UNLOCK Blockchain Forum announces more than 56 global and regional speakers


The UNLOCK Company DMCC, a platform providing information, intelligence, insights and news related to the Blockchain sector, holds its second series of the UNLOCK Blockchain Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 15 and 16 January 2019, at the Ritz – Carlton Hotel, DIFC.

UNLOCK, which takes place in its second year, has announced the participation of over 56 global and regional speakers that include major blockchains such as Nick Spanos, CEO and founder of Blocktech and Zap, Daniel Haudenschild, CEO of Swisscom Blockchain Switzerland, H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Government of Smart Dubai, as well as Osman Sultan, CEO of Du Telecom, and key government officials of KSA and UAE. Others include Mohsen Al Zahrani, Vice President of Saudi Strategy and Excellence of Payments (Saudi Monetary Authority), Bart Brands, President of the European Blockchain Foundation, Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni, Founder and CEO of the Dubai Blockchain Center, and many major speakers.

In addition, UNLOCK will include more than 30 investment companies across the region, including Dubai Investments, Lavaliere Capital, Fundshing Holdings China, Dalma Capital, Gforce Investing, Block 5 Capital, Angevest Ventures, Agar Development, LDJ Capital and many others.

Walid Abou Zaki, founder and CEO of UNLOCK, said: "We are very pleased with our accomplishment of this year both in terms of high-level speakers and our addition of investors to the UNLOCK forum, as well as our continued support to startups that will be exhibiting and presenting at UNLOCK Despite the downward market conditions of 2018, we have been able to continue developing UNLOCK as a platform in our efforts to build the blockchain ecosystem in the region. more than ever, blockchain investments will benefit as the market matures. "

More than 20 blockchain startups will participate in UNLOCK this year including names such as Unchain.io, BabelChain, Energy One, Helena Energy, UATAG, SophiaTX, Dhonor Blockchain, Addenda, Barter Trade, Cambridge Blockchain, Dubai Blockchain Center and others.

Lara AbdulMalak, editor-in-chief of UNLOCK, said: "Blockchain's tenth anniversary is slowly maturing into a reliable platform that will enable global economies to negotiate, cooperate and develop better," according to a recent Deloitte poll on the blockchain. shifting from learning and exploration to building practical business applications 74% of respondents see a "compelling business case" for the use of blockchain technology, only 34% say their company has initiated some sort of blockchain distribution, which is indicative of the fact that blockchain will continue to grow as an enabling factor and business technology, as more organizations incorporate it into their business cases. "

Du will present UNLOCK this year as the main sponsor and UNLOCK is also sponsored by DarkMatter, SwissCom Blockchain, Avanza Innovations and others who have demonstrated their commitment to digitization efforts in the region.

UNLOCK has also signed more than 40 partnerships with leading media players and will continue to further develop these partnerships. For more information on the UNLOCK Blockchain forum, visit www.unlock-bc.com

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