Nov 23

Overview of the event

The Blockchain Summit 2018 will be happening on November 23, 2018 at Brisbane. It will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged using this technology.

National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or block chain technology. The block chain, aka Trust Machine underpins "crypto currencies" such as Bitcoin; but it goes beyond digital money. It provides a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but no single user controls. It is at the cusp of revolutionising international money transfers, trade finance, syndicated lending and collateral management, among other applications. As it allows for almost instantaneous payments and settlement, the potential impact on the role of traders, quants and other financial technologists cannot be underestimated.

The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on Blockchain technology and Innovation.

This conference brings together Block Chain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation; these experts explore some of the technology and the many applications of Block chain in Financial Services.

Facts & Figures About The Event

6 Speakers
6 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Blockchain Summit, Brisbane
X Topic Abstract

1) With the advent of Bitcoin & digital currencies, fintechs around the world have been forced to find ways to ensure more “traditional" finance & banking remain relevant in a new world. What will banking look like 10yrs from now? And how will the intersection of fintech & digital currencies impact that future?
2)Bitcoin changed everything. Then people realized that some of the underlying tech, “blockchains” could be used for more than censorship resistant money. Are blockchains set to transform the payments space, or is it all hype & nonsense?

Speaker Profile

Having been involved with financial markets since 2007, Aleksandar was first introduced to Bitcoin in 2012. Since that time he’s worked with cutting edge tech in machine learning, Ai, decentralised networks and public blockchains as either a founder, advisor, speaker, writer or researcher. Aleksandar is the founder of the Blockchain Training Institute, Chairman @, a user-owned KYC identity passport & financial data aggregation service, and CEO @ AMBER; Australia’s first digital currency exchange, wallet, and round up app in one - where users can get started in crypto with as little as 50c.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain promises much; it’s now time to deliver. BeefLedger is a blockchain based provenance and payments project, focused on the beef supply chain. We tackle payments problems and provenance aspirations at the same time. Designing and executing a whole-of-supply chain project requires a diverse range of knowledges and skills to be brought together. We explore the challenges and successes in designing our approach to the platform architecture, as well as reflect on how technology must navigate the world of embedded industry cultures, practices and habits. I will discuss our thinking around integrating IOT, crypto-economics and mechanics design, cryptography and smart contracts to underpin a multi-chain architecture that supports a holistic and open approach to making good on the promise of blockchains in supply chains.

Speaker Profile

Warwick Powell is founder and chairman of Sister City Partners Ltd, a regional not-for-profit investment banking enterprise. He is also the founder an Chairman of BeefLedger Limited, the developer of a blockchain-enabled credentialed provenance and payments platform for the beef supply chain ( BeefLedger is also the creator of the BeefLedger Token (BEEF), a special purpose utility token that enables the creation and distribution of data value realised through credentialed provenance. He is Chiarman of SoarCoin Foundation, a not-for-profit cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem development company focused on education, investment and philanthropy. He has advised a ASX publicly listed company on cryptocurrency exchange projects and regulations and is a blockchain educator as part of the Queensland University of Technology executive education program .He is passionate about regional economic development through technology reform and international exposure. He is a recognised creative thinker and innovator in economic, social and enterprise development with 20+ years’ experience in identify and assessing social and economic impacts across a broad range of public policy propositions and development activities and initiatives. His expertise in this arena is reflected in being invited to deliver a complete 13-week course on ‘creativity, innovation and leadership in the 21st century’ for James Cook University’s MBA program. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University and a member of the Peer Review Colloquium of the international design journal She Ji.

X Topic Abstract

(a) what is an ICO
(b) building a value proposition
(c) the changing sentiment of the market
(d) jurisdictional selection
(e) regulatory involvement

Speaker Profile

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education (Einstein).

Solicitor for 30 years having concentrated on IT law, and IT security law.

Presently advising on Blockchain technology and its legal impact. I am currently working on 6 ICOs across multiple jurisdictions. I have just completed legal analysis for SKRILLA ICO which will be available shortly.

X Topic Abstract

Across industries blockchain promises to tear down, and redefine the limits of what is possible- from creating ease of doing business to enabling frictionless transactions. The promise of blockchain is immense. Today, business leaders want to know how blockchain can drive bottomline gains and competitive advantage. How can businesses get started?

We recommend businesses define a business case and run a Proof of Concept (PoC) to underpin their technology investment decisions.

