Block Summit 2018


“Bridging the gap between traditional and emerging economies”

"Trustworks Community brings the largest blockchain event of the Country to facilitate the discussions of the most important topics of global economy and its growing influence on all industries including governments."

Agenda Schedule

Networking Session / Welcome Coffee
9:00 - 9:45
9:45 - 9:50
Opening Speech
- Moazzam Kamran, Chief strategist, Pakistan BlockChain Week
9:50 - 10:00
Chief Guest Speech
10:00 - 10:10

Keynote Session:

Building Blockchain Led Cities Of The Future

- Waqas Mirza, CEO, Avanza Innovations
10:10 - 10:30

Panel Discussion:

Trends of cryptocurrency regulations.

  1. - Specific of regulations in South Asia in comparison with other regions of world.
  2. - Regulations of crytocurrency exchanges, payments and ICOs.
  3. - KYC and AML regulations and solutions.
- Ammar Jafri, Former DG, Federal Investigation Agency, Pakistan
- Habeeb Syed, ICO and STO Lead at Government Blockchain Association; Corporate and Securities Partner at BJ Kang Law, PC; Co-Organizer of Blockchain Technology, Law & Policy Group in Washington D.C.
- Dr. Zeeshan-ul-hasan Usmani, Author; Blockchain, AI and Data Science Consultant
- Muhammad Haroon, Cryptocurrency Consultant
- Imran Ashraf, Head of Digital Identity Business, NIFT
10:30 - 11:15

Panel Discussion:

How Blockchain will transform global economy

  1. - The Future of Market, Money and State.
  2. - What other markets will be disrupted.
- Salman Ansari, Technologist, Disrupter
- Shahid Sumar, CIO of Summit Bank
- Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed, President Open; Director DigitalCare
- Javed Yousuf Edhi, Group Head - Technology & Digital Innovation Silk Bank
- Mustufa Jamal Iftikhar, Managing Partner, IDEOFUZION
11:15 - 12:00

Keynote Session:

Lessons from the first wave of Venture Capital Investments in Blockchain. The early risk takers and entrepreneurs, their challenges, journeys and stories from Silicon Valley. Key Take aways for the future.

- Haider Raza, Founder & CEO, Luutbox
12:00 - 12:15
Networking Session / Tea Break
12:15 - 12:45

Panel Discussion:

Investments and Value Drivers of Blockchain Economy.

  1. - The new era of venture captial.
  2. - Blockchain as a game changer for impact investing.
  3. - Transformation of venture capitalists through blockchain.
  4. - Complient token sale launch.
- Zeeshan Abbasi, CEO mParsec
- Ali Sohani, CTO Cubix
- Muhemmed Ahmed, Former Additional Secretary, FPCCI Islamabad, Former CEO National ICT RnD Fund
- Arshad Shaheen, CIO, Nestle Pakistan
- Haider Raza, Founder & CEO, LuutBox
12:45 - 1:30

Panel Discussion:

The power of new media in crypto world; how to make your story viral.

  1. - Channel efficency: Youtube vs Podcast vs Tradional Journalism.
  2. - How to use social media to amplify marketing and community building.
  3. - How to reach a million hearts and make an impact.
  4. - Building brand awareness for ICOs.
- Moazzam Kamran, Co founder Writesmiths
- Waqar Zaka, Founder, Tenup (1 mln subscribers)
- Ali Sameer Oosman, Group Head, Strategy and Planning, TPL Corp. Ltd.
- Owais Zaidi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Creditfix,pk
1:30 - 2:15

Fireside Chat:

Is Crypto Currency Sharia Compliant ?

- Faraz Younus Bandukda, Chief Executive, Al-Hilal Shariah Advisors (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan
- Misbahuddin Abdullah, RF Consultant at Ericsson
- Dr. Zeeshan-ul-hasan Usmani, Author; Blockchain, AI and Data Science Consultant
2:15 - 2:45
Closing Remarks
- Rashid Jamal, Founder, Edgebox
2:45 - 2:50
Networking Lunch
2:50 - 3:45