How to Host a Side Event at Paris Blockchain Weekby HarryPrince, 07 January 2023
Contemporary Glass Conference Venue For Paris Blockchain Week via Eventflare
Friends, today we’re going to tell you how you can muscle in on the Paris Blockchain Week. Yes, all the leads, prizes, money, and glory; you can have a share of it too!
Paris is a big city, and the blockchain community is big too, so there’s room for everyone. Our tips are waiting to be yielded, covering everything from the best clubs in Paris to unique sponsorship opportunities.
The dates to remember are 20-24 March 2023. Now let’s dive in, shall we?
Why Host a Side Event at Paris Blockchain Week
As you know, Paris Blockchain week is one of the largest blockchain events in the game.
Here builders, business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, tech heads, and fans come together to shape the future of blockchain technology.
But why bother hosting a side event at Paris Blockchain Event at all? Well, let’s quickly look at some numbers. Over the four days, you can expect to see,
- 10,000 + Attendees
- 60% at C-Level
- 300 + Sponsors
- 400+ Speakers
- 400 + Media
So, as you can see, this is a big deal. There are a lot of powerful, like-minded individuals in the same city at the same time for the same reasons. This means – if you do it right – you can achieve some – or all – of the following:
- Make Money
- Build a product or a solution
- Meet funders
- Meet talent
- Market your brand
- Build the blockchain community
- Have fun!
Hot Topics at Paris Blockchain Week 2023
Now then, what theme do you choose for your blockchain event? Well, the official topics at Paris Blockchain Week this year are as follows:
- Tech Builders
- Public Policy
- Enterprise Blockchain
- Open Finance
So, when planning your side event for Paris Blockchain Week, you can choose one or more of the above as your theme – making yourself a part of the conversation.
Or, you can always go your own way. Say you have a hotter – cooler – theme, then what better way to draw away attendees from the official event?
What Kind of Side Event at Paris Blockchain Week Should You Host?
Blockchain Hackathon: Blockchain hackathons are the driving force behind the community. This is where the builders build. It’s a no-brainer.
- Bonus Tip: Why not include unique gaming experiences at your hackathon to get your attendees through the door and keep them energised?
Party: Now, if there’s one thing we know about the blockchain event scene is that the parties are popular. And there are some great clubs in Paris, so why not treat your team, clients, and people in the community to one of the Paris clubs for an amazing party?
We are dab hands at organising parties for blockchain and crypto groups, so please, let’s collaborate on something special – just remember to invite us!
- To get a taste of what we could have in store for you, take a quick look at these cool bars in Paris.
Conference/Panel Discussion/Talk: Hosting a talk for your Paris Blockchain Event is, in essence, presenting yourself and your brand as pillars in the blockchain community. It’s stating you’re not here to be a participant. You’re here to drive the discussion.
And if you follow our advice on choosing a venue and a speaker, it could be you hosting one of the flagship occasions in the city. As for the theme, we leave that to you!
Workshop: A workshop is always a solid idea because it allows you to achieve a wide variety of goals, from scouting talent to training your team, or just getting your name out there.
- Bonus Tip: Remember, your workshop sessions don’t have to be all business. You can always just organise fun stuff for the sake of fun. Case in point: these fun team-building activities in Paris!
Networking Session: High-quality networking opportunities are always popular, especially at Paris Blockchain Week. Remember, as we said, 60% of the attendee pool will be C-Level brass. In other words, there are big fish in the pond. Why not tie it in with a party at one of our favourite Paris clubs?
- Bonus Tip: The best events have the best food. Make easy work of it by checking out our guide to the best catering companies in Paris.
Cool Venues in Paris for Your Paris Blockchain Week Side Event
The official venue this year is Le Carousel du Louvre. That’s a fancy shopping mall next to the Louvre, with an invented Pyramid matching the one you’ve seen before and lots of cool marble hallways. In short, it’s impressive.
But what does that mean for you? Well, it means you need to pick a super-cool venue in Paris to compete. But don’t stress. Here are three hand-picked venues to give you a taste of what’s possible. Enjoy!
1. Contemporary Glass Conference Venue For Paris Blockchain Week
Contemporary Glass Conference Venue For Paris Blockchain Week via Eventflare
So without further ado, here is the first of our cool venues in Paris for you to consider. It’s a contemporary glass event venue, 57 metres high, looking over Paris’s skyline.
You’ll find it around the corner from the Eiffel Tower. So already, your side event at Paris Blockchain Week will have that intrinsic allure you need. The style is bold, boasting a 6-metre tall ceiling encased by panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Not only is the style here sleek and futuristic, but it’s also got a blank canvas motif. It spreads over 188m2, allowing you to design the layout to suit your vision of what a blockchain event should look like.
