The UNLOCK Blockchain Forum, which is set to take place on January 14th and 15th 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai, is opening its doors to global and regional startups to showcase their Blockchain solutions for free.
In an unprecedented attempt to help build the Blockchain ecosystem in Dubai, the UNLOCK Forum is offering Blockchain startups in UAE, the region, and globally the chance to showcase their solutions at the startup area of the UNLOCK Blockchain forum at no cost.
Walid Abou Zaki, Executive Director of Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal, stated, “We are proud to be working with Dubai government entity Smart Dubai to build the future of Blockchain and its related ecosystem as such we felt it was imperative to support Blockchain startups by giving them the opportunity to showcase their solutions at UNLOCK. We hope that this will encourage startups from around the world to come to Dubai and see how they can participate in building the Blockchain momentum here.”
UNLOCK will bring together prominent international and regional speakers from around the globe to talk about Blockchain implementation across various sectors, including finance, health, government and Smart Cities. It will also be a stage to discuss the opportunities as well as challenges being faced today, and delve into which platforms will outperform others, as well as the regulatory and legal concerns pertaining to Blockchain.
Speakers include Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai; Wesam Lootah, CEO of Dubai Smart Government; Oliver Bussmann, founder of Bussmann Advisory, president of Swiss Crypto Valley Association, Strategic Advisor to IOTA; Ismael Malik, founder-CEO of Blockchain Labs; Sam Chadwick, Director of Strategy innovation and Blockchain at Thomson Reuters; Vincent Y Wang, Chief Innovation Officer at China Wanxiang Holdings; Julio Faura, Head of Research and Development in Santandar Innovation Division and Chairman of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’ Andrea Tinianow, Director of Delaware Blockchain Initiative; Leanne Kemp, founder-CEO of Everledger; Khalifa Ahmed Alzeraim Al Suwaidi, CEO of Emirates Real Estate Solutions; Sam Lee, founder and CEO of Blockchain Global; and Yasmeen Al Sharaf, Superintendent, Fintech Unit, Central Bank of Bahrain.
Events include workshops on crypto-currencies, ICO and Initial Crowd Funding.
In a recent survey carried out by UNLOCK online media publication, 67% of those surveyed in the region do not fully understand Blockchain. Given that 40% of those surveyed will be implementing it in the near future, it is now time to see how Blockchain can be used to the best of its capability.