Abu Dhabi to host Blockchain Aviation Conference

UAE has confirmed that it will host the blockchain Aviation Conference whose theme will be the increasing adoption of blockchain technology in the aviation business. It will be held in Abu Dhabi starting on 2nd April 2019 to 4th April 2019.

The conference is expected to have representatives from over 100 countries with a total attendance of over 800 people.

The official press release on 31st March indicated that the conference will be sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is Abu Dhabi’s crown prince. Other dignitaries in attendance will be a minister from UAE (economy) as well as a representative from Heathrow Airport.

The speakers will mainly be the UAE’s minister and the representative from Heathrow.

Over the recent past, UAE authorities have worked extremely hard to ensure that blockchain technology is adopted at almost all the aspects of the country’s local economy. This is the reason as to why it was actually chosen to host the conference.

Suwaidi, the UAE’s GCAA Director General, commented by saying that the selection of UAE to host this conference was as a result of the continued efforts by all sectors (government and private) to ensure that new technologies are implemented at every level of the economy.

Details of the conference show that it will cover a range of blockchain uses in the aviation industry. It will look at how the blockchain technology can be incorporated in aircraft, other aviation assets as well as in other business deals which affect aviation. In short, the conference will look at all possible applications of blockchain in aviation.

This is the second event in a row that Abu Dhabi will host in a period of less than 30 days. 14 days ago, it had hosted another event on blockchain’s role in the fintech industry.

And with such developments and world leaders choosing UAE and specifically Abu Dhabi to host blockchain related events, Abu Dhabi could become a haven of cryptocurrencies.