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|OECD Ministerial Meeting on "The Future of the Internet Economy",
Seoul, Korea, 17-18 June 2008
Shaping Policies for Creativity, Confidence and Convergence in the Digital World
Ministers from more than 40 countries will discuss issues associated with the future of the Internet economy with global business leaders, technical experts and academics, in order to agree on new ways to improve global co-ordination and co-operation at the OECD Ministerial meeting on "Future of the Internet Economy" in Seoul, Korea, from Tuesday 17 to Wednesday 18 June 2008.
To date more than 800 people have registered for the Ministerial. The deadline for registering to participate in the meeting is 30 May 2008. This conference is open to the media. Latest news on the Ministerial can be found at this page.
Some confirmed speakers:
|OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and See Joong Choi, Chairman of the Korea Communications Commission and chair of the meeting, will open the conference at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday 17 June 2008 at the COEX centre. [more]
OECD Ministerial : Non-Governmental Stakeholder Forums, 16 June 2008
The agendas for the three non-governmental stakeholder Forums which will take place at the COEX centre in Seoul, Korea on 16 June are available online. Check the online programme for business, civil society and organised labour, and Internet technical community Forums.
Analytical reports intended as background for the Ministerial meeting are being released over the next few weeks. Those available in this newsletter include:
The number of broadband subscriber in the OECD reached 235 million by December 2007, an increase of 18% from 200 million subscribers in December 2006. This growth increased broadband penetration rates to 20.0 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, up from 16.9 in December 2006.
Workshop on ICTs and Environmental Challenges (22-23 May 2008)
The OECD and the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, National IT and Telecom Agency are hosting a Workshop on ICTs and Environmental Challenges in Copenhagen. The workshop contributes to the preparation of the OECD Seoul Ministerial and the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2009 (COP15, Copenhagen, Denmark). Live webcasts at http://itst.media.netamia.net/green-ict
The goal of the OECD's work on Information and Communication Policy is to help governments maximise the benefits of the "information society". Emerging trends in ICT technologies, applications and uses constantly challenge policy development and co-ordination. Through benchmarking and analysis, the OECD is able to help countries with analysis, recommendations and best practices. More information about OECD work on the information society.
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