mid-east.info Media partners with UNLOCK Blockchain forum


mid-east.info is excited to announce the recent media partnership with Al-Iktissad- Wal-Aamal group which will emerge at the first UNLOCK Blockchain forum, taking place on 14 and 15 of January in Dubai, UAE.

Blockchain technology is being viewed as revolutionary as the internet. The Blockchain is essentially a distributed database of records or public ledger of all transactions or digital events that have been executed and shared among participating parties. The impact of Blockchain is that you no longer have to trust a third party because you trust the system.

The Economist Magazine in one of its articles compared the Blockchain to one of the most innovative ideas in the past 200 years.  Some call it the internet of money, the trust machine, or the internet of value. We will be able to transmit value the same way we transmit information through a globally distributed database.

It is estimated that the market value of Blockchain will reach $290 billion by 2019. Already by 2016 approximately $1 billion worth of investments were made in the Blockchain.  All time venture capital investment in Bitcoin and Blockchain is expected to reach $1.08 trillion.

In light of both the magnitude of the Blockchain and its effect on the global landscape economic and otherwise, as well as the leading role that Dubai is taking on when it comes to implementing and building the Blockchain ecosystem, Al Iktissad Wal Aamal will be holding the UNLOCK Blockchain Forum sponsored by Smart Dubai and in partnership with UAE Bank Federation between January 14th-15th 2018 at Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC.

The forum will discuss how governments and private institutions in the MENA region can use blockchain applications to create a more efficient, competitive, smart government, smart economy and reinvent businesses. The implications of blockchain on the future of jobs, governments, as well as the governance model needed to regulate it. The event will also discuss how we can create an innovative entrepreneurial setup for encouraging startups in the blockchain domain. Finally the Forum will review the achievements of Dubai Government in implementing and piloting Blockchain solutions as well as their future plans.

The event will feature international well renowned experts and speakers on Blockchain covering different sectors, topics and strategies. It will also include home grown Blockchain companies in Dubai and elsewhere.

“It’s the right time to spread the awareness about blockchain in the region, especially with the cryptocurrencies’ boom world is experiencing nowadays and to enrich the region’s emerging fintech ecosystem. We are proud to be a part of this” Moataz Younes, Founder – mid-east.info.

Mr. Walid Abou Zaki, Executive Director of Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal Group stated, “ We are proud to be holding UNLOCK Blockchain Forum in Dubai, as Dubai spearheads in the introduction of Blockchain across its government entities being one of the first globally to carry this across its entire government. We hope that we will hold UNLOCK in the future in other MENA countries encouraging the understanding, implementation and innovation in Blockchain.”


Registration is open now through the event website. The regular registration fees is $1000, however a 20% discount is available until 14th of October, 2017 for early bird registration. After Jan 7th, 2018 late registration fees will be $1500. A special discounts for group registration are also available.

About Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal:

Over the last 26 years Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal has grown to become a leading force in conference organization and business events in the Middle East and North Africa region. The group’s consistent success and impeccable delivery has been acknowledged by governments, business organizations, industries as well as thousands of participants, commercial sponsors, speakers and the media.

Most importantly, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal success has been encompassing all aspects of the conference business from concept development to theme setting and developing the agenda, to speakers’ selection and engagement and to marketing, communications and seamless and professional handling of the event itself; a range of services that offers integrated and full-fledged solutions to the needs of government and private sector organizations.

On the back of this impressive track record, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal has become the preferred conference partner of government and private sector organizations that are seeking well designed, smooth and problem free handling of global conferences and strategic business events. www.iktissadevents.com

About mid-east.info:

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