SINGAPORE, July 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of BLOCKCON 2017, the first global Blockchain conference in Singapore, featuring Blockchain and cryptocurrency related innovation. Jointly organised by UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd and The Singapore Fintech Consortium Pte Ltd, this conference will take the stage at Marina Bay Sands Singapore on 28 & 29 March 2017.
Blockchain is a distributed public network that creates an immutable historical ledger of transaction in an efficient, transparent and secured way. It has the potential to revolutionize the way we look at the global finance economy as a whole, with its applications ranging from trading and payments, to security and legal ownership. It not only captures the attention of banks, but also exchanges, insurers and government who are looking into Blockchain to reshape daily operations, reduce costs and improve transparency.
In this 2-day conference, BLOCKCON 2017 will be expecting more than 1,000 global Blockchain innovators and professionals of diverse backgrounds -- including regulators, entrepreneurs, investors and financial industry executives.
The engagement topics revolve around Blockchain's rising opportunities and challenges, regulation and collaboration, as well as its application in finance and beyond. BLOCKCON 2017 will also feature a series of interactive panel discussion sessions, fireside chats and live demos that will probe deeper into what it takes for Blockchain solutions to be successful, and how this emerging technology can be applied for data integrity, trust and accessibility.
"Blockchain has the potential to redefine numerous value chains, exchange platforms and business processes. We observe fascinating "proof of concepts" being tested and user cases being developed not only within the financial service industry, but across other major industries and public sectors. Some of the key themes, topics and applications that are being explored are related to identity, authentication, fraud, record keeping, "smart" self-executing contracts and various forms of transfer of digital assets, value and data," said Gerben Visser, Co-Founder of The Singapore FinTech Consortium Pte Ltd.
"We believe BLOCKCON 2017 will provide a unique knowledge exchange platform, facilitate partnership opportunities across the Blockchain ecosystem, as well as educate financial participants and stakeholders on the potential applications," said Paul Wan, Managing Director of UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd.
Call for Papers (CFP) is now open. BLOCKCON is seeking ground breaking Blockchain research for next year's conference. For more information on Call for Papers, potential speaker can submit their research via http://blockcon.co/call-for-paper/
Don't miss out on hearing first-hand from the people shaping the future. We look forward to seeing you at BLOCKCON 2017.
UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd, a member of the UBM Asia group of companies, organises trade shows and conferences for a number of market sectors including child-baby-maternity products, information technology, jewellery, maritime, pulp and paper, etc. The company stages the leading events in its targeted industries across the world, attracting quality exhibitors, trade visitors, conference attendees and speakers from all over the world. These events are important business platforms where our customers can meet and network with their existing and new business partners face-to-face.
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. Running over 400 events per year UBM is the second largest exhibitions organiser globally and the biggest commercial organiser in the US, mainland China, India and Malaysia.
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The Singapore FinTech Consortium aims to further the development, interaction and acceleration of the FinTech ecosystem in Singapore and Southeast Asia. We foster synergies among market players, including government bodies, financial institutions, corporates, investors and innovators, who believe that technology can bring added value to the financial industry.
Through our FinTech incubation platform, we offer corporate incubation, research lab and venture acceleration as well as provide access to analytical tools and FinTech related resources. We believe that FinTech is a crucial infrastructure layer for the Southeast Asia region and for Singapore to maintain and strengthen its leadership in financial services.