The crypto space is big on conferences and we’ve already seen some spectacular ones this year to date. However, 2018 isn’t over yet and there are some more to come. Keeping up with this fast-changing environment means paying attention to what goes on at these conferences, so why not combine a trip to Europe with a crypto event.
World Blockchain Forum — London 3- 5 September
This is part of a global series and previous events in New York and Dubai have been of a high standard. Visitors to the London event can look forward to keynotes from the likes of Ethereum co-founder and Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio, and Vanessa Grellet, Executive Director at ConsenSys. Topics being focused on include regulation, the future of ICOs and what to expect from STOs.
Crypto Summit — Zurich 28–29 October
Very much aimed at strengthening Switzerland’s ambition to hold on to the title of ‘Crypto Nation’, there will be over 120 speakers at this summit and over 2,000 delegates. There should be some animated debates here.
Malta Blockchain Summit — Malta 1–2 November
Another country positioning itself as a crypto hub, this event should be informative and focus on regulatory innovation. Also expect to hear about emerging technologies and their governance, including AI, IoT, and quantum technology, plus a talk from Malta’s Prime Minister, Hon. Joseph Muscat and key members of the Malta Blockchain Taskforce.
Web Summit — Lisbon 5–8 November
This is the world’s largest technology conference with over 1,200 speakers and 70,000 delegates. Topics covered will be diverse, ranging from social media to fintech and regulations. It will also be a chance to hear some of the biggest names in technology speak and Forbes calls it “the best tech conference on the planet.” There will even be a keynote from ex-Barcelona soccer player Ronaldinho — a plus for football fans.
Blockchain Leadership Summit — Basel 24–25 November
Back to Switzerland for this conference that attracts some of the top influencers. Confirmed speakers include Ripple VP Jeremy Light and Prince Michael of Liechtenstein whose country is also crypto-friendly. Great networking opportunities here and some really interesting panel debates make this one worth attending.