Video from "Smile-Expo" events: reviews and reports

Dukascopy TV (EN), 26.10.17
Mike Godwin,, 16.05.17

Reviews about Smile-Expo events in press

There were speakers from different regions. And though we haven’t learnt anything radically new, we believe that these kind of conferences are good for keeping abreast with all the things that are happening in the market of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. It is also a great opportunity for our portfolio projects to quickly attract many people. We met a lot of familiar faces, both among speakers and teams, with whom we discussed legal regulations of the market in different jurisdictions., 08/12/2017

BTC-ECHO traveled to Malta for you to attend the Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference in Valletta and make interesting presentations. The international conference is one of the Bitcoin & Blockchain events organized by Smile Expo around the world. 

BTC-ECHO, 11/12/2017

The Netherlands seems to be an interesting option for companies arranging for a crypto currency token sale and initial coin offering, or ICO. Speaking to NL Times at the ICO Event Amsterdam on Wednesday, a number of ICO founders said they are interested in setting up shop in the country, and in bringing more jobs to the Netherlands. The event was attended by 400 people from a variety of industries, all interested in a burgeoning field that allowed organizations to raise over $3.6 billion in 2017 alone. Spotcoin hopes to raise $60 million with its own ICO. Based in the Eastern European country of Georgia, the company handles business to business high-value transactions of 25 thousand dollars or more. It is already in the process of setting up a Dutch firm to handle their ICO, CEO Timothy Gick said to NL Times. The ICO will generate operating capital that will "effectively establish a bank, a blockchain academy, and to fund mining operations.", 29/11/2017

During November 15 and 16, the sixth largest conference and exhibition related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies was held in Moscow (Russia), covering current issues such as business, investment, development or legislation. The conference was dedicated to the blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the new type of investment: ICO, focusing mainly on two lines: “Financial segment” – blockchain in Fintech and Govtech. ICO from the perspective of investors and organizers. “Development” – technical aspect of the blockchain. Smart contracts and peculiarities of development in various blockchain platforms., 30/11/2017

Analytical Center experts took part in the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow, the largest event of its kind devoted to blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the CIS. During the conference domestic and foreign experts talked about the market of cyrptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, investments in tokens and about how to best integrate blockchain and business. On the first day of the conference, there were two parallel streams of presentations. The Financial Sphere stream was all about how to use blockchain and cryptocurrencies in business., 20/11/2017

On October 11, London hosted a specialized conference dedicated to token sales – ICO Event London. The conference was attended by approximately 250 people: investors, business owners, startup organizers, blockchain software and hardware manufacturers, as well as legal experts.

ChipIn, 25/10/2017

The future is much closer than we think. We made this conclusion today when visiting the international Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, which took place in Kyiv. There were three themes at the event: Financial, Development and Practical Experience in ICO. The conference hosted a software and hardware exhibition, were both new and already acknowledged business solutions were presented. 36 speakers talked about the future of cryptocurrency and all of them said that anything done on the blockchain cannot be changed or faked. All the information that goes there is there forever. This system will make everything in the world transparent – operation of banks, states and so on. It will change our world beyond belief in a very near future., 12/10/2017

On October 12, Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kiev took place. We were there and we want to tell you about the most important stuff. Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kiev gathered the crypto-crowd of Ukraine and even the CIS. We discussed latest blockchain developments, argued about ICO and pitched some projects. But we decided to focus on the benefits of blockchain for the country and tell you how it can make Ukraine better (and it really can)., 24/10/2017

On October 4-5, Moscow hosted the 6th affiliate programs and marketing congress, RACE 2017, organized by an international company Smile Expo. Traditionally, it gathered all sorts of marketers, traffic managers and business owners. The event took place in Sokolniki Park, pavilion 7A. It occupied 2 floors and was divided into halls: Web master, Advertisers, Mobile & Traffic. Interesting presentations on new trends in affiliate marketing, future of the Indian CPA market, etc. were given in the Web master room. For example, Artem Prokofyev from the CPA partner said that any business should be represented in social networks today, otherwise you can go find yourself a place in the backyard of the industry.

