Keynote's Annual Gala Dinner
May 10th in Brussels

We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels for our Annual Blockchain Dinner.
Join the developers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are disrupting everything.

Keynote has been there since the beginning. From the first Bitcoin conference in the world in Amsterdam to Vitalik Buterin launching Ethereum in Miami, we’ve been there. From Chicago to Los Angeles, from the Burj al Arab in Dubai to the centre of London, we’ve been moving the conversation forward.

We now invite you to the Annual Gala Dinner at the seat of European Parliament in Brussels and we look forward to welcoming you at this event.

As you know, Keynote meticulously scouts out the best of the best, choosing fantastic speakers to teach you about the strategies, technologies, and innovations they’ve developed and mastered.

Now that we are in Parliament, we will be tackling issues of identity, citizenship, society, and trust. We will be diving deeper into the private sector, as well as discussing trade finance, energy management, fintech, and much more.

Over the dinner’s short, but action packed agenda, we’ll be hearing from industry leaders, Members of European Parliament, non-profits, and more. Be sure to use the opportunity to grow your network and make your voice heard.

About Keynote Events

It’s at this time, more than ever before, that the global community is needed to ensure a prosperous and well-balanced future for blockchain technology.
Keynote has been created to draw this community together, now ranging from enthusiasts to financial institutions, and to provide an open and hard-hitting forum for moving the conversation forward.

150+

OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS SPEAKERS

18

OF THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL CONFERENCES

250+

CEOs, SENIOR EXECUTIVES, VIPs, INVESTORS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MORE

150+

ARTICLES WRITTEN IN MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS

25

WORLD-CLASS NETWORKING EVENTS

$100 MILLION

INVESTED INTO STARTUPS AT OUR CONFERENCES

$1 BILLION

RAISED BY SPEAKERS AT OUR CONFERENCES

6500

PAST ATTENDEES

“…the technologies that underpin bitcoin are a safe bet to disrupt the 
finance sector.”

- The Economist

THIS IS THE BEGINNING

Everything you know about finance is about to change. Over the last 7 years an experiment called bitcoin has created and proven a new kind of financial technology: The Blockchain.

The Blockchain is a new, smarter way to track financial transactions and contracts. They are faster, safer and more efficient than any ledger ever before. They are set to rock the financial world. Are you ready?

“Blockchain technology continues to redefine not only how the exchange sector operates, but the global financial economy as a whole”

Bob Greifeld, CEO of NASDAQ

Gala Speakers

Matthew Roszak

Chairman and Co-Founder at Bloq

Veronica K. McGregor

Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Robert Courtneidge

Global Head of Cards and Payments, Locke Lord LLP

Brock Pierce

Managing Partner - Blockchain Capital

Eva Kaili

Member of European Parliament

Jason King

Founder of Unsung

Moe Levin

Founder at Keynote Events

Kumar Gaurav

Founder, Cashaa/Auxesis Group

Matthieu Riou

Founder, BlockCypher

SOME OF OUR PAST SPEAKERS

Matthew Roszak

Chairman and Co-Founder at Bloq

Patrick Byrne

CEO at Overstock.com

Brock Pierce

Managing Partner - Blockchain Capital

John McAfee

Founder at McAfee

H.E. Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr

Director General at Smart Dubai

Marco Streng

CEO at Genesis Mining

Brian Hoffman

CEO of OpenBazaar

Eva Kaili

Member of European Parliament

Roger Ver

CEO at Bitcoin.com

Chris Ballinger

CFO at Toyota Financial Services

Vinny Lingham

CEO - Gyft

Brian Crain

Head of Business Development at Monax

Jason King

Founder of Unsung

Nicolas Cary

President & Co-Founder - Blockchain.com

Moe Levin

Founder at Keynote Events

Fabian Vandenreydt

Global Head of Securities at SWIFT

Esteban Van Goor

Tax Lawyer, Baker & McKenzie

Reggie Middleton

Founder at Veritaseum

Jeff Garzik

CEO at Bloq

Peter Smith

CEO of Blockchain.com

WHY THE BLOCKCHAIN IS BIG NEWS

Visa, Citi, and NASDAQ

To modernize, streamline and simplify its administrative functions, NASDAQ has recently invested more than $100 million in implementing this new tech across the world’s second largest exchange.

UBS BANK

Swiss banking giant, UBS, is a big believer in the power of distributed ledgers to redefine finance. The bank has opened a research facility in London aimed at driving distributed ledgers mainstream.

ENTREPRENEURS

Visionaries like Apple’s Steve Wozniak, entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire and Virgin’s Richard Branson are investing millions in this new technology. They are among the first to see how valuable distributed ledgers are about to become.

MOST RESPECTED CONFERENCE

Now in its fifth year, Keynote is the longest running and most attended financial conference for the bitcoin, blockchain, and currency industries.

OUR HISTORY

Following the success of conferences in Amsterdam, London, Dubai, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Keynote will travel to Brussels on May 10th, 2017 to discuss the bright future of Bitcoin and Blockchain, the most successful virtual currency in the world.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is making waves in both the media and financial world. With government regulators and online retailers finally recognizing the power of Bitcoin, this virtual currency is set to change the way we handle money.

“The blockchain is a technology which we’ve been studying, and yes it’s real, it can probably reduce the cost of doing business. If it proves to be cheap and secure, it would be adopted for a whole bunch of stuff. “

Jamie Dimon, CEO at JP Morgan

 

FIRST MOVER ADVANTAGE

If you’re not well schooled in bitcoin and its underlying technology, you’re not alone. Most executives don’t understand the repercussions of this new disruptive tech.

Attend the World Blockchain Forum to get yourself up to speed on the applications, ramifications and nuances of bitcoin and the blockchain. Be the first among your peers to profit from this new technology.

“Money at its core is simply a ledger for keeping track of debts, and bitcoin is truly the best iteration of a universal ledger we’ve ever seen.”

John Reed, CEO of Citibank

HIGH-CALIBRE ATMOSPHERE

The Hotel Le Plaza, perfectly located in the Brussels City Center, will provide the inspirational backdrop for the annual Blockchain Gala. Steeped in history and architecturally magnificent, this unique venue guarantees an atmosphere befitting the gala's caliber.

May 10, 2017 in Brussels.