Monday 28 June 2021 (GMT+1)               

10:00am – 10:05am – Opening Remarks

10:05am – 10:15am – Welcome Address from NexChange & Marita Group
Juwan Lee, Chairman, CEO, NexChange Group
Rahhal Boulgoute, Chairman, Marita Group

10:15am – 10:30am – Welcome Remarks
Leila Ben Ali, Acting Director of the African Union Immigration Observer

10:30am – 10:40am – Welcome Remarks
His Royal Highness Chief Zwelivelile Mandela, Royal House of Mandela

10:40am – 10:55am – Keynote Speech: Blockchain Empowers Africa
Michael Terpin, Founder, CEO, Transform Group

10:55am – 11:10am – Keynote Speech: NFT “Africa Blockchain” Voice note Art
Amrita Sethi, Award-Winning Multi-Media and NFT artist, Creator of Voice Note Art

11:10am – 11:55am – Panel: Financial Regulation: From Regulatory Goals to Legal Techniques
Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services, Government of Gibraltar
Amadou Tierno Diallo, Minister of Cooperation and African Integration, Government of the Republic of Guinea
Adedeji Owonibi, Senior Partner, A&D Forensics, Blockchain Forensic Investigator
Moderator: Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content, NexChange Group

11:55pm – 12:10pm – Keynote Speech: Tokenizing African Mineral Resources for Shared Prosperity
Mamadou Toure, Founder Ubuntu Tribe & Africa 2.0 Foundation

12:10pm – 12:50pm – Panel: Cross Border Payment Infrastructures and Central Bank Digital Currencies in Africa
Mance Harmon, CEO, Hedera Hashgraph
Ian Putter, Head DLT/Blockchain, Standard Bank
Moderator: Carmelle Cadet, Founder, CEO, EMTECH

12:50pm – 1:30pm – Panel: Data Centres Importance In Blockchain Networks Development
Juwan Lee, Chairman, CEO, NexChange Group
Danny Hayes, Co-Founder, CEO, TerraScale
Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO, Templar Executives Ltd.
Moderator: Rob Charles, Founder, CEO, Goldfingr

1:30pm – 1:45pm – Keynote Speech: Value of Decentralized Community in Crypto Space
Karn Dwivedi, Chairman, ECN (Ecoin Network)

1:45pm – 2:25pm – Panel: Distributed Digital Identity Using Blockchain Technology
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation
Julie Esser, SVP, Client Engagement, Bonifii
Matthew Davie, Chief Strategy Officer, Kiva, Board Member, Diem
Julian Gordon, VP Asia Pacific, Hyperledger

2:25pm – 3:05pm – Panel: Central Bank Digital Currencies: International Experience, Africa Application
Dr Oriol Caudevilla, Management Consultant, AirHelp Fellow, Digital Euro Association
Michelle Chivunga, CEO, Global Policy House; Advisor, African Union
Mohamed Bazzi, Deputy Director Organization and Digital Transformation Department, Bank Al-Maghrib (Central Bank of Morocco)
Moderator: Emilie Raffo, Sales&Marketing Lead, ChainSecurity

3:05pm – 3:10pm – Keynote Speech: The Senior Care Robotic Nursing Assistant from Awakening Health
Grace The Robot, Robot, Hanson Robotics

3:10pm – 3:50pm – Panel: Digital Transformation: Pan-African Strategy
Mohammad Sear, Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, EY Africa, India, Middle East
Sandile Mahlaba, Microsoft Provincial PS Executive, KZN & MPL
Elaine Bannerman, Pan-African Tech Foundation
Moderator: John Kamara, Founder Adalabsafrica, Chairman African Blockchain Centre

3:50pm – 4:05pm – Keynote Speech
Marcus Dukes, Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, Legacy Block, President, Technology Transfer Institute

4:05pm – 4:20pm – Keynote speech: The value of decentralised technology for the community
Mru Patel, Chairman, Co-Founder, MyTokenized.Capital

4:20pm – 5:00pm – Panel: Digital Media Platforms: Content and Strategies for New Generation
Fred Wang Cheung Yue, Chairman, Salon Films Group
Vassal Benford, Chairman, The Benford Group and Animal Head Entertainment
Younes Mjahed, President of the National Press Council in Morocco
Wes Levitt, Head of Strategy, Theta Labs
Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content, NexChange Group

