About GPPS 2009 - Bermuda The Global Public Policy Summit (GPPS) is a flagship event of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) - a consortium of over 70 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry associations from economies around the world. It was formally GPPC.WITSA This international conference focuses on global policies affecting the ICT industry and is attended by over 300 senior executives, government officials and policy makers. One of the principal reasons for participating is that ICT companies gain an excellent opportunity to target their products and services at policy makers and business leaders while discussing issues of policy that effect business growth. Taking place once every two years beginning in 1999, the conference is hosted in a different country each time, with the leading ICT association organising the event. In November 2009, Bermuda will be coming to Bermuda with the Business Technology Division of the Chamber of Commerce as host. Prior to the main event Bermuda will welcome the IT companies from the Caribbean and Latin America to a pre- conference event to discuss the primary issues that are relevant to the islands.
Why in Bermuda 2009? Ranked in top twenty E-Ready countries in the world by Economist Magazine, Bermuda has used technology to strategic advantage. One of the world’s highest broadband penetrations in homes, Bermuda is positioned well to pioneer the next wave of technology. One of the first countries in the world to introduce Electronic Transactions Legislation, that enables businesses to conduct business remotely. Sophisticated and competitive telecommunications and technology environment with huge capacity and state of the art infrastructure. Bermuda business has used technology to its strategic advantage in the past with respect to growing international business. One of the first counties to roll out 3G Cellular and WiMax, Bermuda has some of the most mobile business people in the world from a technology point of view. … and by engineered coincidence Bermuda celebrates its 400 th Anniversary of settlement in 2009.
Conference Theme Business Technology: an Enabler in your Economy
The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Business Technology Division Venue and Programs
Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications and E-Commerce Department of E-Commerce Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications and E-Commerce Department of E-Commerce Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications and E-Commerce Department of E-Commerce Ministry of Energy, Telecommunications and E-Commerce Department of E-Commerce
World Class Programme PRE-CONFERENCE - Saturday – October 31, 2009 – Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda TIME:EVENT:REMARKS: 09:00Pre-Summit Caribbean and Latin American Workshop Location: Gardenia Room – Invited Attendees SPONSORS OPPORTUNITY FOR PRESENTATIONS AND NETWORKING WITH DELEGATES FROM THE CARIBBEAN AND ALSO LATIN AMERICA. ARRIVAL DAY - Sunday – November 1, 2009 – Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda TIME:EVENT:REMARKS: 07:00Golf Event (Optional)Riddell’s Bay Golf and Country Club 08:00Arrival and Registration of DelegatesFoyer Fairmont Southampton Amphitheatre 09:00WITSA Public Policy Committee MeetingGardenia Room - Fairmont Southampton 12:00WITSA LunchBallroom - Fairmont Southampton 13:00WITSA Steering CommitteeGardenia Room - Fairmont Southampton 18:00Media BriefingBermudiana Boardroom - Fairmont Southampton 19:00SPONSORED OPENING RECEPTIONPoolside Location with Welcome remarks by WITSA Chairman, Business Technology Division Chairman Pinnacle Sponsors Introduction and Comments
World Class Programme DAY 1 - Monday – November 2, 2009 – Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda TIME:EVENT:REMARKS: 08:00Arrival and Registration of DelegatesFairmont Southampton Conference Registration 09:00Official Summit Opening and Welcome Ceremony with Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and Raising of the Flags Welcoming remarks by WITSA Chairman and WITSA GPPC Chairman and BTD Summit Chairman 09:30Official WelcomeThe Honourable Terry E. Lister, JP MP, Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and E-Commerce, Bermuda 10:15Coffee Break 10:45Can Enlightened ICT Policy Enable an Economic Recovery? MODERATED DISCUSSION 1.When times are tough, does a “hands-off” policy towards infrastructure hamper future recovery? 2.Can government as a user policy be a stimulus or is it just a socialist concept? 3.Is government regulation more necessary during economic downturns? 4.Are there specific policies that can contribute to innovation? 5.How and should user interests be considered in policymaking? 6.Is user ICT education a strategy to speed economic recovery? 7.What specific policies will address the perceived worldwide skill shortage in the ICT industry? 8.Are there specific policies that will encourage healthcare ICT markets? 9.Do tax policies hamper the growth of ICT and prolong economic recovery? 10.Does a value-added tax regime discriminate against ICT service companies? 12:15PLATINUM SPONSORED LUNCH BY: TO BE ADVISED – SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY
World Class Programme DAY 1 - Monday – November 2, 2009 – Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda TIME:EVENT:REMARKS: 14:00 (2:00) Do policies that promote technology infrastructures that are the resilient and secure, and that protect the privacy of personal data conflict with policies that encourage economic expansion? PANEL DISCUSSION 1.Are policies that adequately address future information security threats incompatible with policies that enhance economic recovery and expansion? 2.How secure are organizations today – have past defences been effective? 3.Is there an inevitable trade-off between the need to vigorously protect private information and the need for sharing of information to identify malicious conduct and those who are perpetrating or enabling it? 4.Is international cooperation required and, if so, what is the best means of achieving it? 5.How do we insure adequate industry and user impact on proposed policies in the international arena? 