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THE BLOCKCHAIN ECONOMY
WORLD TOUR 2018
PERTH - 21 AUGUST

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ABOUT THIS EVENT

VIP Meet and Greet Session

Join us for the meet and greet session with speakers and VIPs

21st Aug – Conference

Indulge in the world of the new economy, hear from world’s best experts in the field.

Who Should Attend?

If you would like to understand how blockchain technology influences various sectors and markets then this conference is for you.

FEATURED SPEAKERS 2018

Tickets

General Admission

Full Day Pass (Prices include GST)
$595
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$995
  • Full Day Conference & Yacht Cruise
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Student

35% discount (Prices include GST)
$387
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Investor Groups

10% discount (Prices include GST)
$535
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EVENT SCHEDULE

Blockchain technology is driving a revolution in business and changing the world as we know it.
With every revolution comes both opportunity and risk. If you would like to understand how blockchain technology influences various sectors and markets then this conference is for you. Whether you are fascinated by the changes it is bringing or interested in assessing the best possible investments in the sector, you should join us for the Australian stops of The Blockchain Economy World Tour.
  • Conference Day | Perth | Aug 21
  • Conference Day | Sydney | May 1
  • Presenting Blockchain Companies | Sydney
  • VIP Afternoon | Apr 30
Networking

Registration, networking and coffee

Justyna Sniady | CCO at Beyond

Opening: Welcome and Schedule Overview

Deryck Graham | Founder of First Digital Capital

Why Blockchain Economy?

Chairman of First Digital Capital Deryck Graham is a serial technology entrepreneur with 30 years of building and listing companies on the Australian Securities Exchange and 19 years experience as a public company director. He cofounded QHL, Australia’s largest composite aerospace defence contractor with $800m in contracts, launched, JV’ed and sold Eagle Aircraft which now forms Malaysia’s billion dollar aviation industry and developed one of the world’s first social media platforms. He is a Blockchain evangelist and an active investor.
TBC

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W. Scott Stornetta, Ph.D. | Co-Inventor of Blockchain

An insight into the creation of blockchain along with views on where it may be heading

While working at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), Dr. Stornetta co-invented, along with Stuart Haber, the blockchain technique. This helped lay the foundation for Bitcoin and other digital currencies (for example, of the eight citations in the original Bitcoin paper, three reference his and Dr. Haber’s work). Along with Dr. Haber, he co-founded Surety, a Bellcore spinoff. Surety’s offering constituted the first commercial deployment of a blockchain. Dr. Stornetta finished at Bellcore as Assistant General Manager of the 125-person Mathematical and Computer Sciences Laboratory. Dr. Stornetta consulted for many years, evaluating the commercial potential of emerging technologies on behalf of universities, commercial research labs, and venture capital interests. Dr. Stornetta received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, after attending MIT, Harvard, and Brigham Young University.
Marc Fisher | Hedge Fund Manager

Blockchain 2.0: Institutionalising blockchain protocol and related investments. How to build institutional caliber, diversified investment portfolios.

The many ways to invest in blockchain - covering sectors and investment types – and a global overview of the investment market for blockchain and its growth. Marc Fisher has 27 years of experience building entrepreneurial businesses in the financial and technology sectors. Marc chairs an ASX-listed fund that he floated in 2015 and co-founded a market-leading fintech business that has seen assets grow to A$34bn in under 3 years. Marc has been a Managing Director at two of the world’s leading institutional hedge fund investors, as well as at Citigroup in London where he was responsible for A$16bn of hedge fund portfolios.

Morning Tea and Networking

Guest Speaker

CONTACT US TO PRESENT

Simon Owen | Group General Counsel at FDC

Panel: Regulation – a killer or a builder

Learn about the latest legal developments around Blockchain technology.
Lasanka Perera | Co-Founder of Independent Reserve

How Australians are trading in Crypto and where IR see their future role as the largest Crypto trading exchange in Australia

Lasanka Perera is a Founder of Independent Reserve - Australia's biggest crypto exchange.
Marc Fisher - Hedge Fund Manager

Panel: Blockchain investment – When is the time and which investment product might suit?

Panelists: to be announced
Emma Poposka | Co-Founder, Director & Business Tech

“Denationalization of money: The argument refined”

About Emma: I am interested in leveraging technology to solve business issues, improve business performance and deliver more agile, streamlined, cost-effective and customer friendly solutions. I am particularly interested in blockchain technology and its utilization across different industry verticals as well as in combination with other technological trends like IoT, AI and Autonomic platforms. During my career I have worked on several large-scale software projects for the public and the private sector and covered different roles in the software development lifecycle like project manager, programmer and QA engineer. I have also consulted on projects conducted by international organizations like United Nation Development Program (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The European Commission (EC).
Student

Student Award Presentation

How will blockchain change the world? - student view

Lunch and Networking

Nils Veenstra | Co-Founder BECON

Introducing the Real-World Blockchain Application and Token Models

Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities. 1.05 – 1.20 Ryan Hanley – TokenMarket 1.20 – 1.30 Jody Cleworth – MTI 1.30 – 1.40 Pascal Haider – GarfieldEATS 1.40 – 1.50 Alex Bausch – BeSailor 1.50 – 2.00 Andy Zondervan – Settled 2.00 – 2.15 Gennady Volchek – Shping
TBC

CONTACT US TO PRESENT

Deryck Graham | Chairman First Digital Capital

Introducing International Blockchain ICO’s

Justin Dombrowski | CEO at Soho

How Blockchains are Transforming Capital Formation

How much will blockchains/DLT *really* disrupt? How long will it take, how much will it cost, and why?
Dr W. Scott Stronetta | Co-inventor of Blockchain

Panel: Important topics of the day

Topics of the day discussed and questions time. Featuring: Dr Scott Stornetta (USA), Marc Fisher (England), Simon Owen (Australia) and others.
Deryck Graham | Founder of First Digital Capital

Blockchain Economy and Beyond

Growing the community
First Digital Capital

Closing Reception and Networking

Networking
Networking

Registration, networking and coffee

Justyna Sniady | CCO at Beyond

Opening: Welcome and Schedule Overview

Deryck Graham | Founder of First Digital Capital

Why Blockchain Economy?

Chairman of First Digital Capital Deryck Graham is a serial technology entrepreneur with 30 years of building and listing companies on the Australian Securities Exchange and 19 years experience as a public company director. He cofounded QHL, Australia’s largest composite aerospace defence contractor with $800m in contracts, launched, JV’ed and sold Eagle Aircraft which now forms Malaysia’s billion dollar aviation industry and developed one of the world’s first social media platforms. He is a Blockchain evangelist and an active investor.
Alan Kohler | Financial Journalist

Key Note Speaker: The New Blockchain Economy. An overview of the blockchain and crypto world from an Australian business view point – Complete with supporting graphs.

Alan Kohler has been a financial journalist for 46 years, starting as a cadet on The Australian. He was editor of the Australian Financial Review between 1985 and 1988 and editor of The Age between 1992 and 1995. He was the Chanticleer columnist for the Financial Review twice, and in 1995 joined the ABC, first as a reporter on the 7.30 Report and then as host of Inside Business and finance presenter on ABC news, which he still does. In 2005 he launched Eureka Report, a newsletter for self-directed investors, and in 2007 he was the largest shareholder and CEO of Business Spectator, a 24 hour a day online business publication. In 2012 those businesses were sold to News Corporation. Currently Alan is publisher and editor of his new 100%-owned publication, The Constant Investor; business editor at large of The Australian; finance presenter on ABC news; presenter of the Talking Business
W. Scott Stornetta, Ph.D. | Co-Inventor of Blockchain

An insight into the creation of blockchain along with views on where it may be heading

While working at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), Dr. Stornetta co-invented, along with Stuart Haber, the blockchain technique. This helped lay the foundation for Bitcoin and other digital currencies (for example, of the eight citations in the original Bitcoin paper, three reference his and Dr. Haber’s work). Along with Dr. Haber, he co-founded Surety, a Bellcore spinoff. Surety’s offering constituted the first commercial deployment of a blockchain. Dr. Stornetta finished at Bellcore as Assistant General Manager of the 125-person Mathematical and Computer Sciences Laboratory. Dr. Stornetta consulted for many years, evaluating the commercial potential of emerging technologies on behalf of universities, commercial research labs, and venture capital interests. Dr. Stornetta received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, after attending MIT, Harvard, and Brigham Young University.
Marc Fisher | Hedge Fund Manager

Blockchain 2.0: Institutionalising blockchain protocol and related investments. How to build institutional caliber, diversified investment portfolios.

