Blockchain Valley Conference

13 June 2017

Understanding the Revolution and What Comes Next

Blockchain is revolutionising transactions, just as the Internet has revolutionised communication. The new concept will drastically change industry, society and everyday life. This change is happening fast, and it’s happening in the Blockchain Valley in and around Zurich.

That is why IBM Research, Swiss Re and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, who are at the forefront of blockchain research, development and prediction, have joined forces to approach the topic from different points of view at the Blockchain Valley Conference:

  • Technology and Innovation: As a pioneer in advancing the science of blockchain for business use, IBM Research explains the principles behind the technology and shows how domains such as the supply chain, Internet of Things and healthcare are poised for dramatic change
  • Business: Swiss Re, founding member of the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, illustrates the potential impact of distributed ledger technologies on the financial services sector
  • Society: GDI, one of Switzerland’s leading think tanks for economics, society and consumption, takes a look at how blockchain is transforming the concept of trust and predicts new concepts and ideas for future transactions after blockchain
Join us at the Blockchain Valley Conference on 13 June 2017 at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Rüschlikon, Zurich. The event will connect networks of blockchain research and practice with thought leaders and decision makers from society, business and the media.

Information

13 June 2017

Full price: 1200 CHF (from May 2017)
20% early bird rebate until 30 March 2017: 960 CHF
10% early bird rebate until 30 April 2017: 1080 CHF
Price for startups: 390 CHF (available upon request: blockchain(at)gdi.ch)

The conference fee includes all food and beverages. Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only.

Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut
Langhaldenstrasse 21
8803 Rüschlikon
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Language
German/English (simultaneous interpretation)

Changes to the programme
The programme is subject to change. If an event does not take place, fees will be refunded. Further claims are ruled out.

Hotel reservation
To benefit from special rates, please use the following email adresses and refer to the following code: BLOCKCHAIN
Hotel Sedartis, Thalwil: info@sedartis.ch
Hotel Belvoir, Rüschlikon: info@hotel-belvoir.ch

Cancellation
If you are unable to attend, please let us have your cancellation in writing. The fee will be reimbursed on cancellation thirty or more days before the event. After this term and until five full working days prior to the event we will charge 75% of the fee. In the event of later cancellations we will charge the full participation fee. Substitute participants welcome.

Transport
There will be a free shuttle bus service between the GDI and the Hotel Sedartis Thalwil and Thalwil train station.

Contact

Brigitte Fischer
blockchain(at)gdi.ch
Telephone +41 44 724 62 66



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