Unilead News, 07/10/2017

On September 7, first ever Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm was held in the capital of Sweden. The event united those whose business is connected to cryptocurrencies and blockchain development. It was visited by more than 350 participants, and 19 speakers from 13 countries gave their presentations. The conference was held at the Elite Hotel Marina Tower, a magnificent 19th century building near the city center. The hotel is known not only for its beautiful architecture and interior, but also for its high-level service. The event covered such topics as prospects and technical aspects of blockchain business implementation, legislative regulation of cryptocurrency in Sweden and the world in general as well as possibilities for investing in cryptocurrency crowdsales, mining and cybersecurity., 13/09/2017

September 20, Smile Expo hosted an ICO event where currently important aspects of ICO preparation were addressed. ICO or Initial Coin Offering is when a project issues coupons or tokens designed to pay for site services in the future, in the form of cryptocurrency.

Key issues raised by speakers at the conference were:

- marketing issues in preparation for ICO;

- scam and fraud problem in the current situation in ICO;

- legal aspects of fiat currency ICO.

Svobodnaya tribuna, 26/09/2017

ICO as a revolutionary way of fundraising for startups made a breakthrough and pushed aside the conservative and costly venture industry. It attracted attention and gave hope to thousands of start-ups all around the world. As a young and developing way of raising funds, ICO has its downsides, which startups inevitably face. And the opinion of experts, who already have experience in this area, is often the only thing that can save them.

INNMIND, 09/10/2017

The presentation of Yuri Parsamov, head marketer at the crowdfunding blockchain platform KICKICO, was dedicated to promoting ICO. His main advice is competent targeting. The more clearly the team determines its target audience, the more effective will the project marketing be. Founder of the blockchain based platform for social studies and forecasts Oris, Alexander Kolokhmatov, spoke about the criteria for ICO project success and analyzed the cryptocurrency market. He predicted that by mid-December, bitcoin will grow in price to $8,000, and then fall down back to $4,700., 22/09/2017

Moscow hosted a conference dedicated to token placement - ICO event Moscow. 10 speakers from Russia and other countries shared their experience and in total, the event was attended by more than three hundred guests. Vladimir Popov, a blockchain enthusiast and author of two books on ICO, dedicated his presentation to giving advice on scum identification. He also mentioned legislative problems.

theRunet, 22/09/2017

The thing that crypto anarchists were doing in the 1980s, has come into our lives and is rapidly gaining its value. You can deny progress, you can consider digital life a devil’s child or a new “bubble”. But one thing is for sure: blockchain technology is here to stay and it fundamentally changes many branches of the world economy right now. These thoughts were discussed on the stage and on the sidelines of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Almaty, which was held yesterday, September 28, in Almaty. At the event, dozens of companies presented already working blockchain cases.

Forbes, 29/09/2017

Blockchain, tekniken bakom Bitcoin, kan ersätta bankkonton och riskerar att undergräva bankernas intäktsmodeller. Det menar entreprenören Sofie Blakstad som var en av talarna på Blockchain Conference i Stockholm på torsdagen. "En banks enda syfte är att erbjuda dig åtkomst och säker förvaring av dina pengar. Men många millennials ser ingen poäng med det", säger hon., 08/09/2017

On September 7, the capital of Sweden hosted Blockchain&Bitcoin Conference Stockholm for the first time. The event brought together owners of businesses related with cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based solutions. It was attended by more than 350 participants and 19 speakers from 13 countries. The conference took place at the Elite Hotel Marina Tower, the nineteenth century majestic building near the city center. The hotel is known not only by its wonderful architecture and interiors but also by a high-end service., 15/09/2017

The following is a post by Smile-Expo’s Marina Kryzhevska, one of the organizers of the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference series. Ms. Kryzhevska provides a summary of their latest event held on June 22 in St. Petersburg. On Thursday, June 22, St. Petersburg hosted a large conference dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrencies – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference St. Petersburg. The event, to which tickets were sold out one week prior to the end of registration, featured 18 speakers from Russia and other countries. They focused on blockchain development in banking, regulation issues, and a popular topic – ICO realization by blockchain startups.

