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BLOCKCHAIN: Emerging opportunities

October 10, 2017 @ 17:30 - 21:00 UTC+2


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Luxembourg Slovenian Business Club – LSBC – Home

Watch #Blockchain Emerging Opportunities live stream at https://www.facebook.com/LSBC.LU/ or follow on Twitter #BlockchainNewOpportunities from 18:00 hrs onward…



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  Video Clip

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

18:45 – 18:55  Disrupting Energy Market with Blockchain Technology, Rok Gornik, Community & Marketing Management and PR, SunContract, Slovenia Video Clip

18:55 – 19.55   Panel discussion Will Slovenia use the opportunity as forerunner in Blockchain

  • Patrick Houtsch, Board Member Infrachain, Deputy Director of the Luxembourg Government IT Department
  • Nejc Novak, Attorney at Law, Novak Rutar Law Firm
  • Vasja Zupan, COO, Bitstamp
  • Darko Muženič, Director, OMLP, Slovenian Ministry of Finance

Moderated by: Zenel Batagelj, Partner, Valicon

19:55 – 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.

Rok Gornik

Disrupting Energy Market with Blockchain Technology: SunContract is building a decentralised energy market: an energy-trading platform that utilises blockchain technology to create a new business model for buying and selling electricity

rokGornikI studied and received my bachelor degree from Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport where I later worked as researcher and assisting teacher. While I was studying, advanced technologies and social involvement were very interesting topics for me. Later I continued my career as writer at Cointelegraph Slovenia. We managed to spread general word of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies to Slovenian audience that is becoming involved more and more into this disruptive world. I received Master’s Degree in 2016 from Economic Studies. At SunContract project, my occupancy is Community Management, Marketing Management and PR. I joined project before ICO and navigated together with the Team through all obstacles we ran into.

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Iztok Petek

Iztok creates cross regional co-operations, enables business opportunities and creates new communities through intelligent networking. He is initiator of LSBC Collaborative Intelligence Think Tank. He has more than 20 years international business experience, last 8 years as an entrepreneur and consultant in marketing and business development. Iztok has excellent analytical skills and is able to analyze fast and efficiently complex structures. Iztok is passionate in solving challenges using out-of-the-box thinking. https://www.linkedin.com/in/iztok-petek-0006a024

Natasa Zajec

Nataša has a proven track record to implement ideas into complex solutions. As creative thinker she activetly co-creates LSBC Collaborative Intelligence Think Tank. Profesionally she has spent 18 years internationally in project leading in the field of b2b marketing & consulting sales, PR & event management and business development. Nataša is outgoing creative with extensive business network, possessing excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. www.linkedin.com/in/natasazajec

Ivo Grlica

Ivo is a blockchain legal specialist, involved in research on legal and tax challenges of cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger (blockchain) technologies.
He has published numerous articles on legal aspects of innovative digital business models, smart contracts and smart law. Ivo Grlica is an active member of AmCham Slovenia Blockchain Task Force, and Blockchain Initiative supported by Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivo-grlica-4a378637


October 10, 2017
17:30 - 21:00 UTC+2


Luxembourg Slovenian Business Club
Luxembourg Slovenian Business Club


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