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31 October 2000,

ITC Briefing Session on E-Commerce


E-Commerce in the New Digital Economy

Tuesday, 31 October (15:00 - 18:00 hrs)
Conference Room II, Centre William Rappard
A briefing session led by
International Trade Centre (ITC)

The Programme

Part 1: Setting the Scene


The WTO Perspective

Mr. J. Denis Bélisle, ExecutiveDirector, ITC

Mr Mike Moore, Director General, WTO

Part 2: ITC’s Executive Forum 2000: Export Development in the Digital Economy

Summary and Conclusions Mr. R. Badrinath, Director, Division of Trade Support Services, ITC

Part 3: The Global Players:


E-Competency — Realising a Vision

Benefits of Technology — National Examples

E-Commerce: Equalizing Opportunity

The E-Commerce Challenge in Africa

Future Technology Scenarios

Supporting the National Response

Fostering the Right Environment

Mr. R. Badrinath

Mr. B.M. Vyas, Managing Director, Gujurat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.

Mr. Christopher Austin, Corporate Attorney, Microsoft Corporation

Mr. Michael Maibach, Vice President of Governement Affairs, Intel Corporation

Mr. Paul Kukubo, Head, E-Commerce, Africa OnLine Ltd.

Dr. H. Douglas Dykeman, Manager, Computer Science, Zurich Research Laboratory, IBM

Mr. Carlos Vera Quintana, President, Corporación Ecuadoriana de Comercio Electrónico (CORPECE)

Mr. Douglas Gregory, European Public Affairs Executive, IBM

Part 4: Questions and Answers