The many ways to invest in blockchain - covering sectors and investment types – and a global overview of the investment market for blockchain and its growth. Marc Fisher has 27 years of experience building entrepreneurial businesses in the financial and technology sectors. Marc chairs an ASX-listed fund that he floated in 2015 and co-founded a market-leading fintech business that has seen assets grow to A$34bn in under 3 years. Marc has been a Managing Director at two of the world’s leading institutional hedge fund investors, as well as at Citigroup in London where he was responsible for A$16bn of hedge fund portfolios.

Morning Tea and Networking

Simon Owen | Group General Counsel at FDC

Panel: Regulation – a killer or a builder

Learn about the latest legal developments around Blockchain technology. Panelists: Nils Veenstra - BECON, Lasanka Perera - Independent Reserve, Michael Cassey - Coindesk, Emma Poposka - BRONTECH, Jill Richmond - DATA (USA)
Lasanka Perera | Co-Founder of Independent Reserve

How Australians are trading in Crypto and where IR see their future role as the largest Crypto trading exchange in Australia

Lasanka Perera is a Founder of Independent Reserve - Australia's biggest crypto exchange.
Alan Kohler | Financial Journalist

Panel: Blockchain investment – When is the time and which investment product might suit?

Panelists: Marc Fisher - First Digital Capital, Lasanka Perera - Independent Reserve, Simon Cant - Reinveture, Kevin O’Hara – Tulla Private Equity Group. Others to be announced.
Emma Poposka | Co-Founder, Director & Business Tech

“Denationalization of money: The argument refined”

About Emma: I am interested in leveraging technology to solve business issues, improve business performance and deliver more agile, streamlined, cost-effective and customer friendly solutions. I am particularly interested in blockchain technology and its utilization across different industry verticals as well as in combination with other technological trends like IoT, AI and Autonomic platforms. During my career I have worked on several large-scale software projects for the public and the private sector and covered different roles in the software development lifecycle like project manager, programmer and QA engineer. I have also consulted on projects conducted by international organizations like United Nation Development Program (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The European Commission (EC).

Lunch and Networking

Nils Veenstra | Co-Founder BECON

Introducing the Real-World Blockchain Application and Token Models

Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities. 1.05 – 1.20 Ryan Hanley – TokenMarket 1.20 – 1.30 Jody Cleworth – MTI 1.30 – 1.40 Pascal Haider – GarfieldEATS 1.40 – 1.50 Alex Bausch – BeSailor 1.50 – 2.00 Andy Zondervan – Settled 2.00 – 2.15 Gennady Volchek – Shping
Michael Casey | Senior Advisor MIT Media Lab | Advisory Board Chairman Coindesk

The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

Michael Casey is a Senior Advisor at MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative, where he heads research into blockchain applications that advance financial inclusion and energy efficiency, and a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Formerly a journalist at The Wall Street Journal, Casey is also Chairman of the Advisory Board at CoinDesk, the leading media outlet and events coordinator within the digital currency and blockchain industry. He is the author of five books, including the recently published The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything, which he co-wrote with Paul Vigna. Casey is a native of Perth, where he graduate from the University of Western Australia. He also holds higher degrees from Curtin and Cornell universities.
Campbell Woskett | CEO at Charitex

First Ethical Coin Offering - ECO | Charitex | Australia

Securing money for giving, social impact and microfinance activities – plus distributing and tracking these funds – is a big challenge for people working in the humanitarian sector. Charitex is being developed to improve the technology of giving. Deploying blockchain technology will deliver an innovation in social enterprise, integrating a smart business model with an engaged community. The vision is to create a blockchain platform for the project management of social impact projects, to effect the efficient distribution of funds cross-border and P2P. The intent would be to make this Protocol available to other groups.
Nils Veenstra | Co-Founder of BECON

