From September 11 to 17, 2023, the city of Zug and the city of Zurich will become the epicenter of Crypto Valley, a hub of decentralized innovation. At the forefront of this new era of the Internet known as Web3, the Swiss Web3FEST will provide an opportunity for insightful conversations and cutting-edge insights through a comprehensive program of Web3-related topics. The event will not only take place in Switzerland, but also in the metaverse, where the ecosystems of Switzerland’s Crypto Valley and the Crypto Oasis in the Middle East will be at the core. This innovative six-day event is sure to capture the imaginations of pioneers, investors, innovators, and thought-provoking figures.
The objective of the 6-day festival is to demonstrate the cooperation and bridge between the two ecosystems, while connecting partners and friends from the two regions to foster stronger ties and collaboration with our counterparts. This initiative was initiated in response to the success of the Ecosystem Nights held in Dubai by Crypto Oasis, and seeks to replicate the high-end and exclusive atmosphere of the event, while also providing a unique experience for the estimated 1000 attendees over the course of the six-day assembly. The festival will feature a variety of musical acts, lifestyle activities, and highly-curated roundtables.
The Swiss Web3FEST, co-hosted by The Internet Computer and Dfinity, is a two-day event that will showcase the latest developments in Web3 technology and networking. It will be hosted in a Metaverse designed by Pulse World, the conference’s Metaverse partner, and will feature the presence of over 150 renowned speakers, 50 exhibitors, and 80+ engaging topics and side activities.
The Global Web3 ecosystem is coming together for “Switzerland United” – an 11-day event that will take place from September 7th to 17th 2023. It’s a joint effort between NFT Fest Lugan, NFT Lakesside Unconference and SwissWEB3FEST.
Ralf Glabischnig, initiator of WEB3FEST, Founder, Inacta Ventures & Crypto Oasis, commented: “Our vision for this festival is to combine the exceptional potential of both Crypto Valley and Crypto Oasis. Switzerland is an outstanding location for founders looking to provide a regulatory home for their blockchain and Web3 startups. The Middle East offers a brilliant platform for these startups to scale internationally. With the launch of WEB3FEST, we aim to establish an annual Web3 event series worldwide.”
Saqr Ereiqat – Co-Founder, Crypto Oasis
12.09 – NFT Art Zug followed by a 4-Hands Dinner with Chef Alessandro Miceli @SHED Zug
13.09 – Amy Winehouse Immersive Experience @Volkshaus Zürich
14.09 – The Green Block Launch followed by a VIP Dinner @TRUST SQUARE Zurich
15.09 – Crypto Valley Deep Dive followed by a VIP Dinner @SHED Zug
16.09 – Ecosystem Unconference @FIVE Zurich
17.09 – Brunch & Business @FIVE Zurich
NFT ART DAY:
will be held in Zug as the festival’s grand opening event. The event will feature a comprehensive survey of the Swiss Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) art scene, as well as the official launch of the NFT Timeline.
We’ll be taking you on a journey into the world of NFT ART ZUG, bridging the gap between the world of traditional and digital art. You’ll get to see the digital masterpieces at Unpaired Gallery, as well as the ‘True Pioneers’ from Elementum. And at the end of the night, you’ll get to enjoy a 4-person dinner with Chef Alessandro Miceli of Bella Restaurant in Dubai.
Web3 Gaming and Metaverse:
You’ll get to explore Web3 gaming and the Metaverse. Meet up with some of the biggest names in the industry and get a better idea of how Internet Computer is going to shape gaming in the future. Plus, there’ll be a tribute to Amy Winehouse and an AI-powered experience at the famous Volkshaus Zurich.
Pat’s BigBand will be performing a special tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, with an added special guest appearance by singer Anita Damali. The event will be held at the iconic Volkshaus, which has been the center of culture and politics in Zurich since 1910. It’s expected to be a packed event with over 1000 people attending. The focus will be on celebrating Amy Winehouse’s legacy and creating an immersive digital art experience with AI-generated visuals.
ICP.Lab is a state-of-the-art, custom-built intensive program managed by DFINITY, designed for teams and individuals actively developing on the ICT blockchain. The next iteration of IPC.Lab will focus exclusively on Gaming and the Metaverse. If you’re passionate about the emerging Web3 ecosystem, join us at DFINITY’s headquarters in Zurich where you’ll get to meet some of the world’s most innovative Gaming and metaverse projects that have been built on the ITC blockchain.
Sustainability and Innovation:
The focus will shift to sustainability and the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Web3 into its construction. This will coincide with the European launch of the ‘Green Block’ initiative, which will demonstrate the festival’s dedication to sustainability and align with the publication of the first ‘Green Block’ report in the run-up to the ‘COP28’ conference in the United Arab Emirates.
