• Web3 Delight
06 March 2023
Web3 Delight
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The tech industry's center of gravity is shifting

With a vision to engage, empower and support an advanced economy that is proactive, customized, collaborative and secure, after Lagos and Abu Dhabi, Web3 Delight Riyadh is uniting both global and local Web3 players to paint the art of possible and facilitate co-operation opportunities towards enhancing the digital transformation ecosystem.

The Speakers

The Hosts

Riyaz Jivanjee

Strategic Advisor, Swift Motion Media

Leading and designing business transformation and leadership development with digital coaching specifically for the Web3 business startup business leaders.

Emilija Vuković, MD PhD

President, Serbian Blockchain Initiative

Leading a non-profit, non-government organization, with the purpose of supporting blockchain adoption.



BNB Chain and Web3 Delight are organizing blockchain hackathon for all students, graduates and professionals from the Kingdom.
The hackathon will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The main goal of the event is to attract developers to build Web3 products on BNB Chain and strengthen relationship with Universities in Saudi Arabia.

Tracks Shaping the Blockchain Industry

We're looking for innovative teams that build products for the future.
Compete in one of the three categories and fight for your share in prizes and seed funding.

Defi Protocol

In centralized exchanges and Cefi, the proportion of institutions is quite high and increasing. In order to attract institutional investors to Defi, KYC infrastructure and a stable ecosystem must be established, but projects and protocols that have been developed so far have been targeted only for Retail. Any projects have a vision and mission on how it can work with institutional investors to bring rich liquidity?

Lifestyle in Web3

Lifestyle in web3 has seen a plethora of ideas come to life through NFTs, socialfi, gamefi, and more. This challenge seeks to find innovative project ideas that offer breakthroughs using web3 and blockchain technology such as creating decentralized livestream platforms. Decentralization can become a hidehout for deviants in a world with growing concerns regarding censorship. Participants should combine their technical skills with their creative thinking to propose clear project ideas that offer inherent benefits through web3 coupled with a realistic strategy to go to market.

The Road Towards Decentralized Society

The challenge: Design and implement a soulbound tokens SDK for the gaming industry that allows developers to easily integrate soulbound tokens into their games. The SDK should include all the necessary tools and documentation for developers to integrate the soulbound tokens into their games, including methods for creating and managing soulbound tokens, tracking their ownership and transfer, and implementing them into game mechanics. The final product should be easy to use, well-documented, and designed to encourage adoption and integration by the gaming community.

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Why you should Join
Web3 Delight Riyadh

Brilliant Content

In-depth, trend-forward sessions & workshops – each tons of practical takeaways and ideas to keep you ahead in the digital economy.

World Class Speakers

Gain in-depth guidance from expert speakers on fine-tuning your Web3 journey based on real-life practices.

Panel Discussions

We’ll pull presenters together from different schools of thought, who represent different stakeholders on a topic - think practitioner vs expert.

Continued Learning

You have access to speaker presentation slides and recordings, for you to reference and use in your tech and business initiatives, year-round.

New People

Hundreds of seasoned marketers, strategists, designers, and more to mingle and connect with. Meet your peers, expert resources, friends and colleagues of tomorrow.

Engage with leading solution providers

As a delegate, you will experience cutting-edge technology from solution providers from around the world that can fulfill your business aspirations.


Keynote Speakers

Paul Lalovich

Partner, Agile Dynamics

Brings deep experience in tech, helping leading companies win market share, drive top-line growth, and transform operations to reduce costs.

Philipp Kishkovarov

CTO, Synthetic Equity

Innovation and transformation technology leadership; accelerating the realization of new ideas and ways of thinking which empower individual.

Christopher Page

Chief Investment Officer, Synthetic Equity

Executive remuneration expert with experience engaging and working effectively with clients' C suite and Boards.

Amine Nedjai

CEO - ABO Digital

CEO at an investment firm providing alternative financing to publicly listed companies around the globe.

Mohammed AlHashmi

CEO + Co Founder - Islamic Coin

Co-founder of the shariah-compliant Islamic Coin, the native currency of the Haqq community-run blockchain.

Abdulmohsen Alfaraj

CEO + Co Founder - Everything Blockchain

Serial entrepreneur with 8 exits and expert in the crypto and blockchain tech.

Bally Singh

Founder and Chairman - Hoko Agency

Co-Founder and Chairman of Hoko Group which owns and operates a number of successful event-based IP’s.

