Become a Speaker

Over the years, the Blockchain Africa Conference has served as a platform to showcase the global rate of blockchain adoption, with themes progressing from ‘Beyond the Hype’ to ‘From Hype to Mainstream’, ‘Ready for Business?‘ and ‘Ready for Business‘.

Moving beyond hype and speculation, this year’s conference will spotlight real-world blockchain use-cases presented by global business leaders and innovators.

Key areas of exploration include:

  • Digital Asset Adoption in Africa: Explore the current adoption rate of cryptocurrencies in Africa and the driving factors behind it. Compare this adoption rate with global trends.
  • Investment Opportunities in Cryptocurrency: Analyse the various investment opportunities available in the cryptocurrency space, considering factors such as market trends, risk assessment, and potential returns.
  • Interoperability and Scalability Solutions for Blockchain: Investigate interoperability protocols and scalability solutions designed to overcome challenges in blockchain interoperability, scalability, and achieving mass adoption across diverse blockchain networks.
  • Tokenisation of Assets: Discuss the concept of tokenisation and its practical applications in digitising and representing real-world assets like real estate, artwork, and commodities on blockchain platforms.
  • The Future of Digital Finance: Delve into the evolving landscape of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), and Web 3.0 technologies, exploring their potential impact on financial systems and markets.
  • Regulatory Challenges and Compliance: Assess the regulatory challenges facing the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, both globally and within Africa. Explore how regulatory frameworks are evolving to address these challenges and promote compliance.
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More Information

The initial lineup of confirmed speakers will be unveiled on the website on 1 June 2024.

The  Call for Speakers opens on the 1 January 2024 and closes on the 31 August 2024. We will however, still review applications after this date, if speaking slots are still available.

We will revert to all speaking applications received prior to the deadline, by 31 August 2024.

We accept applications on a rolling basis so we recommend that you apply early. Your chances of being selected will decrease as the deadline approaches. If Bitcoin Events is interested in moving forward with your application a member of the Speaking Review Committee will reach out to schedule a call. We will require direct contact with the proposed speaker before final confirmation. There is a reserve list for speaker cancellations.

Please read the Speaker Submission Guidelines here before submitting your speaker application.

If your application is not successful, please enquire about our sponsorship options which include speaking opportunities.

Please send any questions regarding speaking slots to

Terms and Conditions

  1. A submission does not constitute confirmation of a speaking slot.
  2. Submissions that are overly focused on sales will not be accepted.
  3. Preference is given to speakers presenting in-person in Johannesburg.
  4. By submitting a speaker application you agree to Bitcoin Events sharing your information with our Speaking Review Committee.
  5. Bitcoin Events reserves the right to cancel a session if the speaker is not able to deliver the original concept and speaker(s) listed in the proposal and/or misses key deadlines.
  6. Confirmed Speakers/Moderators will receive complimentary tickets for the conference. We highly encourage everyone to register for the event as soon as possible to take advantage of lower rates as prices will increase as we get closer to the event. If you are selected as a speaker your ticket will be refunded or transferred to a colleague.
  7. If you are successful in your speaking application, you acknowledge and consent to your name, job description, company details and any photograph, film or recording relating to you, being published on the event and company website, portals and dashboards, whether directly owned or affiliated.