15:15 (3:15)Coffee Break 15:45 (3:45) Will Proposed Internet Governance Policies on the Stability, Security and Private Sector Leadership of the Internet Dampen Economic Recovery and Expansion? PANEL DISCUSSION 1.Are policies that are designed to insure the stability of the Internet in conflict with policies designed to address economic recovery and expansion? 2.What are the security and threat issues that are of greatest concern to the Internet itself and those who use it? 3. Does private sector leadership of the Internet interfere with government efforts to implement economic recovery and expansion policies? 4.How do we insure an appropriate balance between government, user and industry impact on proposed policies in the international arena? 5.Are issues associated with growth of the Internet being adequately addressed if economic recovery and expansion policies are overwhelmingly successful? 17:00 (5:00)WITSA WCIT 2010Conference Chairman, WITSA WCIT 2010 17:30 (5:30)End of Sessions – DAY ONE 18:30PINNACLE SPONSORED GALA DINNER Royal Naval Dockyard and Historic Commissioner’s House – transportation by water to the event from Waterfront
DAY 2 - Tuesday – November 3, 2009 – Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda TIME:EVENT:REMARKS: 09:00Keynote: High Profile Environmental and Business Speaker 10:00Coffee Break 10:30 Do Environmental Policies Hamper Economic Growth and Can Enlightened ICT Policies and Involvement Bridge the Gap? PANEL DISCUSSION 1.Are environmental policies a detriment to growth? 2.Does the ICT industry believe there is a crisis in the environment? 3.Does the industry really see the environment as a market opportunity or is it mainly just another regulatory issue to be dealt with? 4.Is there an outreach opportunity that is being ignored by the ICT industry? 12:00PLATINUM SPONSORED LUNCH BY: TO BE ADVISED WITH SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY 13:30 (1:30) Is There Evidence that Institutions Can Play a Positive Role In Promoting ICT and Expanding Economies or Are They Simply Relics of the Past? MODERATED PRESENTATIONS FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION 1.Is there concrete evidence that trade agreements have actually contributed to the growth of ICT in the world? 2.Can the WTO show that past trade agreements have benefited all economies or is it just the larger economies that have benefited? 3.Can labour and environmental protections really be agreed to, implemented and enforced in trade agreements? 4.Does the OECD have evidence that links ICT growth with overall economic growth in economies? 5.Does the OECD have evidence that developing as well as developed economies can benefit by ICT investment? 14:45 (2:45)Coffee Break World Class Programme
DAY 2 - Tuesday – November 3, 2009 – Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda TIME:EVENT:REMARKS: 15:15 (3:15) Are There Potential Business Technology Developments on the Horizon That Will Enhance Business Growth and Economic Expansion or the State of the Global Economy? PANEL DISCUSSION 1.What are the expected technological advances in the next 5 years? 2.What current policies will be most impacted by expected technological advances? 3.What new policy areas will need to be addressed by expected technological advances? 4.What institutions will be most affected by expected technological advances? 5.What institutions will grow as a result of expected technological advances and which ones will become less relevant? 6.What will developing economies need to do in order to maintain policies that will accommodate technological advances? 16:15 (4:15)Summary and Conclusions of the SummitBTD Summit Chairman 17:00 (5:00)Closing Ceremony and Crystal Handover to GPPS2011Closing remarks by WITSA Public Policy Chairman, BTD Summit Chairman and WITSA Chairman
Networking/Business Opportunities: Caribbean, Central & Latin American Pre-Conference Poolside Summit Delegate Welcoming Cocktails Fabulous Gala Dinner - Commissioner’s House (Dockyard) Breaks and Meeting Sessions Delegates Contact Lists will be provided to Sponsors
Sponsorship Opportunities Platinum $50,000 Sponsor of a Conference Luncheon or LA/Caribbean Conference Panelist or Speaking Opportunity at luncheon High Visibility Location for your Signage On-Site Marketing Display/Booth Four Complimentary Delegate Passes Web Site Prominent presence Diamond $25,000 Sponsorship of Pre-Conference Lunch High Visibility Location for your Signage On-Site Marketing Display/Booth Three Complimentary Delegate Passes Web Site Prominent presence Gold $15,000 Prime Signage Locations Two Complimentary Delegate Passes Web Site Presence on Sponsors Page Display Opportunity Pre-Conference Silver $5,000 Event Signage Complimentary Delegate Pass Web Site Presence Opportunity to Network Latin American & Caribbean Delegates Pinnacle $150,000 Exclusive sponsor of the Gala Dinner Speaking or Panel Opportunity On-Site Marketing Display/Booth Prime Location for Marketing Signage Five Complimentary Delegate Passes Web Site prominent presence
Business Technology Division Covering all aspects of the technology sector that supports our very large international insurance business base including Telecommunications, IT Consultancy, Software Development, Identity Management, Security, Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning, Facilities and Compliance Management, the Business Technology Division represents more than ninety percent of the technology businesses on in Bermuda. In partnership with the Government of Bermuda, METEC (Ministry of the Energy, Telecommunications and E- Commerce), the BTD are committed to promoting technology in Government and in Business and also expanding the reputation of Bermuda as an IT commerce centre in the global marketplace.
GPPS 2009 Organisation John Kyle WITSA Liaison GPPS2009 Chairman Ronnie Viera Chairman Business Technology Division (BTD) Nancy Volesky Director of E- Commerce Coral Wells Press, Protocol and Entertainment John Narraway Marketing Allen Miller Programme and Speakers/Panelists Neal Southam Acting Project Coordinator Molly Poisant International Sponsorship Vicki Coelho Deputy Chairman BTD Executive Chamber of Commerce
GPPS 2009 Organisation Sponsorship ProgrammeSpeakers VenueDelegates Marketing AdministrationAuditAdvisory Board WITSA Press and Protocol Entertainment
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