The Trivial Things You Should Admire about Hong Kong Blockchain Week 20190 min read
by Henry Chan | Mar 11, 2019
Why are trivial things important?
There are a lot of blockchain events being held all over the world every day. No matter how passionate about the industry you are, you will not be able to attend every single conference. This column is for those who have not attended any conference and/or have no idea which conference is worth attending.
The Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2019 has just been held from 4-8 March 2019 and organized by NexChange. This event was set to be the largest blockchain event in Hong Kong, with the global blockchain community converging in Hong Kong to discuss the latest developments and providing their insights on the ever-evolving, real-world applications of blockchain technology. Here is a general overview of the event, particularly the quality of participants and the event arrangement.
Pictures from Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2019
Did inconvenience favor the exhibitors?
The venue of Hong Kong Blockchain Week was next to Hong Kong International Airport, which is 1 hour away from the center of the city, which is a not a usual choice since traffic might not be very convenient for attendees. Having said that, the feedback of exhibitors on the quality of the participants were positive overall. This might be because the location is next to the airport, which makes it much more convenient for international projects. Also, because the location is somewhat inconvenient for others, people who do not have a certain level of passion about blockchain might be deterred. No matter the reason, the overall feedback on the quality of the people at the event were positive.
The magic zone and the dinosaurs
The area of the exhibition hall was smaller than expected. The gross area of the hall was around 3000 sqm and there were approximately 40 exhibition booths in total. However, it was quite impressive how the organizers were able to reserve a few comfort areas in such a limited space for people to rest and network with one another. Many businesses opportunities were brought to life in the “Magic Zone.” Blockchain.News was able to fully utilize every moment and every spot in the event to get the most up-to-date industry news and trends for our readers. We have interviewed Charles D'Haussy, Director Strategic Initiatives at ConsenSys; Charles Hoskinson, Chief Executive Officer at Input Output HK; and Juwan Lee, Founder and CEO at NexChange.
The full interviews will be released soon, so please stay tuned!