Chamber of Digital Commerce Leads Blockchain Trade Mission to Dubai

Blockchain, Event | October 4, 2017 By:

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, in coordination with the US Department of Commerce, is leading the first blockchain trade mission to Dubai.

The blockchain trade mission includes executives from a number of companies – including Bloq, Cisco, CMT Digital, Cognizant, Gem, Hogan Lovells and Netki. The goal of the mission is to build strategic business relationships, provide Chamber members the opportunity to identify prospective partners, and showcase the latest blockchain technology and expertise.

A key part of the mission will be focused on increasing US-based companies’ presence in the United Arab Emirates (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.

The week-long event, running from October 1 to October 5, will include a series of private meetings, briefings, and engagements with government officials and UAE-based businesses aimed at promoting the growth of US-business and blockchain in the UAE.

“This mission comes at an exciting time,” said U.S. Ambassador to the UAE Barbara A. Leaf. “Leading US 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. US 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 Commerce. “We look forward to creating new business opportunities and partnerships, thereby advancing global adoption of blockchain technology.”