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Metal Events Ltd's Forum: Blockchain Technology for the Metals Industry: Under the microscope

Metal Events Ltd’s Forum: Under the microscope

A series of discussion groups where a hot topic affecting the metals industry is analysed by industry experts and its impact investigated. An informal and practical afternoon allowing for plenty of participation and interaction followed by networking drinks.

The second in the series is:

Blockchain Technology for the Metals  Industry: Under the microscope
December 11 2018
14.00-17:00 followed by networking drinks
The Farmers Club, Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL

Blockchain technology is becoming more prevalent in everyday life as more industries are embracing it for payments and stock control. The very things that are necessary for reliability and integrity in a supply chain are provided by blockchain. Blockchain provides consensus—there is no dispute in the chain regarding transactions because all entities on the chain have the same version of the ledger. Everyone on the blockchain can see the chain of ownership for an asset on the blockchain. Records on the blockchain cannot be erased which is important for a transparent supply chain.

It is already being used in the diamond industry. De Beers uses blockchain technology to track stones from the point of mining right up to the point when they are sold to consumers. This give consumers the assurances that they are buying the genuine article. So is it now time for the wider metals industry to adopt it?

Topics of discussion:

• What are the challenges and opportunities for using blockchain?
• Can blockchain technology could be used to address flaws in metal trading?
• Can this technology reduce operating costs?
• How blockchain could help with traceability in the supply chain;

If you are interested in finding out how blockchain could benefit/affect your business in the metals industry then come along and take part in the discussion.

Tuesday 11 December

13:30  Registration

14:00 “An overview of blockchain technology how could it benefit the minerals and metals supply chains? What are the challenges and opportunities?”, by Harrison Mitchell, Director, RCS Global, United Kingdom;

14:45 “Open Mineral – improving the efficiency of metal concentrates trading using blockchain technology” by Max Weiland, CEO, Minerac, USA;

15:00 A presentatiom by Edward Mendelson, Project Lead – Sustainable Supply Chains, Everledger, United Kingdom;

15:45 “Circulor – the blockchain platform for tracking batteries in the EV supply chain”, by Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, CEO, Circulor, United Kingdom;

16:00 Panel discussion with all speakers

17:00 Networking drinks

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The current fee is £75 plus 20% VAT for all registrations received by 23 November.

The fee includes informal and practical afternoon of discussion allowing for plenty of participation and interaction followed by networking drinks. It does not include accommodation or flights to and from the event venue.

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Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers:

A full refund (subject to a 25% handling charge will be made for all written cancellations received up until four calendar months (124 days) before the meeting. A 50% refund will be made for written cancellations received between two and four calendar months before the meeting is held. Cancellations made in the last two calendar months (62 days) will receive no refund. A substitute with a representative from your own company may be made at any time. Joining information and a list of participants will not be available until 14 days before the event. Delegates are responsible for organising and paying for their own transport, insurance and accommodation.


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