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Blockchain Brunch: Sustainability through Blockchain – Myth or untapped potential? By Factory Blockchain Circle & BerChain

This session is for Blockchain beginners and professionals, connecting corporates, startups, sustainability projects and Blockchain professionals.

Every panelist will start with an elevator pitch to introduce their project, after which we will have a panel discussion about blockchain, sustainability, bridging the gaps and the question of all questions: Sustainability through blockchain: Myth or untapped potential?

Our mission is to connect different stakeholders, explore together potential Blockchain use case, involved the view of people from outside the blockchain/crypto space and look at their needs and if blockchain makes sense for them at all.

Panelists & Projects:

Ricardo Garcia – ScanTrust

Ricardo Garcia is currently Head of Partnerships & Blockchain Advisory at ScanTrust and The GoodChain Foundation, where he mainly manages blockchain for supply chain projects for enterprise customers. Additionally, he is the co-founder and vice president of BerChain e.V., a Berlin-based non-profit initiative to connect the Berlin blockchain ecosystem.

Founded in 2014, ScanTrust is a smart packaging company that provides secure product digitalization to brands worldwide. ScanTrust enables brand owners to protect against counterfeits, monitor unit-level traceability of products, and drive end-user engagement through secure digitalization. ScanTrust has offices in Lausanne, Shanghai, Singapore and Amsterdam.

Lars Wannemacher – GIZ Blockchain Lab

As a federally owned enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The Lab serves as GIZ’s honest broker, assessing the feasibility and possible impact of Blockchain and other emerging technologies applied to accelerate the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals.

Lars is currently working as an advisor for technology in international cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, where he specifically focuses on the application of blockchain technology for supply chains, solar minigrids and digital land titles. He has previously worked for GIZ South Africa, after gaining first-hand experience in the startup world in Berlin and São Paulo.

Gunter Walden – Circular Tree

Gunther has held several Senior Management positions at Siemens in Germany and the US. He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain. In 2018 he has made his passion for sustainability and building new businesses his main focus and founded CircularTree. He also likes to share his knowledge and is a lecturer at HTW Berlin and an adviser to start-ups and entrepreneurs.

CircularTree’s vision is a world which is built on a circular economy. Our contribution and mission is to make it simpler and safer for ​organizations to tackle their responsibilities in regards to social and environmental aspects along the supply chain. We believe that Blockchain is a great tool to provide a certain level of transparency and having an immutable record for audits while protecting the confidential business aspects of supply chain participants.

Marielle Dado – Moyee Coffee

Marielle Dado is a member of the Moyee Germany expansion team. She is co-owner of Agnep Heritage Farms, a coffee farm in the Philippines that practices organic and sustainable agroforestry, and also works as a data scientist

Moyee is a specialty coffee company with a mission to set new, fairer standards in the coffee industry. Currently, 90% of the total value-added of coffee is generated in the Global North, whereas only 2% of that value is left in coffee-producing countries in the Global South. For most coffee farmers, this is not enough to provide a dignified standard of living for themselves and their families.

This needs to change. That’s why Moyee not only sources beans in Ethiopia, but roasts them there as well. This means more jobs and more money stays within Ethiopia, as well as an excellent cup of coffee that we can all enjoy.

Together with the Fairchain Foundation (founded in the Netherlands in 2013) and in partnership with KrypC Technologies, Moyee shows what truly fair value creation is like and how technology can support this mission.

October 30th, 2019 – Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park (Cinema, 5th floor)

Doors open & Brunch: 10:00

Start (intro and pitches): 10:30



October 30, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


5th Floor Cinema, Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park


Member Event, Public Events

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