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Have you ever tried to imagine where the internet is headed? While it may be dizzying to think about, the Metaverse and NFTs are poised to play a fundamental role in this technology journey. But what, exactly, are NFTs and why are they being bought and sold for millions? What makes Metaverse be envisioned as the next iteration of the internet?

Learn about how the third generation of the internet is changing the digital landscape with rapidly evolving technologies.

In this session, we will be covering:
• Web 3.0 & NFTs
• Evolution of NFTs
• How do they work?
• How to create/buy and sell NFTs
• Making sense of Metaverse
• Centralized vs Decentralized Metaverse
• Use cases

Who should attend:
• Marketers involved in digital marketing, marketing communications, product/service innovation
• Anyone who is interested in innovation, Metaverse and blockchain technology


Coronavirus Containment Measure:
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask that all event participants wear a mask when attending the event
- To minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus, if you or a family member has been overseas within 14 days of this event, then we kindly request that you do not attend.
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, food and beverages will not be provided during the event
- All visitors must scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code at the entrance and undergo body temperature checks.

DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s)

Vishwas Thakkar, Founder and Head of Digital Strategy, Concinnity Limited

With a background in IT, Vishwas has a good understanding of web 3 technologies, with layer 1 chains such as Ethereum, Solana, Harmony and AVAX & layer 2 solutions such as Polygon. He is experienced in consulting on DeFi, GameFi and NFT projects for successful TGEs (token generation events) and for getting traction beyond.

He gives advice to companies from various industries like crypto, fashion, e-commerce, food & beverage to name a few, regarding development and implementation of online marketing strategies to achieve predefined objectives. 

He is a post-graduate in Business Management and a bachelor in Engineering majoring in Information Technology. He is also a visiting lecturer at The University of Hong Kong (SPACE) on topics around Blockchain and Digital Marketing. He previously worked as a software professional for investment banks and financial institutions, including ABN AMRO, Merrill Lynch, Thomson Reuters, Morgan Stanley and RBS.

Language English
Date and Time 2022/08/16 09:30 to 12:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Judy Wong
Tel: 28231239
Email: judy@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$750 / Non-Members @ HK$950
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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