Proposal “conf-tradingshow-201707“ (Completed)Back

Title:Conferences - The Trading Show
One-time payment: 301 DASH (7850 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 301 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-06-20 / 2017-07-19 (added on 2017-06-27)
Votes: 692 Yes / 2 No / 7 Abstain

Proposal description

This is a cross-post from the Dash Forum

This proposal funds Dash's sponsorship of The Trading Show New York 2017 at the Gold Sponsor level.

What is The Trading Show?

The Trading Show New York - being held on October 3rd - is a leading conference on electronic trading: quant, automated trading, big data, and high-performance computer trading. It was the first conference focused on the convergence of trading automation and quantitative strategies. The conference is now in its 8th year, and last year's event was sold out. The event also features an exhibit area and a networking event.

Why should Dash participate in this event?

Much of Dash's past conferences have been focused within the crypto-sphere. While is it important to communicate Dash's value proposition within that market, it is equally important that we reach out to uncontested markets where Dash can add value. Our experience from Blockchain 360 demonstrates that traditional markets are interested in what Dash has to offer, and are open to exploring opportunities to integrate Dash into their operations.

Trading and market-making is also a critical component of a healthy network, and helps ensure entry and exit liquidity is plentiful for high-volume users to transact using Dash. There are several high-transaction volume opportunities we are actively pursuing that
would benefit from greater participation from market-makers. In addition to our own needs, we believe that Dash can serve the need for rapid value transfer within the trading markets. Dash is uniquely positioned as the only digital currency capable of rapid value transfer.

This year's event is featuring a panel on disruption. Daniel Diaz will be participating in a 40-minute panel session on disruption: How Will Democratization, Disintermediation, And Decentralization Shape The Future Of Capital Markets? This discussion will cover blockchain-based technologies and cryptocurrency market cap, growth, competition, and composition. The other participants in the panel are a Global VP from IBM, a managing director from Citi Ventures, a managing partner from Illuminate Financial Management, and a director from DRW Holdings.

Who will attend from Dash?

In addition to Daniel, at least two other team members will be able to attend, but we are still working on an overall schedule. Additional passes will be provided to business partners, our PR firm, and community members.

What will the sponsorship include, and what are the costs?

Exhibition area: 8 x 10 ft
Branding in event advertisements, on-site signage, and on the event website
4 full access conference passes
4 guest passes
Networking event
Guaranteed private meetings with conference attendees of our selection
The cost of the sponsorship is $40,000
We estimate travel, booth setup and materials will cost an additional $10,000
We will NOT be using external support services to help with organization for this conference.
Total costs = ~$50,000

If you have any other questions, please direct them to @Ryan Taylor in this Dash Forum post to ensure I see your request.

Requested funding is as follows for the July 5th budget cycle:
  • 295.63 Dash for sponsorship and expenses for The Trading Show 2017 ($50,000 USD @ $169.13 per Dash)
  • 5.00 Dash proposal reimbursement
Total: 300.63 Dash

Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future conference and travel expenses.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,6 years ago
Again, will vote yes on this, but why isn't Amanda included? Her enthusiasm for Dash is contagious. It can help our cause to include her on all public outreach programs and conferences.
1 point,6 years ago
I confirm that I am the proper owner for this proposal.
0 points,6 years ago
This is a good opportunity to Dash get involved in more and more business.
I want to ask... why you talk about PR firm? who are they? why aren´t a team member assuming that functions? I wish you success wih this proposal
2 points,6 years ago
Our PR firm is Wachsman PR, who specializes in the blockchain space with offices in both the US and Europe. Public relations is a high-skill profession... it is unlikely that we have these skills within the community that would also be willing to volunteer their time, nor would they be likely to match the global reach or capacity of our current solution. Also, because Wachsman focuses on blockchain, their network of contacts and reporters is very appropriate for Dash.