Full Schedule Released for Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024

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HONG KONG, March 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of its record-breaking 2023 event, HK Web3 Festival is returning for its second edition from 6 to 9, April at Hall3FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and HashKey Group, the Festival will convene over 160 game-changing projects, 100 media and 300+ notable speakers to exchange up-to-date knowledge, experiences, and views that are expected to shape the narrative around Web3 and blockchain.

Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024
Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024

With the event taking place in the innovation-rich city of Hong Kong, the Web3 Festival 2024 converges East and West ideologies. It sets four regular conference areas and an open stage, providing an avenue for eclectic discussions around Web3, idol performance, Web3 professional esports tournament, and more!

We're proud to present our distinguished sponsors and exhibitors:

Title Sponsors: DWF Labs, Internet Computer, MEET48, OKX Web3, TON Foundation, ZA Bank Strategic Partner: Cyberport, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), InvestHK Platinum Sponsors: Chainlink, Cregis, Deepcoin Labs, Gate.io, Gunzilla Games, NEAR Protocol, Neo, Polkadot, Qtum, SlowMist, Telos Foundation, Victory Securities, Zetrix, Zircuit Co-organizers: Arkreen, AWS, Bitcoin Magazine, Nervos CKB, PlatON, SNZ, 香港虚拟资产行业协会, ZAN Side Event Partners: ABGA, Animoca Brands & Chromia, Aptos, DRK Lab, Filecoin Foundation, GoPlus, HashKey Exchange, SlowMist, TON Foundation, UOVABOX Gold Sponsors: AltLayer, Cards Ahoy!, CESS, Kaspa, Kava, 鲲KUN, Mask Network, PortUS, Roam, Rollux, X-mint Primary Exhibition Sponsors: Alfa1, Alibaba Cloud, 百道数据, BNB Chain, CertiK, EMC, Google Cloud, Hotcoin, MicrovisionChain, OneKey, XT.com Secondary Exhibition Sponsors: Alchemy Pay, Bitget Wallet, Bitroo, CE Innovation Capital, Cell Studio, Conflux, Digital Reserve, Initiate Capital, Japan Open Chain, Nervape, NovaX Finance, OceanFi, PIN Labs, TynmoSpace, VoiceStreet, W3SA-HK Tertiary Exhibition Sponsors: 100x, Akamai, Alaya AI, Bit.Store, Bullish, ChainUp, Cloud Ace, Daling Research, dappOS, Dexpert.io, ELLIPAL, EngageLab, Hacken, ICG Trading, imToken, Keyblock Solutions, Landlord, MoreLogin, MuskEX, Notifi, OpenSand, PingCAP, PrivateAI, 山海坞, StaFi, TaxDAO, Tencent Cloud, TokenPocket, TruBit, UD Blockchain, WatchX, 伊克罗德信息+IOST, zCloak Network Knowledge Partners: Brevis, CoinMarketCap, Flow Traders Coffee Bar Sponsor: Zetrix Open Stage Sponsors: KongGold, 玛特宇宙, MATR1X & GEDA Esports, NovaX Finance, NuLink, OceanFi, The Sandbox Welcome Bag Sponsor: d.id, VIP3 Exclusive Video Partner: Spinor

April 6th – FIRST DAY

The opening ceremony will kick off at the Main Stage on the morning of April 6th. Speakers of the ceremony will include:

Dr. Xiao Feng, Chairman, Wanxiang Blockchain; Chairman and CEO, HashKey Group Michael Wong Wai-lun, GBS, JP, Deputy Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Deng Chao, Head, HashKey Singapore, CEO, HashKey Capital Cathie Wood, Founder, CEO and CIO, ARK Invest Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member (Technology & Innovation Constituency), Hong Kong Simon CHAN, Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited Genki Oda, Chairman, Japan Virtual and Crypto assets Exchange Association David Lee, Chairman, Global FinTech Institute Yang Jinyan, Secretary General, Hong Kong Virtual Assets Industry Association Dominic Williams, Founder and Chief Scientist, DFINITY Foundation Steve Yun, President, TON Foundation John Hyman, Chief Investment Officer, Telegram APP

On the afternoon of April 6, intriguing sessions will take place concurrently at the Main Stage, Stage 1-4, and Open Stage.

