Dates set for 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference

2019 Africa Blockchain Conference Uganda

Uganda will for the second time host the Africa Blockchain Conference from Wednesday, July 3 to Thursday, July 4 at the Kampala Serena Hotel Conference Centre in Kampala.

According to the organizers, CryptoSavannah and the Blockchain Association of Uganda, the 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference will run under the theme “Africa 4.0”, with discussions focusing on “Preparing Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Unlike the 2018 summit which centered on blockchain, this year experts and attendees will exchange ideas on other emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, blockchain, drones, robotics, big data and so on.

The two-day event will also feature exhibitions and pitching competitions in the aforementioned technologies.

The organizers anticipate that over 100o delegates and speakers will attend. Some of the notable speakers from the 2018 conference include Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, who endorsed the technology; Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a former president of Mauritius, Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance who gave a riveting speech; and Patrick Mweheire, the CEO of Stanbic Bank Uganda who demonstrated the need for blockchain in the financial sector.

Speakers for the 2019 Africa Blockchain Conference are yet to be announced. Preparations are underway and you can visit the website to register for attendance or to exhibit.

Since last year’s summit, a series of crucial events have unfolded, for instance, the launch of Binance in Uganda, more cryptocurrency firms picking interest in investing in the country and President Museveni recently introduced a 32-member team to champion Uganda’s journey in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


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