SOURCE: Decentral

June 14, 2016 08:42 ET

Decentral: Blockchain World Expo Announces Venue and Opening of Event Registration

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 14, 2016) - Decentral and Ethereum Canada are pleased to announce Deloitte as a Platinum Sponsor, and the opening of event registration for their upcoming Blockchain World Expo today. The event's theme will be: "Blockchain World Expo: Demystifying the Opportunities and Challenges." Featuring an estimated 50 exhibitors and 30 speakers from around the world, the Expo will be held in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre on September 19-​­21, 2016.

Blockchain technology is now understood as having the potential to transform finance, with all sectors of the industry actively studying the technology. Taking "Blockchain World Expo: Demystifying the Opportunities and Challenges" as its theme, the Blockchain World Expo provides an opportunity for a broad spectrum of industry players -- including finance, legal and insurance professionals, as well as startups, investors, regulators, developers and academics -- ​to meet, network, make deals, present their products and discuss in­ depth the range of opportunities the blockchain brings.

"Momentum is building for blockchain technology," comments Decentral CEO Anthony Di Iorio. "If 2015 was the year blockchain made waves, 2016 will be the year it makes landfall. The Expo will highlight the opportunities for finance and fintech leaders in North America and internationally to pursue informed blockchain technology adoption and strategy."

Along with already­ announced Blockchain World Expo Title Sponsor TMX Group, whose subsidiaries include Toronto Stock Exchange and Montreal Exchange, Decentral is delighted to confirm Deloitte as a Platinum Sponsor for the three­ day event. ​"Deloitte is a deeply skilled innovator for the financial services industry, helping industry leaders undergo meaningful business transformation," said Joe Guastella, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, and U.S. and global leader of the financial services practice. "Blockchain is proving to be a major disruptive force in financial services, and Deloitte continues to focus on helping our clients make blockchain a reality for their businesses."

The Expo will feature established players and blockchain startups from Canada and around the world. Over the course of three days the trade show will showcase industry­-leading blockchain products and services -- including applications and prototypes for finance, trading platforms, digital wallets and ATMs, hardware, consultancy services, and protocols. The Expo will also feature two full days of keynote speeches, panels, and educational talks from industry leaders.

Keynote Speakers will include Anthony Di Iorio, President and CEO of Decentral and William Mougayar, Author of The Business Blockchain, along with several other highly regarded innovators.

The venue for the Expo, Toronto's ​Sheraton Centre​, is conveniently located in the heart of the city's financial district. Delegates can take advantage of a special Blockchain World Expo discount rate on hotel rooms when registering for the event.

Starting Tuesday, June 14, 8:00 am ET, Blockchain World Expo delegates can register for the event and book a room at the Sheraton Centre or nearby hotels by going to www.blockchainworldexpo.com​.

Please note, ticket purchases and hotel bookings are separate - delegate hotel bookings are not automatically included with ticket purchase.

Visit​ blockchainworldexpo.com ​for the latest Expo news and announcements and to sign up for our mailing list.

About Decentral and Ethereum Canada

Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, ​Decentral​ is an innovation hub for disruptive and decentralized technologies offering blockchain consulting services, fintech expertise and software development. We also organize community​­driven events in the domains of fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and decentralized technologies. Companies that operate from Decentral include Decentral Consulting, Decentral TV, Ethereum Canada and Kryptokit, makers of Jaxx, EthereumWallet.com and RushWallet.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    For general and exhibitor inquiries, please contact
    Marley Pitts
    marley@decentral.ca
    +1 (289) ​404­4644

    For media inquiries, please contact
    Ameer Rosic
    ameer@decentral.ca

    For sponsorship and speaking inquiries, please contact
    Matthew Brown
    matthew@decentral.ca
    +1 (647) 205­0170