blockchain industry leaders
leading technology presenters
empowering days

About The Event

In The Bahamas Government’s continued progression to develop Freeport, Grand Bahama Island as the “Silicon Valley of The Caribbean”, the recognized personalities in Fintech will congregate in Grand Bahama June 20 – 22, 2018 for this year’s Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference.

The Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference will be held at The Grand Lucayan Convention Center creating a primed environment for venture capitalist, unique entrepreneurs, local and international industry leaders to meet, and create revolutionary Fintech strides within the region.

Bahamas Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference
Dr. The Hon. Hubert Minnis  Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Official Opening by
Dr. The Hon. Hubert Minnis
Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Our Speakers

For three days, you will receive a breadth of resources, tools, tips and practical advice from well-known and respected professionals in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, both locally and internationally.

Anthony Di Iorio
CEO, Decentral
John Rolle
Governor, Central Bank of The Bahamas
Manie Eagar
Executive Chairman, Quantex Digital Asset Exchange
Michael J. Casey
Chairman CoinDesk's Advisory Board & Senior Advisor MIT Media Labs's Digital Currency
Christina Rolle
Executive Director, Bahamas Securities Commission
Russel Drew
Partner, DLA Piper
Marie-Noel Nsana
Banking & Financial Services Blockchain/Cryptocurrency SME

Joel Telpner
Partner, Sullivan & Worcester
Kristie Powell
Co-Founder, Coral
Kenneth Goodwin Jr.
President, Jeanensis Capital Markets
Keith Davies
CEO, BISX Bahamas
Daniel G. Viola
Partner, Head of the Regulatory Defense and Compliance Group
Rhonda Eldridge, CPA, CA
Gecko Governance & Harness All Possibilities Inc.
Stuart Hoegner, CPA, CMA
General Counsel, Bitfinex
Brian Jones
Bahamas Financial Services Board
Matthew Arnett
Edison Sumner
CEO, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation
Carol Roach
Director Bahamas Department of Information Technology
Elena Sinelnikova
Founder of the CryptoChicks Educational Hub
Monica Goyal
Lawyer & Engineer
Aliya Allen
Partner, GrahamThompson
Ryan Pinder
Partner, GrahamThompson
Kelly Banks
Head of Digital and Innovation Ansbacher
Gregory Pepin
Marvin Coleby
Founder, Raise
Stefen Deleveaux
Founder, Caribbean Blockchain Alliance
Jason Leach
Founder, Tecknocure

apply to become a presenter

If you are a Seed Stage, Early Stage or Growth Stage company with products, services, or solutions based on Blockchain technology or offer a FinTech application, there is an opportunity for you to present to prospective investors at our conference. 

Submit your application early, as there is limited space available. Selected presenting companies will receive complimentary hotel accommodations, and ground transportation while in The Bahamas.

Event Schedule

Day 1 – June 20th

All Day Exhibits (Local, Regional, and Global Companies – Sponsors, Service Providers

  • Presenting Companies (Optional: Blockchain, CryptoCurrency, FinTech)

 9:00am – 10:15am Official Opening Programme

  • Master of Ceremony – Mr. Harcourt Brown, Permanent Secretary (Ag), Office of the Prime Minister
  • National Anthem – Grand Bahama Youth Choir
  • Prayer – Pastor Robert Lockhart, President, Grand Bahama Christian Council
  • Welcome Address – Dr. Donovan Moxey, Chairman, 2018 BBCC Planning Committee
  • Remarks – Mr. Mick Holding, President, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
  • Title Sponsor Remarks – Gravette Brown, Aliv Commercial Officer, Aliv
  • Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Sen. The Honourable J. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama
  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, M.P., Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

 10:30am – 11:45am Speaker/Panel/Fireside Chat Opportunities

Topic: “How Can I Get Funded?”

Moderator: Rhonda Eldridge, CPA, CA, Founder & Impactioneer, Harness All Possibilities, Inc.


