Europe’s Top Blockchain Conferences 2022

Conferences can play an important role in shaping one’s career. They provide valuable opportunities like meeting like-minded individuals and industry peers, listening to some of the best minds of respective niches, discovering new fields and avenues, exchanging productive ideas, creating long-lasting relationships, and boosting creativity and self-confidence. Especially in a post-covid world, rediscovering ways to connect and collaborate again becomes essential. The post will take you through some of the most reputed Europe-based blockchain conferences. 

Paris Blockchain Week

France’s capital is all set to host one week-long Paris Blockchain Week from April 8th, 2022. The programme will commence with a hackathon taking place over the weekend, from April 8 to April 10, where all blockchain enthusiasts and experts will present innovative solutions around 3 sponsors’ thematics (one of them being Paraswap). The next set of events, which includes interesting activities like Bored Ape Yacht Club Party, Virtual NFT Art Gallery Exhibition, Print Your NFTs and many more will be held on April 11 and 12. April 12 will exclusively serve as the Paris NFT Day. The conference will conclude with the flagship event, Paris Blockchain Week Summit, witnessing more than 3,000 attendees, 70 sponsors, 250 speakers, and 100 media partners. The summit will be headlined by Sam Bankman-Fried (Founder and CEO of FTX), Emin Gün Sirer (Founder & CEO of Ava Labs), Sébastien Borget (Co-founder and COO of The Sandbox), Paolo Ardoino (CTO Bitfinex), Sendi Young (Managing Director of Europe at Ripple) and many more prominent names of the blockchain community. 

Location: Paris

Date: April 8 – 14, 2022

Blockchain Expo Europe

Blockchain Expo Europe is a two-day event to be held on September 20-21, 2022 at RAI, Amsterdam. The event is expected to register over 5,000 attendees, 500 speakers, and 300 exhibitors. The agenda for the conference will be presenting a series of expert keynotes, panel discussions, and case studies exploring the potential of blockchain in disrupting key industries including but not limited to financial services, healthcare and insurance, legal and governance sectors, and real estate. The two-day expo is divided into two keynotes, first dedicated to “Blockchain for Enterprise” and second concerning “Tokenization and Digital Assets”. Role of Web3 as building blocks for a new enterprise landscape, the most exciting utilities of blockchain in 2022, incentivizing blockchain adoption via education and regulation, and scope of Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAO), are some of the discussions taking center stage on day one. The second day will observe the following trends; Comprehensive introduction to NFTs, Tokenized real estate, Scope of the metaverse, The Future of Digitalised Currency, and Adoption and optimization of CBDCs, among others.

Location: Amsterdam

Date: September 20 – 21, 2022

Token2049 (London Crypto Week)

Token2049 is a premier crypto event hosted annually in the crypto hubs of Europe and Asia, London and Singapore respectively. Headlined by founders and executives of leading blockchain and crypto companies, Token2049 claims to provide unparalleled networking opportunities. The London Crypto Week is scheduled to be conducted in the first week of October, and will span across a variety of independently organized events; meetups, workshops, networking parties, and dinners. As per the lineup released by the organizers, one can assume that the center stage will be taken by DeFi. The first DeFi event titled “DeFi’s Institutional Moment” will be hosted by blockchain giants, Circle, 11:FS, ConsenSys, MetaMask, and Coinscrum. The next events in line to be headed by Cryptonites and Yap Global are “DeFi in 2022 & Beyond” and “Fall down the DeFi Rabbit Hole”, respectively. Besides other DeFi events, the focus will be on networking parties and drinks. Some of which are Index Coop 1st Year Anniversary Networking Drinks, StormX Networking Drinks, Wintermute Unplugged – Drinks and Appetizers, Abra Reception Part, Polygon X Cere Mint & Host NFT Afterparty, and many more organized at exceptional venues. 

Location: London

Date: October 4 – 10, 2022

MoneyConf (Web Summit)

Initiated in 2009, Web Summit has grown to establish itself as one of the most influential annual tech events globally. Described as the intersection of technology and finance, Web Summit will be held in Lisbon from November 1-4, 2022. Covering a wide range of sectors, the event addresses each ecosystem individually as “Tracks”. The track addressing blockchain technology is titled, “MoneyConf”, which will be dedicated to four themes; “Crypto and NFTs”, “Open Banking”, “Saving, Spending and Lending”, and “Cashless Futures.” Blockchain and FinTech giants like ConsenSys, Square, Revolut, eToro, and Kabbage will be in attendance. The standing and prestige of the summit in the tech world can be determined from the numbers that defined the 2021 event, which witnessed 42,000+ attendees, 700+ speakers, 1,500+ start-ups, 850+ investors, 1,850+ media, and 200+ partners. 

Location: Lisbon

Date: November 1 – 4, 2022

Conclusion

The significance of networking events in the professional world can not be stressed enough. They provide an environment which can serve as a catalyst for transforming ideas into reality, visions into productive plans, and skepticism into confidence. So take out some time from your busy schedules to connect with the global blockchain community and strengthen your professional network while also having fun.