-          Main Stage - Journey to Building Hong Kong into a Digital Economic Hub

Focusing on Hong Kong policies, regulation and fintech development, this session will gather professionals and project leaders including:

Livio Weng, COO, HashKey Group; CEO, HashKey Exchange Eugene Ng, Founding Partner, DWF Labs Hong, President, OKX, Charlie Chen, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Archblock Rita Liu, CEO, RD Technologies Raagulan Pathy, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Circle Paul Kremsky, Head of Business Development, Cumberland Jordan Dunne, Head of DeFi, TON Wallet in Telegram Sergey Nazarov, Co-Founder, Chainlink Alice Liu, Research Lead, CoinMarketCap Devon Sin, Alternate Chief Executive, ZA Bank Frank Zhang, Executive Director, OKX Hong Kong Paolo Chen, CSO, VDX Darshan Vaidya, CEO & Co-Founder, Credora Richard Teng, Chief Excutive Officer, Binance Anna Liu, General Manager of Tokenisation, HashKey Group Emily Parker, Former CoinDesk and US State Department Jupiter Zheng, Partner, HashKey Capital Deborah FUHR, ETFGI, Managing Partner, Founder, Owner Giovanni Vicioso, Global Head of Cryptocurrency Products, CME Group Giselle Lai, Associate Investment Director of Digital Assets, Fidelity International Jean-Francois MESNARD-SENSE, Senior Vice President & Head of Exchange Traded Products, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited Derek Wang, Head of Sales & Client Service, Bosera International Chen Yu, Chief Advisor, KUN

-          Stage 1 - GameFi New Paradigm

Co-organized by Gunzilla Game, this session will dive into the magic of Web3 games, as well as user behaviors in Web2 and Web3 games. It will feature an eclectic lineup of speakers from across the globe:

Yat Siu, Co-Founder and Chairman, Animoca Brands Kevin Shao, Co-Founder of Bitrise Capital, Executive Chairman of ABGA, Advisor to ICC Group Jerry Liu, Gunzilla Games Arron Goolsbey, COO, Mythical Games Jason Gu, CEO, NetEase Chain; Game Advisor, Cards Ahoy! Andy Dan, Head, HashKey Japan Ryo Matsubara, Representative Director, Oasys Pte. Ltd. Seihaku Yoshida, CEO, HashPort YASUSHI TERAMURA, Head of Blockchain Business, gumi Inc. Yoshiaki Harai, Director, Brilliant Crypto Pär Helgosson, Head of Web3 and Metaverse, PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN Leo, CGO, CARV Anthony Blackburn, Growth Lead, Gunzilla Games Ellidan Cober, SMILECOBRA PTE. LTD. O-Principal Ann Chien, Partner, IVC Riccardo Sibani, CPO, My Neighbor Alice Michael Tong, Founder, Xterio; CSO, Funplus Viola Lee, COO, Metalist Game; Operation Manager, Cards Ahoy!

-          Stage 2  - Web3+AI

Co-organized by AWS, the "Web3+AI" forum will be held at Stage 2, discussing trending topics around the integration of Web3 and AI. Confirmed speakers of this session include:

John Liu, Head of Products for Blockchain and Web3, AWS Yike Guo, Provost, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Yu Du, General Manager, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs; Initiator, Future3 Campus Seth Ginns, Managing Partner and Head of Liquid Investments, CoinFund Yilin Hu, Associate Professor of Department of the History of Science, Tsinghua University; Founder, HuawenDao SY Lee, CEO and Co-founder, Story Protocol Ethan Sun, Co-Founder, Myshell Yu Hu, CEO, Kaito.ai Saneel Sreeni, Founding Member, Ritual.net Amber, Co-Founder, No Capital Akina Ho, Co-Founder, AllStarsWomen DAO Annie Hui, COO and Co-Founder, Custonomy Company Limited Megan, CEO, Regtank Tess Hau, Founder, Tess Ventures

The "Web3+AI" forum will also feature a special session, where Dr. Xiao Feng and John Liu will announce the projects selected into Future3 Campus Cohort III, powered by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and partnered with HashKey Capital.

