BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave

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BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave

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BlockChain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave

Johannesburg, South Africa
8:45 am - 5:00 pm

About the event

What is BlockChain ?

A continuously list of growing records, called Blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. An open distributed ledger that can record transactions efficiently, in a verifiable and permanent way.

BlockChains are secure by design – a distributed computing system. By storing data across its network, the Bockchain eliminates risks by data being stored or held centrally. This makes it suitable for BlockChains to record conferences, transaction processing, voting, food traceability, identity management etc.

Importance of BlockChain:

BlockChain and Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are taking the world by imagination and are growing at an ever-increasing pace.

BlockChain is among the most significant tech findings of the 21st century and curiosity around this subject continues to grow more and more.

BlockChain forum will bring together experts who will discuss opportunities, challenges and innovations that are shaping this ‘New Wave’.

While few central banks, in countries such as India, China, US, Sweden, Singapore, South Africa and the UK are studying the issuance of a Central Bank Issued Cryptocurrency, none have done thus far. Blockchain promises to bring significant efficiencies to global supply chains, financial transactions, asset ledgers and de centralised social networking.

2018 is believed to pave the path for BlockChain to align with other emerging technologies such as Machine Learning, AI, Security, Internet of Things.johannesburg blockchain pyramid learning platforms

Why attend?

Our aim is to educate and evolve with the eco system. Creating collaboration opportunities about the latest trends in the space of Cryptocurrency and BlockChain. With the lineup of industry experts we bring together perspectives across different industries, delve on the latest happenings, and discuss used cases.

We have created an ideal platform for practitioners and industry experts to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate.

“Come be part of our forum – help us help you increase your knowledge base”.


    08:45 am – 09:00 am

    09:00 am – 09:15 am
    Conference Summary

    Rolf Deepe pyramid learning platforms

    09:15 am – 10:15 am
    Demystifying Bitcoin
    Rolf Deppe, Blockchain Architect at IQ Business Systems

    yaliwe soko pyramid learning platforms

    10:15 am – 11:00 am
    Asset Tokenisation – The Future.
    Speaker: Yaliwe Soko, Founder at Essence Crypto Consultants

    Pyramid Networking Tea

    11:00 am – 11:30 am
    Networking Tea / Coffee

    paul scott pyramid learning platforms

    11:30 am – 12:15 pm
    Of ICOs, Tokens and the Hype
    Paul Scott, Founder and CEO at

    albert van zyl pyramid learning platforms

    12:15 pm – 01:00 pm
    Blockchain Trends in Business / Enterprise
    Speaker: Albert Van Zyl, Director of Marketing Operations at Snapp Sales

    Lunch Pyramid Learning Platforms

    01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
    Networking Lunch.

    matthew owen pyramid learning platforms

    02:00 pm – 02:45 pm
    Realizing the potential of Blockchain, beyond Financial Services
    Speaker: Matthew Owen, Founder and Portfolio Manager, Caesium Capital

    Ian Bessarabia pyramid learning platforms

    02:45 pm – 03:30 pm
    Blockchain, Data and AI
    Speaker: Ian Bessarabia, Market Development at Lead Thomson Reuters

    Pyramid Networking Tea

    03:30 pm – 04:00 pm
    Networking Tea / Coffee

    Justin mccarthy pyramid learning platforms

    04:00 pm – 04:45 pm
    Culture and Blockchain Adoption
    Speaker: Justin McCarthy,
    CEO at Project UBU

    Pyramid Learning Platforms End Note

    04:45 pm – 05:00 pm
    Conference End Note

Become a speaker at Blockchain Forum 2018 - The Next Wave:-

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Here’s why:

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Sponsorship packages available:-

  • Title Sponsor
  • Gold Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Bronze Sponsor
  • Knowledge Partner


Initial Ticket Price

USD 199 (ZAR 2437)

Till 31 May 2018

Intermediate Ticket Price

USD 299 (ZAR3662)

Till 10th June 2018

Final Ticket Price

USD 399 (ZAR4886)

Till  21th June 2018


USD 1500

Strategically position your organization with the following deliverables.
At USD 1500 package includes:

• Get branded as a sponsor / partner
• 1 presentation slot
• 2 delegate passes
• Website branding with back link
• Branding across marketing collaterals
(printed agenda and digital platforms)

Venue: Radison Blu & Park Inn SandtonCorner of Rivonia Road and Daisy Street, Sandton, 2010 Johannesburg, South Africa