In this presentation we will walk through how to get started, including how to design a PoC. To demonstrate this we will use a case study and three specific business challenges. We’ll define the current-state scenarios and explore how specific characteristics of blockchain can solve these. We will look at the associated risks, business outcomes and benefits. This discussion is followed by what’s required to achieve the PoC including technical set-up, design requirements, project team, participating actors (supplier, customer etc) and capturing takeaways.

Speaker Profile

Anil is a technology evangelist, project & product manager, solutions architect, entrepreneur, advisor and a speaker.

Anil has spent most of this life being part of the digital revolution, building solutions that create ease of use and reduce friction for customers. He has a knack for emerging trends, patterns and disruptive technology.

He is co-founder and managing director of Co-Create Labs, a blockchain, mobile and web services and products firm focussed on helping business gain competitive advantage, market power and cost efficiencies through advanced technology innovation.

He advises technology and blockchain start-ups and businesses, and possesses an innate ability to see through the noise and hone in on opportunities. His vision is to partner with organisations to drive their bottom-line through a planned and strategic investment approach to technology.

Anil holds years of industry experience in roles spanning technologist, product & project leader, solutions architect and programmer in numerous top tier companies. His passion for innovation and technology runs deep; he wrote his first computer program at the age of 14 in a programming language named Cobol.

With his deep background in distributed technologies, it has been a natural evolution for him to learn a decentralised technology such as Blockchain.

This background and subject matter expertise in blockchain ideally positions Anil in supporting businesses to define their technology strategies.

X Topic Abstract

I will take you through my journey - which started with the brilliant idea to build a Bitcoin exchange - to where we are now; a fully functional and live trading platform. Starting with the why, I will go through what we have done, and the challenges we have had to overcome. And what's next..

Speaker Profile

Josh is one of the co-founders of Digital Surge; Cryptocurrency Exchange, which makes buying, trading and paying bills with Bitcoin easy.
In his previous roles he worked as a information security consultant performing security reviews and penetration tests.
He holds a Bachelor in Information Technology and is a an Offensive Security Certified professional.

X Topic Abstract

In the new world of cryptoeconomics, quality has become a key critera when designing and assessing projects. We will discuss our framework for quality and how it is applied to key blockchain and smart contract mechanisms to build a credible, quality blockchain enabled business.

Speaker Profile

Writes the first line of code, hires, coaches and scales the team and platform to revenue. Balance stakeholders and team. Inspires instead of saves.

Data, and analytics product specialist. David is an award winning data scientist who is highly regarded as a startup innovator, software engineer and business communicator.

Most recently he established and took to revenue the technology team, platform, product and strategy for Scrunch, an influencer marketing platform.

Before that, notably he was one of the founding software engineers on the We Are Hunted project (acquired by Twitter 2012, AIMIA Best Entertainment Winner 2010) where he designed and developed a large part of the backend technology. He has also been Lead Engineer on projects such as (AIMIA Best Publisher Winner 2013) and (XMediaLab 2010). On top of development he has overseen, project managed and executed several mobile music apps for clients of We Are Hunted during his work there.

Masters in IT, specialising in computational linguistics. Particular interests in music tech, AI, NLP, ML and blockchain.

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Our Speakers

Anil Bandi

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Co-Create Labs

Aleksandar Svetski


Fabric Corp

Dr. Adrian McCullagh Ph D.

Legal Advisor of Blockchain

Legaler ICO

Josh Lehman

Director & Co-Founder

Digital Surge - Australian Bitcoin Exchange

Warwick Powell

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Sister City Partners Limited

David Novakovic


Enhanced Society

Our Pricing

Group of three or more

AUD 390

Till November 23
Early Bird

AUD 520

Till October 23

AUD 649

Till November 23

Special Price(For limited time period)


AUD 400

Our Testimonial


Who can attend Blockchain Summit in Brisbane?

Blockchain Summit 2018 in Brisbane is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field. Chairmen, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Managing Directors, Global Heads, Blockchain specialists from banks, financial Institutions, financial service providers, accountants, consultancies, financial technology companies, fintech innovators and entrepreneurs.

Why to attend Blockchain Summit in Brisbane?

Understand the state of development of blockchain technology by exchanges, clearing houses, central counter parties and payment systems, and what it means for you.

What will you learn about?

Detecting where underlying problems and frictions exist in your organisation that will be alleviated by blockchain technologies. Using blockchain as a tool for innovation across your organisation

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.