Saad Sameer Abujubara

Partner, Impact Partners Management Consulting

Helping governments to design the right digital strategy and their path to value.

Yasser N Alobaidan

Chairman, Jawraa

A visionary leader connecting industries in the new digital economy and leveraging digital disruption and Web3.0.

Petar Atanasovski

COO, MVP Workshop

Exploring blockchain and decentralized business models with a focus on DeFi, L2, DAO models and the future of work.

Ivan Bjelajac

CEO, & Co-Founder - MVP Workshop

Web3 company and product builder, serial entrepreneur with 6 exits and startup mentor & angel investor.

Owen Healy

Recruiter, Blockchain Headhunter - Crypto

Joined the Web3 revolution and is now a Senior Recruitment Manager with Blockchain Headhunter.

Jeremy Briat

Managing Director, VP, Consulting

Advising energy companies on how to identify their role in the Web3 space and create a business case.

Jonathan Emmanuel

CEO and Founder, Zenith Chain

Founder and a full-stack developer dedicated to fostering the growth of the Crypto worldwide.

Dr. Majid Almansouri

Co-Founder - Nuqtah NFT and ChainVisory.io

Assistant Professor and Blockchain Consultant, Co-Founder and Investor.

Melanie Mohr

Founder & CEO - WOM Protocol

A serial entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience in media, marketing and technology.

Hunter Riedel

Business Development Manager - BNB Chain

A dynamic business developer and entrepreneur in Ai and blockchain space.

Mariangel García

Global Community Lead - BNB Chain

Community builder for BNB Chain, a community-driven, decentralized, and censorship-resistant blockchain.

Mohamed A. Baaqil (Moe)

Partner - Impact Partners Management Consulting

Led transformation efforts at thepublic sector organizations including assisting the Saudi Ministry of ICT.

Vladimir Lelicanin

R&D Director, MVP Workshop

Software architect and Senior full-stack web developer with over 20 years of intensive work experience. MSc in Distributed ledger technologies and AI.

Yaqoob Al Shehhi

Chief Financial Officer, Nawah Energy Company

Driving radical growth, and building the financial infrastructure of a billion-dollar enterprise.

Hamad Al-Jibreen

Investor and Advisor, SwiftMotion Media

Tech, talent and startups advisor to help The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia's Web3 rise.

Tommy Rostami

CEO and Founder - Energi Core

Founder of the Energi blockchain and the creator of Decentralized Governance on the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

Raisa Khamidullina

Co-Founder and COO - FIKS

Driving the future of banking talent, performance and innovation.

Jenny Zheng

BD Lead of Bybit web3 - Bybit

Founded Singapore based blockchain media, Blockcast.cc and more recently she joined Bybit NFT marketplace.

John Woods

CTO - Algorand Foundation

Infrastructure development, technical partnerships, and developer tooling, education, and engagement at Algorand Foundation.

Faisal Monai

Chairman and Co-Founder - droppGroup

Executive leader passionate about driving Web3 adoption for both consumers and institutional participants.

Johnny Zhao

MENA Region Director - White Matrix

Web3 professional with a strong focus on NFT and Metaverse technologies.

Christian Chalfoun

Co-Founder & CTO - ColossalBit.io

Wildly passionate CTO about emerging technologies and educating about them.

Saurav Kumar

Venture Team Builder - Orange DAO

Web3 engineer and investor , ecosystem team @ OrangeDAO.

Talal AlAfghani

Co-Founder - Nifty Souq

A pioneer in the combination of Web3 technology and media on the mission is to drive mass adoption in the region.

Ali Jawish

Senior Software Developer - BIM Ventures

An accomplished entrepreneur and senior software developer currently working on buisling ventures In the Kingdom.

Morrad Irsane

CEO znad Co-Founder - Takadao

Built a shariah-compliant, blockchain-native insurance structured as a DAO.

Vova Rotterdamsky

Chief Gaming Officer - Voodoo Labs Studio

Manage the online game production cycle from start to finish.

Ahmed AK

CEO - AMASS Investments

Founded MVP APPS and now is the CEO of AMASS Investments.

Khaled Moharem

President – Middle East - WadzPay

Expertise in the financial payments segment with 21 years of business relationships with top financial institutions.

Abdullah Alkalbi

Senior Engineer Emerging Technology - Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST)Communications

Driving the ambition of 2030 vision to position the KSA Digital Economy among top 10 countries globally.

Bilal Husain

Executive - Confidential

An executive with hands-on experience in digital transformation driven by blockchain technology.

Ramzi Khoury

CEO - FormuLaw LLC

Building the first and only decentralized smart contract management system powered by Ai.

Soheil Zabihi

Head Of Partnerships - XT.COM Exchange

Tokenomics consultants, with extensive experience with projects during and after launch.


Event Schedule

  • Blockchain Hackathon

    March 06, 2023

  • Forum Sessions

    March 06, 2023

  • Online Workshops


  • In-Person Workshops


07:30 - 08:00 AM

Moderated by

Mariangel García

Team registration

Participants starting to arrive and register for the event.

08:00 - 09:10 AM

Moderated by

Mariangel García

Hackathon opening and BNB Chain onboard

Organizers introducing technical workshops and mentors available for advice.

09:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Moderated by

Mariangel García

Working sessions

Start working on project: clarifying ideas and specifying technical requirements. Project development wrap-up and teams preparing for project presentation.

12:30 - 13:00 PM

Web3 Delight Check delegates check-in

13:00 - 13:30 PM

Moderated by

Riyaz Jivanjee

Intro - The web that we need?

In this session, we will discuss Web3 movement, where users and tech can interact with data and other personalized options according to their appetite in a global network where you write, read and own the content.


13:30 - 14:00 PM

Moderated by

Emilija Vuković

Human Capital – How to land a job in Web3?

To land a job in the Metaverse and Web3, possess the right skills, interact and network with people, build your brand, create content, and increase your exposure in the blockchain tech and business market space. Incentives and pay for performance in Web3.


14:00 - 14:30 PM

Intermission break and networking

14:30 - 15:00 PM

Moderated by

Emilija Vuković

Operations and tech – The future of business powered by decentralization

The future of work as decentralized autonomous organizations are adopted more widely, new types of businesses will emerge that would look more like cooperatives and less than corporations, significantly reducing agency costs.


15:00 - 15:30 PM

Moderated by

Riyaz Jivanjee

Finance and Investment - How should Web3 companies approach fundraising during a downturn?

Web3 companies should approach fundraising during a downturn with a focus on product-market fit, financial discipline, and leveraging existing resources. By prioritizing these strategies, companies can increase their chances of raising funds and building a strong foundation for future growth. Fundraising can be hugely challenging in times like these, and it’s an essential lifeline for Web3 companies’ intent on withstanding this downturn.


15:30 - 16:00 PM

Moderated by

Mariangel García

Q&A Judges for the Hackathon

16:00 - 16:30 PM

Moderated by

Emilija Vuković

Governance and Legal - Distributed Autonomous Organizations (DAO)

DAOs Blockchain technology is transforming how we conduct business, including how organizations are governed DAOs are run by code rather than by individuals or traditional hierarchies. They are powered by blockchain technology and operate according to a set of rules encoded in smart contracts on the blockchain.


16:30 - 17:00 PM

Moderated by

Riyaz Jivanjee

Product - The race to build the Next Facebook, Amazon & Google on Web3

We will discuss different trajectories and opportunities of Web3 as we take a closer look at the impact of distributed finance and distributed technologies on business and society.


17:00 - 17:30 PM

Moderated by

Emilija Vuković

Marketing - Ways Web3 and NFTs will redefine the future of marketing

It’s 2023, and we’ve all heard of Web3 and NFTs. However, in this new digital era, how can creators effectively leverage NFTs? The market is ripe for innovation, and it is sizable, boasting more than 50 million creators. With the power of Web3, creators can reap enormous benefits from NFTs.


17:30 - 18:00 PM

Intermission break and networking

18:00 - 18:30 PM

Moderated by

Riyaz Jivanjee

Sales - IPO, STO, ICO, and Synthetic Equity

One of the most popular ways to participate in sales in web3 is through initial coin offerings (ICOs), initial exchange offerings (IEOs), or initial decentralized offerings (IDOs). These are fundraising events in which new projects sell a portion of their tokens or coins to early investors to raise capital for their projects.


18:30 - 19:00 PM

Moderated by

Emilija Vuković

Distribution - Proof-of-provenance (PoP)

POP, a blockchain-based protocol that provides a way to verify the authenticity and ownership of physical assets or digital assets. PoP leverages blockchain technology's decentralized, transparent and immutable nature to create a tamper-proof, permanent record of an asset's history, including its origin, ownership, and transfer history.


