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Over a hundred years ago, supply chains were relatively simple because commerce was local. Managing today’s supply chains and all the links of creating and distributing goods is extraordinarily complex. Depending on the product, the supply chain can span over hundreds of stages, multiple geographical locations across the globe, include numerous actors, extend over large periods of time and consist of multiple invoices and payments. Due to the complexity and lack of transparency of our current supply chains, there is a strong interest in how blockchain technology is transforming the supply chain and logistics industry. Blockchain can be applied to many challenges of the supply chain industry, such as, complicated record keeping and tracking of products as a less corruptible and better-automated alternative to centralized databases. The real-time tracking of a product in a supply chain with the help of blockchain reduces the overall cost of moving items in a supply chain. Payments can be processed by buyers and suppliers within the supply chain by leveraging blockchain rather than customers and suppliers relying on EDI.
On the evening of January 22nd leading supply chain experts and blockchain thought leaders will sit together to explore the ways in which blockchain technology can reduce costs and increase efficiency and transparency. In addition, the panel will discuss how this technology is currently implemented and is adding value to the supply chain across various industries.
7PM: Guest Registration
7:45PM: Keynote “Exchange What’s Next?”
CEO Mr Ethan Ng of leading exchange BiKi will share insights into the trends for crypto assets in 2020 and how supply chain tokens are evolving on BiKi. Ethan Ng is former Marketing Lead of Huobi Global and possesses a wealth of experience in S.E.A. expansion and startup growth hacking. BiKi is supported by Jun Du, the CEO of Node Capital and Jinse (China’s most established crypto media).
8PM: Panel “Blockchain Impact on Supply Chain”
Moderator: Mr Herbert Sim, a.k.a. The Bitcoin Man, founder of Crypto Chain University – the world’s first repository for Blockchain & Crypto Research Papers, established since 2010. Herbert is also an angel investor and advisor to various companies. Herbert was former Global Operations Director at Huobi Global; Chief Marketing Officer at Cryptology; and contributor at Forbes & HuffingtonPost.
Panelist-1: Mr Robert van der Zalm Board / Finance Karuschain: Robert is a globally experienced executive with a strong financial and M&A background. He has served on multiple boards, audit and remuneration committees. Robert has extensive business experience, from Unilever to Shell to BHP to Noble Group, from Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, US to Thailand, from FMCG to Chemicals to Oil/Gas to Mining.
Panelist-2: Miss Daphne Ng Founder JEDTrade: Daphne is the Founder of JEDTrade, a blockchain technology company focused on data, supply chain and fintech projects in ASEAN. She sits on the Boards of Singapore Fintech Association, and Singapore Computer Society. Daphne is also a regular speaker and advisor, and recently listed as Top 100 Women in Fintech 2019.
Panelist-3: Mr Loh Sin Yong Director, Trade Sectoral Transformation Group Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA): As the Director for Trade in IMDA, Sin Yong is responsible for transforming trade (Wholesale Trade, Trade Finance, and Logistics) sectors using ICM technologies to enhance the sectors’ competitiveness in the global market.
Panelist-4: Mr Jeremy H.K Goh Founder Food Chain: Jeremy is the founder of World Food Chain a global sourcing and resource platform to help F&B business owners solve their food procurement & operational challenges through direct access to food manufacturers and suppliers on their ecosystem aggregator.
8:30PM: Introduction to KARUSCHAIN by Founder Mr Richard Verkley Richard has decades of experience in bringing large scale commercial ventures to market.
9PM: Reception with canapés and fine red/white wines for guests and speakers.
10PM: Private after party @ 1-Altitude for selected guests
Included by Fintech News as one of the Top 20 upcoming events in Singapore.
About Karuschain: The Karuschain platform leverages blockchain technology to help ensure data integrity, and a trusted source of truth with respect to data from provenance to help miners and others across the supply chain validate their information and through implementation of smart contracts, help miners more easily comply with all responsible sourcing guidelines. Groups like the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the London Bullion Market Association set out specific regulations for those in the precious metals industry, and Karuschain helps its members verify the producers they use before they accept or reject the product.
About Access: ACCESS, the Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association, believe in the transformative potential of bitcoin along with other cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology called blockchain.
About IMDA: Working with various agencies and industry partners both locally and overseas, Singapore seeks to develop an interoperability framework, “TradeTrust”, for the exchange of digital trade documentation. This will enable a more seamless and efficient flow of goods between digitally inter-connected trading partners.
About BiKi: Headquartered in Singapore, BiKi.com is a global cryptocurrency exchange ranked Top 20 on CoinMarketCap. Since its official opening in August 2018, BiKi.com is considered one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchanges in the world with an accumulated 2 million registered users, 130,000 daily active users, over 2,000 community partners and 200,000 community members.
About CGN: Global Crypto News constitutes a new kind of borderless organization with experienced professionals who are well-versed in the world of blockchain. CGN specialize in decentralized business development and blockchain ecosystems with a global network calling an active community of content creators and content consumers into action.
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