21 de Octubre 2020
Bogota gets ready to host the Devcon conference in 2021
From August 10th to 13th, 2021, Colombian capital will receive the world meeting of the Ethereum community, one of the main platforms associated to the Blockchain technology.
Among a list of 10 cities, Bogota was chosen as the venue for Devcon 2021 because of its ideal infrastructure for the development of international events and its wide range of cultural, gastronomic and hotel offerings; it is also the only Latin American capital that is a member of the "BestCities Global Alliance", a group of 12 cities recognized by international meeting organizers as top-level destinations.
The conference, which has taken place in cities such as London, Berlin, Shanghai, Osaka and Prague, will be held in South America for the first time in its history, bringing together developers, researchers and other participants in the ecosystem associated with the technology Blockchain and will include various meetings and seminars around the theme. According to its organizers, during its stay in the capital of Colombia, Devcon will seek to integrate with other events in the city and local businesses.
"Devcon 2021, more than an event, is the opportunity to capture global talent and generate new ventures and developments with a highly qualified talent base that already exists in the city and with the intention that they can be installed permanently in Bogota," said Carolina Duran, District Secretary of Economic Development.
"With this designation, Bogotá strengthens its position as an outstanding city for holding events of international stature, while at the same time it is inserted in global conversations related to one of the technologies that is called to transform banking, foreign trade, manufacturing or health, among many other industries," highlighted the Executive Director of Invest in Bogota, Juan Gabriel Pérez.
"Bogota provides the Ethereum community with great opportunities for growth and is the perfect place for Devcon to welcome builders, students, business leaders and decision makers from all over Latin America, many of whom will have the opportunity to get involved in the ecosystem for the first time," said Aya Miyaguchi, executive director of the Ethereum Foundation.
For Miyaguchi, the use of Ethereum, as a technology, will improve the daily lives of people and the world: "Working hand in hand with those who are open to experiment, will allow the creation of things that people around the world can learn from and will make change happen quickly," she concluded.
For his part, Mauricio Tovar, member of the Blockchain Colombia Foundation and TRU's CEO, affirmed that receiving this event is not only a recognition of the work of the capital, and of local entrepreneurs and organizations that promote Blockchain technology, but the ideal moment to place the city in the center of global discussion and attention.
"This will be a great opportunity to connect, do business with international markets in mind and strengthen the local ecosystem of Blockchain-based startups. It will also be an opportunity for foreigners to explore the culture and gastronomy of our capital city; and to visit our regions and even other Latin American countries," Tovar said.