Whether you’re a seasoned crypto enthusiast, an avid globetrotter, or simply curious about the innovation that lies ahead, this article explores the top upcoming events that will shape the way we navigate the world of blockchain and travel.
From blockchain summits featuring renowned industry speakers to travel expos that are pushing the boundaries of exploration, we’ve handpicked several events in each category to plan your next trip around. Keep an eye out for our partner events below for special offers!
WOW Summit Dubai
📅 8-9 October 2023
📍 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WOW Summit Dubai is a premier global event that brings together industry leaders, visionaries, and entrepreneurs from around the world. The event covers a wide range of topics, including the Web2-Web3 transition, CBDC, regulations, asset tokenization, NFTs, and the social impact and applications of blockchain and DLT technologies. Speakers include Yat Siu (Co-Founder of Animoca Brands), Eowyn Chen (CEO of Trust Wallet), Ismail Tekin (Founding Partner of the World Impact Forum), and more.
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Upcoming Crypto Events
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📅 4–6 October 2023
📍 Ibiza, Spain
IBIZA NXT explores the intersection of purpose and technology. Discover how Web3 and blockchain innovation can elevate our lives through NFTs, the Metaverse, DeFi, and DAOs. The event will also delve further into blockchain-AI connections, asset tokenisation, new sustainability synergies, and the concept of Blockchain Cities.
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📅 12–13 October 2023
📍 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bitcoin Amsterdam is the premier European Bitcoin event to learn about how Bitcoin is empowering individuals around the globe to take control of their financial future. Learn the basics of bitcoin or go deep with top industry experts to learn about the current state of the bitcoin ecosystem, find out what the next halvening means, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals, entrepreneurs, and developers that are pushing bitcoin forward. Speakers include Edward Snowden, Adam Back (CEO of Blockstream), Stella Assange (wife of Julian Assange), and more.
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📅 19–21 October 2023
📍 Bengaluru, India
UNFOLD’23 will see the Web3 community unite from all corners of India and beyond, both in-person and virtually, to facilitate collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing in the Web3 space. More than 25,000 attendees are projected to take part, with over 100 Web3 experts sharing their knowledge throughout 30+ sessions. Speakers include Navin Gupta (Managing Director of Ripple), Rishitesh Mishra (Director of Engineering at Space and Time), Zhen Yu Yong (Co-Founder of Web3Auth), and more.
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DeGameFi Conference 2023
📅 22–23 October 2023
📍 Tbilisi, Georgia
DeGameFi Conference 2023 is the largest in the Caucasus region, bringing together experts, thought leaders, and innovators in the blockchain and Web3 space. The conference caters towards developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and enthusiasts from all around the world. Speakers include Antoni Martin (Co-Founder of PolygonID), Oliver Silvey (Head of Crypto & Digital Assets for the EEMEA Region at Mastercard), Marco Dal Lago (Head of Expansion at Tether and Bitfinex), and more.
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📅 7–10 November 2023
📍 Lisbon, Portugal
NEARCON was created to be a community driven event that brings people together over their shared passion for NEAR, and a shared vision of a more free, fair, and open web. Hear from leading voices about the BOS, AI, the future of Web3, why an open web matters, user-experience, governance, sustainability, NFTs, DeFI, gaming, and much more. Speakers include Dr. Nagendra Bharatula (G-20 Group), Lisa Loud (Secret Network Foundation), David Morrison (NEAR Foundation), and more.
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India Blockchain Week Bangalore
📅 6–7 December 2023
📍 Bengaluru, India
The IBW’23 Conference is the two-day headline event anchoring India Blockchain Week (IBW). Amplifying the discourse on blockchain and its myriad potential, the IBW’23 Conference offers a unique blend of invaluable key-note speeches, expert dialogues, dynamic panel discussions, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Speakers include Baek Kim (General Partner at Hashed), Akshay Malhorta (Co-Founder of Halliday), Amy Zhao (Executive Director of Ocular), and more.
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Upcoming Travel Events
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Arival 360 Orlando
📅 9–12 October 2023
📍 Orlando, USA
Come meet, mingle, and make game-changing connections with the creme de la creme of the attractions industry. This exclusive forum within our Arival 360 event gives you the chance to network with other Visitor Attractions and Large Operators who “speak your language”—so you can swap trailblazing strategies on how to tackle your distinct challenges, together. This year’s line up includes presenters from Merlin Entertainments, Go City, Edge NYC, Attraction Tickets, Big Bus, AKA, TUI and others.
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📅 25–27 October 2023
ITB Asia, Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show, is an annually held B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry; it is designed to be the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry. The event features thousands of exhibiting companies from every sector of the industry, including destinations, airlines and airports, hotels and resorts, theme parks and attractions, inbound tour operators, inbound DMCs, cruise lines, spas, venues, other meeting facilities, and travel technology companies attend the event.
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📅 6–8 November 2023
📍 London, United Kingdom
World Travel Market London is home to the world’s travel trade – the most influential travel and tourism event globally. WTM London brings together the international leisure travel community; providing inspiration, education, sourcing, and benchmarking to travel professionals while providing exhibitors a place to do business and showcase their services to the international press. In 2022, WTM welcomed over 35,000 professionals from 184 countries.
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Skift Aviation Forum
📅 9 November 2023
📍 Dallas-Fort Worth, USA
The Skift Aviation Forum offers a day of fast-paced, deep dive conversations into the business of aviation, combining Skift’s editorial viewpoint, extensive research insights, and broader travel industry knowledge with the depth and authority of Airline Weekly — the highly influential global business newsletter consumed by airline executives and decision makers every week around the world.
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📅 4–7 December 2023
📍 Cannes, France
The flagship of the ILTM Collection, Cannes is the end-of-year show that everyone in the luxury travel industry wants to be at. The industry’s most influential names become the talk of the town as they create exciting new itineraries, do business and build lifelong bonds. Four days of high-quality pre-scheduled appointments, educational sessions, networking, parties and invaluable exposure sum up the incredible ILTM experience.
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Skift Global Forum East
📅 12–14 December 2023
📍 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This event will explore the cutting-edge innovations across marketing, strategy, and technology that are propelling the future of travel. With a focus on the evolving relationship between generative AI and the travel industry, Skift is at the forefront of uncovering the transformative potential of emerging technologies.
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