WITSA Event Calendar

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 Special WITSA Events

     November 1-3, 2009 WITSA Global Public Policy Summit (GPPS 2009)                                Bermuda

      May 25-27, 2010: World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2010)                                               Amsterdam



January 2009

8-9 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Las Vegas
26 OECD International Economic Forum: Latin-America & The Caribbean, organized by the French Ministry for Economy, Finance and Employment, the OECD Development Centre and the Inter-American Development Bank.  At the French Finance Ministry/Bercy, Paris Paris
27-29 International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) 23rd Advisory Committee meeting London
28-01 Feb. World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (WEF) Davos, Switzerland

February 2009

3-4 WTO General Council Geneva
4-6 Radiocommunication Advisory Group   Geneva
11-13 NASSCOM India Leadership Forum
Contact: akansha@nasscom.in
Mumbai, India
13-14 G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, with participation of the OECD Secretary-General Rome
16-19 GSMA Mobile World Congress<http://www.mobileworldcongress.com Barcelona
18 NATO Parliamentary Assembly, annual meeting with the OECD Secretariat Paris
19-20 OECD 8th Global Forum on Competition Paris
23-24  U.N. Internet Governance Forum (IGF): Taking Stock & Preparing the IGF Review Process Geneva

MARCH 2009

1-6 Meetings of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Mexico City
10-11 International Telecommunications Satellite Organization Advisory Committee meeting Washington, DC
9-10 OECD ICCP Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP) . More information. Paris
11 OECD ICCP Technology Foresight Forum Session on “Virtual Worlds” Paris
12-13 57th Meeting of the OECD/ICCP (More information) Paris
24-27 Satellite 2009    http://www.satellite2009.com Washington, DC
29-31 G8 Labor Ministerial Meeting Rome, Italy

APRIL 2009

2 G20 ministers' meeting on the economic crisis.  London, United Kingdom London
20 Special high-level meetings of the Economic and Social Council with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and UNCTAD [Web] New York
22-24 World Telecommunications Policy Forum (WTPF 2009) Lisbon
25-26 2009 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund [Web] Washington, DC

MAY 2009

5-8 Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) PCC.1 Meeting  Cuzco, Peru
18-22 WSIS Forum 2009 (Contact: jaroslaw.ponder@itu.int and wsis@unesco.org) Geneva
21-22 Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD General Assembly (BIAC) with participation of the OECD Secretary-General.  Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal
24-26 World Business Summit on Global Climate Change, organized by the Copenhagen Climate Council. Participation of OECD. Copenhagen, Denmark. [Copenhagen Climate Council] Copenhagen
25-27 OECD 3rd Expert Meeting on ICT in the Health Sector (Contact) Paris
26-27 WITSA Meetings in The Hague, Netherlands [Contact] Amsterdam
27-28 WTO General Council Geneva

JUNE 2009

TBA WTO General Council: 2nd Global Review of Aid for Trade Geneva
3-5 6th World Chambers Congress: Leading Sustainable Growth and Change (Web) Kuala Lumpur
8-11 SUPERCOMM 2009 Chicago
8-11 Adapting to a New World Order: Realities and Changes, International Economic Forum of the Americas Conference of Montreal Montreal, Canada
21-26 ICANN Meeting 35 Sydney
24-25 OECD Council Meets at Ministerial Level under the chairmanship of Korean Prime Minister Seung Soo Han Paris
29-24 July United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, forty-second session Vienna

JULY 2009

21-22 APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade Singapore
28-29 WTO General Council Geneva



World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR 2009)

Hosted by Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), this event will be held in Hanoi under the theme “ICT for Sustainable Development”. This is the first time Vietnam host this important ICT event, and we expect to get the participation of 1.500 ICT organizations and companies from around 70 countries all over the world. On this occasion, VINASA is in charge to organize side events as follows (contact):

  •         International Software, IT Exhibition and Job Fair 2009

  •         Business matching

  •         Seminars on HR, Technology, Business and Industry Landscape

  •         Gala Dinner

  •         “ICT without borders” - exchange between international IT CEOs and students.

Hanoi, Vietnam


2-4 GAID Annual Events (Global Forum and meetings of the Strategy Council and Steering Committee) - tentative Monterrey, Mexico
8-11 Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) PCC.1 Meeting  TBD


1-2 European Identity Conference "Net-ID 2009 - Identity, Trust, Privacy and Security [More information] Berlin
6-7 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Istanbul Istanbul
13-14 WTO General Council Geneva
25-30 ICANN Meeting 36 Seoul


1 WITSA Board & Public Policy Meetings Bermuda
1-3 WITSA's Global Public Policy Summit 2009 (GPPS 2009) Bermuda
2-6 ExpoTech Technology Week [Web]
Co-organized by:

Palestinian IT Association of Companies (PITA)

The Palestine Information and Communications Technology Incubator "PICTI"

Palestine Trade Center (PalTrade)

14-15 17th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting Singapore
15-18 U.N. Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Sharm-el-Sheikh
ASOCIO ICT Summit 2009  (Web)
17-19 MENA ICT Week 2009: "Driving Economies for a Better Future"
"The premier ICT event in the Arab world, Middle East and North Africa"
The event is held in collaboration between BIS and IJMA3. More information here.

December 2009

9-10 OECD Conference on E- Commerce (review of OECD Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context E-Commerce)
Hosted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
NOTE:   Based on the “Seoul Ministerial Model”, they have also requested to both BIAC and to Civil Society, if we would be able to organize a stakeholders meeting the day before.
Washington, DC
WTO General Council

February 2010


ICANN Meetings 37

Africa TBD

May 2010


WITSA's 2010 World Congress on IT (WCIT 2010)


June 2010


ICANN Meetings 38



4-22 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference Veracruz, Mexico
17-23 ICANN Meetings 39 Europe TBD