-          Stage 3 - Digital Asset Custody and Blockchain Security

Sessions on Stage 3 will feature a wide range of topics on digital asset custody and blockchain security, joined by professionals and experts including:

Pauline Fan, Senior Vice President, Fintech, InvestHK Kang Li, Chief Security Officer, CertiK Anthony Chung, Chief Product Executive, Cregis Keywolf, Partner and CPO, SlowMist Eskil, Co-Founder, GoPlus Yiqun, Product Lead, imToken Xiao Zhang, Founder, zCloak Network Zack Yang, Co-Founder, FOMO Pay Christoph Simmchen, Co-Founder, Safe Ecosystem Foundation YQ, Founder, AltLayer Michael Chen, Head, HashKey Wealth Lily Z. King, COO, Cobo TRUNG BANH, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, HOLDSTATION Michael Lau, Senior Vice President & Global Head of Sales, Bullish Matthew Le Merle, Managing Partner and CEO, Blockchain Coinvestors

-          Open Stage

The Open Stage will feature various trending topics around Web3, bringing together bigwigs like:

Tim Yang, Founder and CEO, .bit Charles, Co-founder, VIP3 Viola Lee, COO, Metalist Game, Operation Manager, Cards Ahoy! Yilin Hu, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, Tsinghua University Bo Chen, CEO, 玛特宇宙                            

April 7th – Day II

-          Main Stage – Layer1 + Layer2

The "Layer1+Layer2" Forum will be held on April 7th at the Main Stage, focusing on trending topics such as the latest landscape of Layer1, sustainable public chain, successful applications, Layer2 development, uses cases, ecosystem service and applications, best practice, investment trend, BTC Layer2, and more. Confirmed speakers of this forum include:

Avery Ching, Co-Founder and CTO, Aptos Labs Dato Fadzli Shah, Co-Founder, Zetrix Lily Liu, President, Solana Foundation Scott Stuart, Co-Founder, Kava Haseeb Qureshi, Managing Partner, Dragonfly Capital Kai Xu, COO, MEET48 Eli Ben Sasson, CEO and Co-founder, StarkWare Smokey, Co-Founder, Berachain Ross Zhang, Managing Partner, SNZ Capital Tom Ngo, Executive Lead, Metis Terence Lam, COO, Taiko Sergei Medvedev, CMO, IntMax Leo Fan, Founder, Cysic YQ, Founder, AltLayer Angel Xu, Co-founder, Zircuit Sam Seo, Representative Director, Klaytn Foundation Sreeram Kannan, CEO, EigenLabs Keith Chen, Managing Director, SNZ Capital Mo Dong, Co-founder, Brevis Daniel Marin, CEO, Nexus Georgi Koreli, Founder, Hinkal Fubiao Xia, Co-founder, PADO Labs Dennis Song, Chief Security Officer, Mind Network Ryan Chen, Managing Partner, HashKey Capital Lasse Clausen, Founding Partner, 1kx Alexander Pack, Managing Partner, HackVC Vineet Budki, Managing Partner and CEO, Cypher Capital Gavin Wang, CIO, SNZ Capital Emma Cui, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Longhash Ventures Rena Shah, VP of Product & Operations (stacks ecosystem), Trust Machines Cipher, Co-founder, Cell Studio Eason, CEO, TerpLayer Blue, Partner and CTO, Slowmist Jan Camenisch, CTO, DFINITY Foundation

-          Stage 1 – DePIN

DePIN represents a new paradigm for building and managing physical infrastructure, and is undoubtedly a game changer for the crypto sector. Get ready to explore the current DePIN landscape and RWA at this forum co-organized by arkreen Stage 1, where you've got the chance to connect with an all-star lineup of guest speakers, top DePIN project founders, investors, and visionaries.

