Letterhead_FinalThe US Embassy in Fiji in partnership with the Fiji Blockchain Community and TraSeable Solutions Pte Ltd are hosting the inaugural Regional Blockchain TechCamp in Suva, Fiji from April 9-11 2018 at the Laucala Campus of the University of the South Pacific (USP).


Registration for this event is free with limited seats available.  Pacific regional participants are especially encouraged to apply with funding available for nationals of Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu who fall under the jurisdiction of the US Embassy in Fiji.  All other participants to attend at their own expense.

Registration for this event is closed.

Invitations will be sent to participants who have been selected for this TechCamp by Tuesday, April 3.


For any enquiries about this TechCamp please email – [email protected]


We have an exciting programme planned with a host of international, regional, and national speakers.

Download the Regional Blockchain TechCamp Fiji 2018 – Speaker Bios.

The opening session on Monday (April 9) is open to all while the remaining two days of the TechCamp is only open to participants that have registered their expression of interest in attending and have received a formal invitation from the event organisers.

Monday, April 9
Venue: Japan Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre
1400 Registration opens
1445 Welcome by US Embassy Michael Goldman (Charge d’Affaires, US Embassy)
1455 Remarks by the Guest of Honour Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney General and Minister for Economy
1505 Remarks by a USP representative Dr Anjeela Jokhan (Dean, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, USP)
1515 Short video on blockchain
1520 Keynote Tyler Mulvihill & Kishore Atreya (ConsenSys/Viant)
1610 Performance by VOU Dance Group
1640 Group Photo All
1645 Champagne and refreshments Hosted by the US Embassy
1730 End of cocktail and Day 1
Wednesday, April 11
Venue: MBA Conference Room, USP Statham Campus
0830 Registration opens
0900 Welcome US Embassy / Hosts
0915 Blockchain and renewable energy James Eggleston (Business Development/Senior Analyst, Power Ledger)
1000 Telecommunications industry perspective Edwin Liava’a (CEO, Tonga Cable Ltd)
1030 Morning tea
1045 Cash Transfers for Humanitarian and Recovery Programs in the Pacific region Sandra Uwantege Hart (Pacific Cash & Livelihoods Advisor, Oxfam Australia)
1130 WWF’s use of blockchain technology Alfred “Bubba” Cook (Western and Central Pacific Tuna Programme Manager, WWF-New Zealand)
1215 Lunch
1315 ConsenSys Ecosystem and Viant Overview Tyler Mulvihill, Kishore Atreya (ConsenSys/Viant)
1445 Afternoon tea
1500 Group session
Identifying sectors/industries in the Pacific for the potential application of blockchain technology
1600 End of Day 2
Thursday, April 12
Venue: MBA Conference Room, USP Statham Campus
0830 Registration opens
0900 Understanding Cryptocurrencies Dr. Kaylash Chaudhary (Assistant Lecturer, USP)
0930 DLT & Climate Nick Beglinger (CEO, Cleantech21 and Organiser of #Hack4Climate)
1015 Morning tea
1030 Blockchain and Sports Martin Burrows (Coordinator, Oceania Sport Information Center, USP)
1045 Provenance of high-value assets Louise Mercer (Global Strategy & Innovation Director, Everledger)
1130 Blockchain in Fisheries: Provenance and traceability of tuna Brett “Blu” Haywood (Managing Director, Sea Quest (Fiji) Ltd), Kenneth Katafono (Managing Director, TraSeable Solutions Pte Ltd)
1215 Blockchain elections Jamie Skella (Director, Chief Product Officer, Horizon State)
1300 Lunch
1400 Panel session
Identifying stumbling blocks for implementing blockchain technology in the Pacific and proposing solutions; next steps
Semi Tukana (CEO, Software Factory Fiji Ltd), Donnie DeFreitas, (Project Director, Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Center)
1445 Afternoon tea
1500 Closing remarks and certificate presentation US Embassy / Hosts
1600 End of TechCamp


Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Due to the disruptions from TC Keni Sandra Ro was unable to provide a live presentation but has shared her slides:


Select pictures courtesy of Andrew Naigulevu: