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Australian blockchain mission

Various locations
Shanghai and Taipei


8-14 Sep 2018

China Bootcamp 8 - 10 Sep, Shanghai 10 - 12 Sep, Taipei 13 - 14 Sep


Blockchain Technology


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Australian Blockchain Mission to Shanghai and Taipei 2018

About event:

China has the most active digital investment and start-up ecosystem in the world, and has emerged as the world’s largest investor in fintech. The Chinese blockchain ecosystem is rapidly growing with a reported 456 blockchain companies at the end of March this year. Data from the World Intellectual Property Organization reveals China was the largest blockchain patent filer in the world in 2017, with China contributing 225 international blockchain patent applications, followed by the USA with 91 filings and Australia with 13.

China’s State Council has endorsed blockchain technology as part of an Information Technology Reformation Strategy in China’s 13th Five-year Economic Development Plan (2016-2020) with President Xi Jinping calling the technology a “breakthrough application” in May 2018. In fact throughout 2018, Chinese local government authorities have demonstrated a pro-blockchain attitude, funding multi-billion dollar initiatives and blockchain-based networks.

Important: This mission is focused on business-model innovation using blockchain technology. Marketing of cryptocurrencies or ICOs is NOT permitted given the ban in China.

Who should participate:

Two programs will be run for different groups:

  • Corporate Track: Corporates evaluating blockchain-based innovation opportunities; Financial institutions, executive level; Regulators and policy makers; Venture capital funds
  • Scaleups: Scale-ups with PoC, decision makers; Companies looking to expand into the region; Companies looking for co-development partners and/or capital
Austrade package:

For detailed information about this event and the participation package, please refer to the event brochure (pdf).

To view a copy of sessions planned for this event please refer to the draft program - it will be updated as speakers and activities are confirmed.

Application deadline:

14 August 2018

How to apply:

Apply to participate in this event using the register button below.

Acceptance of your application is not confirmed until you have received formal notification from Austrade. Austrade is not bound to accept any application and shall only do so at its sole discretion so as to best facilitate export and foreign direct investment.

Travel details:

Australian travellers should be aware of the increased threat of terrorism globally and should consult the Australian Government’s General Advice to Australian Travellers, which is available at

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