15-16 November 2022

ISTANBLOCK 2022

Where Turkey and Web3 Culture Meet An Iconic Fusion

IstanBlock is the flagship event of Istanbul Blockchain Week. Spread over two action-packed days, speakers, and businesses from all over the world will unite to discuss the future of DeFi, Trading, Regulation, Mining, Venture Capital, and much more. Expect talks, panels, fireside chats, and informative debates with many leaders in the Web3 industry.

Why Attend?

FRAMEWORKS | FOUNDATIONS

Discover how we can build better blockchain communities, projects, and teams to benefit users worldwide.

TOPICS

  • Set a foundation. What are the building blocks for mass blockchain adoption?
  • Take a deeper look at Web3 technology, such as the evolution of self-ownership and digital identity.
  • Understand regulations. How is Turkey setting itself up to become the leaders in the new Web3 world?

BUSINESS |
CONNECTIONS

Explore the opportunities blockchain technology provides business in the Turkish and international market.

TOPICS

  • Learn from the experts, such as distinguished government, business, and blockchain speakers.
  • Build lasting connections with key decision-makers and influencers in the industry.
  • Identify the latest trends in the Web3 industry.
  • Discover the next big investment opportunity.

TRADING |
MINING

Dive into the use-cases of blockchain technology and find out what’s next for this exciting industry.

TOPICS

  • Understand how crypto is transforming trade – leading to a new era of global finance.
  •  blockchain mining. How should you get started? What can be done to maximise profits?
  • Consider what a sustainable mining future might look like.

DECENTRALISED |
FINANCE

Understand DeFi technology. Why and how are many institutions getting ready for decentralised finance?

TOPICS

  • Discover the latest in DeFi, through presentations, discussions, and demos from the best in the industry.
  • Demystify DeFi technology. Where did it begin and what does the future hold?
  • Find out why DeFi is so popular. What are the best points for entry?
  • Establish why regulators should embrace DeFi.

What you will experience

Being a part of the largest blockchain conference in Turkey

Distinguished government, business and blockchain speakers

Building relationships with the Turkish blockchain community

Meeting with premier media and influencers of the industry

Attending a week’s worth of side events from major projects

Exclusive networking opportunities focused on fostering new partnerships between projects and attendees.

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What you will experience

Being a part of the largest blockchain conference in Turkey

Distinguished government, business and blockchain speakers

Building relationships with the Turkish blockchain community

Meeting with premier media and influencers of the industry

Attending a week’s worth of side events from major projects

Exclusive networking opportunities focused on fostering new partnerships between projects and attendees.

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International Speakers

IstanBlock 2022 Speakers

David Chaum
CEO of
Elixxir

The inventor of digital cash, Chaum is also known for innovations in cryptography, privacy, and voting. With a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, Chaum was the CEO of DigiCash and now heads up Elixxir.

Ciara Sun
Founder
C² Ventures

Ciara Sun is the founding partner of C² Ventures, a chain-agnostic blockchain investment company focuses on empowering builders with the capital and operational expertise to build and scale the next generation of Web3 and metaverse applications.

Prior to founding C² Ventures, Ciara was head of listings and blockchain investments at Huobi Global, a world leading crypto exchange. As Vice President of Huobi Group, She was the spokesperson of the company. She built the global business development and partnership department for the company and led global markets, institutional business unit, blockchain project listings, incubation and investments.

Ciara is a financial analysis MBA, worked across multinational consulting companies such as Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting and Ernst& Young. She advised Banking and Capital Markets groups for 15 major banks and performed investment analytics to support clients with billions of dollars of AUM.

Ciara is a known female leader in the blockchain space in especial for the Asian scene. Being a regular invitee to numerous prominent global events to conduct workshop and speeches for example, World Economic Forum 2020, Bloomberg Crypto Conference, EuroMoney, Forbes, Cointelegraph, Coindesk etc., she is also coined as the Female Asian Global Crypto Leader by her 250k followers on Twitter. On top of all, she is a strong advocate of gender equality and has founded Women Who Crypto, an NGO dedicated to empowerment and support of female participantion in the crypto scene.

