Front and center, that's where we found ourselves at this past weekend's second annual NFT Paris 2023 conference, and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
- From a niche event with 500 attendees in 2022, NFT Paris has quickly evolved into an international innovation hub for web3 in 2023, hosting 10,000 people from around the world.
- Arianee's booth was a hit, with visitors gathering at our AMAs and workshops to learn about the Enriched NFT, Arianee Protocol, and NFT Management Platform.
- We proudly hosted a “conference inside a conference” with experts from BCG, Farfetch, YSL Beauté, Richemont and Lens.
- More than an opportunity to mingle with consumers and industry insiders, this is our commitment to always represent the web3 with credibility and viability to benefit the ecosystem as a whole.
Surrounded by 10,000 fellow web3 enthusiasts, cutting-edge brands, leading innovators, art collectors, and government ambassadors, the excitement in the atmosphere was palpable. For more than 48 hours, the Grand Palais Éphémère became the international hub of all things NFT, and we were at the heart of it all!
We kicked things off by hosting an exclusive speakers dinner at Les Ombres, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Joined by 200 industry professionals, we spent the night making new memories while reminiscing on the old with our longstanding web3 family.
Invigorated by our evening, we began Day 1 with excitement and anticipation. Stepping onto the showroom floor Friday morning, attendees came face to face with our stunning booth and a team eager to connect. Our visitors were prepared with thought-provoking questions, sought in-depth product details, and inquired about areas for collaboration. It was our absolute pleasure to be their first stop on a weekend of discovery.
As the showroom filled with attendees, we headed to the main stage where our CEO and Co-founder Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel was ready to deliver the opening keynote, “The Era of Self-Owned Data.” Audiences were captivated as he described how Web 2.0 has been warped and distorted from its original purpose, becoming a centralized monopoly susceptible to privacy issues and data leaks. He went on to demonstrate how Digital Assets offer a guiding thread, enabling users to regain control of their digital presence.
Political figures, including French Minister of Digital Transition and Telecommunication, Jean-Noel Barrot, First Lady Brigitte Macron, and French Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak, all took time to come to our booth and speak with the team about the relevance and significance of web3 on a national and global scale.
What followed was a two-day whirlwind of activity, and every single member of our team worked tirelessly to leave a lasting impression of Arianee’s excellence on all our visitors.
With so much happening at all times, calling this event a “conference within a conference” is spot on. There were countless opportunities to meet new and knowledgeable people, enjoy experiential activities, and participate in hands-on activations.
We welcomed to our booth and on the main stage several guest experts, including;
- Pédro Lopez Belmonte, Web3 Tech Lead, Richemont
- Diane Hecquet, CDO, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty
- Stephanie Simon, Web3 Lead, Farfetch
- Brad Freeman and Claire Mirran from Lens Protocol
- Joel Hazan, Managing Partner, BCG
We provided an internal AMA, “Life at Arianee,” with Téo Voire, Amandine Brument, and CFO Antoine Remy, that focused on our company’s remote-first approach and its role in our success.
Our workshop, “Dive into Arianee Protocol,” presented by Maxime Vaullerin, and our live demo, “Mint and Claim” with David Foxon and Sunny Boudarham, showcased the unique features of Arianee’s Enriched NFTs, the simplicity of minting and claiming as well as the added value our NFT Management Platform provides.
It was clear from our packed audience that brands and developers are immensely interested in the infrastructure layer we are building, and our open-source tech is filling a real industry gap.
Our Spin to Win wheel was a smash hit! Exclusive gifts from our clients, Arianee swag, and NFT qualifiers had attendees lined up around our booth, eager to take their turn and go home with some awesome prizes!
Every one of our 1000 NFT qualifiers was claimed before the weekend even ended! Just as we’d planned, we demonstrated how effortless it is to engage with web3, no matter the participant's level of familiarity.
We must take a moment to thank and commend the two conference creators and visionaries, Alexandre Tsydenkov and Côme Prost-Boucle, who have undoubtedly played a significant role in fortifying France’s position as the web3 capital of the world.
As a major partner of NFT Paris, we had a fantastic time showcasing our solutions and engaging with the incredible people who power this industry. But above all, we're committed to representing the web3 sphere with credibility, authority, and viability. We aim to ensure that every stakeholder in this ecosystem benefits from our path towards a mature web3.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and joined us at this unforgettable event. We are honored to have played a significant role and can’t wait to see what next year’s event brings!
Whether they were on the showroom floor or working behind the scenes, none of this would have been possible without the hard work of our team. Special shout out and thanks to: Delphine Eddé, Christelle Bakima, Thierry Payet, Quynh Phan, Jessica Strickland, Keith Gitras, Wynona Boulou, Dorian Wansek, Clara Mostacchi, Benjamin Meyer, Justin Albinet, Negin Mostafaei, Jeremy Camilleri, Laurette Bergia, Mélanie Bradaia, Chloé Duteil, Benjamin Darthout, Gabriel Idoudre, Faustine Tobée, Elie Alter, Ibrahim Abubakari.