Abhay Kumar, CEO, Helium Foundation Andy Chatham, Co-Founder, DIMO Sal Gala, Founder, EV3 Ivy Peng, Founder, Open Infra Capital Yu Du, General Manager, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs; Initiator, Future3 Campus Leo Lin, Founder, arkreen Yuan Gao, Head of Growth, Helium Foundation Kuleen Nimkar, Head of DePIN, Solana Foundation Henrique Centieiro, Research Manager, Hashkey Capital Adrian Clevenot, Digital Assets Markets Lead, PwC HK Yves La Rose, CEO, EOS Network Foundation Richard Liu, Co-founder & Co-CEO, Huma Finance Henry Zhang, Founder & CEO, DigiFT Kazuhiro Sudo, COO, BOOSTRY Abba Garba, Head of Product and Partnership, arkreen Network Fredrik Ahlgren, CEO and Co-founder, Srcful.io Dayon Elings, Business Developer, bloXmove Ting, Founder, PowerPod Sascha Kubisch, Co-Founder & CTO, Penomo Alex, Co-Founder, EMC Diana Biggs, Partner, 1kx Kang Shen, Founder, Hash Global Ray Xiao, Senior Director, IOSG Ventures Eo Hao, Co-Founder, Future Money Group Dexter Luo, General Manager of Ecosystem Partnership, Fibocom Wireless Jose Marcelino, Solutions Architect, RAKwireless Joey Jiang, VP, Seeedstudio Yiming Wang, Partner, JDI Yuning Liang, Founder & CEO, Xcalibyte & DeepComputing Daniel Andrade, CTO & Co-Founder, Hotspotty Nico Burkart, Partnerships & Business Development, Streamr Network Luis Gruson, Co-Founder and BD Lead, Kwil Chess, CEO, GMNetwork Andrew Law, Research Scientist, IoTeX

-          Stage 2 – The Future of Web3 & Web3 Payment Re-imagined

The morning session at Stage 2 will convene Web3 bigwigs across the globe to explore the next big thing that's shaping the future of Web3.

Chae Ho Shin, CFO, 1inch Akif, Regional Growth Lead, Deepcoin Labs Kevin Lee, CEO, Gate.HK Jehan Chu, Founder, Kenetic Capital; Uri Ferruccio, CEO, Concordia Augie, Head of Asia, CMT Stanley Huo, Partner & Head of Asia, Hivemind Capital Steve Lee, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Neoclassic Capital Balal Khan, Co-founder, ZKEX.com Adrian Wang, Founder and CEO, Metalpha Shawn Lim, Founder & Partner, Artichoke Capital Paul Kim, Notifi CEO Smokey, Co-Founder, Berachain Tim Wang, COO, Elixir Network Rushi Manche, CEO, Movement Labs

The spotlight will be on Web3 payment at the afternoon session co-organized by PlatON, discussing topics like "Innovative use cases in Stablecoins", "Global Regulatory Focus Trends Discussion in Web3 Payment", and more. It will bring together esteemed speakers including:  

Abdallah Abu-Sheikh, Co-Founder of Astra Tech & CEO of Botim Charles Huang, Chairman of DCS Fintech Holdings Anson Zeall, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Compliance at dtcpay Adam Farhat, Director of Partnerships, Alchemy Pay Helen Chen, Senior Director, Payment Asia Li Hui, CEO, Fatpay Ceridwen Choo, CEO, DCS Innov Daniel Lee, Head of Web3, Banking Circle Laurence Yuan, Partner, Fangda Partners Paul Li, President, Hong Kong Fintech Industry Association Emil Chan, Co-Chair, Hong Kong Digital Finance Association Chen Yu, Chief Consultant, KUN Jason Gu, CEO, NetEase Chain Amor Maclang, Convenor, International Digital Economies Association

-          Stage 3 – Web3 Infrastructure & Web3 Mass Adoption

At the morning session at Stage 3, a wide range of topics will be discussed around Web3 infrastructure. Intriguing discussions will surely ignite the stage with the participation of world-leading projects like Qtum, Polygon Labs, Conflux, Neo, Google Cloud, Kaspa, Avail, ChainIDE, BNBChain, Astar, Ripple, Manta, and more. Confirmed speakers of this session include:

Marc Boiron, Chief Executive Officer, Polygon Labs Miguel Palencia, Co-Founder, Qtum Ming Wu, Co-Founder & CTO, Conflux Da Hongfei, Founder, NEO Rishi Ramchandani, Head of APAC Web3 GTM, Google Cloud Jagdeep Sidhu, CEO/President, SYS Labs/SYS Foundation Shai Wyborski, Core Researcher, GHOSTDAG coauthor, Kaspa Anurag Arjun, Co-Founder, Avail Ling, Founder of ChainIDE, Executive Committee Member of ETH Riyadh Sarah, APAC BD Lead, BNBChain Mingshi Song, Head of Strategy, Astar Network Emi Yoshikawa, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Ripple Kenny Li, Co-Founder, Manta Network

The afternoon session aims to delve deep into the transformative concepts and technologies that are driving the mass adoption of Web3. Co-organized by ZAN, this forum will gather professionals and visionaries exchange insights and shed light on solutions towards Web3 mass adoption. It will feature an all-star lineup of speakers including:

Bin Chen, General Manager, Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc Victor Zhou, CEO of Namefi, Ethereum EIP Editor HUI ZHANG, CEO, ZAN Yisi Liu, Co-Founder and CTO, Mask Network Dongliang Guo, VP, Product & Solutions, Alibaba Cloud International Rich Rines, Initial Contributor, Core DAO Zheming Lin, Co-Founder and CEO, Mempool and DotWallet Cobe Zhang, Head of Web3 and AI products, ZAN Cipher, Co-founder, Nervos; Founder, Cell Studio Jerry Li, CEO, Artela Network Peet, Co-Founder, Trusta Labs Kai Xu, COO, MEET48 Ken, Partner & Head of APAC Investment, Web3Port Foundation Sam, Operation Manager, TokenPocket Shier, Co-Founder, NFTScan Labs Charles, Co-Founder, VIP3 Rene Z, Founder, CharacterX Daniel Dai, Partner, LFG Eva Beylin, Director, The Graph Tegan Kline, CEO, Edge & Node

-          Open Stage

Notable speakers worldwide will be gathered at the Open Stage for ground-breaking discussions on Web3 and blockchain:

Jason Runyon, CEO, NovaX Olaf Niggemann, CEO, OceanFi Kathy Qu, Research Manager, HashKey Cloud Jason Choi, Head of Strategy, Cointelegraph Sreeram Kannan, Founder, Eigenlayer David Tse, Co-Founder, BabylonChain Dorothy Liu, Head of Growth, Altlayer.io Lucas Kozinski, Founding Contributor, Renzo Protocol Ranvir Rana, Co-Founder, WitnessChain Erich Wong, Head of Growth of, The Sandbox Hong Kong Rachel Lee, Senior Manager, FinTech, Cyberport

Also enjoy an excellent idol performance like no other given by SNH48 Group!

April 8th – DAY III

Get yourself immersed in a crypto journey on April 8th with side-event partners as they take the center stage at the Festival.