Introducing International Blockchain ICO’s

3.00 – 3.10 LaneAxis. – Gary Heitz   3.10 – 3.20 Bluenote – Michiel Frackers 3.20 – 3.30 SBC – Natalia Skripchenko  3.30 – 3.40 B21 – Simon Pearson 3.40 – 3.50 Sharering – Zoe Williamson 3.50 – 4.00 ACORN Collective – Edward Lobbett
Justin Dombrowski | CEO at Soho

How Blockchains are Transforming Capital Formation

How much will blockchains/DLT *really* disrupt? How long will it take, how much will it cost, and why?
Michael Casey | Senior Advisor MIT Media Lab | Advisory Board Chairman Coindesk

Panel: Important topics of the day

Topics of the day discussed and questions time. Featuring: Dr Scott Stornetta, Nick Addison, Nils Veenstra and Simon Cant
Michael Casey | Senior Advisor MIT Media Lab | Advisory Board Chairman Coindesk

Finishing Key Note

Deryck Graham | Founder of First Digital Capital

Blockchain Economy and Beyond

Growing the community
First Digital Capital

Closing Reception and Networking

Networking
Luke Lombe | CMO of Cryptyc

Cryptyc

Luke is the CMO of Cryptyk. Luke is a former Fortune 500 consultant, media & technology strategist, and 2 x TEDx presenter. B.Com, Dip. Fin. MBA. Cryptyk is a security and storage platform, an open-source ecosystem and a new cyber-security economy .... all in the one product"
Andy Zondervan | CEO and Co-Founder at RightShare (Netherlands)

Settled

With global revenues of more than 7 billion US$ in 2016, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is the soundtrack of the digital revolution. The aim of the ICO is to build a platform to introduce and accelerate a seamless rights licensing and settlement procedure with EDM as the launching party. Backed by DJ Hardwell, twice chosen as the world’s best DJ and Blackhole Recordings with 100 labels and 70 DJs. Hardwell has 8,8M Facebook likes, 5,5M Twitter followers and 3,8M subscribers on YouTube.
Pascal Haider | COO at RIX Group (Austria)

Garfield Eats

The funny, hungry, mischievous and most popular cat walking into people’s lives for over 40 years. The Garfi eld strip has now more than 243 million global readers daily. This franchise formula launched in Dubai end of February 2018. Delivering some of Garfi eld’s favourite, delicious and craving recipes – pizza, lasagna, coffee and popcake desserts. Twenty million friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram
Presenter to be Announced

Marine Transport International

With the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment, MTI (based in the UK and the USA) demonstrates that the logistics industry will see improved connectivity, efficiency and security thanks to blockchain. The ICO connects supplier, shipper, load point, customs and terminal on a shared blockchain ledger, with far reaching consequences for the logistics industry as it seeks new ways to improve security and profi tability. The project also comprises Port of Rotterdam, Port of Hull, TransdocLink, Samskip, BlockLab (Rotterdam) and various universities.
Presenter to be announced

BE SAILOR

Kind of an AIRBNB solution for the luxury yacht market. Besailor is an existing Luxury Charter platform offering full platform services (based on IoT and Blockchain) to boat owners to maximise the return on their investment. More than 500 luxury yachts are available in harbours such as Barcelona, Marbella, Mallorca, Ibiza and Valencia.
Maxim Morozov | Key Account Manager and Investor Relations

SBC Platform

System Bit Consulting is an automated platform for ICO preparation developed specifically for the needs of startups and SMEs. SBC aims at assisting businesses to launch an ICO of the highest standard and cut the unnecessary expences
Gennady Volchek | CEO at Shping (Australia)

