The 30+ Best Blockchain Conferences to Attend in 2020

Blockchain is evolving into a more mainstream technology and the market for this technology is growing rapidly along. Demand for blockchain technology is growing worldwide and by the end of 2019 business are expected to invest 2.9 Billions into this technology, an increase of 90% from 2018, according to IDC. And it is expected for these investments to increase exponentially to reach $12.4 billion by 2022. Global blockchain spending will be led by the financial sector but its application has a great potential to impact many other industries as well. In fact another research led by the Aelf Network shows that the Transport, Shipping & Logistics Industry is another big spender in blockchain technologies.

As Blockchain technology holds endless potential to disrupt a broad spectrum of industries, there are more and more annually blockchain conferences which prove to be very successful in bringing the industry wide community together. Blockchain conferences provide a great setting for visionary speakers, innovators, front runners and blockchain enthusiasts to get together and share their thoughts, network or launch new blockchain related products.

So if you wonder why to attend such a blockchain conference here are several reasons:

  • – gain unique insights about the latest developments in blockchain
  • networking can be a game changer for your business and bring you excellent business opportunities
  • – get exposure and direct contact with people
  • explore blockchain use cases and implementations
  • – and the main reason is probably to stay one step ahead of technology rise and evolution

Below I prepared a list in chronological order with the best blockchain conferences and Cryptocurrency Events to attend in 2020. ( I will keep updating this list)

If you would like to add your event on the list, please feel free to contact us.

The Digital Money Forum

The Digital Money Forum is a one day conference and a four day exhibit that focuses on the transformation of money to digital currencies. This conference and marketplace provide attendees with a look at some of the hottest new products in fintech, crypto, blockchain and ICO communities.

Date: January 7 – 10, 2020

Location: Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, Las Vegas, USA

Keynote Speakers: Jeremy K. Balkin ( Head of Innovation HSBC ), Rick Bleszynski ( CEO Splend ), Nikhil Lele ( Principal – EY Financial Services EY ), Karen G. Mills ( Senior FellowHarvard Business School )

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The North American Bitcoin Conference

The North American Bitcoin Conference will cover a wide array of topics including blockchain technology, Bitcoin and Ethereum, ICOs, token sale mechanics, investing, regulation, startups, disruption, and much more. It is a part of World Blockchain Forum: Investments & ICOs, taking place in Miami.

Date: January 15 – 17, 2020

Location: James L. Knight Center, Miami, FL, USA

Keynote Speakers: Stefan Rust ( CEO, Bitcoin.com ), Dawn Newton ( COO, Netki ), Colleen Sullivan ( Partner & CEO, CMT Digital ), Alex Tapscott ( Co-Author of Blockchain Revolution ), Marco Santori ( President, Blockchain.com )

Geneva Blockchain Congress

The Geneva Blockchain Congress is a high-level gathering which will be addressing substantive issues related to the world of blockchain, such as legality, governance and ethics. By passing the perspectives of application of this next technology revolution from shadow to light, this event helps to strengthen the region’s ecosystem at the political, academic and economic levels.

Date: January 20, 2020

Location: Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers: TBD

European Blockchain Convention

European Blockchain Convention Barcelona is a comprehensive event that brings together 600+ tech leaders, regulators, investors, corporations, developers and entrepreneurs from the Blockchain industry. Their mission is to provide world-class content in collaboration with the brightest minds in the space, while we facilitate an exclusive networking environment where all participants meet to form business relationships and seek potential partners for ventures. They focus on real life applications of blockchain and DLT in industries such as energy, finance, supply chain, government, insurance, healthcare, retail and mobility.