19:00 - 19:30 PM

Moderated by

Riyaz Jivanjee

Customer Relations - Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP) explained

Gathering pace of e-commerce is increasing the risk that consumers will become exposed to security breaches and the illicit use of their data. Is Zero-Knowledge Proof the next big thing in Web3 that will solve this and many other problems? A way of proving the validity of a statement without revealing the statement itself is at the core of privacy and scalability offered via Zero-Knowledge Proof making the Web3 value proposition more attractive to customers and users alike.


19:30 - 20:00 PM

Hackathon winners announcement

Blockchain Basics

A learner will be able to recognize foundational concepts of blockchain, and apply these program concepts on the blockchain.

Create your own Blockchain ERC20 Token | Python, Brownie, Solidity

Build your own ERC20 token using Brownie, Python, and Solidity.

Everything you need to know about NFTs

Discover everything you need to know about Non-Fungible Tokens, also known as NFTs, to get you started with true digital ownership.

CreateStart your Web3 Career

Once you are ready you can start applying for Web3 Jobs. You don't need to have huge experience, there are many entry level Web3 Jobs and Web3 Internships.

Blockchain Tech - Application of the Business Innovation

A detailed and comprehensive overview of the Blockchain Technology. This course is intended for Top Management teams and Managers who are considering a Blockchain implementation or simply want to get a better understanding of this technology. This introduction to the blockchain technology helps you to understand basics of the Blockchain, its potential applications, opportunities and threats for future business consideration. During the session, a real demo presentation will be given.

Industrial Scale Innovation with Venture Builder Model

A Venture Builder is a business that builds businesses, they are also known as Startup Factories, Startup Studios, Tech Studios and Venture Production Studios. These organizations create, launch and scale high growth businesses, typically developing an idea into a product, then creating a business - using their own resources and networks. The Venture Builder Model is adopted by organization such as Pantera Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Brinc, etc. and is adopted in the corporate world to drive innovation and build spin-out companies. This training course is applicable for both traditional entrepreneurs pursuing scaling innovative start-up ventures, as well as planning teams within a corporation tasked with launching a new initiatives and startups. In this course you will learn how Venture Builders create highly skilled project teams with deep domain expertise and create and launch products fast.

Cryptocurrencies and Tokenization Fundamentals

This training course covers the global ecosystem of cryptocurrencies, tokens and ICOs. The aim is to give you tangible knowledge regarding this new raising funds business model including the technical involvement as well as business opportunities and risks. For this dedicated training session, our objective is to provide some tangible knowledge to understand tokenization: protocols, tokenization concepts and challenges and a critical thinking on this new business model. What are the issues for setting up a token sale in terms of KYC, security and regulation? What are the technical and financial mechanisms? Should you consider this business model? Do you know how to start and who to partner with?

Green energy sourcing tracking, management and exploitation

This course provides use cases and firsthand experiences on how to enable organizations to embrace clean, renewable solutions along their journey to active energy management. Learn about data tracking, management and exploitation solutions for smart electrical grids, that provides a distributed ledger to manage metering records, track physical objects and transfer value without a third party or manual reconciliation.

Leadership Competencies of Successful Web3 Founders

Nearly everyone talks about web3 from a technology and cultural perspective. But what’s often overlooked is that the people in web3 are different. Web3 Founders, leaders, and builders are skilled in different areas. They have different personalities, values, and motivations. If we truly want to understand web3, we can’t just read whitepapers and join Discords. We need to understand the leaders behind the technology. Web3 is changing more than technology & culture, it’s also changing how we lead.


Startup Pitch Competition

This is an invitation-only event. If you are interested in participating, please fill out a short form and share your elevator pitch in Addtional Message section.

Web3 Delight Riyadh will be holding a Startup Pitch Competition. This competition aims to promote entrepreneurship of Saudi developers, scientists, engineers, professionals, and students in Riyadh and encourage them to pursue building a promising startup.

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Pre-Event MeetUp Web3 Delight

This meet up is organized in Dubai as the pre-event gathering leading into Web3 Delight Riyadh 2023. Drop in for 30 minutes or stay for the evening to meet other Impact speakers, sponsors, and participants.

Location: Caesars Palace Dubai
Starting time: Friday, March 03 at 8:30PM


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