TechInPacific – The Blockchain Pasifik 2018 was started today at the International Convention Center, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. However, the conference programs will be started tomorrow on October 10 – 12, 2018. The two days conference are started at 8.30 and ended at noon.
Before the conference starts in the next days, the Parliament Blockchain briefing will be held today at 4.00pm – 6.00pm at the Stanley Hotel & Suites in Port Moresby. The event is coming from an initiative of ABAC PNG, the Australian APEC Study Centre, and Blockchain Pasifik.
To begin the briefing, there will be introductory remarks delivered by the Minister of Communication, Mr. Hon. Samuel Basil with the title “the Information Technology and Energy of Papua New Guinea”. Meanwhile, Mr. Isikeli Taureka of PNG APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) will appear as a representative to “setting the scene”.
The briefing will have a panel discussion with the theme “Blockchain for Development” and led by Dr. Christopher Berg, a Senior Research Fellow of RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub. The theme covers supply chain and trade, property register, applications for civil society, international aid transparency and identity management.
There are at least four panel members of the briefing, including Ms. Rosa Thomson from ConsenSys, Dr. Darcy Allen/Dr. Aaron Lane from RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, Mr. Isikeli Taureka from ABAC PNG, and Mr. Nou Vada from Blockchain Pasifik. As for the moderator, Dr. Peter Lovelock from TPRC will moderate the discussion.
Later, after the parliament briefing ends, there will be the Junior Blockchain Challenge Pitch at 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Poolside of The Stanley Hotel & Suites. The event will be joined by Junior Blockchain student participants.