The 2nd annual event features Fidelity, Shell, Bitfury, The Rocky Mountain Institute, Risk Cooperative and more during Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders weekend

WASHINGTON, D.C. and OMAHA, Neb, April 23, 2018 —  May 4, during the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting weekend, the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), in partnership with the Greater Omaha Chamber, will host their second annual event focused on applications for blockchain technology in the agricultural, supply chain, payment and insurance sectors. The event, Blockchain: Let’s Get Real, will be held at the Living Room at Mastercraft in Omaha.

“As we continue to bring together stakeholders from across the globe, we look forward to returning to engage with the results-driven, forward-leaning business leaders in Omaha on how blockchain is being deployed to create more resilient and secure systems,” explained Sandra Ro, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Blockchain Business Council. “This event promises to offer real-world examples of blockchain technology addressing frictions in specific sectors – as presented by some of the most innovative and active players in the space; Omaha is the perfect place to showcase this work and these projects and we could not be more grateful for our exceptional partners.”

As the global trade association for blockchain technology, The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) represents organizations and thought-leaders from more than 35 countries committed to advancing understanding of blockchain technology.

“We are beyond excited to be partnering with GBBC again this year – and doing so in Omaha, a hub for finance, industry, technology, agribusiness and logistics.” says Marco Floreani, Manager of Business Development for the Greater Omaha Chamber. “This region’s contributions to the Blockchain community are accelerating, and we applaud GBBC’s innovative, forward-thinking strategies for threading together the blockchain community with both tactical relevance and solutions-centered approaches for adoption. Things are better with blockchain, and Omaha’s GBBC event will show you why.”

Speakers for the event include Hadley Stern, Senior Manager, Fidelity’s Blockchain Lab; Tobias Disse, Blockchain Manager, Shell; Dante Disparte, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Risk Cooperative; Douglas Miller, Origin Product Manager, Energy Web Foundation (EWF); Rachel Pipan, Senior Communications Manager, Bitfury Group; Lee Brenner, Chief Partnership Officer, Global Blockchain Business Council; Lauren Roman, Project Delivery Manager, Everledger; Marco Floreani, Manager of Business Development, the Greater Omaha Chamber; and Mercina Tillemann, Chief Operating Officer, Global Blockchain Business Council.

Recognized for its “We don’t coast” attitude, Greater Omaha is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people, with a youthful population (more than 40 percent are age 24 or younger), low cost of living, and steady economic growth that outpaces the nation. Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. and Union Pacific – all Fortune 500 companies which call Greater Omaha “home.”

Registration for Blockchain: Let’s Get Real is now open:

About the GBBC
The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) is the leading industry trade association for the blockchain ecosystem, which brings together innovative organizations and founding thought-leaders from over 35 countries to advance understanding of blockchain technology amongst global regulators and business leaders. Conceived on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, the GBBC is a Geneva-based non-profit, which launched formally during the 2017 Annual World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The organization is dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain technology through engaging and educating regulators, business leaders, and global change makers on how to harness this groundbreaking tool to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies.

About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.