French Minister to Speak at ‘Parliamentary Blockchain Forum’ in Paris

Stan Higgins
Jul 29, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
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A blockchain tech conference to be held this October will feature representatives from the French government and legislature.

The Parliamentary Blockchain Forum will be held on 4th October at the Maison de la chimie, a conference site located near the French National Assembly, the lower house of the country’s legislature. French Minister for Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire will give closing remarks, an appearance confirmed by the French Finance Ministry when reached.

French MPs Laure de la Raudière and Jean Launay are said to be giving remarks during the early morning session, according to the event’s schedule. Other features will include roundtables on the technology as well as a startup presentation, though the site is currently light on details as to who will be presenting or leading these discussions.

Sponsors of the event, the site details, include ENEDIS, a French public utility firm, and MAIF, a major mutual insurance firm in France.

Organizers for the event did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Axelle Lemaire image via Gouvernement.fr