Oscar Wendel leads the programming for the government-backed Future Blockchain Summit that takes place in Dubai and is part of GITEX Global, the world’s largest tech exhibition and startup show. Wendel was the Senior Content Manager for Global Events at the Financial Times in London, launching conferences across four continents. He moved to Dubai in 2008 to roll out the conference activities for ITP, the leading business publisher in the Middle East.Wendel is a writer and columnist for business journals with articles published in the Banker, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Arabian Business. He has reported for Construction Week from Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq and notable interviews include the Ericsson CEO and BP Chairman Carl Henric Svanberg, the Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, and the architect Professor Albert Speer.Wendel’s previous speaking engagements include the Leaders in Islamabad Business Summit in 2022. He guest lectured at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg in 2015 on his book ‘Bargepole Management’, published in 2014 and reviewed in Forbes Middle East calling it ‘something of a rare gem’. He holds a Master’s degree in business from Stockholm University and a Master’s in literature from Uppsala University.
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