BlockShow, a major global conference devoted to the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, is making a comeback after four years, joining forces with BlockDown Festival — powered by public relations agency EAK Digital — to bring a festival-like Web3 event to Hong Kong in 2024.
First launched in 2016, BlockShow is backed by the blockchain industry publication Cointelegraph and will work closely with EAK to produce the BlockShow X BlockDown, the Asia edition, which will take place at Hong Kong’s government-backed Cyberport venue. Known for hosting prominent Web3 companies such as Animoca Brands, Cyberport is the Silicon Valley of Hong Kong and will be the primary venue for the main BlockShow X BlockDown Asia event.
The main conference will take place from May 8 to 9, 2024, and will be accompanied by side events across several additional days. Choosing Hong Kong was only natural, with the region’s growth as a global technology and Web3 hub in recent years making it the perfect location. The Cyberport will be transformed into Web3 city, with access to multiple floors, exhibition spaces, galleries, meeting zones, cafes, restaurants, workshop rooms, open-air spaces and more.
The BlockShow X BlockDown festival aims to turn Hong Kong into a Web3 city for five to seven days, featuring multiple conference stages, an art gallery, a gaming zone, a music stage, a dedicated zone for startups and venture capitalists and much more. Among its core topics, the festival will explore SocialFi, GameFi, Web3, art, music, culture, decentralized finance (DeFi) and real-world assets.
The BlockShow X BlockDown Asia event’s additional days will focus on topics like Bitcoin Ordinals, niche fields within DeFi, gaming and more. The organizers also plan to hold ice-breaking events in some of the best restaurants around Hong Kong, as well as sports-oriented networking events centered around futsal, tennis, basketball and other activities.
The BlockShow X BlockDown event wants to bring together 5,000 attendees, with early bird tickets ranging from $290 to $1,190, depending on the ticket type. The next price increase will see tickets range from $490 to $1,390.
According to BlockShow founder Addy Crezee, the Web3 industry is set for a breakthrough in 2024, with Asia positioned to spearhead the upcoming bull run due to the growing presence of builders and crypto users: