Pushkin Agha, CEO of Vertex Events received a Golden Ticket Image Credit: Supplied

Vertex Events Dubai organized a 3-day blockchain summit in Dubai. Inaugural function was held on 15 February at Expo 2020 Dubai, India Pavilion, while the two days summit was organized at Grand Hyatt Hotel on 16 and 17 February, 2022. Vertex Events Dubai is the only company that organized the first ever blockchain summit at expo on 10-11 October, 2021.

Pushkin Agha, CEO, Vertex Events, is thankful to the UAE leadership and Indian Consulate, Dubai who has given the the company the opportunity to participate at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Agha, who was the driving force behind many successful events for many years in Dubai, said, "The summit was a gathering of senior decision-makers who discussed the impact of blockchain and associated technologies on financial services. The summit brought together a carefully curated agenda of industry’s leading voices to discuss and accelerate the development of blockchain technologies, such as DeFi, NTF, GameFi and Metaverse.

The main sponsor of the event was Majestic Coin and Solomon Mwamba, Founder & Group CEO, in his keynote address said, "The parent group Majestic Star Chain is a unique blockchain and has multiple layers for the advanced IT implementation. These layers include DEXs, Wallets, Yield Farms, NFTs, Coin and even blockchains that connect to the Metaverse. Majestic coin has plans to expand in the Middle East and Asian countries and they are looking for partners as well."

Gold sponsors of the event were Aqarchain, Gather Network, Payfoot & Latoken etc. Aqarchain is a blockchain powered real estate asset tokenization platform with an aim to create a decentralized ecosystem where investment in real estate becomes as easy as investing in shares on the stock market. This aim is achieved by minting real estate NFT and fractionalizing it. Aqarchain has created a Metaverse AqarLand mapped to the real-world properties. PayFoot is the next generation payments solution powered by the blockchain technology. Gather Network has one simple mission: to fix the internet’s broken business model and leverage their expertise in cloud computing and blockchain technology. Its specialty is in combining new and existing technologies together to unlock new revenue opportunities for everyone, and not just for Google, Amazon or Facebook.

The highlight of the event was NoorNFT and Art Show, which was a collaborative venture between HiiZone FZ LLC UAE and Arthur J Goldman UK. It is being built to be an augmented marketplace for the NFT minting, sale and resale for high value art. Noor presented his art at the event. High profile blockchain and crypto enthusiasts attended the summit.

During the summit, Blockchain World TV (UK) signed an agreement with Blockchain Dubai - Vertex Events. Agha of Vertex Events received a Golden Ticket from BWT as well. It was the passion for bringing people together and building communities, which prompted Pushkin Agha to foray into events and set up Vertex Events in Dubai. During his 20 years in the Middle East, he has organized hundreds of events.

Speaking of other upcoming events in 2022, Agha hinted at organising more events all over the Middle East, especially in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. He said, “We have intentions and big plans but prefer to take one event at a time. This gives us the focus to make the one at hand a big success”.