BanklessTimes, 29/06/2017

On Thursday, 22nd June, St. Petersburg hosted a large conference dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrencies – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference St. Petersburg. The event tickets to which were sold out one week prior to the end of registration featured 18 speakers from Russia and other countries. They focused on blockchain development in banking, regulation issues as well as a popular topic – ICO realization by blockchain startups. Over half a thousand people took part in a conference and a demo zone.

BitcoinGarden, 29/06/2017

On June 7-8, Moscow hosted the 11th International exhibition and forum Russian Gaming Week. The event was focused on the most topical issues of the year: new legislative acts, progress of the first Russian gambling zones operation, eSports in the betting sector and the upcoming football world championship. For 11 years of its existence, Russian Gaming Week has become a remarkable event in the gaming sector of the CIS countries. In 2017, the exhibition and forum was attended by more than 2500 people from Russia and abroad., 21/06/2017

Hello to the readers of the best online portal about vaping – VapeNews! We have survived the exhibition period and are ready to share some photos from Vape Expo, held on June 16-18 in “Sokolniki”, with you. The weather left much to be desired but these fabulous girls created the atmosphere of hot southern summer and gladdened us with their lively dancing.

VapeNews, 20/06/2017

The event was truly hot because on this day judges defined winners of an awesome tournament WSOV who got titles of the best cloudchasers in the country, cool mods by Sub Ohm Innovations and the prize pool of 200 000 RUB! The day also featured a long-awaited final King of Cloud Russia Tour winners of which got 5500 dollars! All day long, vapers had a chance to talk to the top bloggers in the blogger zone!

vapenews, 18/06/2017

On June 16, “Sokolniki” hosted the jubilee international exhibition of the vape industry VAPEXPO Moscow 2017! Let’s remember how it was!
Demo zone
The USA, Europe, China, Malaysia, Canada! No, it’s not the world’s map – these are countries VAPEXPO Moscow 2017 exhibitors came from! Manufacturers brought the latest devices, the tastiest e-juices and the most original vape accessories to gladden vapers!

vapenews, 18/06/2017

You can meet not only fans but also quest developers at the Moscow forum. The head of VR Quest №1 Ilyas Domnin said that lots of people who are trying VR for the first time can feel nauseous. A 3D image is projected in the headset which creates an illusion of immersion. A person undertakes tasks with the help of arms’ motions in the real-time mode. Hearing, eyesight and sometimes olfaction and haptic perception are also used during the game., 08/06/2017

The Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Prague 2017 took place on May 19, with attendees hearing from speakers on topics ranging from investing, mining, and regulation. The conference was held next to Vienna House in a hotel in the Andel district of the Czech capital. The area hosts a shopping centre with a bitcoin ATM and is across the river Vltava from the ‘old city.’ Here we detail some of the highlights from the event., 06/06/2017

On April 7-9, 2017, Kyiv hosted the annual exhibition and conference InnoTech Ukraine. The innovative event was held in the Expocenter of Ukraine. Despite the fact that the exhibition took place for the third time, it was my first visit. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw lots of Ukrainian developments the most interesting of which I will describe here. InnoTech 2017 participants demonstrated their developments in such spheres as robotics, healthcare and education. Several booths gave everyone an opportunity to dive into the world of virtual games which attracted plenty of people who wanted to play games or watch somebody else playing)., 12/04/2017

3D printed cities, the Internet of Things, biotechnologies allowing people to regenerate bones, print organs or tissues, telemetry in healthcare, drones, turrets, robotics in manufacturing and daily life, artificial intelligence, etc. – these no longer belong to science fiction, it is our reality. The Internet, smartphones, tablets, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, cyberattacks and hackers – these things have become a part of our daily life. It is difficult to say whether it’s good or bad. More and more people are talking about the fourth industrial revolution which caused development and merging of automated manufacturing, data exchange and manufacturing technologies in a single self-regulated system with the smallest level of human interference (or its absence) in the process of production.

