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What to Expect at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2019

What to Expect at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2019
The Blockchain Africa Conference is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg between February 28 to March 1, 2019, and in Cape Town on March 6, 2019, at the Wanderers Club and Cape Town International Convention Centre respectively.
What to Expect at the Conference?
Currently, in its fifth edition, the Blockchain Africa Conference is an annual event that is organised by Bitcoin Events. The three-day event is will see more than 800 plus delegates listen to more than 50 speakers from around the world.

Given that the African continent has a lot of challenges with doing business, the conference seeks to explore how blockchain technology can be used by different industries as well as organisations to streamline systems and processes to improve Africa.
As Bitcoin Events has organised two different conferences in two of the most popular cities in South Africa, attendees should expect a myriad of offerings. The three-day Johannesburg conference will focus more on “blockchain enterprise development, blockchain use-cases, self-sovereign identity, enterprise blockchain in finance, the future of banking, as well as challenges facing blockchain technology such as interoperability and scalability.
The one-day Cape Town conference will focus on how the blockchain and digital currencies can be utilised to attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for economic growth and social inclusion by facilitating and enhancing access to a broad range of financial services that are crucial in the achievement of Africa’s economic growth as well as long-term poverty reduction.
The speakers lined up for the Cape Town conference will focus on how blockchain technology can be utilised for new social projects in different areas like decentralised services for identity, patient records, remittances, healthcare support, renewable energy, provision and distribution of aid and support, and community currencies, among other areas.
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Impact Training Course
Attendees of the Blockchain Africa Conference in both cities will also be able to take part in a two-day training session on blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). For this, Bitcoin Events has partnered with Intelligent Impact and Blockchain Academy to offer the practical course that is meant for enterprises, development organisations, non-profits, corporates, governments and investment firms. Participants who attend the course will also be introduced to a wide range of emerging technologies.
List of Speakers
Bitcoin Events has selected a panel of speakers who are well-known globally for their contribution to the bitcoin and blockchain technology space. For both the Johannesburg and Cape Town conference, speakers lined up for the conference are people who have had their careers in the crypto space since it was started.
The list of Johannesburg speakers include:

Farzham Ehsani, CEO and Co-Founder of – Master of Ceremonies
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger Project – Keynote Speaker
Charlene Chen, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at BitPesa
Mandla Magagula, Blockchain Consultant at Rand Merchant Bank
Tanya Knowles, Chair of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium
Ntuthuko Bhengu, Health Expert on the SA National Planning Commission and a Chartered Director (SA)

The list of Cape Town speakers include:

Didi Sehume, Project Lead and Strategist at Hume Est/ MC & Moderator – Master of Ceremonies
Marcus Swanepoel, Co-Founder and CEO of Luno
Monica Singer, Creator of Opportunities at ConsenSys
Kwame Rugunda, Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Uganda
Simon Dingle, CEO of Inves Capital, South Africa Radio Presenter
Lorien Gamaroff, Founder/CEO of Bankymoon and Co-Founder/CEO of CentBee

Get Your Ticket
From 2014, the Blockchain Africa Conference has been known to bring together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, pioneers industry leaders among other to discuss the future of the blockchain and crypto in the African continent. Tickets are already on sale for those interested in attending the conference. You can purchase your Johannesburg ticket here or for Cape Town here .
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