DAY 1 PROGRAM
27th November 2018
09:30 Registration & Networking
10:00 Official Government Opening & Address from Convention Curators
10:30 Overview of the Australian and Global Blockchain Ecosystem | Representatives from Industry Associations
11:30 Panel Discussion | What is the Crypto Coast and how will we empower QLD growth in Blockchain Tech from Noosa?
01:30 Australian Blockchain Showcase | 5 minute pitch + Q&A x 6 use cases from Australia (3 from QLD | 3 National)
02:30 Panel discussion with 6 additional blockchain startups discussing their journey and how they are leading the world from QLD
03:30 Technical Insights and Platforms Update with Q&A panel after a 30 minute overview.
04:30PM Closing message and networking drinks
NETWORKING DRINKS 6pm - 8pm
PEPPERS RESORT NOOSA (MAIN BAR) 33A Viewland Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567
SELF ORGANISED (at event) DINNER IN NOOSA | INVESTORS | TECHS | ENTREPRENEURS | GOVERNMENT | CORPORATE
For those wishing to make the most this event, join some of the organisers at this meetup at the Innovation Centre (The University of Sunshine Coast), 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. This is a 30 minute drive from the Peregian Digital Hub (where the convention will be held the following day)
Pre-event meetup (link)
DAY 2 PROGRAM
28th November 2018
FOUR SEPARATE STREAMS
The day 2 will consist of four streams of unconferences in tech and non-tech blockchain activities aimed to take your teams or projects to the next stage.
These will be self-organised / self-selecting at the main convention.
The four streams will include:
This is a technical unconference on all aspects of the Ethereum network. This unconference is complimentary and will be led by David Novakovic, Ivan Jasenovic and other top devs
STATE OF UTILITY AND SECURITY TOKEN OFFERINGS
A discussion on utility or security token offerings, including discussions on the most recent regulatory updates. This will be part of the executive breakfast below.
BLOCKCHAIN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
An unconference session on all aspects of growing your blockchain business, including marketing and global expansion. This stream will run based on demand. Register your interest below.
STREAM 4 (NOOSA PEPPERS RESORT 8am - 10am)
Breakfast meeting between sponsors, investors and VIPs on breaking topics and industry issues, and meetings with top project leaders
RICK KLINK, Executive Chairman, Malta Digital Exchange
As co-founder of Australia’s largest independent trading platform, I look forward to sharing my global insights on security tokens, the Malta Digital Exchange and Malta, the world’s leading regulatory framework for virtual financial assets
Rick Klink is a technology specialist with over 20 years experience in the Financial Services industry. He gained a bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University in Melbourne (1982-1986)
He joined Monash Infantry Regiment – Australian Army Reserve in 1983. He graduated from officer training school and received his commission in 1986. Initial employment was with IBM Australia as a Computer Systems Engineer. Management roles followed in the engineering, consulting and sales/marketing sides of the organization, rising to Executive level. Employment was performed in both Australia and offshore locations. He was awarded the IBM Golden Circle award in 1996, one of the highest forms of recognition within the company globally.
Rick then went on to found Paritech (2000). Paritech is a Fintech company providing trading and investing technology both in Australia and globally. Paritech was part of the development team that built Comsec’s sharetrading platform (ProTrader). Comsec is Australia’s largest StockBroker with over 1.5 million clients. In 2005, Rick founded D2MX, an independent Australian direct execution StockBroking firm. D2MX rose to over $700 million per month in trading turnover per month. D2MX was sold to Penson Inc in 2008
In 2009, Rick founded Bespoke Portfolio, a dealer group focusing on FinTech / RoboAdvice companies providing Managed Account services. Bespoke Portfolio now provides services to some of the largest RoboAdvice companies in Australia.
In 2013, Rick co-founded OpenMarkets, an independent Australian StockBroking firm. Rick was CEO until 2017, then moving to CTO and Executive Director role. OpenMarkets now has a turnover of approximately $4Billion per month and Assets on platform of over $1.5 billion.
In 2018, Rick and his team founded Malta Digital Exchange, a Securities Token Exchange regulated in Malta.
