The longest January is behind us. And now it’s March. Did February even happen? So it’s about time we started thinking about which crypto-related events we’ll attend, and recommend you attend, too, in 2019.
A firm favourite is the World Blockchain Summit Series which takes place in various locations (as the name states) around the world. They’ll be in Nairobi, Taipei, Berlin, Singapore, India, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur. All details, such as times, speakers and dates are available on their website.
Now, let’s break it down into regions - get your diary ready. Disclaimer: at the time of writing, the UK is still part of Europe (yikes).
Global Fintech and Blockchain Forum 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
When? 29 March
Details: This conference aims at presenting the latest up-to-date topics by lining up able Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and fintech experts who would share their vision, knowledge and key insights. The forum will discuss the opportunities and challenges spurring this new innovation.
Stockholm Blockchain Forum in Stockholm, Sweden
When? 11 April
Details: Learn and discuss how blockchain can work within your business. Understand how blockchain enhances customer and supplier relationships. Grasp how blockchain enhances operational efficiency. Gain knowledge about how blockchain can increase your ROI.
Paris Blockchain Week Summit in Paris, France
When? 16 April - 17 April
Details: This summit is a huge affair, gathering more than 1,500 attendees and 100 speakers.
During two days, they take the main stage to discuss EU regulation, stable coins, decentralised exchanges, security tokens, scalability issues, recent advances in consensus mechanisms and many more. Renowned speakers from the best blockchain and digital asset companies in the world will share their stories and insights on the market and its prospects.
UK Fintech Week, United Kingdom
When? 29 April - 3 May
Details: Events across UK FinTech Week 2019 will aim to tackle the sector’s most pressing issues, from an international collaboration between FinTech Ecosystems to Brexit and Open Banking. All the while providing opportunities for the truly global community to converge and connect.
VivaTech in Paris, France
When? 16 May - 18 May
Details: VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation together. It’s a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products taking place in Paris on 16–18 May 2019.
European Blockchain Convention 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark
When? 20 May
Details: The European Blockchain Convention Nordic Edition is a comprehensive one-day conference that brings together 500+ industry leaders, regulators, politicians, investors, developers, CTOs, lawyers, and entrepreneurs.
Money 20/20 Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands
When? 3 June - 5 June
Details: An unmissable event for the smartest visionaries and innovators, Money20/20 is where the payments, FinTech, and financial services industries come together to connect and build the future of money. From industry institutions to up-and-coming innovators, everyone is here, every time. Businesses come together to explore unique regional insight and trailblazing enterprise, seizing the opportunity to meet the person or land the deal that will change the trajectory of their business.
CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise 2019 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
When? 9 June - 13 June
Details: Blockchain Cruise gathers more than 2000 attendees for a four-day trip around the Mediterranean. It’s aimed at allowing attendees to build powerful connections to drive the industry forward, participate in game-changing dialogue, and foster new partnerships. The results speak for themselves. There’s simply no other blockchain conference like it.
CryptoConf in Dublin, Ireland
When? 10 June - 12 June
Details: The emergence of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have dominated headlines and captured growing public and corporate interest in recent years. A sequence of massive growth spurts in cryptocurrency and digital assets have evolved into an increasingly substantial series of investments from the world’s smartest minds and money. Hear from some of the biggest names in the blockchain game at CryptoConf.
Blockchain Summit London in London, United Kingdom
When? 10 June - 12 June
Details: “Blockchain Summit London is the leading blockchain-for-business event in Europe.”
Connecting industry leaders, business decision-makers and tech innovators, Blockchain Summit London is a 2-day conference and exhibition dedicated to the business of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Based on unrivalled content, visionary speakers and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit London is a must-attend event to understand the challenges and opportunities of our blockchain future.
Blockchain Live in London, United Kingdom
When? 25 September
Details: Blockchain Live connects the fragmented blockchain eco-system to advance the global dialogue and journey of taking blockchain to the mainstream and mass adoption to build a better more decentralised world.
Fintech Connect in London, United Kingdom
When? 3 December - 4 December
Details: FinTech Connect is the leading event which large teams from major banks, insurers, capital market firms, and investors attend to assess and make informed buying decisions on the latest innovations that are changing the face of the sector.
Blockchain Africa Conference 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa
When? 6 March
Details: Africa’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference aims to explore how this technology can simplify and streamline systems and processes across various industries to reduce time, costs and fraud, become highly secure and transparent, and remove human error and inefficiencies. Marcus Swanepoel, will be speaking at the event in Cape Town so make sure you don’t miss out on this one!
Luno Meetup Joburg in Johannesburg, South Africa
When? 14 March
Details: For those of you who are curious about crypto, and ready to explore the future: we invite you to an evening of networking with industry thought leaders, and getting the inside scoop on all things crypto. There will also be a lucky draw giveaway with awesome prizes (including an Apple TV, JBL Wireless Speaker, and JBL Headphones), so we’re pretty sure you don’t want to miss this. Tickets are limited so reserve yours early.
Women in Tech Africa Summit in Cape Town, South Africa
When? 18 March - 19 March
Details: Women in Technology Africa 2019, taking place in Cape Town, is part of the world’s biggest Women in Tech conference series. This groundbreaking conference enables people and organisations to connect, learn and take action on gender diversity and inclusion in the world’s fastest growing industry.
Fintech Blockchain Summit in Lagos, Nigeria
When? 27 September
Details: Cheetah Africa has created the Fintech Blockchain Summit to provide a platform for the blockchain and fintech industry bigwigs to connect. It will also provide the necessary support structures for indigenous startups through opportunities of pitching and meeting up with investors.
Crypto Fest 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa
When? 7 September
Details: Crypto Fest, hosted by Bitcoin Events, is the first of its kind in South Africa. The event will not only have knowledgable speakers and exhibitionists, but it’ll also include immersive debates, networking opportunities, and an afterparty. Early bird tickets are still available.
Consensus 2019 in New York, United States
When? 13 May - 15 May
Details: Consensus is the annual gathering of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology world. Since 2015, Consensus has attracted every major company, developer, founder, and investor in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world to engage in an annual discussion about the future of the industry. Consensus is designed to be a big tent for the industry: it convenes industry participants ranging from enterprise consortia to cypherpunks.
TOKEN2049 in Hong Kong, China
When? 13 March - 14 March
Details: TOKEN2049 organizes the premier digital asset event in Asia on 13-14 March 2019 in Hong Kong, where we explore the token economy in-depth. We are shining a light on the global developments of this new asset class while taking a unique and widening perspective on the token industry and its opportunities.
Blockchain Investors Summit in Singapore
When? 14 March - 15 March
Details: “BIS Singapore is the #1 upcoming conference in Asia for investors and blockchain startups to connect, network, expand their horizons together.” With 40+ blockchain startups, 50+ profiled investors, 40+ expert speakers, and 250+ on-invite attendees, BIS Singapore is set to be an exclusive gathering of prominent industry movers.
TechXLR8 Asia in Singapore
When? 10 September - 12 September
Details: TechXLR8 features over 300+ leading speakers across IoT, AI, 5G, NFV, blockchain, and startups.
What crypto-related events have you got in your diary for the upcoming year? Tweet us and let us know.