April 4th, 5th & 6th 2019

[ 17+ ]


[ 800+ ]


[ 40+ ]


A global crypto gathering in the heart of Manchester

CoinFest started in 2013 at a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver. By 2014, CoinFest was growing in popularity and spread across Canada and internationally.

In 2016 CryptoBatesGroup brought CoinFest to the UK for the first time, showcasing exhibitors and speakers from all over the world. Every year we have continued to feature the established and latest from the cryptosphere, bringing bright minds together with a free-entry event aimed at all levels of knowledge. 2019 will bring our fourth UK event! Exciting times....

Crypto Workshops

Over the past few years CoinFestUK events have hosted a range of free workshops with topics including: Bitcoin Education Sessions, Mining Education Sessions, Minting ERC20 tokens, Intro to Blockchain Smart Contracts and Distributed Databases,Learn to trade crypto and delving into BTC transactions

All our workshops are free of charge, no fee! Your workshop options can be selected when you book a ticket - places are first come first serve

Registration Opens Soon

Crypto Exhibitions

CoinFestUK hosts a range of exhibitors from around the world. Previous CoinFestUK events have hosted more than 40 exhibitors travelling from around the world to set up a pitch at our event.

Projects have ranged from Crypto trading, Crypto collectables, Alt-coin communities, University teams, local community projects, Crypto art work, Polymer notes, Bitcoin ATMs and Crypto gaming projects.

Our 2018 Photos inc exhibitors

Crypto Activities

Aswell as workshops, speaker presentations and exhibitions our event hosts a range of crypto activities aimed to help attendees feel comfortable and engaged.

Our events have hosted a range of activities including
Cash Grabber - A wind cylinder where contestants have to grab the most custom cash notes to win
Crypto Photo Booth - A crypto theme photo booth
Guess the combination - A combination safe filled with crypto goodies and collectables where the contestants must guess the combination to win the prizes and
Crypto Raffle - Each ticket is linked to a unique raffle number with a winner being selected each day from the tickets scanned on entering the event.
CryptoGrabber - CryptoBatesGroups very own creation will be present at our 2019 event. Our CryptoGrabber is a refurbished arcade claw machine accepting a range of cryptocurrencies including MUE, DGB, LTC and (of course) BTC .

Our 2018 Photos including activities

Crypto Music

Our events have hosted some of the most awesome crypto musicians and rappers in the crypto space. Collaborations have been made and magic has been heard, our two main artists are:

CryptoRaptor (CryptoRap by Satoshi Swagamoto):
Twitter @Cryptopoly

Twitter @BitcoinRat

CryptoRaptors 2018 Performance

Crypto Art Work

Our first Crypto Art Gallery took place on April 9th 2017, we brought together crypto artists from around the world and displayed some of the most famous crypto artwork out on the market place at the time.

The idea of Crypto Art Gallery was simple, it was formed to bring together the amazing bitcoin/crypto based artwork from around the world for everyone to view.

For 2019 Crypto Art Gallery will take place as part of CoinFestUK, this will bring more exposure to the art artists and enlighten the attendees to the amazing crypto artwork which has been created.

Our current artist lineup for 2019 will include: @SlackerX3, @Block_Designs, @combugnera, Giosuemarongiu, @LeeDRHolland, @trevorjonesart, @HodlrDotRocks and Mosaic.Rocks

Our 2017 Event photos

Our Awesome Host

Chris “The Cryptoverse” Coney will return as host of CoinFestUK for our 2019 event!

Chris is the host of TheCryptoverse and founder of the worlds first online school for cryptocurrency.

Visit CryptoAsset.School

Twitter @chrisconeyint

Our 2019 Event Schedule

Once our event schedule is fully confirmed it will be available for download here in PDF format.

Awesome 2019 sponsors

Our awesome headline sponsors!

Sponsors are what make our event possible they provide financial support aswell as supporting us in many ways including donating to our giveaways, hosting workshops, event promotion, providing feedback and helping us setup the event.

MonetaryUnit (MUE) is digital money which you can use to buy goods and services for less. It is Money, Evolved.

The ETHBITS (ETBS) platform provides users with a secure and trustworthy exchange that helps them easily convert fiat into any of the cryptocurrencies available on the market.

Our awesome sponsors

Our 2019 Media Partners

Our 2019 Speakers

For CoinFestUK 2019 we have received a record number of speaker submissions, we are still working through the requests and as they are confirmed our site will be updated.


[Flubit - CEO]

Bertie Stephens

[Flubit - CEO]

Bertie Stephens

[CEO and Co-Founder - EdgeFund]

Colin McCrae

[CEO and Co-Founder - EdgeFund]

Colin McCrae

[Co Founder, Technical Lead - EdgeFund]

Andy Watt

[Co Founder, Technical Lead - EdgeFund]

Andy Watt

[EthBits co-founder and Business Growth Manager]

Matthew Rodbourne

[EthBits co-founder and Business Growth Manager]

Matthew Rodbourne

[The Mysteries Of Satoshi Nakamoto]

William Hern

[The Mysteries Of Satoshi Nakamoto]

William Hern

[The Shares Guy - Investment Education]

Glen Goodman

[The Shares Guy - Investment Education]

Glen Goodman

[Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Financial Economics]

Gavin Brown

[Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Financial Economics]

Gavin Brown

[ Identity will be revealed 2 days before the event]

Mystery Speaker

[ Identity will be revealed 2 days before the event]

Mystery Speaker

Choose Your Ticket

As always CoinFest tickets are free! No fee! Tickets will be available soon!


  • Access to the exhibition halls
  • Access to speaker presentations
  • Access to both workshop rooms
  • Access to crypto activities
  • Access to crypto art gallery

Media Ticket

  • First access to our event photos (Full event and headline shots)
  • First access to our event video footage
  • Access to our interview rooms (On request)
  • Wristband access to the bar on Friday 5th

Our 2019 Venue

Our 2019 Venue

CoinFestUK 2019 will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre in the heart of Manchester

[ Located opposite The University of Manchester James Lighthill Building ]

Manchester Conference Centre

Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

Venue location


Finding the venue and local information: Local Information (External Site)


Google Map

Directions from Manchester Piccadilly station, see our Google Map here (External Site)


Venue address:

Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB (External Site)



External Site (parkopedia): https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/m1_3bb/  (External Site)

Parking spaces can also be found on : https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/ – Enter the venue postcode (M1 3BB) to find the nearest available spaces (External Site)

Our rooms for 2019 will include:

Speakers hosted in the Pioneer Theatre

Exhibitions will be hosted in the Pioneer Suite and Momentum Suite

Workshops will be hosted in Conference Room 6 & 7

We will also host VIPs in one of two dedicated lounges.

We will have interview rooms available on request (Prior to the event)



Discount Hotel Rooms

Should you need an hotel room for the night the venue is attached the Pendulum Hotel. We currently have an allocation of rooms on hold for our event, if you try to book online and your required dates are unavailable for the hotel please use the Contact page to get in touch with us and we will pass on our reservation code.

We encourage you to book your room early as we are expecting rooms to sell out.

We look forward to seeing you!

Restaurant, Bar & Coffee Shop

The venue is situated in the heart of Manchester so has access to lots of local amenities. The venue hosts a restaurant, bar area and coffee shop

Venue Catering Information:


(External Site)