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Blockchain: Separating Hype from Reality

Hailed as the biggest digital innovation since the internet, blockchain is the virtual infrastructure that is changing the way we work. According to the World Economic Forum, 10 per cent of global GDP would be stored using blockchain by 2027. Estimates indicate that supply side improvement, such as cost and time savings, could increase global GDP by nearly five per cent and trade volumes by 15 per cent. The technology is poised to disrupt across a plethora of industries, including finance, insurance, logistics, energy and transportation. At the corporate level, the potential of blockchain has been recognised for some time, and efforts to commercialise the technology have gone beyond start-ups.

Despite these advances, there has been growing backlash from opinion leaders and regulators as the technology’s drawbacks become better known. The time is ripe for businesses and governments to re-examine blockchain’s role in the global economy.

Key areas of discussion include:

• the potential of blockchain to change world trade
• when and where disruption is most likely to happen
• winners and losers in blockchain
• the associated concerns that come with blockchain’s regulation

The conference will explore the current and future opportunities blockchain might bring as well as challenges it poses to companies and consumers.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Wolfgang Richter, Partner, DWF

Pilar Santamaria, Innovation VP and CTO for EMEA, Dell

Barry Childe, Global Head of Distributed Ledger, Cyber & CryptoCurrency Technology, HSBC

This conference is organised by Asia House, in partnership with DWF. To register your interest in attending, please contact Aini Abdullah in the Business and Policy Team at: aini.abdullah@asiahouse.co.uk



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July 10, 2018


09:00 - 11:00



Asia House
Tel: 0207 307 5454


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