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Parliamentary Reception: The Economic Impact of Smart Ledgers On World Trade



 

Date

Tuesday, 17 APril 2018

 

Time

16:00-18:00

 

Venue

The Terrace Pavilion, Houses Of Parliament, London SW1A OAA Map
 
 

Hosts

Professor Michael Mainelli
Z/Yen Group
Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge
Douglas McWillamsCentre for Economics and Business Research
Michael Parsons
Cardano Foundation

 

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Invitation To Reception At The Terrace Pavilion, Houses Of Parliament for the Launch of “The Economic Impact Of Smart Ledgers On World Trade” Report – Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 16:00 to 18:00

The Worshipful Company of World Traders, along with the Z/Yen and Long Finance’s Distributed Futures research programme, sponsored by the Cardano Foundation, commissioned Cebr (Centre for Economic and Business Research) to quantify the potential impact of Smart Ledger technology on international trade. We are delighted to invite you to a reception for the launch of the report, which will be held at the Terrace Pavilion, Houses of Parliament, from 16:00 to 18:00 on Tuesday, 17 April, 2018.

 

Parliamentary Reception: The Economic Impact of Smart Ledgers On World Trade

Date : Tuesday, 17 April, 2018

Time : 16:00 to 18:00

Venue : The Terrace Pavilion, Houses Of Parliament, London SW1A OAA

AGENDA

  • 16:00 - Registration and Drinks Reception
  • 16:30 - Remarks from:
  • Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Data Analytics
  • Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group
  • Douglas McWillams, Deputy Chairman, Centre for Economics and Business Research
  • Michael Parsons, Chairman, Cardano Foundation
  • 18:00 - Formal Close

The event is free to attend but you need to register, as numbers are limited and security is extensive. Once you have registered, security, dress code, and protocol instructions will be sent nearer the time.

 

To register, please click here.

You can also view the Infographic related to the report, as well as Distributed Futures’ other Events and Publications .

 

Z/Yen and Long Finance would like to acknowledge the significant contribution of the following:

The Worshipful Company of World Traders, Cardano Foundation, IACCM, the City of London Corporation, and the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
 

Smart Ledgers are the ‘next big thing’ in technology. They’re based on a combination of mutual distributed ledgers (MDLs, aka blockchain: multi-organisational databases with a super audit trail, used since 2009 in cryptocurrencies) with embedded programming and sensing, thus permitting semi-intelligent, autonomous transactions. Smart Ledgers are touted as a technology for fair play in a globalised world. There are numerous projects building trade systems using this technology with announcements from governments, shipping firms, large IT firms, and the like. The research is intended to inform policy makers and business people making decisions about moving towards these systems.

“The Economic Impact of Smart Ledgers On World Trade” features an econometric approach, which maps trade frictions that Smart Ledger technology might be able to offset, especially in the realm of non-tariff and bureaucratic barriers to trade. The Master World Trader, Professor Michael Mainelli, and Past Master, Professor Heather McLaughlin have overseen the project.