Blockchain Revolution Global to Convene in Toronto
Canada has emerged as a leader in Blockchain technologies, one of only three leadership hubs in the world, thanks in part to Toronto-based Ethereum Blockchain, a second-generation open source software platform with applications in finance, government, legal, health, education, space, and cryptocurrencies. It stands to reason then, that when the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the world's leading independent think-tank for blockchain, announced a series of global congresses, that Toronto would host the inaugural event. Blockchain Revolution Global (BRG) will premier April 25 – 29, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Coordinated by MCI, a global leader in engaging and activating audiences, BRG will focus on blockchain's transformation of enterprises, governments and industries. It will showcase inspiring talks, provocative and thoughtful sessions and "brain dates" featuring a roster of global CEOs, practitioners and BRI researchers led by the renowned worldwide thought leaders on blockchain. Unique in design, a 360-degree stage will create the most integrated and collaborative experience between brands and leaders from 20+ industries, all discussing vertical and horizontal transformations for the global enterprise and government blockchain community.
"Our goal is to inform, inspire, prepare and connect leaders and enterprises in embracing the transformation that blockchain technology will bring the world," explains Don Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute. "BRG is a unique opportunity to bring together the leading thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the latest innovations in enterprise and government blockchain implementations."
The BRG event will feature keynote speakers and content from CEOs from Fortune 500 companies, including: Bettina Warburg, co-founder of Animal Ventures, Brian Behlendorf, executive director of The Hyperledger Project, Perianne Boring, president, Chamber of Digital Commerce, Ron Resnick, executive director, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and Joseph Lubin, co-founder, ConsenSys.
A key highlight at BRG will be the findings of blockchain research projects from the BRI, which is examining the technology's strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations. With a focus on transformational case studies and practical implementations, the event is designed for the C-Suite and high level decision-makers across private sector businesses and government.
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Toronto: Tops for Conferences
Toronto, which has recently been ranked #8 in the International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA’s) International Destination Competitiveness Index, is not only a centre of excellence for blockchain, but it is a leading host destination for conferences across a variety of industries. Notably, Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest international airport, was recently recognized by Airports Council International as the top airport in North America serving over 40 million passengers. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, also Canada’s largest at over 600,000 sq. ft. of rentable space, has achieved recognition on everything from building excellence to its sustainable operations and more. MTCC is only one of six convention centres (totalling over 2.5 million square feet of space), within the Greater Toronto Area. With some 38,000+ guest rooms, Toronto has all the name brands global travellers seeks with plenty of upscale boutique properties to choose from as well.