Blockchain for Finance Conference, Europe, returns for its third event

Distributed ledger technology has become a fundamental tool for the financial world; making it crucial for organisations to be aware of what it’s all about. FinTech Network’s conference is the ideal chance to discover the latest trends in the space

 
Last year's BFC EU conference was also held in Dublin and proved hugely successful in educating attendees about blockchain and the ever-growing significance of the technology
Last year's BFC EU conference was also held in Dublin and proved hugely successful in educating attendees about blockchain and the ever-growing significance of the technology 

Over the last decade, blockchain technology has entered into the mainstream. In doing so, it has become one of the most crucial technologies for organisations and investors to understand and adopt. In terms of the financial sector in particular, blockchain is a game-changer. However, at this time, there is still much to learn about the technology and how organisations can tap into its true potential.

Blockchain technology has become one of the most crucial technologies for organisations and investors to understand and adopt

Helping to bridge this knowledge gap, FinTech Network is hosting the third annual (BFC EU) in Dublin on October 2-4 of this year. The ‘European Meeting Point for Finance & Technology Professionals Working to Commercialise Blockchain’ is the perfect opportunity to discover the latest trends in this burgeoning space.

The event will be hosted in collaboration with Barclays, Deloitte, IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Arthur Cox – and take place at the Aviva Stadium, one of Ireland’s prime spots for a gathering. Here, professionals will map out the future role of blockchain in financial services.

During the course of the conference, attendees can expect to hear from fifty speakers from industry-leading finance and technology companies, including ING, Microsoft, State Street, RBS, R3, KBC, Digital Asset, Crédit Agricole, amongst others. In addition, there will be a technology showcase hall that will have over 20 exhibitors showcasing the latest blockchain applications in order to prepare businesses for implementation.

Before the conference, there will be an ICO party to highlight the most innovative start-ups developing the latest distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions. Forty percent of attendees will be financial institutions that are plotting their paths from POC to the commercialisation of DLT. Over 350 senior-level delegates, meanwhile, will attend to visualise what the future looks like for blockchain and the role it will play within financial services.

Discussing the event, Dean Murphy, Co-Founder and Head of Blockchain at FinTech Network, said: “As an organisation we work with financial institutions to understand how they are working to improve their digital business. We found that there was a substantial lack of knowledge when it came to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and how they could be utilised within financial services. The conference will have moved from hypothetical discussions in 2016, to how companies are now moving their blockchain projects into production.”

The event has gained a strong reputation worldwide, and is known as the European meeting point for technology and finance professionals who want to move their blockchain projects from hype to prototype. Those wishing to attend the BFC EU can download the , where the full speaker line-up is available, as well as exclusive discounts available to those wishing to attend.