Since early 2015, Dubai has focused on taking blockchain technology mainstream. On March 6, 2017, the World Blockchain Forum returns to the opulent Burj Al Arab in Dubai so participants can learn and capitalize on these innovative technologies first hand.
Blockchain Accelerates in Dubai
Cryptocurrency solutions like Bitcoin and underlying blockchain protocols are growing quite popular in Dubai. The country’s Crown Prince has pledged to have all government documents held on a blockchain protocol by 2020, and is also investing one billion dirhams ($275 million USD) into Dubai’s fintech and blockchain sectors.
In order to bolster Dubai’s technological lead and research, World Blockchain Forum attendees will experience a day filled with crypto-industry luminaries and leaders in distributed ledger technology.
World Blockchain Forum participants will hear from bright minds such as Osman Sultan, CEO of Du; Wesam Lootah, CEO of Dubai Smart Government Establishment; Ali Sajwani, CIO at EmiratesNBD; Eva Kaili, European Parliament Member; Dr. Noah Raford, COO at Dubai Future Foundation; and Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain.com.
The event will provide a networking space for attendees and blockchain industry leaders to build relationships. Attendees include the Director Generals, CEOs, CIOs, and COOs of the largest organizations in the Middle East and Europe, including Smart Dubai, DFF, Dubai Holdings, Emirates Airlines, DIFC, IBM, Microsoft, Visa, Deutsche Bank, EmiratesNBD, Bank of Canada, Danske Bank, Aramco, DMCC, and more. The focus of this year’s event is the implementation and piloting of blockchain projects, rather than the initial exploratory stages.