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.
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.
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?
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.
What are the concerns around performance, scalability and blockchain infrastructure, and the implementation of blockchain systems?
Some of the biggest names in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry
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.
A list of hotels, at a discounted rate, will be provided on the website closer to the conference date.
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