Smart Dubai’s Future Blockchain Summit returns to the city next month, as the Emirate continues its surge towards becoming the world’s first government to execute all applicable transactions using blockchain technology by 2020.
In line with the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, the second annual Future Blockchain Summit will take place April 2nd- 3rd at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Officially hosted by the Smart Dubai Office, the two-day event will bring together an agenda-setting global pool of technology visionaries, government bodies, the world’s biggest brands and industry first-movers to push blockchain forward and champion its adoption on a global scale.
Future Blockchain Summit 2019 will shine the spotlight on excelling blockchain technologies, moving conversation beyond theoretical use-cases and into real-life opportunities. It will look at blockchain use across the world’s most integral industries, including retail and ecommerce, healthcare, transportation, education, food, hospitality and tourism, energy, fintech and banking, safety and security.
It is expected to welcome more than 8,000 international visitors, and will host speakers from world-renowned brands like Coca-Cola, Tencent, Johnson & Johnson, Maersk, HSBC, eBay and Lufthansa. Government entities including du, Dubai Land Department and Dubai Health Authority will all be on-hand to showcase their advancements and use cases in the revolutionary technology.
“We are already seeing a multitude of ways in which blockchain can transform a community,” said Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office. “Smart Dubai has been working on over 20 citywide blockchain use cases in partnership with the government and private sector, and we will see many more in the months and years to come.
“Dubai is committed to exploring the potential of this technology to support our ambitious goal of becoming the world’s happiest city, and we have already come a long way since the inaugural Future Blockchain Summit. We want Dubai to be a global blockchain hub that will lead the way in developing the technology further allowing us to improve lives not only locally, but on a global scale too.”
The Summit will have no less than six live conference and seminar stages, which will be home to many of the most talked about names in technology. Confirmed international speakers include Shark Tank panelist and the world’s first Bitcoin Oracle, Vinny Lingham; the CEO and Co-Founder of Civic and founding Director of the 6th largest cryptocurrentcy in the world LiteCoin, Franklyn Richards; rebel, explorer and tech pilgrim, Phil Chen – the man responsible for the world’s first native Blockchain phone, Exodus 1, and currently the Decentralised Chief Officer at HTC; G20 expert advisor and Director of Social Impact and Public Regulatory Affairs, IOTA Foundation, Dr. Julie A. Maupin; and Abdel Mageed Yahia, the Director of the World Food Programme, who pioneered a blockchain application to reduce world hunger.
The event’s new BlockBASIC Asia Forum – held in partnership with Camelot International Conferences – will shine a light on Asia’s prominent journey in early blockchain adoption, with the continent already established as a standard-setting incubator for innovation. The Forum will seek to connect Asia-based entrepreneurs and investors over truly ground-breaking blockchain innovations.
The show will also host the BlockHealth Summit, organised by the Patientory Association, which will lead the discussion on blockchain adoption in the healthcare industry.