Shping

Shping has created a shopper marketing platform that brands can deploy to reward consumers directly for their choices, attention and actions with cryptocurrency instead of paying fiat to advertising middlemen for the privilege of marketing to customers in store. Learn about Shping Coin, the reward token at the heart of the platform that aims to disrupt the $USD28 trillion global shopping industry, and hear why you should be among the first to purchase Shping Coin during its first and only Token Sale.Entrepreneur, Gennady Volchek was born in the USSR and moved to Australia as a child with his parents. An innovator at heart, he has successfully built and sold a number of businesses throughout his career. At 18 years old he became a publisher of ethnic newspapers in Australia. Gennady also started a telecommunications company – a pioneer of VOIP technology at the time, as well as a Satellite Pay TV business in Australia and New Zealand. Since 2012, Gennady has been the founder and CEO of Authenticateit (trading as Shping) – a first of it’s kind, blockchain-based, product-traceability, shopper marketing and rewards ecosystem.
Luke Patterson | Founding President at Budbo

Budbo io

Budbo will be the first of it’s kind, fully integrated blockchain based solution that will serve as the backbone for cannabis legalization, medical research, and the cannabis ecosystem as a whole. Utilizing our GPS technology to track cannabis movements from seed to sale, what the blockchain will allow us to do as a company and industry is track from grower all the way to the consumer. Collecting a network of verified and immutable data available to the public that will also standardize and regulate interactions between cannabis users, dispensaries, medical research facilities, and state & federal governments.
Ed Lobbet COO, Acorn Collective | UK

Acorn Collective

The Acorn Collective is using blockchain to help founders and startups access funding. We provide crowdfunding that is accessible, transparent and more likely to succeed. Crowdfunding is a huge and growing market in the West and a largely untapped market in most developing countries. We are changing this by creating an innovative platform which promotes access for backers and founders globally. Our integrated token-based Acorn ecosystem encourages engagement throughout the crowdfunding journey from the initial raise to project delivery. We use targeted data that guides founders to make the right campaign decisions and match projects with backers that want to support them.
Campbell Woskett | CEO at Charitex

Charitex - First Ethical Coin Offering

Securing money for giving, social impact and microfinance activities – plus distributing and tracking these funds – is a big challenge for people working in the humanitarian sector. Charitex is being developed to improve the technology of giving. Deploying blockchain technology will deliver an innovation in social enterprise, integrating a smart business model with an engaged community. The vision is to create a blockchain platform for the project management of social impact projects, to effect the efficient distribution of funds cross-border and P2P. The intent would be to make this Protocol available to other groups.
Simon Pearson Founder & CEO | B21

B21

B21 is a personal wealth management platform for cryptoassets that enables the mass market to create their own portfolio of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS and others. The B21 app has a user friendly portfolio dashboard and supports recurring investments. Historically managing a portfolio of cryptocurrencies would require a user to open several accounts, manage multiple passwords and have a strong technical knowledge. With B21 you only need a single account to manage all your cryptoassets.
Michiel Frackers, Founder | Bluenote

Creating a zero emission world is both the greatest environmental challenge and may be the greatest financial opportunity of our generation. Bluenote is launching an open blockchain based protocol to capture this opportunity. The Bluenote Protocol enables secure data services by connecting to energy technologies currently installed in buildings, and rewards sharing that data through tradable Bluenote tokens. Buildings that use less energy can become more profitable. Providing blockchain based proof that energy efficiency is the source of that profitability, can unlock the potential of $6.5 trillion in global real estate value, and solve climate change too. A challenge as big as climate change requires the decentralized power of many to overcome.
Tim Bos, Founder | ShareRing

The world’s first trusted token for sharing services. One way to pay for sharing everything, no matter what it is or where you are. The sharing economy has changed how we work, travel, collaborate, go on holiday, lend and borrow money. So why are we still relying on cash and credit cards to navigate it? ShareToken is the world’s first system designed specifically for you to share things with others. There’s no fuss and no currency exchange fees, no matter where you are or what you’re sharing.
Meet and Greet

Sydney Harbour Cruise

The VIP Meet and Greet Session will take place on board the Ghost 2 Super Yacht on April 30th from 3pm to 6pm. Departure: King Street Wharf, Lime St, dock no 9.

EVENT PARTNERS

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