Date: January 20 – 21, 2020

Location: Hotel NH Collection Barcelona Tower, Barcelona, Spain

Keynote Speakers: Mariya Gabriel ( EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society ), Michael Kumhof ( Senior Research Advisor at Bank of England ), Sunny Lu ( Co-founder & CEO, VeChain ), Pavel Kravchenko ( Co-Founder of Distributed Labs )

UNLOCK Blockchain Forum

UNLOCK Blockchain Forum is a platform that provides information, intelligence, insights and news on Blockchain. According to market research Blockchain use cases are developing industry verticals most notably in supply chain, identity, security, financial services-commerce, and infrastructure.

Date: January 28 – 29, 2020

Location: The Ritz-Carlton , Dubai, UAE

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Vietnam Blockchain Confex

Blockchain Confex Vietnam is a two days conference and exhibition, bringing leading experts and thought leaders from around the world to share and discuss blockchain opportunities and how the technologies and ecosystems to improve organizational flexibility and agility in an era of digital business Join this event to Explore innovation trends and technologies that are shaping the future of business.

Date: January 30 – 31, 2020

Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Digital Entertainment World

Digital Entertainment World is the must-attend B2B event and marketplace for global media and technology executives to evaluate the digital media landscape. It will bring together leading industry executives from video, music, games and be publishing the entire digital content ecosystem.

Date: February 4 – 5, 2020

Location: Marina Del Rey Marriott, California, USA

Keynote Speakers: Celiena Adcock ( Head of Streaming-Entertainment, Facebook ), Kimberlee Archer ( Head of Developer Marketing – AR/VR,
Facebook
), Benjamin Grubbs ( Founder & CEO, Next 10 Ventures ), Hilary Hoffman ( Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment )

Blockchain in Oil & Gas Canada

Blockchain in Oil & Gas Canada provides the attendees with the opportunity to join the one-day event to forecast the future of distributed ledger technology, listen to real-world pilot programs becoming operational, explore cost-saving opportunities, develop the right solutions for their company, reduce operational friction through smart contracts, learn how transparency, security and convenience are possible, and much more.

Date: February 11 – 12, 2020

Location: BMO Centre, Calgary, AB , Canada

Keynote Speakers: TBD

London Blockchain Week

London Blockchain Week will cover areas like use Blockchain, DLT technology in a practical solution for a financial or business solution. Blockchain London Conference will focus on Crypto, Bitcoin, Public Blockchain, Blockchain/DLT in hybrid and public ledgers.

Date: February 6 – 13, 2020

Location: etc.venues 133 Houndsditch, London, UK

Keynote Speakers: TBD

The Blockchain Event

Blockchain Event Fort Lauderdale will provide a platform to learn everything about blockchain business models which will take this distributed ledger technology into every market imaginable from shipping to commerce. Learn how ICOs and cryptocurrencies can be leveraged to gain customers, add value to company offerings and differentiate products and services. Industry experts and founders of cutting-edge global startups will discuss everything from fever to CBOE attention and potential regulation and security concerns.

Date: February 12 – 12, 2020

Location: Broward County Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit

At The Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit You will better understand Blockchain, the greatest technological and financial revolution of this century, with the expression of expert speakers in the sphere. Thus, Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit rolls out the distinction of being the largest scale event of the region, ever held in this field.

Date: February 20, 2020

Location: WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Hong Kong Blockchain Week

Hong Kong Blockchain Week is set to be a blockchain event in Hong Kong, the global blockchain community will converge onto Hong Kong to discuss the latest developments and insights into the ever-evolving, real-world applications of blockchain technology.

Date: March 2 – 6, 2020

Location: Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong, China

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Blockchain Africa Conference

The Blockchain Africa Conference educate people by sharing insights into cryptocurrencies’ and blockchain technology’s revolutionary opportunities in Africa especially. Attendees should walk away feeling energised and equipped to take a step forward, and apply the tech knowledge in their lives and their organisations.

