The inaugural ANON Blockchain Summit Austria will be held April 2 to 3, 2019, featuring Microsoft, IBM, and Accenture plus other big names, with the aim of putting Vienna’s vibrant blockchain scene on the map.
The event is expected to bring more than 2,000 people together to talk blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralization, and with 80 national and international speakers, 40 exhibitors and 100 investors it is shaping up to be the country’s premium networking event.
The main topics of the event will be government, blockchain for business, healthcare, energy, banking, supply chain, and mobility, and alongside Microsoft, IBM and Accenture, there will also be representatives from Hyperledger, Bitfury, Bitmain, Raiffeisen Bank International, Wien Energie, and Merck.
Sparking adoption and encouraging conversation is the goal of organizer and co-founder Daniel Lenikus, who says he wants the event to bridge the gap between technology and big business and to grow to become Europe’s biggest blockchain event.
“We believe in blockchain and are working towards its mass adoption. This event is the first step to achieving that,” he said. “By bringing in billion-dollar businesses for the first Austrian Blockchain Summit we’re signaling our intent and working to put Austria’s blockchain community on the map.
“We want to show the potential of blockchain technology and show people what is actually happening besides the hype around cryptocurrencies. The event will showcase real use cases from industry leaders. We want to help people get educated and see the real world applications of blockchain.”
As well as big business, attendees will be joined by blockchain representatives including writer and analyst Joseph Young, and Helen Hai, head of Binance’s Charity Foundation, as well as government regulators and even royalty, with Prince Michael of Liechtenstein signed up to speak.