Save the Date: Blockchain for Supply Chain - Part 2

Wednesday, June 12th
Wed, Jun 12th, 8:00am - Wed, Jun 12th, 11:00am


Spring, 2019


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors

200 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 201, Buffalo NY 14228


In October, 2018, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN), the Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO), InfoTech WNY and Blockchain Buffalo collaborated on an event connecting two separate but related conversations – growth of blockchain technology and growth of blockchain technology in supply chain. Representatives from Buffalo’s blockchain, logistics and manufacturing communities joined for a well-received introductory conversation.

On June 12, the four organizations, in collaboration with the University of Buffalo, will present a follow-up event, to allow those companies and individuals the opportunity take the conversation to the next level in hopes of building a foundation for greater development of blockchain technology among the logistics ecosystem in the bi-national Buffalo Niagara region.

The June event will feature:

  • Blockchain for supply chain education with expert panelists
  • Matchmaking among logistics and manufacturing companies and blockchain specialists
  • Launch of a Buffalo Niagara Blockchain for Supply Chain School, to commence in Fall, 2019

The event will be marketed to manufacturers, logistics and supply chain providers, Buffalo Niagara’s start-up community, the region’s blockchain community, InfoTech WNY and to Canadian partners.

Speakers and sponsors will enjoy access to those communities, including networking and contact information, as well as the ability to provide materials as necessary.


8:00 a.m.                                Registration and Networking

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.           Panel Discussion/Roundtable

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.        Blockchain School Announcement and Discussion

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Networking/Matchmaking   


Announced at the June event, Blockchain for Supply Chain School will run in Fall, 2019 with the intent of connecting regional blockchain experts with logistics, supply chain and manufacturing companies throughout WNY to educate them on the technology that is quickly becoming prevalent in their industry:


Walmart is going to use blockchain to stop the spread of E. coli and other diseases in lettuce (CNBC – Sept. 25, 2018)


IBM-Maersk Blockchain Platform Adds 92 Clients As Part Of Global Launch (Forbes – August 9, 2018)


FedEx joins open source blockchain initiative – (Supply Chain Dive – September 28, 2018)


Blockchain for Supply Chain School will be a multi-day educational seminar series designed geared toward companies COOs, CIOs, CTOs, purchasing managers, supply chain managers, etc. Following the panel discussion at the June Blockchain for Supply Chain event, WTCBN will moderate a discussion among attendees to gather feedback on the school’s content, logistics and timing.