Inaugural Paris NFT Day Headliners Revealed: Sebastien Borget, Patrick Mouratoglou, Gouzelle Ishmatova, Animoca Top Speaker Lineup

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on April 1, 2022

“Qui n’avance pas, recule.” Paris is back, because it never left. Or at least that’s the thinking behind the Paris NFT Day, the largest European conference dedicated to the business of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), has unveiled the programme and speaker lineup for its inaugural event on 12 April 2022, kicking off Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS).

Emmanuel Fenet, CEO of Paris Blockchain Week Summit, commented: “The first-ever Paris NFT Day will prove to be an unforgettable and immersive experience for attendees with an unmatched speaker lineup complimenting the interactive projects on display. The event will enable attendees to learn about major NFT projects and brands, experiment with the technology’s various use cases, and connect with the creators behind these developments.”

Set to host 2,000 attendees including lustrous brands like Kering, Chanel, Rolex, L’Oreal, Animoca, Bank of America, and many more, Paris NFT Day will delve into the tangible commercial applications of NFTs and associated Web3 technologies, enabling visitors to perceive the industry’s prominent players, revenue streams and partnerships. These demonstrations will also allow attendees to grasp the value proposition of the projects and brands on display and get in touch with the appropriate services to realise potential business proposals. The event will showcase dedicated spaces with interactive NFT experiences, distinguished by five tracks: 

  • Luxury & Fashion – a virtual fashion show with a 3D projection of NFT clothing pieces
  • Gaming – Discover how NFTs are revolutionising the gaming industry through PE2
  • The Metaverse – a large-scale virtual reality (VR) display of metaverses, including Decentraland 
  • Art – an interactive NFT art gallery accessible through VR and an NFT auction 
  • Sports –  an exploration of the intersection of sports and NFTs and opportunities for monetization, presented by international sports stars

Paris NFT Day will feature a stellar lineup of more than 50 speakers from varied sectors including crypto & blockchain, sport, finance and literature. Confirmed speakers include  Sebastien Borget, Co-Founder and COO of The Sandbox, Patrick Mouratoglou, Coach of Serena Williams, CEO of UTS and Mouratoglou Academy, Emin Gün Sirer, Founder & CEO of Ava Labs, Austin Federa, Head of Communications at Solana Labs, Johann Bornman, Product Lead at Metamask, Gouzelle Ishmatova, Chief Strategy Officer of BOLD Corporate Venture Fund of L’Oréal and Giulia Archetti, Deputy Director, Business Director of Sotheby’s, among other esteemed speakers.

The event will also feature a booth sold as an NFT – a never-before-seen initiative, enabling visitors to experience tailored NFT offerings, an NFT Art Exhibit hosted by “Achetez de l’Art” as well as an NFT auction with proceeds going to charities of the artists’ choosing.

Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Serena Williams, CEO of UTS and Mouratoglou Academy, and speaker at Paris NFT Day 2022 concluded: I’m very excited to be part of Paris NFT Day this year and to meet the whole NFT family! Considering the quick growth of the NFT sector, I’m sure it will be an occasion to share, exchange and discuss how they play a role in the sports industry.” 

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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