Lloyd’s Register (LR) is taking centre stage at the upcoming Blockchain Expo event series in London and Amsterdam. The leading global established blockchain for business event, which will be first arriving at London’s Olympia on 18-19 April 2018, brings together industry leaders for two days of world-class content from major brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.
Blockchain Expo is expected to attract over 6,000 dedicated blockchain delegates over the two days.
Vincent Doumeizel, Vice President Food, Beverage and Sustainability at LR will be speaking at Blockchain Expo in London, with his presentation entitled ‘Blockchain for the food supply chain; hype or hope?’ LR’s address forms part of a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging blockchain space. Blockchain Expo will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; food, manufacturing, retail, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
On 27-28 June in Amsterdam, Lloyd’s Register will also be a key participant in the next Blockchain Expo series, being amongst a panel of leading experts to consider the role of blockchain in increasing traceability and transparency in the food supply chain.
“We are delighted to have been invited to participate in Blockchain Expo - a leading blockchain series of events,” said Doumeizel. “At LR, we are focused on new technologies and innovation to continue to add value to the many thousands of clients that we serve worldwide and blockchain is a key area of focus for us across a wide variety of sectors. Our participation is a testament to our progress and thought leadership within this arena. ”
Lloyd’s Register has recently announced a call for food sector blockchain pilots, and interested parties can apply here. More recently, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (the Foundation) and Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) announced a funding partnership to set up Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), which will explore the use of blockchain for the assurance and safety of critical infrastructure and drive new business models for the global maritime industry. In September 2017, the Foundation and The Alan Turing Institute released a report which identifies significant potential for engineers to use distributed ledger/blockchain technology to improve safety.