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BLOCKCHAIN: Emerging opportunities

October 10 @ 17:30 - 21:00


LSBC front BC Event



17:30 – 18:00  Registration

18.00 – 18.05  Welcome by Iztok Petek,  Chairman, Luxembourg-Slovenian Business Club LSBC and Jure Pirc, President, Bitcoin Association Slovenia

18.05 – 18.25   Blockchain applications: Think for Yourself, Wim Stalmans, Founder, Blockchain Academy, Luxembourg

18.25 –  18:45  Infrachain: Blockchain from a great idea to business grade operations, Marco Houwen, Project lead, Infrachain, Luxembourg

18:45 – 19.45   Panel discussion Will Slovenia use the opportunity as forerunner in Blockchain

  • Fabrice Croiseaux, Chairman, Infrachain
  • Nejc Novak, Attorney at Law, Novak Rutar Law Firm
  • Vasja Zupan, COO, Bitstamp
  • Slovenian Ministry for Finance, speaker TBC

Moderated by: Zenel Batagelj, Partner, Valicon

19:45 – 21:00  Informal networking


Blockchain is considered as a new technology paradigm which has a potential to change various industries. Based on the paradigm new business models will arise which will change the way people interact in society and business.

The event will shed the light on the following:

  • To show current technological constraints
  • To show challenges in legislation for national or global operations
  • To forecast future successful business models
  • To enable fruitful discussion from different angles


  • Decision makers belonging to the Banking, Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail or Logistics industry
  • Representatives of consulting firms
  • All who simply want to learn more about Blockchain Technology applications


Wim Stalmans

Blockchain applications: Think for Yourself: An explanation of a framework that allows to understand or even to be creative with Blockchain applications: combine one of the elements out of the three categories “Owners, Assets, Blockchain Capability” and see what comes out of it.

stalmansAfter a career of 15 years in investment management, Wim Stalmans reoriented his professional activity towards Blockchain in the beginning of 2016 and created The Blockchain Academy® in the first quarter of 2017. With the conviction that decentralized trust will change profoundly the future of business and society and that important educational efforts will be needed on the path to adoption, he’s building a platform that brings together technical, economical and societal Blockchain-expertise. His management and finance oriented academic and professional background forced him to scrutinize the highly complex IT-oriented Blockchain subject from a fundamental point of view and allows him today to bring forward a view on Blockchain that focuses on the logical understanding of the subject. He is the mentor for a series of introductory Blockchain courses and workshops and writes articles with a focus on the vulgarisation of critical elements in the understanding of Blockchain.

Marco Houwen

Blockchain from a great idea to business grade operations

houwenBefore getting involved in the Blockchain and Virtual Currencies industry, I founded LuxCloud S.A. in 2010, a market leading provider of cloud service brokerage enablement. We globalized the business model, with offices in Palo Alto, Luxembourg and Singapore. As the CEO,  I was responsible for all aspects of the business, my major focus resided in the business development, the roll-out of the companies global strategy and the investor relationships. Prior to that in 2000, I co-founded Datacenter Luxembourg S.A., recognized as Luxembourg’s leading independent internet and co-location provider. Datacenter Luxembourg was created to attract international e-commerce and internet companies to Luxembourg. During these years I also co-founded EuroDNS, e-Brand Services and VoipGate. I took an active role in the strategic direction and business roll-out of these companies. In addition to the above I am also a Business Angel in several internet ventures like Doctena and Farmia. Luxembourgish born and fluent in English, German and French, I have built an international profile by participating in numerous industry forums and advisory groups. With a background in Sales and Marketing, I am passionate about human excellence and contact and strive to get the best out of myself and others.

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October 10
17:30 - 21:00


Luxembourg Slovenian Business Club
+386 31 390 477


Tobačna ulica 5, Ljubljana, 1000
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