Under The Patronage of

His Excellency Mohamed Ali AlQaed

Chief Executive
Information & eGovernment Authority
Kingdom of Bahrain

Event Overview

For many People, Blockchain has been synonymous with Bitcoin. Although Bitcoins were one of the Primary reasons for Creation of Blockchain. There have been a lot of Developments in this Technology and now, this Technology has the Potential to impact and boost Operational Efficiencies of large number of Organizations across the Globe. While the Financial Services may be at the Forefront of these changes. This Opportunity has presented itself with increased urgency across a wide range of Sectors. Such as Government and Ministries, Advertising, Hospitality, Healthcare, Energy, Food and Agriculture and more - if there’s a Business there’s a transaction, and wherever there’s a transaction there is an opportunity for Blockchain.

However, many of the Industries Players are working in an Uncoordinated or Fragmented Manner. This Event will bring together the Key Stakeholders working in Diverse fields creating an exciting Cross-Industry Pollination of Ideas and Approaches that will yield New Insights and explore even more New Opportunities for Growth and more importantly help in shaping the Future Blockchain Technology Policies for the Middle Eastern organizations.

"The Main Goal of this Forum is to create an accessible and a much more Diverse, Policy-oriented Platform where Business and Government Leaders can learn how Blockchain could impact their Organizations and Economies, and how they can seize the Opportunity to reap the maximum benefits this budding Technology has to offer."

Hence, we at TraiCon will be hosting the “World Blockchain Congress Bahrain 2018” scheduled to take place on the 29th and 30th of July 2018 in Kingdom of Bahrain. This Two Day Summit is an Educative Platform comprising of both Local and International Case Study Presentations, Highly Interactive Panel Discussions and Networking Sessions.

We request all the Key Government Sector Stake Holders, Private Sector Stake Holders and Solution Providers to support us and actively participate in this Summit which focuses on the implementation of Blockchain to improve Efficiency of Services and Boost the Economy of the Country.

Why Bahrain?

  • Bahrain is interested in adopting Digital Currencies like Bitcoin amid a wider impetus toward a ‘Country Level’ adoption of Blockchain Technologies.

  • The Kingdom of Bahrain, a Constitutional Monarchy of over 30 Islands in the Persian Gulf, is taking a Bitcoin-friendly approach in its advent to become a FinTech Hub in the Region.Speaking at an ‘Innovation Forum’ in Bahrain’s Capital of Manama in the last quarter of 2017; Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has revealed plans towards installing a Regulatory Sandbox in the Country. The EDB is one of the Government Leading Agencies that has been tasked to plan and implement the Country’s Economic Development Strategy.

  • In response to a query about Crypto Currencies at a different forum , it was stated that Bahrain as a country is open for Bitcoins.’

  • Notably, it was indicated that Bahrain’s Finance Ministry – the Country’s Financial Regulator has also shown keen interest on adopting Digital Currencies like Bitcoin.Intriguingly, the Government Official revealed that a Bitcoin Exchange Operator in Saudi Arabia made inquiries toward establishing a Bitcoin Exchange in Bahrain.

  • Furthermore, it was also revealed the extent to which Bahrain could adopt and use Digital Currencies by suggesting that Bahrain could also issue Bonds on a Digital Currency. All Digital Currency-related Developments in the Private Sector would occur in a Regulatory Sandbox recently unveiled by the Country’s Central Bank, a move toward endearing itself as the FinTech Hub in the Region.

Why Attend ?

Why Sponsor ?

An Opportunity to present your Ideas, Innovation, and latest offerings to Blockchain Experts, your existing Clients, New Prospects, Top Investors, Advisors, Founders, Thought Leaders, Likeminded People and Stake Holders of the Industry – All under one roof

Great Networking Opportunities

Take part in more engaging and extensive networking sessions across the summit which includes formal Pre-scheduled Meetings, luncheons, panel discussions, round tables, workshops and much more.

A Leading Interactive Exhibition

Engage with the leading players who would be showcasing their products, services, platforms and solutions in our interactive exhibition. Meet established industry leaders, investors and startups set to change the face of the market.

More Real User Case Studies

Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda, hear from the most relevant live case studies. Learn about what companies are currently doing & how they are leveraging Blockchain to get a strategic advantage over their competitors.

Where Business Leaders and Industry Stakeholders Meet

Meet with business & industry leaders who are looking to harness the power of the Blockchain for their organizations. Join a community of Enterprises to engage, connect & learn from the best.

Who should Attend ?

The World Blockchain Congress -Kingdom of Bahrain 2018 is for Economies, and Companies looking to stay ahead of the game realizing the Potential impact that Blockchain can have on their Economy or Organization

  • CISOs, SISOs, CIOs, COOs, CEOs, CTOs & Senior Executives
  • Business Heads
  • Managing Partners
  • Principals / Managing Directors
  • Vice Presidents / Directors
  • FinTech Professionals
  • Head of Digital Transformation, & Heads of Business Transformation
  • Heads of Innovation, Heads of Data Science, & Heads of Application
  • Heads of IT & Information Security, and Heads of Engineering
  • Heads of Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Architecture
  • Technical Advisors
  • Software Engineers
  • Research Managers
  • Development Managers
  • Heads of Emerging Technology, Heads of Development, & Heads of Strategy
  • Marketing Managers & Developers
  • Investors, Blockchain Start Ups, Venture Capitalists and more

Focused Industries



Import/ Export




Power Generation/Transmission


Industry Associations



Real Estate

Retail/Consumer Goods

Speaker Panel

Abdel Muti Tutunji

Platinum Account Manager


Fawaz M. Shakralla

Managing Director

Btech Blockchain Group
Kingdom of Bahrain

Markus Dold

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

eCharge.work AG

Latifa Alabbasi

ITIL Expert, COBIT5, Professional Cloud Service Manager

Acting chief of IT Service Management - Information & eGovernment Authority
Kingdom of Bahrain

Hamid Rashid

Chief Executive Officer


Alex Corral

Chief Executive Officer

preCharge Risk Management Solutions

Anthem Hayek


Hercules SEZC and AnthemGold
United States of America

Qing Yi

CEO of SilkChain

Co-Founder & CEO of ITDC
Co-CEO of OSell Group

Iman Mutlaq



Mario Vojvoda



Mart Parve

Chief Operating Officer

Black Insurance

Matej Michalko



Julie Dvorechenskaya

Chief Business Development Officer- Asia, MENA


Narayanan Ganapathy

Chief Executive Officer

Angivest Ventures
Kingdom of Bahrain

Hans Henrik Christensen

Vice President

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre
United Arab Emirates

Peter O’Doherty

Detective Chief Superintendent
Head of Crime, Cyber and Counter Terrorism

City of London Police
United Kingdom

Mohammad Shaheed Khan

President Bahrain Chapter

Harvard Business School Club of GCC
Kingdom of Bahrain

Suzanna Kalendzhian

Founder & CMO

Legal Advice Middle East
United Arab Emirates

Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer & Digital Officer

Union Insurance
United Arab Emirates

Hoda A. Alkhzaimi


Center for Cyber Security
United Arab Emirates

Pavel Shoust

Executive Director

Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association

Wajeeha Awadh

FinTech and Digitalization Initiatives

Al Baraka Banking Group
Kingdom of Bahrain

Partners & Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Strategic Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

Keynote Partner

Pioneer Sponsors

Supporting Partners

Regional Broadcast Partners

Advisory Board

Media Partners

Happening at

Hotel Sofitel Bahrain

105 Zallaq Highway,Building 2015,

Block 1055, Zallaq, Manama 555, Kingdom of Bahrain

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