystem with solutions for vegans all across the world. Blockchain technology was the answer for many problems vegans face such as ensuring products and foods are 100% cruelty-free through smart contracts and a designated cryptocurrency, VeganCoin.

Nimrod May

CMO at Sirin Labs, 4th largest token crowdsale in history

Theme: "Raising Capital through an ICO: SIRIN LABS marketing tips on how to raise $157.8 million?"

Nimrod’s extensive hi-tech experience includes serving as VP of marketing at Gett, being a CEO at RDSeed investment fund, an investor and CMO at Woo.io. In 2017 Nimrod joined Sirin Labs, which has concluded the 4rth largest token crowdsale in history raising almost $160M. The company is now working on FINNEY - blockchain smartphone and all-in-one PC which promise to give users safe, reliable and uncomplicated access to the blockchain.

Bobby Lee

Co-founder, BTCC
Board member, Bitcoin Foundation

Bobby Lee is the co-founder of BTCC (formerly BTCChina), the first bitcoin exchange in China and the leading bitcoin financial platform worldwide. Before BTCC, Mr. Lee was Vice President of Technology for Walmart's e-commerce business in China. Previously he was the CTO of SMG BesTV New Media, the largest IPTV operator in China with the most subscribers globally. He moved to Shanghai in 2007 and started off at EMC’s China Center of Excellence, as Director of Software Engineering, with responsibilities for Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage. Mr. Lee started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer at Yahoo!, and led the development of the earliest online communities. He graduated from Stanford University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science, and was a member of the Mayfield Fellows Program. He earned an EMBA degree from CEIBS in China. Mr. Lee currently serves on the board of Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit organization that fosters the adoption of bitcoin globally.

Ruslan Gavrilyuk

Co-founder and President of Token-as-a-Service
Co-founder of Kepler Technologies

Ruslan Gavrilyuk is a co-founder and President of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), the last-generation closed-end fund dedicated to blockchain assets. Mr. Gavrilyuk has more than 15 years’ experience in founding and managing large-scale projects all over the world. Realizing the urgent need for accessibility, security, transparency and mutually-beneficial decentralized activity in finance, he turned his focus to crypto- and blockchain assets projects. He is a co-founder of Kepler Technologies (Zug, Switzerland), which is designing the first single-gateway intelligent platform for blockchain markets. Ruslan is an advisor on numerous successful projects, a founding member of the Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC), and President of Karma International Kiev Chapter. He's actively participating in blockchain events, as a regular speaker at Keynote events and d10e Conference, and a jury member of ICO Pitch Competition by d10e. Ruslan is the Winner in nomination «Advisor 2017» at the «BTC-Awards CIS countries»

Terrance Cash

Chairman & Founder of Greenlight's corporate group

Speaker of the panel “Is the ICO dead but not buried yet? What comes next?"

Terrance Cash is a seasoned serial entrepreneur, accredited private investor, philanthropist, best-selling author and public speaker with 30 years of experience and success in business.

Ilan Tzorya

Founder & CEO of Krypton Capital

Mr. Tzorya established his first investment company DTI at the end of 2016. Starting with €1 million invested capital today this holding company is now valued at over $20 million. One of its main assets is the Veltyco company (VLTY.L) listed on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of more than £50 million. Ilan Tzorya is also a founder of Tradologic, which he exited to focus on private investments in the trading and marketing space through his private fund.His latest business initiative is a new investment fund focused on Fintech and Crypto - Krypton Capital, a leading early-stage venture firm focused on Blockchain ventures.

Delzar Khalaf

Mr. Khalaf has 13+ years of experience in executing successful projects and 9 profitable ventures behind his back. Co-Founder of some of the most prominent gaming companies in Eastern Europe, XS Software and Yacuba Games, with strong background in Finance, Delzar boasts a full set of skills a successful entrepreneur requires.Mr. Khalaf's's vast and unique experience in ICO and gaming industry may help startups reach its goals in a faster and more confident way.