Hamburg develops “The Future of Social Economics”

The international BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019 will take place at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on 16 and 17 August ’19. Under the title “The Future of Social Economics” the conference with up to 750 participants from technology, economy, science, politics and media will deal with the economic and social opportunities of the database technology Blockchain.

Commercial capital on its way becoming a blockchain metropolis

The First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, has assumed patronage of the BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019. Peter Tschentscher emphasizes the special importance of the conference for the development of the economic metropolis in the 21st century: “The Blockchance Conference 2019 in the Chamber of Commerce brings the international blockchain industry to Hamburg. I am delighted to be opening the event as patron in order to present our Hanseatic city to the world as a digital and innovation location”. One of the key topics of the BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019 will be security through the use of decentralised, globally networked database technology in IT and telecommunications, law and politics, trade, logistics and finance. On the user side, the possibilities in digitally networked communication, in contract management, in supply chains and in accounting are among the top topics of the two-day top event with keynotes, presentations, discussions, workshops and creative sessions.

Blockchain 2019: Technology, Economy and Sustainability

In addition to technological possibilities, special attention is paid to social developments. Blockchain technology raises the digital possibilities of information, communication and marketing to the next level of trustworthy cooperation between individuals and organisations. The BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019 will discuss societal change through digital-based trust management.

Fabian Friedrich, initiator and organizer of the BLOCKCHANCE Conference and board member of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) in Brussels, sums it up as follows: “The time is ripe: The use of blockchain technology for trusting cooperation in the digitally networked world is the next big step. The BLOCKCHANCE Conference shows the opportunities for business and society in Germany and Europe and brings decision-makers to Hamburg”.

The BLOCKCHANCE Conference attaches particular importance to the open participation of partners from technology and science, business and politics, media and society in setting up the international event platform. The participating experts and representatives come from countries such as Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands as well as globally from China, Dubai and the United States of America.

Among the confirmed experts of the network platform are representatives of the United Nations (UN) and the Club of Rome on an international level, the European Commission and the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications on a European level. At the national level, representatives of the Blockchain Federal Association (“Bundesblock”) and the Hanseatic Blockchain Institute (HBI), the Hamburg Parliament and the Hamburg Senate are among the guests in 2019.

BLOCKCHANCE Conference: From technology to creativity

The BLOCKCHANCE Conference offers technical, economic, political and social discussions as well as creative and artistic impulses in the context of database technology. The guests can expect a unique blockchain theatrical performance as well as computer courses for participating in the digitally networked world. The two-day event will be broadcast live all over the world.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the Hamburg@work digital cluster, IBM Germany, Osborne Clarke and Sopra Steria are the supporters and sponsors of the discussion and networking platform, which is developing at a leading level in Germany and Europe. The network partners include the Blockchance Campus Hamburg and the Moinblockchain Conference Hamburg, the IT-Executive Club Hamburg and the VDI Hamburg, the industry association Finanzplatz Hamburg and the event and community network.

Blockchain in Hamburg: From conference to trade fair to networking

The BLOCKCHANCE Conference is embedded in a series of events with speakers, dinner and VIP reception as well as side events of partners and market participants, e.g. meetups, networking events and workshops. The conference is part of – a series of high-profile events in Hamburg on Distributed Ledger Technologies. Participation in the two-day conference costs €210 (Early Bird) to €360 (regular) plus fees. A visit to the Blockchain exhibition is possible for €30. Selected network and media partners offer particularly favorable tickets with special discount codes.

All information on the BLOCKCHANCE Conference is available at

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At a glance:

  • BLOCKCHANCE Conference Hamburg 2019 – “The Future of Social Economics”
  • International trade conference, user fair and networking platform
  • Conference and trade fair from Friday, 08/16/2019 to Saturday, 08/17/2019
  • Chamber of Commerce (“New Stock Exchange”), Adolphsplatz 1, Hamburg-Neustadt
  • Organizer: Fabian Friedrich, BLOCKCHANCE UG, Board of Directors INATBA
  • Patron: Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the City of Hamburg
  • More than 50 national and international speakers from the blockchain ecosystem
  • approx. 750 conference participants from business, science, technology, politics, etc.
  • approx. 1,500 trade fair visitors, mainly users from business and administration 
  • Information and tickets at

A detailed and continuously updated fact sheet, a one-pager with text modules, a CV of the organiser as well as photos, logos and graphics for the BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019 can be found online in our media content section at

For interviews and background information on the conference, the organiser will be happy to be at your personal disposal. We can arrange regional, national or international experts to provide you with background information on blockchain technology. Please include our contact persons in your expert contacts.

BLOCKCHANCE organizer:

  • Fabian Friedrich +49 (0) 176 – 61 69 57 71
  • BLOCKCHANCE Press Relations: Thomas Keup +49 (0) 171 – 4 18 00 84

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