5:00pm – 5:40pm – Panel: African Artists Showcase – Inspiring the Continent
Queen Diambi Kabatusuila Tshiyoyo Muata, HRH Queen of the Bakwa Indu, Kasai Democratic Republic of Congo
Maxwell Bruno, CryptoMusician and CryptoArtist
Menelik, Artist, CEO, Fiction Faction
Aida Muluneh, Photographer
Dedeukwu, Crypto Musician, Shryne Keeper of Afribo
Moderator: Mru Patel, Chairman, Co-Founder, MyTokenized.Capital

5:40pm – 5:45pm – Closing Remarks

               Tuesday 29 June 2021 (GMT+1)               

10:00am – 10:05am – Opening Remarks

10:05am – 10:10am – Welcome Remarks
William Carew, Head of Secretariat African Union, ECOSOCC

10:10am – 10:20am – Keynote Speech: Economic Development: Investing in Africa’s Future and Empowering Africans
Brock Pierce, 2020 Independent Candidate for President of the United States

10:20am – 10:35am – Keynote Speech: IPv6-based New Internet empowering P2P Blockchain for the Food Supply Chain from the Farm to the Fork
Latif Ladid, Founder, President, IPv6 FORUM, Member of IEEE Blockchain

10:35am – 11:15am – Panel: NFTs: from Hype to Mainstream
Miko Matsumura, General Partner, Gumi Ventures
Gustavo Montero, Principal, DSCP, Advisor, UAE
Grigory Rybalchenko, Founder, CEO, Emiswap
Amrita Sethi, Award-Winning Mult-Media and Nftartist, Creator of Voice Note Art
Moderator: Catherine Ross, Crypto and Business Editor, Benzinga, Host of Benzinga Crypto Show

11:15am – 11:30am – Keynote Speech: Digital Transformation and Blockchain to Power AfCFTA
Michelle Chivunga, CEO, Global Policy House & Senior Advisor, Governments, African Union

11:30am – 12:10pm – Panel: Decentralised Finance: Global Trends and Solutions for the Unbanked
Jorge Sebastiao, CEO, Nimbus DeFi
John Kanyiri, Founder, CEO, Data Functions, Initial Member, Free TON African Chapter
Alex Nascimento, Founder, UCLA Blockchain
Nitin Gaur, Director, IBM Digital Asset Labs
Moderator: Gordon Einstein, Founder, CryptoLaw Partners

12:10pm – 12:30pm – Fireside Chat
Michael Gord, Co-founder, CEO, GDA Capital
Moderator: Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content, NexChange Group

12:30pm – 12:45pm – Keynote Speech: How To Take Crypto to Mass Adoption
Rob Charles, Founder, CEO, Goldfingr

12:45pm – 1:25pm – Panel: Bitcoin Global Impact: What’s Next for Global Markets and for Africa?
John Wu, President, AVA Labs
Tone Vays, Analyst, Derivatives Trader & Event Organizer
Davinci Jeremie, CEO, Davinci Codes
Sebastian KOBINA Spio-Garbrah, Chairman, Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
Moderator: Lucy Gazmararian, Founder, Managing Partner, Token Bay Capital

1:25pm – 1:40pm – Keynote Speech: Unlocking The Potentials of Rural and Urban Africa through Blockchain Technologies
Vinesh Chintaram, Chief Executive Officer, Urban & Rural Development Strategist, Vision Network Africa (VNA)

1:40pm – 1:55pm – Keynote Speech: Legal Challenges: Digital Assets and Private Law
Baiba Broka, Member of the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

1:55pm – 2:35pm – Panel: Supply Chain Management and Logistics Solutions x Blockchain
Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum
David Havera, General Manager, Blockchain Solutions, General Electric Digital
Salisu Uba, Managing Partner of NatQuest Limited, Co-founder Africa Chamber of Digital Commerce
Douglas Johnson-Poengson, CEO, Circulor
John Probandt, Chairman, CEO, BFD Inc.
Moderator: Neanda Salvaterra, Senior Reporter, Agenda Financial Times Group

2:35pm – 3:15pm – Panel: Blockchain Application in Agriculture: Agri-specific blockchain & Food Provenance
Sofie Blakstad, CEO, hiveonline
Judy Matu, National Chairlady, Association of Women in Agriculture Kenya
Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group
Moderator: Anna Frankowska, CCO, Aventus Network

3:15pm – 3:30pm – Keynote speech: The Synergy of CEXs and DEXs As Part of a Single Ecosystem
Grigory Rybalchenko, Founder, CEO, Emiswap

3:30pm – 4:10pm – Panel: Blockchain Networks Governance, DAOs, Open Source Applications
Dr Ben Goertzel, Founder, CEO, Singularity Net
Dr Milly Perry, Chair, DAO4DAOS Institute & BUG Blockchain Global
Tom Trowbridge, Co-founder, Fluence Labs
Moderator: Gordon Einstein, Founder, CryptoLaw Partners