Attendees represent multiple industries and disciplines such as finance, payments, manufacturing, energy, retail, real estate, legal, investment, venture capital, insurance, health, regulation, compliance, government, telecommunications, mobile network operators, information technology, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Date: March 11 – 12, 2020

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Keynote Speakers: Jonathan Galea ( Managing Director At Blockchain Advisory Pty Ltd And President Of BitMalta )

Blockchain Technology World

Blockchain Technology World is a new major event dedicated to fast-forwarding the adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) across businesses of all sizes and in all industries – the core focus of Blockchain Technology World is the ‘real-world’ application and integration of the technology. The show also hosts industry content dedicated to the rise of blockchain powered businesses, including systems integrators, tech giants and ICOs, but there will not be a pitch-battle in sight!

Date: March 11 – 12, 2020

Location: Excel, London, UK

Keynote Speakers: TBD

DC Blockchain Summit

DC Blockchain Summit will feature discussions with blockchain innovators and technologists from around the globe, including in-depth conversations with policymakers and regulators on the issues impacting the growing blockchain landscape. This year’s Summit will also feature a second stage, networking zone and exhibition hall.

Date: March 11 – 12, 2020

Location: Rafik B. Hariri Building, Washington, DC

Keynote Speakers: TBD

The Blockchain Expo Global

The Blockchain Expo Global conference agenda will present a series of expert keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies. All exploring the key industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; legal sectors, retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

Date: March 17 – 18, 2020

Location: Olympia London

Keynote Speakers: William Lovell ( Head of Future Technology, Bank of England ), Ioana Surpateanu ( Co-Head of European Government Affairs – Innovation Strategy & Advocacy Citi ), Mariana Gómez de la Villa ( Program Director Distributed Ledger Technology, ING ), Dimitri De Jonghe ( Co-Founder | Head of Research, Ocean Protocol | BigchainDB ), Harry Behrens ( Head of The Blockchain Factory Daimler Financial Services )

World Blockchain Conclave

World Blockchain Conclave will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology. It connects global blockchain gurus and technology players in this space including emerging startups with regional businesses, governments, and IT leaders from across key industry verticals.

Date: March 19 – 20, 2020

Location: Novotel Bengaluru Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru, India

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Paris Blockchain Week Summit

Paris Blockchain Week Summit 2019 brought together 1,700+ entrepreneurs, investors and medias from all over the world to talk about blockchain and cryptocurrency in order to make France the first G20 country to create a business-friendly environment for the rapidly growing ecosystem.

Date: March 31 – April 1, 2020

Location: Station F, Paris, France

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Block Live Asia

Block Live Asia is a lifestyle blockchain festival that is focused on interactively educating the public on blockchain technology. In 2019, they had DASH, TenX, bitcoin.com, Consentium, Digifinex and BlockON Group on board as sponsors and partners. They aim to provide attendees with a whole new experience into the blockchain space. Unlike typical blockchain conferences which are ticketed at high prices and catered towards blockchain professionals, Block Live Asia is open to the public with free entry.

Date: April, 2020

Location: Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre Hall A, Singapore

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Future Blockchain Summit

The world’s leading and largest government hosted Blockchain festival, Future Blockchain Summit is back for a third edition hosted by Smart Dubai, from 7-8 April 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The city of Dubai is mandated to have all government transactions on the blockchain by 2020 and will be the world’s blockchain capital. Future Blockchain Summit is the official Blockchain event of Smart Dubai, the driving force behind the UAE’s Blockchain Strategy and is bringing together global enterprises, blockchain startups and government entities at the summit to make this dream a reality.

Date: April 7 – 8, 2020

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

Keynote Speakers: TBD

TEAMZ Blockchain Summit

TEAMZ Blockchain Summit is a gathering that brings together the smartest minds and innovators in blockchain with established enterprises and organizations to grow the industry beyond its core community. Cutting edge projects, global influencers, top investors, traditional vca’s, investment banks, large institutions, regulators, and media platforms all come together to share interesting ideas, controversial topics, overall trends, and future possibilities.

