Blockchain Africa Conference 2019

JOHANNESBURG

The Wanderers Club

28 February – 1 March 2019

CAPE TOWN

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

6 March 2019

Blockchain Technology: Moving Africa Forward

Since 2015, Bitcoin Events’ annual Blockchain Africa Conferences have been the first of their kind in Africa.

They’ve attracted international experts and thought leaders in the blockchain arena. These great minds have shared their insights around blockchain technology’s opportunities and challenges, as well as the latest trends seen around the world. The conferences have also provided a platform for attendees to network with like-minded individuals and learn about some of the most interesting blockchain use cases from a range of innovative companies and start-ups.

The African continent has massive challenges with transactions and doing business that, with the help of blockchain technology, can be transformed into simpler and more efficient ways of working. The Blockchain Africa Conference 2019 will focus on moving Africa forward with the technology. It will discuss how the blockchain can simplify systems and processes to lower costs, reduce fraud, become highly secure and transparent, and remove human error and inefficiencies.

THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE

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Use Cases

Gain insight into current blockchain use cases by both financial and non-financial institutions: payments (e.g. remittances and cross-border payments), settlements, blockchain as a service and identity management, supply chain management, and record keeping (e.g. for title deeds). Hear from some of the most prominent start-ups on how they are using this technology to solve real problems. Learn how Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are taking the world by storm as a new mechanism for crowd funding that has emerged outside the traditional financial system.

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Regulatory Environment

Learn how blockchain technology can improve transparency, audit trails and transaction reporting to ease regulatory and compliance processes.

Find the answers to questions such as: What are the concerns that regulators have? How are countries currently regulating cryptocurrencies and ICOs? How are regulators considering regulating cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the future? What are the potential risks of an unregulated market?

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Embracing Blockchain

Cut through the hype and see how blockchain technology can move Africa forward with its innovative opportunities to remove inefficient systems and processes within and across organisations. Learn about the technology’s benefits for the people of Africa, and about blockchain 3.0, the new generation blockchain technologies such as EOS and Cardano.

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Technology Hurdles

What are the concerns around performance, scalability and blockchain infrastructure, and the implementation of blockchain systems?

PREVIOUS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Some of the biggest names in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry

Stefan Thomas

Stefan Thomas

Chief Technology Officer at Ripple
Marcus Swanepoel

Marcus Swanepoel

Co-founder and CEO of Luno
Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Entrepreneur, Author and Security Expert
Vinny Lingham

Vinny Lingham

Technology Entrepreneur, CEO and Co-founder of Civic and Gyft

FAQs

The venue in Johannesburg on the 28 Feb – 1 Mar 2019 will be the Wanderers Club.

Address: 21 North St & Rudd Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0) 11 788 5010

The venue in Cape Town on the 6 Mar 2019 will be the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC 2).

Address: Corner of Heerengracht & Rua Bartholomeu Dias, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 410 5000

The Premier sponsorship package includes the venue sponsorship. Contact us if you are interested to sponsor one of the venues.

The Call for Papers will open on 1 August and close on 31 August 2018. The speaker slots will range from 15-45 minutes per speaker. The speakers should be confirmed by February 2019 and are subject to change.

There are four main sponsorship opportunities available, namely the Premier, Diamond, Platinum and Gold sponsorship packages. We also have a Networking and Speaker’s Dinner sponsorship package opportunity. Contact us if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Exhibition opportunities will be available at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town conferences. Complete the application form here if you are interested in being an exhibitor.

  1. Early Bird Tickets available from 1 – 30 September 2018.
    Johannesburg: R4,025 (incl. vat) | Cape Town: R2,530 (incl. vat) per ticket.
  2. Standard Tickets available from 1 October – 31 January 2019.
    Johannesburg: R4,830 (incl. vat) | Cape Town: R3,335 (incl. vat) per ticket.
  3. Late Registration Tickets available from 1 February – 1 March 2019.
    Johannesburg: R6,900 (incl. vat) | Cape Town: R5,520 (incl. vat) per ticket.
  4. Start-Up Tickets available from 1 October.
    Johannesburg: R3,450 (incl. vat) | Cape Town: R2,300 (incl. vat) per ticket.
    A limited number will be available and terms and conditions apply (must be a registered company less than 3 years old).
  5. Executive Tickets available from 1 September – 31 January 2019.
    Johannesburg: R7,935 (incl. vat) | Cape Town: R6,785 (incl. vat) per ticket.
    Benefits include VIP reception, reserved seats, access to selected speakers and other industry leaders and a dedicated quiet workspace.
  6. Academic/Student Tickets available from 1 November – 31 January 2019.
    Johannesburg: R2,645 (incl. vat) | Cape Town: R1,725 (incl. vat) per ticket.
    Terms and Conditions apply.

A list of hotels, at a discounted rate, will be provided on the website closer to the conference date.

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