Capacity-wise, you’ll be able to host events of up to 200 people. And amenity-wise, it comes with top-of-the-range equipment, including projectors, TV screens, sound equipment, a lighting system and a modular stage.
2. Playful Room for a Blockchain Hackathon
Playful Room for a Blockchain Hackathon via Eventflare
This playful room is a superb candidate for those looking to host a blockchain hackathon.
It’s like a corporate play area. But don’t be fooled. It’s not just for messing about. It’s been thoughtfully designed for creative and productive work sessions.
Thanks to the ample skylight, it’s bursting with a natural glow and has multiple rooms for breakout sessions, workshops, or whatever you please. Plus, there are lots of playful and quirky furnishings, like play slides, guitars, large yoga balls, bean bags, neon signs, and more.
It comes with top-of-the-line technical amenities for your hackathon, and finally, over 220m2, you’ll be able to host an event of up to 180 people here for Paris Blockchain Week.
3. Welcoming Bar in Paris for Paris Blockchain Week
Welcoming Bar in Paris for Paris Blockchain Week via Eventflare
Now we’re on to the after-work segment for your blockchain event, and it’s an exquisite and welcoming bar in Paris.
Here in the majestic 9th arrondissement – right around the corner from the Opéra Garnier – you have something that is glamour and nature combined.
The indoor and outdoor areas are separated by a glass partition, creating a dynamic atmosphere. Plus, there are stunning wooden wall panels, marble flooring and tables, green velvet sofas, and gold trappings.
And finally, over its 116m2, you’ll be able to accommodate a standing capacity of 40 people and a seated capacity of 30 people.
- N.B. We’ve got lots more to cover, so if you want to see more, don’t let us stop you. You can check out the rest of our cool venues in Paris via this link.
Choosing a Speaker for Your Blockchain Event
Your next task is to choose a speaker for your Paris Blockchain event. The right person could lead to a sellout. The wrong one, well, forget about that. Because with our tips, you’ll be grand!
Three considerations influence this decision. Firstly, your theme, more than anything – For example, don’t invite a chef to talk about building. And secondly, you obviously need a big name that people will actually be drawn towards – so don’t invite your buddy Kevin who nobody has heard of, no matter how interesting his ideas are. And thirdly, you need to be able to afford them.
These are general tips, but a sneaky tip – exclusively for Paris Blockchain week – is going to their official speakers’ list and poaching one of them! They will already be in town, so why not take a chance?
Alternatively, a good way to engage your audience is to literally engage with them. Ask them directly, “who would you like to see at our side event at Paris Blockchain Week?” Simple stuff.
And finally, perhaps the easiest option is to get professional help. An event agency will have a network of speakers and connections they’ve worked with to draw on and then advise you.
At Eventflare, blockchain is our speciality, our raison d’etre; we know the community and the event scene quite well. Simply ask one of our experts, and they’ll help you book the perfect speaker for your blockchain event.
How to get Sponsorships for Your Blockchain Event
So, we’ve covered loads of cool ideas so far. But how do you fund it or, hopefully, make some money for it?
You sell lots of tickets and lots of merch, of course. But don’t forget sponsorship is the key to any successful blockchain event.
So for starters, you need to read our guide on how to get sponsors for your event. Then, you can look at the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and the Paris Convention Bureau. These official channels will connect you with like-minded business individuals looking for exposure. You could even be eligible for a grant from the city!
Once you’ve identified potential sponsors, send them a proposal. And to do that, you’ll need to read our handy and concise piece on ‘How to Write an Event Sponsorship Proposal’.
And finally, as ever, you can always ask one of our local experts for their business knowledge of the city too!
How to Market your Side Event at Paris Blockchain Week
Now then, we’ve covered a lot of ground so far. And if you don’t want to waste it, you need to market it effectively.
The first step is to put it in plain sight of those who are most actively likely to attend. And for us, that is getting your blockchain event registered on the calendars of the major blockchain and crypto platforms. These are just a few:
After that, pursue any in-house marketing operations your company follows. Traditional social media and email marketing are always great. However, we advise a touch of nuance when marketing a blockchain event.
In particular, you need to be where they are. The blockchain community hides in places like Telegram and Medium. Your credentials will rise if you know the hottest chat spaces in the community. So if you have a super cool club in Paris booked, let these spaces know!
- N.B. if you want tips on cool groups to join, just ask!
And finally, as always, the best results are through professionals. In this case, that’s collaborating with blockchain events specialists like us. And to learn more on why you should hire a production company for your events, check out this guide here.
So, there you have it, our ultimate guide to hosting a side event at Paris Blockchain Week. To learn more on how to host a blockchain conference, this is the ultimate guide right here.
And finally, to see our vast collection of cool venues in Paris, just follow this link!
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