The Green Block Launch is a global event that seeks to connect a community of 200 leading and contributing ESG stakeholders to identify synergies and opportunities, and to gain insight into the members of this revolutionary global movement. During the day and night, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with leaders, projects, and individuals who share a shared mission to improve the world for future generations. The Green Block is a globally-based think tank and start-up with the primary goal of accelerating and amplifying the utilization of Web3 and Artificial Intelligence for the advancement of environmental, social and governance initiatives that ultimately improve quality of life. Developed in partnership with Crypto Oasis Ventures and DLT Science Foundation, this groundbreaking global initiative marks a significant step towards the development of a sustainable future.
The ecosystem unconference, is an event dedicated to connecting and collaborating with the public. The event is open to all, and will provide an opportunity for attendees to present their products and experiences in tangible form. The ecosystem unconference, in collaboration with the Swiss Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Association, invites forward-thinking individuals from a variety of fields. The entire FIVE hotel Zurich will be segmented into experience areas, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Disruptive Finance, Education, Sustainable Living, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Real world assets, Gaming, and the metaverse. On the same day, attendees will also be able to witness the launch of FIVE Zurich Metropolis by Pulse World.
CfC St. Moritz VIP Dinner
We invite you to join us in a unique evening with the world’s most prominent figures from Crypto Oasis, Crypto Valley, and beyond. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in stimulating conversations, mingle with other industry leaders, and benefit from the renowned Swiss hospitality. This exclusive event will provide attendees with the opportunity to mingle with the pioneers who are shaping the global blockchain industry. The VIP dinner is the pinnacle of Switzerland’s most extensive Web3 series.
At the end of a week of amazing innovation and collaboration, the grand finale is Sunday’s Networking Event at FIVE Zurich. It’s a great chance to catch up over brunch and then by the pool to talk about the festival, make new friends, and plan ahead for the coming year.
Throughout the week, participants will be able to partake in exclusive dining experiences, thrilling concerts, and performances by renowned international DJs. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to network with other Web3 community members. Inacta Ventures and Crypto Oasis Ventures are the initiators of the initiative, which is supported by The Crypto Valley Association and Trust Square. The Internet Computer is co-hosting the event with Inacta Ventures and Inacta Ventures. The City of Zug and the City of Zug Canton in Switzerland are also contributing financially.
The WEB3FEST is a series of events designed to shed light on the core themes of Web3, shaping the future of the internet’s next generation. Covering topics such as AI, Blockchain, Digital Assets, Cryptocurrencies, Gaming, Sustainability, IoT, Metaverse, NFTs, and more, the festival offers a comprehensive platform to foster innovation and advance networking.
About Crypto Valley
Situated in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Crypto Valley is a pioneering ecosystem at the pinnacle of blockchain innovation. This dynamic enclave thrives through collaboration, creating an environment where visionary entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and global leaders come together to reshape industries, challenge norms, and drive the future of technology. Committed to innovation, regulation, education, and responsible growth, Crypto Valley stands as a testament to the transformative power of blockchain technology, marking a new era of digital possibilities. Over 6,000 individuals are already working in more than 1,100 Web3 companies within the Crypto Valley.
About Crypto Oasis
Crypto Oasis is the worldwide fastest growing Blockchain Ecosystem with a focus on MENA. The essential components for its growth are Talent, Capital, and Infrastructure. The Ecosystem’s stakeholders include Investors, Start-Ups & Projects, Corporates, Science & Research Institutions, Service Providers, and Government Bodies & Associations. The vision for Crypto Oasis is to be among the world’s leading Blockchain Ecosystems. Today, it is the world’s fastest-growing Blockchain Ecosystem, with over 1,800+ organizations identified in the UAE alone and more than 8,650 individuals working within it. www.cryptooasis.ae
About the DFINITY Foundation and the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP)
Founded with a mission to reinvent the internet, Dfinity and its Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) aim to expand the potential of the web. Based in Zurich, Dfinity has revolutionized the blockchain sector, offering decentralized cloud computing capabilities. This pioneering protocol ensures seamless, secure, and scalable solutions, heralding a new era of digital empowerment and innovation.
About NFT Fest Lugano
Europe’s largest NFT event. Experience the decentralized revolution across five days. A venue where culture, entertainment, and technology merge into a unique experience. Featuring 100 speakers, dozens of workshops, and a dedicated business area. Engage in personal meetings with entrepreneurs, managers, investors, developers, and creators. And of course, at the end of each day, there’s a party! This is the NFT Fest in Lugano, where the future is crafted and where boundaries are pushed.
About NFT Lakeside Unconference
The NFT Lakeside Unconference (NLU) is a vibrant gathering for Web3 enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and newcomers. It aims to connect industries to Web3 technology and onboard new users into the blockchain environment. The event will feature dynamic talks, panels, workshops, and fun booths on a range of topics, from NFT communities to legal alerts and AI debates. Notable NFT projects like Pudgy Penguins and Bored Ape Yacht Club will be present, making it a must-attend event for anyone in the Web3 space.