Тиждень.ua, 13/04/2017

VapeShow organized by Smile-Expo Company in “Sokolniki” was one of the main events in the vape industry this spring. “Russian Vape” and “VapeShow” dedicated to the vape culture were quite successful. Nevertheless, VapeShow was much better than the first exhibition taking into account the amount of booths and visitors., 27/04/2017

On April 28, Moscow hotel “Mercure Paveletskaya” hosted the third M-Health Congress 2017. The organizer of the event – Smile-Expo Company – is planning on making the congress annual and expand each year. The conference was dedicated to telemedicine novelties, various gadgets which can be used on a daily basis benefiting your health thanks to scientists and young startup founders., 08/05/2017

On April 28, Mercure hotel hosted the third annual M-Health Congress dedicated to innovations in medicine and healthcare. The organizer of the event – Smile-Expo – is one of the leaders in the international exhibition business. Do you know that human’s health depends on the access to medical services (10%), genetics (20%), environment (20%) and lifestyle (50%)?, 29/04/2017

In 2018, Russia might legalize bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies in order to combat illegal transactions, said Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev in an interview with Bloomberg on April 10. Two days later the Moscow business newspaper, Vedomosti, citing a Central Bank official, reported (in Russian) that the regulator and other ministries are developing a joint position on the status of cryptocurrencies, and will determine how to regulate them., 24/04/2017

On April 19, this year’s largest Bitcoin & Blockchain conference attended by many notable players in the blockchain industry from around the world was held in Moscow. The event brought together about a thousand people, which may be considered a record, taking into consideration the fact that the previous conference had been attended by about 500 people.

During the event, the audience could attend presentations of such speakers as Ariel Gabizon (Founder at Zcash), Valeriy Vavilov (Bitfury), Alejandro De La Torre (, Duncan Johnston-Watt (Hyperledger), Marco Streng (Genesis Mining), Konstantin Goldstein (Microsoft), John Quinn ( and many other state and business representatives., 22/04/2017

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Russia 2017, which took place at Digital October on April 19, turned out to be crowded and promising. Smile Expo was the organizer. Michael Chobanian, founder at Kuna Bitcoin Agency, in his introductory speech said as follows: "The more numerous we are, the more government and regulatory authorities we involve. I experienced this in my country.”, 20/04/2017

The fifth Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Russia was held at Digital October on February 19. At the conference, the main issues of blockchain technology and various cryptocurrencies were discussed. What is blockchain platform? How to benefit from its operation? Does the blockchain system have to be regulated by the authorities? These questions were answered by the speakers within their presentations on the legal, commercial and legislative aspects of the blockchain platform., 19/04/2017

Today, the first conference exclusively dedicated to chatbots - ChatBot Conference - was held in Kyiv. Experts discussed full robot’s life cycle - prerequisites for creation, training and practical business application. Today, there are a lot of platforms that allow you to create bots. The only thing you need to consider before programming a robot is what problems it will solve and how it will interact with humans.

PaySpaceMagazine, 29/03/2017

On March 9, Tallinn hosted its first Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, the large-scale conference dedicated to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency development. The event became a large platform for entrepreneurs and developers not only from the Baltics but also from many other post-Soviet and European states. ForkLog editorial office has also sent its staff to the capital of Estonia and is ready to present its own report on the recent event.

forklog, 15/03/2017

Tallinn hosted the conference dedicated to cryptocurrencies, Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, and, despite the ticket price of 150 euros and the fact that common people are still quite skeptical about virtual money, the room was chockablock.

sputnik, 09/03/2017

Hundreds of Russian e-cigarette smokers descended on Saint Petersburg this weekend to take party in the city's first ever event dedicated to vaping.

