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The ICAO Blockchain Aviation Summit and Exhibition to kick off in Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the ICAO Blockchain Summit and Exhibition will be launch between April 2- 4, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Abu Dhabi with the participation of more than 800 participants from 90 countries

 Abu Dhabi – UAE

Sallam Sallam


Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and the International Civil Aviation Organization are organizing the ICAO Blockchain Aviation Summit and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi from 2-4 April 2019

The event has a strategic importance as it serves as a platform to promote global collaboration to unlock the potential of Blockchain technology to sustain a safe, secure and efficient civil aviation system. The 2019 event themed “Blockchain: unlock the potential” will offer to the international aviation community the necessary awareness joined with experience about the Blockchain technology

Through this event, ICAO and UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) aim at accelerating the adoption of Blockchain through the entire aviation eco-system from aircrafts and other assets financing, to business operations including passenger experience, to contracts management, records keeping and security

Further, the summit aims to introduce transformational commercial, communication, and efficiency potentials of Blockchain technology to the global aviation industry as well as gathering Blockchain solution providers and business leaders seeking to utilize Blockchain as an enabling technology in aviation

Other goals for the summit include promoting cooperation, collaboration, knowledge and information sharing among Blockchain entrepreneurs. The event will also provide a common understanding among ICAO Member States intending to apply Blockchain technology, foster a worldwide governance framework to accelerate adoption of Blockchain technology in aviation and provide solutions to overcome challenges in establishing safe, secure, resilient and efficient interfaces across the multidisciplinary civil aviation system. This will ultimately support new ICAO initiatives to address its Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals

H.E Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori ,the UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of GCAA Board of Directors,  said “UAE is continuing its leading role in the field on innovation as the UAE sustained its performance in this year’s Global Innovation Index. UAE is the top ranking country in the Arab world according to the Global Innovation Index. We are honored that ICAO has selected the UAE as the host nation of the first ICAO Blockchain Aviation Summit and Exhibition”

H.E Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, GCAA Director General said “Selecting the UAE is a testament to our leadership’s continuing efforts towards investing in new technologies across different domains including the aviation sector and in maintaining strong partnerships between the government and the private sector, and the continuous endeavors in exploring methods to improve aviation business practices in a dynamic and thriving environment. The event will bring together national and international aviation bodies, industry stakeholders and gurus, who will explore Blockchain’s potential to deliver innovative solutions that will benefit the entire industry”

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