An interview with Natalie Gavrilenko CEO of AroundB.
Financial IT: What is the mission of your company? What makes AroundB special and what are the solutions that you bring to the market?
Natalie Gavrilenko: I believe that our mission is to connect developers of Blockchain products & services with their audience. AroundB helps build partnerships and reach out to future customers and investors. We set these goals for ourselves when launching each of our projects. Let me note that AroundB is the world's first agency specializing in organizing events in the field of cryptocurrency and rendering marketing services.
To be more specific, we set up:
- Profile FinTech conferences and exhibitions;
- Meet-ups of the industry experts;
- VIP meetings with the industry leaders;
- Presentations of new products, services and companies;
- Marketing consulting and PR campaigns
We have 4+ years’ experience in launching Blockchain projects from conception through to maturity. During this time, we arranged over 15 conferences, 25 meetups, 7 VIP meetings and 20 presentations.
Financial IT: Why have you chosen to focus on blockchain projects?
Natalie: We deliberately have chosen this focus. In addition to many years of experience in this environment, we see an enormous potential for development of the blockchain technology and its global reach throughout the world in the near future. According to experts, a number of companies being engage with this technology will increase annually by an average of 47%. Based upon the market study results, we have found that there are almost no companies providing services similar to ours. AroundB is a well-timed project requested by the market.
Financial IT: What have you been working on?
Natalie: It is the second year in a row that we are holding our conference in Abu Dhabi. Last year, it was very successful and brought together over 130 participants from many different locations. We understand that the market in the Emirates (both Dubai and Abu Dhabi) has been developing rapidly. This is the reason why this region is looking for new projects & new teams that can become part of the FinTech system of the UAE.
So on December 7, 2017 on the BConference in Abu Dhabi we will we bring together industry leaders from around the world to cover the most relevant Blockchain topics aimed at expanding dialogues between governments, international corporations, innovative companies, investors and breakthrough start-ups.
Financial IT: What are the topics that will be covered during the conference?
Natalie: We will have four main directions.
● ICO’s and involvement of investments
● Blockchain technology for FinTech and government
● Cryptocurrencies, chances for legalisation and regulation in Japan
BСonference is a must visit, a special day packed with unique perspectives of thought leaders and visionaries sharing insights and wisdom in a beautiful setting.
Financial IT: What are the major plans you have for AroundB?
Natalie: Over the past year, the cryptocurrency market has grown dramatically. We could not help but react to the development of this market and build our plans based on this trend. We have set a goal for the next year to develop the blockchain idea in countries where this technology is just beginning to emerge. In addition, we plan to not only support and promote events but also develop marketing and consulting strategies for new exciting blockchain start-ups.