Regional blockchain startups have a free platform to showcase their solutions to a prominent audience at the UNLOCK Blockchain Forum in Dubai.
The conference takes place between 14 - 15 January 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai. A startup area has been set up on the sidelines of the Forum available to startups at no cost.
The initiative is an effort to help build the blockchain ecosystem in Dubai. The executive director of event organisers Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal, Walid Abou Zaki, said, “We are proud to be working with 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 gather international and regional speakers to discuss blockchain implementation across different sectors such as finance, health, government, Smart Cities. Speakers include Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr Director General of Smart Dubai, Wesam Lootah CEO of Dubai Smart Government, Oliver Bussman, founder 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 Thomson Reuters, Vincent Y Wang chief innovation officer China Wanxiang Holdings , Julio Faura head of research and development 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 AlSuwaidi CEO of Emirates Real Estate Solutions a Dubai Land Department entity, Sam Lee founder and CEO of Blockchain Global, Yasmeen Al Sharaf superintendent, fintech unit Central Bank of Bahrain and others.
Workshops on topics such as crypto-currencies and ICO Initial Crowd Funding will also be on the table at UNLOCK.