4:10pm – 4:50pm – Panel: Digital Assets Adoption: Disintermediation in Progress
Pawel Sobkow, Investment Director, Hawksberg Investment Ltd
Felix Mago, Co-founder, DASH Next & DASH Thailand
Jesus Rodriguez, CEO, IntoTheBlock
Roselyne Wanjiru, Director of Growth and User Acquisitions, Pesabase
Marcus Dukes, Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, Legacy Block
Moderator: Catherine Ross, Crypto and Business Editor, Benzinga, Host of Benzinga Crypto Show

4:50pm – 5:05pm – Keynote Speech: Why 86% of Enterprise Blockchain Implementations Fail?
Matthew Van Niekerk, Founder, CEO, Settlemint

5:05pm – 5:45pm – Panel: FinTech & Tokenisation Strategies in Africa and Beyond
Noha Shaker, Founder, Secretary General, Egyptian Fintech Association
Mohammed Mahfoudh, Founder, CEO, DECA4 Blockchain Advisory Paul Ezeafulukwe, Team Lead of OKEx Nigeria

5:45pm – 5:55pm – Africa Blockchain NFT Countdown Update
Amrita Sethi, Award-Winning Multi-Media and NFT artist, Creator of Voice Note Art

5:55pm – 6:00pm – Closing Remarks

               Wednesday 30 June 2021 (GMT+1)               

10:00am – 10:05am – Welcome Remarks

10:05am – 10:10am – Welcome Address
Denise Kodhe, Presiding Officer, African Union, ECOSOCC

10:10am – 10:50am – Panel: Trade Facilitation in Africa: How DLT Can Help?
Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE, Managing Director, GAINDE 2000, President, African Performance Institute (API)
Mohammed Benayad, CEO, M2A
Moderator: Bowie Lau, Founder, MaGEHold & MaGESpire

10:50am – 11:30am – Panel: Blockchain 4 Enterprise and Sustainable Development Goals
Matthew Van Niekerk, Founder, CEO, SettleMint
Aiaze Mitha, Digital Finance Expert, Global Board Vice Chair, Head of Sustainable Finance, GIFT
Robert Allen, Entrepreneur in Residence, EFTPOS Australia
Aaron Powers, Co-founder, CEO, Hunit
Moderator: Olga Yaroshevsky, Head of Content, NexChange Group

11:30am – 12:10pm – Panel: Investment Strategies: All Things Blockchain
Jules Miller, Partner, IBM Blockchain Accelerator
Mathias Ruch, CEO, CV VC
Mikael Hajjar, Managing Partner, P1 Ventures
Ian Balina, Founder, CEO, Token Metrics
Moderator: Lexi Novitske, Managing Partner, Acuity Venture Partners

12:10pm – 12:50pm – Panel: Financial Inclusion Powered by Tech and Community Building in Africa
Dr Chris Cleverly, CEO, KamPay
Ugochukwu Aronu, Founder, CEO, Xend Finance
Obinna Iwuno, Executive Secretary, SiBAN
Désiré Nzengou, Board member, Advisor, Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI)
Richard Ssewakiryanga, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Basic Research, Kampala, Uganda, former Executive Director of Uganda National NGO Forum
Moderator: Maria Vovchok, Community Relations Officer, Cubecosystem

12:50pm – 1:30pm – Panel: Africa in the Face of Digital Globalisation and Technological Leapfrogging
Akpa Komi, Deputy Presiding officer (West) African Union ECOSOCC
Ismail El Hamraoui, President, The Moroccan Youth Government Hamdene Ezzeddine, State Commissioner at the Tunisian High Administrative Court
Moderator: Khalid Boudali, Deputy Presiding officer, African Union, ECOSOCC

1:30pm – 2:10pm – Panel: Sustainable Development & Human Rights in Africa: Challenges and Digital Transformation
Lydia Yamoah HAGAN, Course Director, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
Hagar Monsif, North African Representatives at UN NGO Major Group-Africa, African affairs & SDGs Unit Manager
Roll Stephane Ngomat, Head of Peace and Security Cluster, African Union ECOSOCC
Moderator: Khalid Boudali, Deputy Presiding officer, African Union, ECOSOCC

2:10pm – 2:15pm – Closing Remarks
Khalid Boudali, Deputy Presiding Officer, African Union, ECOSOCC

2:15pm – 2:20pm – Virtual Summit Closing Remarks

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