Women with tattoos and brightly-coloured hair were among those showing off their vaping skills at the Vapexpo Spb exhibition at the Lenexpo conference centre.

The event, which is dedicated to the vaping industry, offered electronic cigarette fans the chance to try out different brands of devices and e-liquids, as well as to improve their vaping skills.

MailOnline, 04/03/2017

Emotional polemic between Igor Burenkov, Roscosmos official representative, and Sergey Ivanov, CEO at Dauria, has shown once again at previous Moscow InSpace Forum: government and private space exploration are still quite asunder.

Skolkovo ECC, 07/03/2017

Within 5-7 years, all cars in Russia will be equipped with multisysem satellite navigation. The Moscow exhibition center ECC Sokolniki held a Connected Car Summit dedicated to the connected car technologies organized by Smile-Expo and GLONASS. A round table dedicated to the development of startup projects in the field of connected cars, a panel discussion and a lecture hall were separate sections of the summit program., 23/12/2016

On December 9-10, a huge number of both foreign and Russian companies visited Vapexpo that was held at ECC Sokolniki in Moscow. In this video ViVA la Cloud gives us a general view on the event., 27/12/16

Today I want to share with you my impressions of Vapeexpo 2016 that was held few of days ago. It was the first time for me to attend the show personally, so I cannot compare it with the previous ones, but in general, I think my impressions will allow you to realize how it was., 15/12/2016

Seeing new people and showing oneself, trying new tastes of eliquids, new box mods and mech mods, making selfie with popular vape bloggers, and of course snatching a piece of freebies. That is how winter Vapexpo 2016 in Moscow looked like., 12/12/2016

In late November, Moscow hosted the third international AR Conference and exhibition dedicated to the technologies of augmented and virtual reality. Our partners from T-24 channel visited it to share their impressions of the conference and speak about some of not so obvious for gamers prospects of VR and AR Development., 07.12.2016

On November 17-18, ECC Sokolniki hosted the largest in Eastern Europe exhibition of advanced technologies for 3D printing and scanning.


On November 17-18, ECC Sokolniki hosted IV International Exhibition 3D PRINT EXPO 2016, where the latest advances of additive technologies were presented. In comparison with the last year, the number of visitors and exhibitors has increased almost twice. The exhibition featured over 50 booths of distributors and manufacturers of materials and equipment for 3D printing and scanning from different countries., 19/11/2016

Food production technologies of the future have become one of the main themes of the exhibition. Vegetables enriched with vitamins and minerals have become the basis for innovative food products. According to the participants, in the near future, the lack of space for growing ecologically clean tomatoes and cucumbers will force inhabitants of megacities to build up small vegetable gardens in their own apartments on the windowsills and special smart shelves.

Вечерняя Москва, 06.11.2016

The fact that the future is already here could be witnessed by the visitors of the Smart Food and Geek Garden exhibition, which was held at one of the pavilions of ECC Sokolniki on November 4-6 this year.

The uniqueness of this large-scale international event lies in the fact that for the first time not only manufacturers gathered under one roof but also the latest equipment for the home cultivation of vegetables and fruits (those that we used to buy in shops and markets) was presented along with the latest kitchen gadgets that make haute cooking accessible for any housewife.

VEGETARIAN, 06.11.2016

For the first time in Russia, ECC Sokolniki hosted a unique exhibition of innovative techniques and technologies for the preparation and cultivation of food - Smart Food & Geek Garden 2016. The exhibition area was divided into sectors, each of which represented the latest achievements of modern science and nanotechnology, as well as the latest developments of talented young scientists.

