SDMX Global Conference, 2-4 May 2011, Washington DC
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The SDMX Global Conference was held on 2-4 May 2011 in Washington DC and was hosted jointly by the World Bank and IMF. It was devoted to making a business case to statistical managers, sharing SDMX experiences in countries and to capacity building.
The SDMX Global Conference 2011 focussed on the SDMX business case and on capacity building, keeping it open also to non-SDMX experts. Efforts are being made to reach subject domain experts to make them aware of SDMX and to ask them to promote SDMX in their organisations.
Please find here some practical information for your stay in Washington D.C. during the conference.
The Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) initiative is sponsored by the BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank. The goal of the initiative is to develop and promote technical standards, content-oriented guidelines and related implementation tools to foster greater efficiencies and reduce reporting burden associated with the exchange of statistical information. These standards are now well established and recognised as an ISO technical specification. At its 2008 meeting, the UN Statistical Commission agreed to recommend SDMX as the "preferred standard for exchange and sharing of statistical data and metadata".
The conference gathered a diversified audience of people interested in SDMX from different angles: Statisticians, technical experts and decision makers from national and international statistical organisations; users of statistics; redistributors of statistics; software vendors.
Questions on the conference (practical aspects, papers, presentations) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.