ANGELA WRIGHT MBE, Founder, NoosaCrypto
As the founder of Noosa Crypto, I personally advise digital token sales - both ICOs and STOs - locally and internationally, and also deliver boutique training to individuals. I look forward to sharing my local and international experience
Angela has been the founder of NoosaCrypto since 2017, and is involved in the Sunshine Coast Blockchain, Silicon Coast, Chamber of Commerce,TravelbyBit, and other organisations. She is leading a group liaising with the Noosa Council, Chamber of Commerce as their Digital Innovation arm, and government agencies, to bring crypto and blockchain knowledge and training to the Noosa area. Angela personally advise digital token sales - both ICOs and STOs - locally and internationally, and also deliver boutique training to individuals. Angela actively promote the local community and highlight local blockchain startups and believe that the area has remarkable local talent competing on a global stage.
Sebastian Quinn-Watson, Founder, First Point Ventures
Sebastian is founder of First Point Ventures and former partner at Blockchain Global where he supported the creation of an international ICO advisory business, currently based in Silicon Valley. Come and hear Sebastian share an international experience in ICOs and STOs
Sebastian invested his first $150m in ICOs and over the course of 2017 he directly advised in 10 deals for approximately US$300 million in capital raises for companies representing around US$2.5 billion in secondary market value. These include; Status.im, Bluzelle, Simple Token, Zeepin, Airswap and Nuggets,
In 2017 Sebastian was on the advisory boards of Australia's three largest ICO's; Powerledger, Canya and Devery, along with advising Australia’s largest crowdsale, Horizon State.
He is also a co-foundational board member of Chinese internet conglomerate, JD.com's, Blockchain Accelerator, which delivered global use cases for early stage technology companies. He holds a JD from University of New South Wales and a Double Bachelors in Commerce and Applied Finance.
ALEKS SVETSKI, Co-Founder & CEO, Amber
Why we didn’t do an ICO: Building a digital currency company with no ICO, no token and no blockchain. How we did it and why you should too.
Aleks is a top 1% student and university scholarship recipient who decided to pursue entrepreneurship instead of text books. After making a small fortune at school, Aleks decided to leave university to chase bigger dreams. Since then Aleks has built several successful businesses and has been featured in publications such as Wealth Creator, The Age, Syd Morning Herald and been awarded as one of the Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs in Start Up Smart's "Future Makers". Amongst other things, Aleks is currently Head of The Blockchain Training Institute and CEO of Amber, a micro-investment platform, using Amber’s proprietary tool called Fabric, which is Australia’s fastest and only request based, financial data aggregation software.
Katrina Donaghy | CEO, Civic Ledger | Director, ADCA
As a board member of the Australian Digital Commerce Association, I will share my outlook on the industry, as well as talk about how Civic Ledger is working with government on real use cases
Katrina Donaghy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Civic Ledger and work with governments globally on the use of blockchain technologies to solve specific business problems where blockchain is advantaged over traditional legacy technologies.
For more than 20 years, Katrina has worked in both public and not for profit sectors and in Australia, she organises the Brisbane Women in Blockchain Meetup and regularly speaks on the topic of why cities and governments should be exploring blockchain technologies.
GORDON CHRISTIAN, Creator of Agnes 1770 “The Crypto Town”
How I created Australia’s first “Crypto Town” in regional Queensland
As Regional Queensland Lead for NEM.io and luxury property sales agent in Queensland’s (QLD) gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Gordon is an active member Discover Coast Tourism and Commerce Inc, promoting Australian Tourism to the world. Seeing how blockchain and digital innovation could disrupt the property and tourism industries first hand, Gordon partnered up with a Brisbane blockchain startup to create what is now Australia’s first digital currency town in Agnes 1770, QLD. This area of QLD is also famous for being Captain Cooks’ second landing in the year 1770 (hence the name). Come and hear Gordon share his story how he created Australia’s first “Crypto Town”.
PEREGIAN DIGITAL HUB
The Peregian Digital Hub is a new, purpose-built facility in Noosa along Queensland’s Sunshine Coast supporting the digital and technology sector.
The Hub houses a mix of emerging and established technology companies with a leading cutting edge environment for technology entrepreneurs in a range of fields.
Surrounded by National Parks, short stroll to the beach and local village centre housing some of Noosa’ best bars and restaurants, Noosa mixes the best in coastal living with work life.
If you’d like to get involved or want to find out more about Crypto Coast please leave us your details and we’ll get back to you.