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Chamber Of Digital Commerce And U.S. Department Of Commerce Lead The First Blockchain Certified Trade Mission To The United Arab Emirates

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, together with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), are leading the first Blockchain certified trade mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on October 1 through October 5, 2017.

The Blockchain trade mission will include a delegation of members of Chamber of Digital Commerce with representatives from BloqCiscoCMT DigitalCognizantGemHogan Lovells and Netki. A key part of the mission will be focused on increasing US-based companies’ presence in the UAE to help collaborate in implementing the “Dubai Blockchain Strategy,” a vision to make Dubai the first Blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020.

“This mission comes at an exciting time,” said U.S. Ambassador to the UAE Barbara A. Leaf.  “Leading U.S. financial technology providers are here to share the latest in Blockchain technology developments with UAE banks, investment firms, and government agencies to ensure the integrity of financial transactions.  U.S. financial technology firms are uniquely poised to assist Dubai’s vision of becoming one of the world’s first governments to use this technology.”

“The UAE represents a progressive view in Blockchain adoption, and serves as a great example for other governments around the world,” said Perianne Boring, founder and president, Chamber of Digital Comchamberofdigitalcommerceancing global adoption of Blockchain technology.”

The Blockchain trade mission is a week-long event in the UAE, custom curated by the Chamber of Digital Commerce with support from the DOC and the Embassy of the UAE. The trade mission will include a series of private meetings, briefings and engagements with government officials and UAE-based businesses to promote the growth of US-business and Blockchain in the UAE.

Richard Kasteleinhttps://www.the-blockchain.com
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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