“City of Gold”, the nickname often associated with Dubai, may refer to its having risen from the seeming nothingness of a desert to become one of the most beautiful and incredible places on Earth. CoinLeaders has been making quite a name for itself, and one can make a case for giving it the nickname of the “City of Gold”. So, it is only fitting that CoinLeaders chose Dubai to be the host for their “Global Leadership Summit ‘16”, an event that celebrated the achievements of CoinLeaders top producers. Over the course of four days, approximately 100 of the “best of the best”, benefited from educational events, interaction with one another and the ability to ask questions and learn from CoinLeaders management and special guests, representing top minds in sales and marketing, financial services, economics, etc.
But all work and no play doesn’t go over in a setting as beautiful and diverse as Dubai, so Coinleaders made sure there was plenty of time to relax and enjoy many of the area’s very special attractions.
The weather couldn’t have been better and the host property, Park Hyatt was absolutely incredible. Situated in the middle of one of the world’s premiere golf courses, Park Hyatt is truly an astonishing place to stay.
The festivities began with a lavish evening cocktail reception, which allowed everyone to get better acquainted. With a backdrop resembling a grand picture postcard, attendees enjoyed the festivities, adjacent to Dubai Creek, with it’s “Mega Yachts” and many water sides restaurants, shops and acres of sprawling gardens. It’s hard to not feel like royalty here.
Attendees had a variety of sightseeing and other optional events they could partake in, including the “Top of the World Experience”. The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 meters or almost 2,723 feet. To put this into perspective, the Empire State Building in New York is 1,454 feet tall (1,250 feet if you don’t count the antenna at the top)
Afterwards, it was time for the meeting and presentations. Our host for the evening was the stunning and talented Rania Ali. Rania is well known as a bilingual television host and MC, but she also holds an MBA in International Business, with an extensive background in corporate finance and economics. She has become a regular presenter in his attendance H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE royal family members and top government officials.
Rania spoke briefly before she introduced the Chairman of CL Singapore PTE LTE, John Pretto. Mr. Pretto made opening remarks and introduced Michael Mathias, CEO of DasCoin.
Michael Mathias, CEO of DasCoin is a Princeton grad, with many years of experience in business development, marketing, social media, finance and economics. Michael discussed some of the unique aspects of DasCoin and introduced the NetLeaders brand.
Terry O’Hearn, Executive Chairman of DasFinancial Group is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in corporate finance, commodities, retail, and technology. Terry was on hand to introduce the NetLeaders Compensation plan.
Blair Baker, Blair has more than 30 years of diverse STEM experience. 15+ of those years in executive leadership in multiple industries, ranging from fortune 1000 to Fortune 8 firms and brings a unique perspective as a business-focused technologist. Blair is a frequent speaker on the Future of Corporate IT, IT transformation, bridging the business IT divide, and security strategies for non-technical executives. Blair spoke to the group about the DasCoin Ecosystem.
George Sarcevich, Director WebWallet is a seasoned international finance and technology executive, with experience that includes 10 years as a Wall Street investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns and HSBC. He is the Founder of Eagle Ventures, the first technology venture capital targeting the Balkans, Co-founder of Bastion Capital, a Belgrade-based financial advisory firm, and Co-founder and CFO of IX2 Networks, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services based in Los Angeles. He is also an experienced advisor to the finance ministries of Serbia and Montenegro. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a resident of Belgrade, Serbia. George Introduced CoinLeaders soon-to-be-released product, WebWallet to a highly interested audience.
Among the many surprises was a presentation from a Government of Uganda finance representative, who gave an eye-opening short chat about how Crypto currency and block chain technology could be very useful in government projects. Additionally, there were several internal appointments, including the naming of two individuals as “Global Ambassadors:” Mr. Paul McCarthy and Mateusz Gużda who were brought up on stage for a heart-felt introduction to the audience.
The summit continued an incredible farewell dinner. And just to make sure that the “lily was gilded”, attendees trekked to Abu Dhabi to watch the final formula 1 race of the season. Abu Dhabi is a shining bookend to Dubai. Abu Dhabi’s rich oil reserves have spurred massive growth and development in the region and the 5.5 Kilometer Yas Marina Circuit is as fine as any racetrack in the world.
And with the track wrapping itself around the island’s glamorous marina, there’s plenty of mooring space for the paddock’s plethora of yachts. Attendees of CoinLeaders Global Leadership Summit ’16 viewed the race from the 47 meter (155 foot), luxury yacht, the “Desert Rose”. The Desert Rose is a megayacht with lavishly designed custom built interiors. She has 6 VIP bedrooms on the main deck and 8 bedrooms on the lower deck. Moreover, 18 bathrooms, a large saloon, dining, kitchen, dry pantry and laundry cater to every single need of the guests. A dance floor and heated pool also meant that CoinLeaders attendees didn’t have a second of boredom between cars zipping around the track.
Attendees received another treat as the festivities concluded with Rihanna performing a triumphant show at du Arena, which also served as the closing concert of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’s musical festivities.
We believe this is just one of many great programs and experiences that we will all be sharing on this wonderful journey. NetLeaders is excited to be a part of your journey and together, we think this is just the beginning.
As we move forward to a new year, please know that we appreciate all of you and from NetLeaders we wish you all much prosperity and joy in the coming year.