What to Expect at Bicol Blockchain Conference

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The Bicol region is also now creating bigger waves into the blockchain industry in the Philippines as it is set to host another big event for the community. 

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Happening on November 14, 2022 is the” biggest gathering of blockchain enthusiasts, crypto-curious, influencers, and experts in the south”, the Bicol Blockchain Conference (BBC). The event is organized by two Bicolano leading blockchain-focused startups Ownly and SparkPoint, co-presented by SparkLearn and MetaGaming Guild.

Aside from its community support, the event also has backing from a part of the government through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as its co-presenter.

What is BBC?

It is a one-day event to be held at Alicia Hotel in Legazpi City. There will be panel discussions, side sessions, and networking. The event will have participation from speakers with proficiency in blockchain technology, Web3, and metaverse “to create a specific field of knowledge which may help the audience in their areas of interest.”

“It aims to gather everyone to discuss and talk about Blockchain Technology and Web3, its various use-cases, applications, and explore the opportunities it provides to our everyday life,” its website read.

Moreover, BBC also aims to Showcase “Bicol’s Oragon Spirit In Tech ” as it looks forward to featuring the projects of the local startups which push blockchain adoption through education and upskilling, and gaming.

The Speakers

“We are pleased to introduce our lineup of distinguished speakers for this conference. Each one has combined their knowledge in Web3, metaverse, and blockchain technology to develop a unique expertise that can benefit the audience in their areas of interest,” BBC noted.

Accordingly, the lineup of speakers includes founders and leaders from different blockchain-based initiatives such as projects, spectators, media, and enthusiasts. The panel aims to create discussions regarding Bicol’s most recent trends, developments, new products and applications, thoughts and opinions, and opportunities.

The speakers are:

  • Andy Agnas, CEO & Founder of Sparkpoint
  • Michael Mislos, the Editor-in-Chief of BitPinas
  • Melissa Mesias, the Co-Founder and CEO of SparkLearn EdTech
  • Gail Cruz Macapagal, Country Director of DynaQuest and Founder of Women in Blockchain
  • Morris Perico, the COO of MetaGaming Guild. Janice Ariño Filipay/Filipcoin Founder and CEO
  • Atty. Enrique V. Dela Cruz, Jr., a Senior Partner DivinaLaw
  • Harvey Javier, CTO of SparkLearn EdTech will also be joining us as a speaker
  • Ismael Jerusalem, CEO and Founder of Ownly
  •  Denley Mirabueno, Finance and Risk Professional

“We are excited to host one of the biggest blockchain events in our region — BBC. This would help the hyperlocal community to learn more about the power of a decentralized economy through blockchain technology. The ability to build where you are, regardless who you are, is a strong affirmation to motivate builders from the countryside to start innovating in tech to help their local digital economy grow while working on their respective provinces and regions,” Ismael Jerusalem, CEO of Ownly, said in a statement.

Jerusalem, along with Cruz Macapagal and Mesias, are among those that signed the solidarity statement pledging their commitment to support blockchain adoption in the Philippines during the Global Blockchain Summit, held last October 26-27, 2022, at the Bataan People’s Center in Balanga City, Bataan. (Read more: Local Web3 Leaders Answers Gov’t Call with Solidarity Statement)

Last August, another event was also held in Albay, it was the two-day event Albay Multimedia Arts Convention (AMAC) that highlighted creativity through art and tech in non-fungible tokens (NFT). (Read more: Albay Multimedia Arts Convention to Happen on October 8)

The region’s two key cities also hosted 2 eventss; a web3 meetup in Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga City in Camarines Sur and BUILDr Dinner at Casa Lorenzo Food and Culture in Albay. (Read more: Bicol Slated to Host Crypto and Web3 Meetups)

“With the region’s thriving local tech industry, and startups, projects, and companies already beginning to venture into the world of blockchain, the series of these blockchain-focused events are perfectly timed to be an avenue for everyone in the local industry to discover promising startups and projects, join hands for partnerships and collaboration, be affiliated, and be exposed to new learnings as projects introduce their initiatives in a more intimate setting, by meeting and organizing in-real-life (IRL) events,” the organizers stated.

This article is published on BitPinas: What to Expect at Bicol Blockchain Conference

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