April 2022 Business Spotlight
Attracting New and Emerging Businesses
April 2022 Tech Month
Bitcoin 2022 and eMerge Americas
April is Tech Month in Miami Beach and this year’s festivities got underway with “Let’s Talk Crypto,” an engaging cryptocurrency thought leadership event that featured venture capitalist Jalak Jobanputra and Laura Shin, journalist, podcast host and author of the newly released “The Cryptopians — a story of the idealists, technologists, and opportunists fighting to bring cryptocurrency to the masses.”
In partnership with the Miami-Dade Beacon Council and Future\Perfect Ventures, the cryptocurrency chat was held on the eve of the Bitcoin 2022 conference. The sunset event included local, regional, and national Bitcoin enthusiasts, cryptocurrency influencers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. It was a perfect opportunity to welcome our fintech visitors and invite them to get to know Miami Beach incentives, programs, policies, and people.
Billed as the world’s largest cryptocurrency conference, Bitcoin 2022 was held April 6-9, 2022, at the Miami Beach Convention Center campus. Bitcoin 2022 attracted more than 17,000 of the best and brightest fintech leaders and enthusiasts in the rapidly expanding cryptocurrency space. Bitcoin 2022 was welcomed to Miami Beach by Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez who participated in the unveiling of a 1000-pound charging bull sculpture as well as a creative and grand activation at Pride Park.
The Miami Beach exhibition booth promoted Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County business incentives for new and startup businesses interested in relocating or expanding their operations in Miami Beach. The Economic Development Department, together with the Miami-Dade County Beacon Council and the Greater Miami and Miami Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) met with more than 500 attendees from cities as close as Orlando and as far away as Australia. Attendees saw videos showcasing vibrant neighborhoods, commercial districts, art and culture, entertainment, office space and many more assets and amenities. The city shared helpful information, maps and special offers from trendy restaurants and retail shops. Participants took home small tokens of Miami Beach hospitality — sunglasses, flip-flops, beach balls/towels and even fresh, local coconuts. The conference brought three days of engaging networking!
Tech Month continued with the return of eMerge Americas 2022 conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center on April 18-19, 2022. The venture-backed platform focuses on transforming the Greater Miami and Miami Beach community into the tech hub of the Americas. The two-day global tech conference included a welcome by Mayors Levine Cava and Gelber, who highlighted available incentive programs to support new and existing Fintech startups and entrepreneurs. The city hosted a “Suits Optional” exhibition booth to connect with attendees and appeal to business owners, influencers and talent interested in making a bold and smart move to Miami Beach.