What Is It?

In just two days time, on May 10th, 2017, Keynote will hold it’s annual Gala Dinner (otherwise known as their Annual Blockchain Dinner) in Brussels, home to the European Parliament, at the Adolphe Max, Le Plaza Hotel. The dinner will consist of guests, as well as developers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are looking to bring out disruptive technologies to the Fintech industry and the world.

Keynote has been around ever since Bitcoin’s first conference in Amsterdam, and has been moving around the world to different major events and conferences helping to push the conversation of blockchain technology forward. They were even there in Miami, FL when Vitalik Buterin launched Ethereum, and have also been to Chicago, Los Angeles, the Burj al Arab in Dubai, and the center of London.

Keynote is a forum which was created to draw the community together to move blockchain technology forward. It seeks to bring together enthusiasts and financial institutions, government officials, and more, to talk about this new technology. Keynote scouts out the best speakers to teach it’s audience about the strategies, technologies, and innovations that have been developed and mastered up until the present. It has hosted/had:

  • 150+ of the world’s most famous speakers
  • 18 of the world’s most innovative financial conferences
  • 250+ CEO’s, Senior Executives, VIPs, Investors, Government Officials, and more
  • 150+ articles written about it in major news outlets
  • 25 world-class networking events
  • $100 million dollars invested into startups at their conferences
  • $1 billion dollars raised by speakers at their conferences
  • 6,500 past attendees

As you can see, they’re pretty serious. And they’d love for you to join the event. You can purchase tickets here.

What Will Happen At The Event? 

As this event will be held in one of the homes of the European Parliament, it will discussing issues of trust, society, citizenship, and identity. It will discuss trade finance, fintech (financial technology), energy management, and much more, as well as discuss in depth the private sector. Attendees will hear from members of the European Parliament, industry leaders, non-profits, and others. It will provide an excellent opportunity for networking opportunities and learning some of the biggest insider knowledge in the blockchain industry.

Speakers & Agenda:

Here is the agenda and list of speakers who will be at the event. Also, blockchains.my is pleased to announce that our founder, Arai Ezzra, will be among the speakers at the event.

The Gala Dinner itself will last from 17:30 – 22:00, at the Adolphe Max, Le Plaza Hotel Brussels. Registration and networking will be taking place from 17:30 – 18:00.

18:00 – 18:10Welcoming remarks.

MOE LEVIN – Founder at Keynote Events

18:10 – 18:30Keynote Address: The future of economy and blockchain technologies in European government.

EVA KAILI – Member of European Parliament

18:30 – 18:50The Blockchain Revolution: Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize banking and healthcare, & now it’s also disrupting the future of venture capital.

BROCK PIERCE – Managing Partner – Blockchain Capital

18:50 – 19:05Networking opportunity.

19:05 – 19:30Blockchain Industry Leaders – Panel Discussion: top industry blockchain industry leaders will discuss new applications, predictions, and what they’re planning for the future of blockchain.

Panel Speakers:

BROCK PIERCE – Managing Partner – Blockchain Capital

MATTHEW ROSZAK – Chairman and Co-Founder at Bloq

FLORIS KLEEMANS – Former Group Strategy Head at ABN AMRO Bank

19:30 – 19:50Blockchain For Transparency And Fraud Prevention At NGOS.

JASON KING – Founder of Unsung

19:50 – 20:05Networking Opportunity.

20:05 – 20:25Fireside Chat – Legal Implications Of Blockchain Technology: exploring questions on regulations, trust, security, and smart contracts, for this uncharted technology.


VERONICA K. MCGREGOR – Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

ROBERT COURTNEIDGE – Global Head of Cards and Payments, Locke Lord LLP

20:25 – 20:45The Rise Of The Internet Of Value: from The Internet of Things to The Internet Of Value, thanks to blockchain.


20:45 – 21:00Networking Opportunity.

21:00 – 21:20The Future Of The Blockchain – Panel Discussion: blockchain technology has transformed the way we do banking, money, governments, elections, startups, nonprofits, healthcare, and more, in both the private and public sectors. What’s next?

Panel Speakers:

KUMAR GAURAV – Founder, Cashaa/Auxesis Group


MATTHIEU RIOU – Founder, BlockCypher 

ARAI EZZRA – Founder, Blockchains.my

Book Your Tickets:

Although the majority of the guests will be former speakers and sponsors, they do reserve 15 seats for the community to purchase. The cost is 495.00 Euro, and includes: catered dinner, networking drinks, speeches from industry leaders and CEO’s, and access to speeches and documents.  If seats are still available you can purchase those here.

We hope to see you there at the conference.
If you can’t make it, we’ll give you an update at a later time.