  1. Kenneth Goodwin Jr., President, Jeanensis Capital Markets
  2. Ryan Pinder, Partner, Graham Thompson
  3. Edison Sumner, CEO, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation
  4. Matthew Arnett, CEO, Po8

 12:00 noon – 1:15pm Invitation Only: Prime Minister’s Lunch

Speaker: The Honourable K. Peter Turnquest, M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 

 1:30pm – 3:15pm Afternoon Panel Discussion:

Topic: “The Technology Sector in The Bahamas is Open for Business: Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and Exchanges

Moderator: Dr. Donovan Moxey, Chairman, 2018 BBCC Planning Committee and Co-Founder, CBI Mobile (Bah) Ltd


  1. John Rolle – Governor, Central Bank of The Bahamas
  2. Keith Davies – CEO, Bahamas International Securities Exchange
  3. Christina Rolle – Executive Director, Bahamas Securities Commission
  4. Brian Jones – Managing Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board 
  5. Rashif Duncombe – Legal Trade Specialist, Ministry of Trade & Investments
  6. Carol Roach – Director, Department of Information Technology
  7. Ian Rolle – President, Grand Bahama Port Authority
  8. Ruth Pinder – Chief Immigration Officer, Department of Immigration 

 3:30pm – 4:45pm Speaker/Panel/Fireside Chat Opportunities

Topic: “Islands in the Data Stream: Blockchain as a Global Resource for Seed and Growth Capital”

Moderator: Kristie Powell


  1. Gregory Pepin, Head of Global Development, Deltec
  2. Marvin Coleby, Founder, Raise
  3. Michelle Neville-Clark, Partner, Lenox Paton
  4. Aliya Allen, Partner, Graham Thompson
  5. Matthew Arnett, CEO, Po8

5:00pm – 6:30pm Speaker/Panel/Fireside Chat Opportunities

Topic: “Should I Invest?”

Moderator: Kelly Banks, Head of Digital and Innovation, Ansbacher


  1. Gregory Pepin, Head of Global Development, Deltec
  2. Richette Percentie, Partner, Kingdom Law Advocates
  3. Keith Davies, CEO, Bahamas International Securities Exchange

 6:30pm Private Reception


The event will take place at the Grand Lucayan Resort’s Convention Center. If you have any questions regarding the conference, feel free to contact us using the information below.

Grand Lucayan Convention Center
1 Seahorse Lane
Freeport, Grand Bahama



You can reserve your place at the conference by clicking the button below. Please be sure to reserve your hotel accommodations.

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Investor Registration


Where to Stay


Grand Bahama Vacations

Getting to Grand Bahama Island is a breeze.

Hop a plane, board a cruise or depart on the Fast Ferry from Ft. Lauderdale and enjoy a relaxing glide to our tropical destination. Explore your transportation options and plan your trip to Grand Bahama Island today.

Book Your Stay

Something For Everyone

Grand Bahama Island is the picture-perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. Families can go for swimming with dolphins, couples can treat themselves to a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean, and friends can try their luck at the casino during a weekend getaway.

No matter who you are or where you come from, you'll love our island spirit and culture—especially during our annual festivals and local events—and the variety of sports and water activities available.

Try one of our many eco-adventures or check out local shopping districts for great deals on duty-free merchandise. Their truly is something for everyone on Grand Bahama Island!

Our Event Sponsors

We’d like to thank these organizations, for their valued contribution to making this event a reality.

If you would like to become a sponsor of this event, please click here to become a sponsor.

Ministry of Tourism
Grand Bahama Port Authority
Unlock Blockchain

Getting There

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Booking Instructions:
To Book: Call 800-281-9448 Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 5.30 pm to make the reservation. Specify your group name: BBCC (for one-way and roundtrip travel dates).
Discounted Offer
  • Pricing for 2 Night
    • Ocean View Cabin - $204 (Based on Double Occupancy)
    • Inside Cabin - $184 (Based on Double Occupancy)
  • Pricing for One Way
    • Ocean View Cabin - $104 (Based on Double Occupancy)
    • Inside Cabin -$94 (Based on Double Occupancy)
ITINERARY – Ships sail on a two-night itinerary currently from the Port of Palm Beach, Florida to Grand Bahama Island. The itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. The vessels depart as per scheduled itinerary with check-in required by 4:00 pm. Passengers may check-in at 11:00 and board as early as noon.
RATES FOR CONFIRMED SPACE – Rates are per person based on double occupancy and determined by the cabin category. Rates do not include a fuel surcharge. A fuel surcharge will be added to your onboard folio or you may pay it at the time of booking.
*Single Occupancy rates are 200% of the double occupancy rate
  • Gratuities are charged to your onboard account at $12.95 per person, per night
  • Drink packages are available for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Wi-Fi packages are available for $15 per day or $25 for unlimited access
  • Each guest is permitted two pieces of luggage, each below 50 pounds

Visit www.bahamasparadisecruise.com for more info.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Book your travel with Silver Airways and receive 15% when you use the promo code BBCC15.

Visit www.silverairways.com



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