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Your Invite: Bitcoin conference coming to NZ in Nov...

19 Sep 2014

As Bitcoin gains interest and popularity worldwide, many people in New Zealand are also embracing the potential of this new type of money as well as the technology behind it.

As a result, you are invited to join us at New Zealand’s First Bitcoin Conference, Bitcoin South.

Bitcoin South, New Zealand’s inaugural Bitcoin Conference is intended to educate and drive Bitcoin adoption in New Zealand by bringing together a wide range of thought leaders, innovators and businesses.

Join us for a two day conference which will take attendees on ‘A journey around the Block(chain)’ covering the full spectrum of this disruptive and fascinating new technology.

The organisers encourage anyone to attend, whether you’re new to Bitcoin and curious about its potential or already involved and looking to network, further your understanding or share your ideas.

The event will be held at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand. The adventure capital was chosen as a destination to complement the innovative and adventurous spirit inherent in Bitcoin.

Queenstown's activities will act as a networking tool for those who wish to spend an extra day or two cutting deals or building relationships with other attendees.

The conference has secured a speaker line-up consisting of the biggest names in Bitcoin globally and is set mark NZ as a Bitcoin destination.

The lineup includes renowned international speakers such as:

• Andreas Antonopoulos

• Jeffery Tucker

• Jeff Berwick

• +15 other international speakers: See our speakers profiles here:

Who will be joined by several local specialists including:

• Simon Jensen

• Jonathon Ewing

• Vikram Kumar, ex chief-exec of MEGA & Internet NZ. (Who will be unveiling a 'Bitcoin 2.0' project)

The two day agenda is designed to give a fascinating & empowering overview on ‘What is Bitcoin?’ as well as detailed information around the technology, regulation and the various markets it is already disrupting.

The details:

The ticket includes a full buffet lunch for both days, as well as tea and coffee throughout the conference.

Accommodation: Book early!
The conference is being held on the 29- 30th of November and this time of year can be very busy in Queenstown as the tourist season starts to pick up for the summer.

For this reason organisers are encouraging everyone to book accommodation sooner rather than later to avoid the stress of doing it at the last minute.

The Numbers:

• 450-500 attendees

• 21 Speakers

• 2 days


When: 29th - 30th November 2014
Where: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

To register click here

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