PRESS RELEASE, Vienna, January 31, 2017

WHAT: Media Invitation Event Horizon 2017

WHERE: HOFBURG Vienna, Vienna, Austria 

WHEN: February 14-15, 2017

This year is expected to be a great year for Blockchain Technology and the Energy Market with new enterprises and applications dashing forward. EventHorizon is the first global summit on blockchain technology in the energy sector, convening experts, decision makers from the IT – and Energy – World, government officials, start-ups and established market players to discuss new energy solutions.
EventHorizon 2017
14-15 February 2017
Hofburg Vienna
We prepared inspiring keynotes for you:
  • „What keeps Energy Leaders up at Night?“ by World Energy Council CEO and Secretary General Dr. Christoph Frei
  • „Dezentralization vs. Centralization – The Advantages of Distribution“ by Ethereum Chief Scientist Vitalik Buterin
  • „Blockchain meets Energy: State of the Market“ by Cleantech Group Director Jules Besnainou
  • You are invited to discuss and share your opinion in live-polls at multiple vibrant panels:
  • The Technical Revolution: Energy Blockchain – hosted by Microsoft
  • What’s in It for the Energy Sector – hosted by Vattenfall
  • Adjusting Regulation to Empower Blockchain Apps
  • Investing in the Future of Energy
  • The Smart Energy Security – hosted by PwC
Receive first hand answers and get to know new solutions and use cases from international start-ups on the second day. 70+ start-ups announced their presence and travel from Australia, China, India, Japan, South Africa and the United States. 15 of these young enterprises are going to present their solutions for the future energy market to you and our attendees who join us from 29 countries. For press tickets please get in touch with the Media Team at media@eventhorizon2017.com. A registration prior the event is required. You will then receive a ticket code which enables you to join the event community online and to use our event app to facilitate your time scheduling and organizing of contacts. If you have specific demands please let us know.
Current information regarding program, speakers and start-ups:
Web: www.eventhorizon2017.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/eventhorizon2017
Twitter: www.twitter.com/eventhorizonx
Contact
Nicolai Tschol
Media & Cooperations
+43 699 191 30 370
media@eventhorizon2017.com
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PRESS RELEASE, Vienna, December 20, 2016

WHAT: EventHorizon

WHERE: HOFBURG Vienna, Vienna, Austria 

WHEN: February 14-15, 2017

The energy market is at a turning point. Leading experts agree that blockchain technology has the potential to shift the whole industry. Decentralised digital platforms will change the way people buy and sell energy. Blockchain technology enables us to build verifiable, secure peer-to-peer structures and it conciliates the use of data and privacy.

EventHorizon ist the first global summit on blockchain technology in the energy sector, convening experts, decision makers from the IT- and Energy-World, Start-ups and established market players to discuss new energy solutions. Dr. Christoph Frei, CEO of the World Energy Council, will give his keynote, and the world’s most influential blockchain developers, Vitalik Buterin und Dr. Gavin Wood, will debate „The Technical (R)Evolution: Energy Blockchain“ in the first panel. Make History with us and 50+ aspiring international Start-ups which travel from Australia, China, India, Japan, South Africa and the United States to

EventHorizon 2017
14-15 February 2017
Hofburg Vienna

There you will get first hand answers to
  what blockchain is and how it can change the world,
  how blockchain and smart contracts can be used in the energy sector,
  what the resulting business impacts and opportunities are,
  what the regulatory challenges are and how blockchain can help,
  how entrepreneurs can leverage blockchain and how everyone can benefit from this technology.

Be among the first ones to see real applications and use cases and let us shape the energy future together!

Current information regarding program, speakers and Start-ups:
Web: www.eventhorizon2017.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/eventhorizon2017
Twitter: www.twitter.com/eventhorizonx

From 20 – 24 December 2016 we grant special terms for the Global Summit on Blockchain Technology in the Energy Sector for everybody. For press tickets please get in touch with the Media Team at media@eventhorizon2017.com.

EventHorizon 2017 was initiated by the Start-up Grid Singularity and is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Convention Bureau Vienna and the Energy Planning Division of the City of Vienna. Co-operation and media partners of the Event are the Austrian Institute of Technology, bitkom, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the German Energy Agency, die Presse, Ethcore, Energie Steiermark, ESMIG, Friends of the Supergrid, Grand Hotel Vienna, GTM, Montel, Nordic Innovation Accelerator, PV Magazine Group, Rocky Mountain Institute, Smart Energy Demand Coalition, Smart Grids Austria, the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Vattenfall, the Association of the Austrian Software Industry and the World Energy Council.

Contact
Media Team EventHorizon
media@eventhorizon2017.com

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PRESS RELEASE, Vienna, October 13, 2016

WHAT: EventHorizon

WHERE: HOFBURG Vienna, Vienna, Austria

WHEN: February 14-15, 2017

EventHorizon is the first global summit on blockchain technology in the energy sector, uniting energy experts, utilities, service providers, and regulators, with blockchain technology companies and start-ups. Blockchain is a breakthrough innovation, changing the way business is done, and making a speedy headway from banking to energy.

In Vienna, the global energy industry will have the unique prospect to understand blockchain and how it can be applied to significantly improve current energy operations – and create new opportunities. Leading blockchain experts, Dr. Gavin Wood and Vitalik Buterin of Ethcore and Ethereum , will explain the inner workings of blockchain and its relevance to wider economy.

Grid Singularity (GSy), blockchain development company based in Vienna, has partnered with the Ethcore team to bring about the technology evolution to the energy sector. Grid Singularity is building the core platform for a range of energy applications, and gathering all the energy blockchain start-ups developing use cases at the Vienna event – from Lo3 that showcased the first blockchain-based microgrid in New York to Bankymoon providing blockchain-powered smart meters to schools in Africa, as well as SolarCoin, Daisee, and many others. This is attracting the principal venture capital firms and other investors to the EventHorizon, in addition to utilities, regulators and NGOs such as Greenpeace.

EventHorizon will feature a series of panels to present their perspectives, creating a dialogue of all the relevant stakeholders as a first step to building a consensus on norms and standards to govern the use of blockchain in energy. It is therefore symbolic that EventHorizon will also be the launch of the EnergyWeb Foundation, established by the renowned Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity.

EventHorizon is officially supported by the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology and the City of Vienna, and industry leaders, Vattenfall and Energie Steiermark.

For more information, please see the agenda and biographies of EventHorizon prominent speakers, http://eventhorizon2017.com and/or contact media@eventhorizon2017.com.