Main Stage: TON At Web3 Festival

Stage 1 (Morning): Only On Aptos

Stage 1 (Afternoon): Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024 Official GameFi Side Event

Stage 2 (Morning): HashKey Exchange: New Era for Compliant Trading

Stage 2 (Afternoon): GoPlus User Security Summit HongKong

Stage 3 (Morning): FIL Hong Kong

Stage 3 (Afternoon): Hacking Time: Web3 Security and Compliance

Web3 Festival Side-events:
https://en.web3festival.org/Side_Event.html

An exciting Web3 professional esports tournament will kick off at the Open Stage from April 8 to 9, hosted by Matr1x and GEDA Esports. Get prepared!

April 9th – LAST DAY

The last day of the event will see exciting side-events organized by Animoca Brands & Chromia, DRK Lab, and UOVABOX, alongside two forums held by the hosts and co-organizers.

Forum - BTC Technology Development and Ecosystem Construction

This forum will take place at the Main Stage (morning) and Stage 3 (afternoon), with a special focus on the Bitcoin ecosystem. It will invite:

Jan, Architect, Nervos John Lilic, Executive Director, Telos John Riggins, Partner, BTC Inc Jeff Ren, Partner, OKX Venture Xing Kong, Founder, Bixin Group Shen Yu, Co-Founder & CEO, Cobo DU JUN, CEO, SINOHOPE Jeffrey Hu, Head of Investment Research, HashKey Capital Ben, Founder, Discoco labs Arthur, Creator, Atomicals Cipher, Co-founder, Nervos; Founder, Cell Studio Rena Shah, VP Products & Operations, Trust Machines David Tse, Founder, Babylon Jeff, Founder, Merlin Chain Han Tang, Founder, SeeDAO Yunwen, Researcher, Cryptape Zhao Zhang, CTO, OneKey Shawn, Head of Incubator, SeeDAO Forest, Founder, Foresight Ventures; Chairman of The Block Jianping Kong, Founder, Nano Labs Wang Feng, CEO & Founder, Element Brutoshi, Co-Founder, Wizz Wallet Zhixiong Pan, Co-Founder, ChainFeeds Keith Chen, Managing Partner, SNZ Capital Jerry Liu, Founding Partner, Waterdrip Capital Audrey Tang, Founder, DRK Lab BMAN, Co-Founder, ABCDE

Forum- Restaking & DeFi

This forum will take place at the Stage 1 (morning). It will invite:

Arisa Toyosaki, Co-Founder and CEO, Cega Philip Forte, CEO, Elixir Charles d'Haussy, CEO, dYdX Foundation Joseph Poon, CEO, Warp Fiona Ma, Senior Associate, DWF Ventures Jacob Ko, Founding Partner, Superscrypt Min Teo, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Ethereal Adam, Founding Partner, Finality Alan Curtis, CEO, Rio Network Tina Haibodi, External Strategy Lead, Eigen Labs

Forum- Tokenization

This forum will mark an official end to this incredible journey, where you've got the chance to connect with:

Yike Guo, Provost, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member (Technology & Innovation Constituency), Hong Kong Dr. XIAO Feng, Chairman of Wanxiang Blockchain, Chairman and CEO of HashKey Group Leo Lin, Founder, arkreen Cao Meiying, Co-Initiator, ThreeDAO Leo, Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer, Moore Finance Alex, Co-Founder, VIP3 Leo Li, CEO, HashKey Cloud Loong Pui Fung Andrew, Principal Consultant, Cascade Capital Limited Kennix Chan, Executive Director, Victory Securities Company Limited Merida PAN, COO, Magic Circle Technology Limited Hannah Cassidy, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills; Asia Head, Financial Services Regulatory Jong-Goo Yi, Senior Foreign Attorney, Kim & Chang Jay Lee, Partner, K&L Gates

The Agenda of Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024
The Agenda of Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024

About Web3 Festival 

Hong Kong Web3 Festival is a premier Web3 event hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and HashKey Group, and organized by W3ME. Hong Kong Web3 Festival provides an open stage to foster collboration, explore the Web3 landscape and establish a shared vision of the digital future. Learn more at web3festival.org

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