MosPravda, 08/11/2016

Moscow hosts IV International exhibition of robotics and advanced technology - Robotics Expo 2016. Artificial Intelligence is ready today to brighten up the loneliness of people by replacing the waiter in the bar and help with the housework., 04/11/2016

The first thing to mention is a big number of people. More than the previous time, even though I did not come in the very thick of it. The second thing, it was a bit hot probably because of the ventilation could not fully handle its task. Third – the cosplayers inside the building were even more. There was a feeling that at least every third visitor decided to put a bit of spice to clothes and about 10% really took things seriously.

Обозреватель, 13/09/2016

Do you like ads? What about ads on the Internet? If you think that these questions are completely stupid, then you have never come across good examples of digital marketing. Those who have delved into the subject know that ads, which users like, do exist!

YarCube, 20.04.2016

SNCE Conference is considered one of the biggest events on the market of communication in social media. For social media market participants, SNCE Conference is above all a learning experience, prospects for business, new contacts and acquaintances., 25.02.2015

If you are a fan of science fiction and dream of the situation where the technologies from books and films are a part of our life, you will surely be surprised to learn that in many ways the future of science fiction has already come. Robotics Expo 2014 will help you to ensure in that., 10.11.2015

The first Armenian Gaming Forum organized by Smile-Expo will become an important event for everyone involved into gambling. On the 19 of November, Erevan will gather casino and poker clubs equipment manufacturers, betting software developers, payment systems representatives, as well as interested investors.

CoinNewsAsia, 20.10.2015

Robotics Expo 2014 is the second exhibition on robotics and advanced technologies, which will take place in Moscow on November 27-29 at Sokolniki ECC. The event has a unique format and is focused on the business audience, namely people who are directly involved in the robotics market and the end users who are keen on modern technologies and robotics and are open-minded.

Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru., 20.11.2015

Moscow Application & Technology Expo 2015 - all innovations in one place! You have a great opportunity to display your ideas and designs, or become a guest of such a grand event!

APPS4ALL, 10.02.2015

If a 3D image is a photo of a new generation, then this niche, in theory, could draw the attention of the producers of photo books; some of them are already engaged in the field of photo souvenirs. But there is a technical problem: if everyone can take pictures everywhere, it is still difficult to find the equipment for volume scanning.

PUBLISH, 12.10.2015

The main event of the 3D world will bring together the maximum number of experts in 3D printing and scanning technologies, as well as interactive services working with 3D models. Visiting 3D Print Expo, you will learn how three-dimensional printing can affect your life and the efficiency of your business in particular., 15.10.2014

The Internet of Things is conquering Russiahe Internet of Things is different from all previous market technologies; it will not only affect our lives, but also radically change them providing an infinite number of possibilities for users, entrepreneurs and investors,"  the conference curator Tatiana Tishchenko told, 24.02.2015

It should be noted that this event has taken place in Moscow for the third year in a row and this time it has brought together under one roof more than 3.5 thousand people. Among them are company executives, successful start-ups, heads of departments and experts from such successful companies like Intel, Google, Samsung, Cisco, Vkontakte, and Yandex.

Gazeta.Ru, 19.03.2015

Within the exhibition, they will hold robotics competitions in the Olympic format. In addition, there will be held entertainment robots show and copters fights. Moreover, even very young visitors will not be left without attention. They will get a chance to experiment with the creation of a robot.

RG.RU, 02.11.2015

Upcoming exhibitions

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Philippines

January 25 2018

We will organize a unique conference dedicated to the future of the currency, where all interested fans of bitcoins will be able to meet potential business partners and communicate with like-minded people.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Gibraltar

February 8 2018

Invest in future today! Meet top-notch experts and enthusiasts who are changing the history right now at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Gibraltar!

Blockchain Conference St. Petersburg

February 13 2018

Unique conference in Russia that reveals the very notion of "Blockchain - cryptotechnology of the future".

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Switzerland

February 21 2018

It is the first large-scale event in Switzerland dedicated to digital currencies and decentralized services. “Back to the Future”: Blockchain today and tomorrow.