Global Bitcoin Summit (GBS) 2014, an event billed as China’s first global bitcoin conference, will be held from 10th-11th May in Beijing at the China National Convention Center.

Speakers for the inaugural event include noted bitcoin investor Roger Ver; BTC China CEO Bobby Lee (billed as Nicholls Yuan); co-founder of Fire Coins Network Li Lin; Canadian Bitcoin Alliance director Anthony di Iorio; Ethereum founder Charles Hoskinson; and OKCoin founder Xu Star.

Event organisers say the goal of GBS is to shed light on bitcoin’s future in China and to promote digital currency innovation in the Asian market and abroad.

The official invitation letter from Li Xiaolai, founder of event organizer BitFund.PE, explains:

“The Summit will be a consortium of prominent Bitcoin leaders, scholars, startups and businesses around the globe, and will also serve a stage where the world comes to witness the progress that China has made.”

The event is being produced by bitcoin-related private equity fund BitFund.PE and China’s largest commercial exhibition organiser UBM China.

BitFund.PE has provided funding to such notable bitcoin projects as BitShares, a decentralized cryptocurrency and derivatives trading system.

Itinerary

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 9.53.32 AMThe initial event announcement indicates the first day will feature a keynote address, panel discussions, an investment and cooperation workshop and a VIP banquet.

Day two will host content related to bitcoin applications and digital currency mining.

The official website lists a number of topics that will be discussed further at the conference, including trading platforms, distributed autonomous systems, application development and more.

Event organiser Hitters Xu told CoinDesk the event will include both Chinese-language and English-language speakers:

“[GBS] will open a window for both Chinese bitcoin fans and world bitcoin fans, updating them on the newest ideas and technologies in bitcoin field, [while letting the world] know what is really happening in China.”

Further information about topics can be gleaned from viewing the full list of event speakers here.

More to come

BitFund.PE said that while the event is scheduled for May, there is more work it needs to complete before the May run date. In particular, a finalized agenda has yet to be released.

More speakers are also expected to be added to the current lineup, which organisers estimate is “90% complete”.

Event tickets are now on sale, and those who register before 25th March will receive discounted admission.

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