Eren Özkan
Principal, Vice President
Mastercard Turkey

Eren Özkan is the Principal, Vice President at Mastercard Turkey. He has 13+ years of management consulting experience across 20+ countries in Europe, Middle East and APAC. He also has experience in project delivery & quality assurance, maintaining executive client relationships, P&L management, resource development, portfolio optimisation, and organisational design.

Gleb Kostarev
Regional Head of Asia
Binance

Gleb Kostarev, Regional Head of Asia, has extensive experience in marketing, operations and team managing and now leads the Asia market at Binance. He is a big advocate of innovations in the crypto industry, namely, NFTs. Prior to Binance, he was part of well-known cryptocurrency and financial companies, including the audit and consulting corporation EY and a blockchain platform.

Efe Bulduk
CSO
Troy & First Batch

Efe Bulduk is an experienced finance professional and a tokenomics expert, providing consulting services to companies that are transitioning to Web 3. Prior to his focus on Web 3, Efe was the regional head of East Europe and Mediterranean for Rystad Energy. He holds MSC degree on Energy Finance from Sciences Po Paris as well as blockchain and finance certificates from MIT and Harvard Business School.

Pankhuri Bansal
Blockchain Expert at United Nations / Blockchain Ambassador to UK Government

Pankhuri is the Director of Blockom with over 7+ years of experience in developing and scaling Blockchain solution in various industries. She is an appointed global blockchain expert with the United Nations (UN/CEFACT) and at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and is an ambassador for the UK government as a blockchain expert at the BSI. She is ex JP Morgan at the blockchain launch team and has supported multiple large organizations and start-ups in converting ideas into products.

She is a recognised expert in identifying trending digital tools, providing niche use cases of blockchain and designing solution architecture, converting ideas into commercially successful products. She holds triple Masters: an MSc in Internet of Things & Entrepreneurship from City University, UK; Post Graduate in Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning, McCombs Business School, Uni of Texas, Austin; & MSc in Economics & International Financial Economics, University of Warwick, UK and a bachelors in BSc in Economics & Finance, London School of Economics, UK.

Wes Levitt
Head of Strategy
Theta Labs

Wes Levitt is Head of Strategy for Theta Labs, where he works on corporate strategy, marketing, press relations, and analytics. He’s been a speaker on blockchain topics at conferences like the New York Media Festival, Blockchain Connect, and NAB Streaming Summit among others. Prior to joining Theta Labs, Wes spent 8 years in real estate private equity and securitized debt. He holds an MBA from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Cem Arcan
Ecosystem Lead
Stellar Development Foundation

Cem is Ecosystem Lead at Stellar Development Foundation. At SDF, Cem leads the relationships with key ecosystem stakeholders. He works with entrepreneurs and enterprises of all sizes to support them to grow their business while increasing the network activity. Prior to SDF, Cem worked in strategy, operations, and compliance roles for companies like Coinsquare and HSBC, and also worked as a consultant at PwC.

Who's attending?

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Government

IstanBlock 2022 shines a light on how crypto and web3 can impact the Turkish economy, in addition to overseas markets and how they will impact Turkish users.

With regulation being an essential element to understanding the deep impact this financial trajectory continues to have within Turkey, leading government names will be prominent attendees at IstanBlock 2022.

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Business

The Turkish crypto and Web3 community is expected to flock to IstanBlock 2022, in addition to a strong international presence.

With the biggest and best projects in the industry in attendance, this event promises to be a hotbed of strategic collaboration, exciting networking, and a key way to present your project to a receptive and engaged audience.

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Investors

IstanBlock 2022 will be hosting a range of investors from retail through to institutional venture capital funds with $100m’s of dollars AUM.

IstanBlock 2022 will feature industry leading venture capital panels including an investment pitch competition providing investors with access to the most innovative up and coming Web3 projects.

VIP Dinner

Join us at the IstanBlock Welcome Dinner – the ultimate way to celebrate the grand opening of the flagship event of Istanbul Blockchain Week. It’s the perfect opportunity to network with our Speakers and VIP guests while treating yourself to delicious food and beverages.

Networking Opportunities

Nothing is better than meeting industry leaders, experts, and potential partners in real life. That is why IstanBlock will have a dedicated Networking Area designed exclusively for you. It will be the perfect place to meet with key decision-makers, form new strategic relationships, and promote your business in a thriving Web3 and blockchain world.

Workshops

Workshops are exciting educational programs organized by the conference’s largest and most prominent attendees. They will cover a wide range of topics, and you can apply for those that interest you the most. Limited spaces are available. 

VIP Lounge

The VIP Lounge is where you’ll meet all the conference’s most important attendees. It’s a golden opportunity to spend quality time with key influencers and decision-makers. It’s a must-attend event if you plan to do business within the Web3 and blockchain industry!

NFT Gallery

The NFT Gallery will be a visual immersion into the future of art, community, and commerce on the blockchain. Istanbul Blockchain Week will bring the creative digital world of non-fungible tokens to life in a way that highlights the beauty of the artwork and educates those looking to become more involved in the development of NFTs.

Exhibition Area

Featuring some of the hottest names in the Web3 and blockchain industry, the Exhibition Area at IBW will allow businesses to showcase the latest technological innovations to an event packed with key stakeholders – ranging from enthusiasts and developers to entrepreneurs and leading VCs. It will be a ground-breaking experience for all to remember.

Web3 Investment Pitch Contest

The Web3 Investment Pitch Contest is Turkey’s most exciting competition for innovative, early-stage Web3 projects. It’s a golden opportunity to receive guidance and investment from a panel of leading experts in the industry. Sign up now if you want us to help take your business to the next level! 

Official IstanBlock After Party

Music festivals are back! This year’s event will be highly anticipated as we have invited the world’s best DJs to perform at the Official IstanBlock After Party.

For VIP tickets, table reservations, & sponsorship opportunities, please email contact@istanbulblockchainweek.com and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.

Events

NOV

13

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Galatasaray Football Match

Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium
In Istanbul, football is more important that almost anything else. The atmosphere at major games is said to surpass that of Europe and even the rest of the world. Come watch İstanbul Başakşehir FK and Galatasaray go head-to-head in the Süper Lig. The songs, flags, and choreographies will provide a memorable show you will not forget!

NOV

14

IBW NFT Day

Hilton Bomonti Hotel, Istanbul
Istanbul Blockchain Week NFT Day will be a one-day special event focused solely on NFT content. Leading NFT speakers and panels will explore topics such as the Metaverse, Digital Identity, Fashion, NFT Utility, Gaming, Entertainment, and Sport.

NOV

14

IstanBlock VIP Dinner

Hilton Bomonti Hotel, Istanbul
Join us at the IstanBlock Welcome Dinner – the ultimate way to celebrate the grand opening of the flagship event of Istanbul Blockchain Week. It’s the perfect opportunity to network with our Speakers and VIP guests while treating yourself to delicious food and beverages.

NOV

15-16

IstanBlock 2022

Hilton Bomonti Hotel, Istanbul
IstanBlock 2022 is the flagship event of Istanbul Blockchain Week and is set to host two days of high-profile speakers, workshops, hackathons, networking events, and much more. Topics covered include DeFi, Trading, Regulation, Mining and Venture Capital. Expect insightful talks, panels, fireside chats and fiery debates!

NOV

15-16

Web3 Investment Pitch Contest

Hilton Bomonti Hotel, Istanbul
The Web3 Investment Pitch Contest is Turkey’s most exciting competition for innovative, early-stage Web3 projects. It’s a golden opportunity to receive guidance and investment from a panel of leading experts in the industry. Sign up now if you want us to help take your business to the next level!

NOV

17

W3E Championships Tournament

ESA Esports Arena, Istanbul
Esports is one of the fastest-growing businesses in the world. The W3E Championships will be the first Web3 event of its kind, with finals taking place at the ESA Espor Arena in Turkey as part of Istanbul Blockchain Week. Not only will there be lots of opportunities to network with players, gaming influencers and investors, but also opportunities to try out the games and others for yourself in our interactive game zone. From Metaverses, First-Person Shooters, and even Strategy Card games; the best of Web3 will be on show in the world’s first Web3 Esports live event!

NOV

17

Kripto Meydanı

Kolektif House Levent
Kripto Meydanı will be held at Kolektif House Levent between 19.00 – 23.00 PM on the 17th November 2022.
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