Date: April 11 – 12, 2020

Location: Toranomon Hills Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Industrial Blockchain Exchange

Industrial Blockchain Exchange  is the UK’s largest gathering of manufacturing blockchain experts – 30 UK manufacturers coming together to scrutinise the role of blockchain technology within their supply chain and manufacturing operations.

Delegates get to choose which speakers they listen to, in small group discussions that promote networking and peer-to-peer learning.

Date: April 23, 2020

Location: Nottingham, UK

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Digital Asset Summit

Digital Asset Summit is a conference that helps bridge the gap between the legacy financial system and the nascent world of digital assets.
DAS is different from other blockchain industry conferences because it is designed with financial market and investment professionals in mind. Familiar concepts such as market infrastructure, trading and liquidity, and derivatives will be front and center, but they will be discussed in the context of distributed ledger technology and the emerging field of “decentralized finance”.

Date: May 13, 2020

Location: Pier 60, New York City, USA

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Digi-Tech Pharma

3rd Annual Digi-Tech Pharma, will provide a platform to all its participants an opportunity to interact, share and discuss the digitalization of Pharma industry. The conference will allow its participants to discuss the various challenges faced, new strategies, case studies and use of innovative ideas in the field of Digital Pharma IT. Also, to stay updated on the latest trends in digital, social media and mobile strategies required to overcome the obstructions in the transformation. This Digi-Tech Pharma 2019 is a unique platform in the Pharmaceutical Conferences which will allow IT leaders to share their technologies and strategies to help the pharma industries avail new opportunities to encourage partnerships and collaborations.

Date: May 27 – 28, 2020

Location: Holiday Inn – Kensington, London, UK

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Blockchain Summit

The Blockchain Summit is being held on 28th May 2020 in the RDS, Dublin bringing together more than 1,500 decision makers and business owners across key industries for a one day deep dive of world-class content from leading organisations and brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.

Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space, The Blockchain Summit will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; legal sectors, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

Date: May 28, 2020

Location: RDS, Dublin, Ireland

Keynote Speakers: Tony Evans ( Co Founder – FGC Group ), Derek F. Butler ( CEO – GRID Finance ), John Fahey ( Senior Economist – AIB )

Telco Blockchain Forum

The Telco Blockchain Forum provides the attendees with the opportunity to gain insights relating to the key themes such as The Business case for Blockchain, The state of Blockchain adoption in telecommunications vertical, Developing Talent to implement DLT and Blockchain, Blockchain Adoption Drivers: Business and Tech Imperatives, Cross Industrial Blockchain initiatives, The potential of Blockchain as a Service model and its attributes, Blockchain for supply chain management and Opex reduction, Blockchain for identity management, and Blockchain and the Internet of Things.

Date: June 9, 2020

Location: London, UK

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Blockchain for Business Summit

Blockchain for Business Summit (previously Blockchain 360) took place at London ExCeL on 12 – 13 June 2019 as part of TechXLR8, London Tech Week’s flagship event. The summit left hype, speculation and cyrptocurrencies behind to focus on real world use cases from industries and business leaders who are reaping the rewards of blockchain right now.

Date: June 10 – 11, 2020

Location: Excel, London, UK

Keynote Speakers: TBD

European Digital Forum

European Digital Forum will focus on the 4 most important themes that will influence the future of the European and global technological market. The 5G will give a new boost to the evolution of the infrastructure, giving rise to a new era.

Date: June 10 – 11, 2020

Location: Royal College Lucca, Italy

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Supply Chain on Blockchain Conference

Supply Chain on Blockchain Conference aims to bring together supply chain users, researchers from industry and academia, application developers, supply chain application companies, blockchain platform companies, and government to talk about Provenance, Supply Chain Financing, Deal Negotiation, and Logistics.

Date: July 13, 2020

Location: Fishburners Event Space, Brisbane, Australia

Keynote Speakers: TBD

Please keep an eye on this list as I will be constantly adding more blockchain conference events.