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March 2018

Evidence Meeting 1: DEFINITIONS

March 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porticullis House, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2JR + Google Map

Questions to inspire: What is blockchain as a technology and as a business tool? What are the different constituent technologies and technological processes of Blockchain? Which types of Blockchain are appropriate for what? What Blockchain typologies do we envisage? Speakers are: Terry Igharoro – CEO and Co-founder, Inventory Club Chris Skinner – Author, The Finanser Blog Simon Tyler – CEO, 11:FS Helen Disney – CEO & Founder, Unblocked Dr Geoffrey Goodell – Senior Research Fellow, UCL At each evidence meeting, we will invite a panel…

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Blockchain Dinner 1: Is Blockchain the New Internet

March 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Although blockchain technology was created to support digital currencies like bitcoin, are recent developments in blockchain now paving the way for a new type of Internet?   By Invitation Only.

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May 2018

Evidence Meeting 2: SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMISATION

May 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porticullis House, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2JR + Google Map

How does blockchain impact industries and supply chain management in the public and private sector? What is the development of blockchain database usage in industrial sectors? By Invitation Only

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June 2018

Blockchain Dinner 2: INDUSTRIAL WINNERS

June 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Is blockchain a new industry, and who are the winners in the new era? Who are the key actors carrying the new Blockchain Revolution? Are the mining-companies putting together the blocks a new industry, or is it simply part of business models in existing sectors? Does blockchain create 'winner take all' industry formations with increased industrial concentration or are we approaching a more democratic world with more players than in the software and early Internet revolution? Business Insider: "Flashy startups…

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Evidence Meeting 3: BUSINESS MODELS AND COMPETITIVENESS

June 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portcullis House

What are the blockchain business models and what are the new sources of corporate competitiveness in using blockchain technology? (Network effects, transaction cost efficiency, information control, increased speed, other?) What are the trade related aspects of blockchain that competition policies need to consider? By Invitation Only

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July 2018

Advisory Board Meeting 2

July 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
House of Commons, House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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The APPG Blockchain Advisory Board meets once a quarter to co-set strategy on topics and feedback on the output of the group activities. NB! Admission is strictly by invitation only.

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Summer Reception

July 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
House of Commons, House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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On behalf of the APPG Blockchain Chairs, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP and Damien Moore MP, and the Secretariat at Big Innovation Centre Prof Birgitte Andersen, we invite you to our first Summer Reception in Parliament!   Summer Reception - Request Invitation Monday 16 July, 2018 - 6:00-9:00 PM Atlee Suite, Portcullis House Speakers and agenda to be announced soon! Drinks and Canapes included. Dress code: Business Smart! If you would like to attend please email appg-blockchain@biginnovationcentre.com ==================

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September 2018

Evidence Meeting 4: IMPACT OF FRAUD

September 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portcullis House

Is blockchain a way to end Cyber-fraud or does it facilitate it? What degree of transparency is needed to create trust? What are the regulatory issue we need to consider? By Invitation Only

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Blockchain Live

September 26, 2018
Olympia, Grand Hall, London

APPG Blockchain and Secretariat Big Innovation Centre have partnered up with Blockchain Live this year. Blockchain Live is the UK&'s leading event for blockchain technology and aims to connect innovators, influencers and investors to aid the adoption and drive growth in the marketplace and take blockchain to the mainstream. The event affords you the opportunity to meet more than 3000 senior decision makers and specialists from leading organisations in sectors such as; finance, banking, insurance, the public sector and energy…

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October 2018

Advisory Board Meeting 3

October 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portcullis House

The APPG Blockchain Advisory Board meets once a quarter to co-set strategy on topics and feedback on the output of the group activities. NB! Admission is strictly by invitation only.

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Evidence Meeting 5: IMPACT ON PEOPLE

October 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porticullis House, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2JR + Google Map

Blockchain will change our economy, but will it also change our lives and the world? What is the impact of blockchain on people and society? Does it change how we live our daily lives? Is blockchain only about business and intermedia? Can blockchain blur public and industry divide and ensure peer-to-peer relations with no intermediaries, minimising costs, ensuring trust, and bringing a sense of ownership? What is a digital print of the society and what does it mean for the…

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November 2018

Advisory Board Meeting 4

November 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

The APPG Blockchain Advisory Board meets once a quarter to co-set strategy on topics and feedback on the output of the group activities. NB! Admission is strictly by invitation only.

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Evidence Meeting 6: SMART AND INTELLIGENT CONTRACTS

November 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porticullis House, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2JR + Google Map

What is the future of contracts transactions? (Intelligent and smart contracts). What does it mean for financial, legal and commercial stakeholders? (people, shops, investors, banks, legal practice, insurance, others) How might blockchain revolutionise the legal industry, contract writing, other sectors using contracts and how IP is transacted? By Invitation Only

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January 2019

Evidence Meeting 7: FINANCE & CRYPTOCURRENCIES – INSURANCE

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porticullis House, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2JR + Google Map

Confirmed speakers so far Areiel Wolanow, Managing Director, Finserv Experts Phillip Harrison, Head of Digital Process, Fifth 9 Victoria Thompson, Blockchain Lead, Barclays Marc Piano,Associate, Fox Williams LLP Hui Gong,Co-Founder, China UK Blockchain Association Simon Taylor, Co-Founder and Blockchain Practice Lead, 11: FS Dr Jianhua Shao,Solutions Architect, Alibaba Cloud International Haoda Li,Head of Global Markets, Huobi Europe, Huobi Global Our panel will be asked to explore the following questions for each topic: Finance & Cryptocurrencies What is the future of money,…

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Blockchain Dinner 3: TRADE

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What are the trade related aspects of blockchain UK needs to consider, and how are other governments and the global corporates responding? Can blockchain tech foster international collaboration? Can DLT solutions reduce cross boarder friction in data or asset exchange between governments or private corporations? What DLT solutions have other governments employed? This is a closed event and strictly by invitation only.

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March 2019

Advisory Board Meeting 5

March 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The APPG Blockchain Advisory Board meets once a quarter to co-set strategy on topics and feedback on the output of the group activities. This meeting will also feature the Annual General Meeting (AGM) This is a closed meeting and admission is strictly by invitation only.

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Evidence Meeting 8: HEALTHCARE – ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Porticullis House, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2JR + Google Map

HEALTHCARE (45mins) How can blockchain be applied to Health Care? A new model for information exchange, data access and diagnostics’ safety? Can drug traceability be improved? Will transactions between manufacturers, wholesalers, doctors and patients be verified to tackle counterfeit drugs? ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT (45mins) Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies’ mining is very energy intensive. Is the environmental cost of the digital currency becoming too high? To request an invitation please email appg-blockchain@biginnovationcentre.com

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LIVE Blockchain Showcase

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are pleased to launch our very first Blockchain Showcase event in Parliament on March 18th. The LIVE showcase will feature four companies who will demonstrate their real life blockchain technology to an audience of Parliamentarians, Government officials, Industry and Thought Leaders. On behalf of the APPG Blockchain Chair Damien Moore MP, and the Secretariat at Big Innovation Centre Prof. Birgitte Andersen, we are delighted to invite you to attend the LIVE event.   LIVE Blockchain Showcase - Enquire Monday 18th March, 2019 - 7:00PM-9:00…

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May 2019

Evidence Meeting 9: CREATIVE INDUSTRIES – NEXT GENERATION SERVICES

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porticullis House, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2JR + Google Map

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES (45mins) In today’s digital era to understand how to value and monetise something “ephemeral” like a digital file has been hard for creators. Will Blockchain empower creators in today’s digital era? Will it serve consumers and the creators? The Next Generation Services (45mins) With a rise of Gig Economy, can blockchain provide a global live database of available workforce on demand? What is the economic environment we need for blockchain-enabled businesses to operate in (Share Economy)? What does…

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June 2019

Evidence Meeting 10: EDUCATION AND RESEARCH; CHARITIES AND NGOs

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porticullis House, Houses of Parliament SW1A 2JR + Google Map

Dear APPG Blockchain Community On behalf of the APPG Blockchain Chair Damien Moore MP, the Secretariat at Big Innovation Centre, we formally invite you to our Evidence Meeting 10 taking place on Tuesday 25th of June 2019. RSVP Tuesday, 25th June 2019 | 5:30-7:00 PM  Evidence Meeting 10 – Education and Research | Charities and NGOs RSVP Venue: Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House Confirmed to speak so far: Education and Research: Lisa Short,  Director Mind Shifting, Z School Oner Avara, CEO, My Next Match Dr Maria Viglioteli, Director, GradBase NGOs and Charities: Cecile Baird, Co-Founder, Blockchain For Good (BC4G)…

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July 2019

Advisory Board Meeting 6

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

The APPG Blockchain Advisory Board meets once a quarter to co-set strategy on topics and feedback on the output of the group activities. This is a closed event and strictly by invitation only

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Summer Reception, 2019

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On behalf of the APPG Blockchain Chair  Damien Moore MP, and the Secretariat at Big Innovation Centre Prof Birgitte Andersen, we invite you to our Summer Reception in Parliament! Summer Reception - Request Invitation Monday 1 July, 2018 - 6:00-9:00 PM Speakers and agenda to be announced soon! Drinks and Canapes included. Dress code: Business Smart! If you would like to attend please email appg-blockchain@biginnovationcentre.com ==================

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September 2019

Advisory Board Meeting 7

September 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The APPG Blockchain Advisory Board meets once a quarter to co-set strategy on topics and feedback on the output of the group activities. This is a closed event and strictly by invitation only

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Evidence Meeting 11: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD – MANUFACTURING

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Agriculture and Food (45mins) The disconnect between the supplier and end-consumer is probably the widest across industries. Can blockchain capabilities improve sourcing information, produce treatability and fair payments? Manufacturing (45mins) Can blockchain possibilities drive the Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing? Would it ease the technical complexity of connecting, securing and overseeing a large number of devices? Can we move away from central cloud server to authenticate individual devices? To request an invitation please email appg-blockchain@biginnovationcentre.com

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