Sweden and the Nordics is home to an innovative start-up environment and a strong blockchain and crypto community. On April 11th of 2019, the Swedish blockchain community is opening its arms and welcome blockchain luminaries from across to world to the Stockholm Blockchain Forum by Techbook.
On the 11th of April, Techbook is organising the first Stockholm Blockchain Forum at the Stockholm International Affairs in Älvsjö. The event is bringing together blockchain experts from across the globe to network, forge new business relationships and educate traditional industries on how to implement blockchain technologies. The event is designed along the lines of an online forum brought into a physical space, a concept championed by the former CEO of Optimizer Invest, Carla Maree Vella.
“What we are trying to do is to play a bit on the word ‘forum’. As we know in the world of the interwebs, a forum is where people communicate and share information and thoughts. A lot of the conferences I visited last year were very much one-way communication-style. The idea here is to be able to not only to listen to panels and keynotes, but to strategically involve delegates in the discussions through structured networking events and specialised exercises to pull questions out of the audience and have an expert panel discuss those topics,” says Carla Maree Vella.
The day will feature informational sessions and include several opportunities for two-way communication and delegate participation. The organisers want to dive into key topics within the blockchain landscape with key speakers and delegates from the blockchain space and prompt discussions on the profound implications of the technology.
The speaker line-up includes prominent names such as Cherie Aimée, ranked as the sixth most influential woman in blockchain across the globe; Christian Ander, the Founder of BTCX and the initiator of the Swedish Riksbank digital currency project E-krona; Henrik Hjelte, Co-Founder at ChromaWay which is collaborating with the Swedish government to put property ownership registries on a blockchain; Aurore Belfrage, tech entrepreneur, political advisor and investor; as well as Frank Schuil at Safello, Sebastian Markowsky at GP Bullhound, On Yavin at Cointelligence, and Raoul Stubbe at Single Technologies among others.
Sweden is already a prominent player in the blockchain space. One of the more outstanding innovations to date is ChromaWay’s collaboration with the Swedish land-ownership authority, Lantmäteriet, to put property ownership on the blockchain as reported by the Wall Street Journal in 2018. The Co-Founder of ChromaWay, Henrik Hjelte, is participating as a speaker at the event.
Stockholm is also housing a number of promising start-ups such as for instance Flype, one of the sponsors of the conference. Flype is the world’s first secure sharing economy platform for international delivery using blockchain technology, entering the limelight earlier this year as they signed John McAfee as an advisor. The recently launched exchange ZBX also has a presence in Stockholm, and are participating at the event with its Co-Founder and CMO Jimmy Zhao as one of the speakers.
The agenda of the one-day conference includes the topics Regulation, DAOs and Decentralized Governance, Banking and Blockchain, Centralised vs Decentralized Exchanges, Investing in Blockchain, Blockchain Applied to Business as well as a number of Thought Leader interviews. Companies are also welcome to present their own case study of a successful blockchain implementation during a one-hour session. The eve before the event is cordially inaugurated with a sponsored C-level dinner.
Delegates are expected to learn how blockchain can be implemented into particular business cases, in what ways it can be used to enhance customer and supplier relationships, ROI and operational efficiency, as well as the current status of the technology, regulation, feasibility of adoption and integration requirements.
The Stockholm Blockchain Forum is a must-go for anyone who wish to dive deeper into the actual use cases of blockchain and network with C-Suite professionals as well as some of the most innovative start-ups in the field.