Senator Kwasi Thompson, the Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, announced that The Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference (BBCC) will be taking place on June 20 until June 22 with the expected attendance of 500 FinTech companies.
Thompson called the event as “our coming out party” for the blockchain and fintech industries.
He expressed his enthusiasm towards Grand Bahama being suitable as a technological hub in the region, saying that the first technology summit that was held in November last year had showcased some of the finest talent in the industry:
“The technology summit was instrumental in beginning the strategic process of building a technology sector in The Bahamas.”
He then explains that the Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference was started following a recommendation by the government made towards establishing Grand Bahama as a renowned tech hub:
“The committee also recommended that this conference take the form of a venture conference, to establish The Bahamas as a global player in introducing venture investors to seed stage and early stage companies. Basically, putting the entrepreneur and the investor together and seeking to make and build relationships.”
Some of the topics that are expected to be tackled in the conference include:
- The Technology Sector of The Bahamas is Open for Business
- A Global Perspective on Regulatory Framework for Crypocurrency and ICOs
- Why Should we Invest in The Bahamas
- What Does the Future Look Like for Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and FinTech Solutions.
Thompson revealed that the BBCC will also feature known speakers, including some from the “Forbes’ Cryptocurrency Billionaires” list.
“Grand Bahama is open for business and we welcome our international business representatives to discover what our island has to offer.”