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    ITC at WSIS 2005 - Bridging the "Use Divide"


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 3/2005

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    Building on its experience during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2003 in Geneva, ITC is organizing three events on "e@Work", bringing the voice of the business sector in developing countries to WSIS 2005 in Tunis.

    • Workshop: "Bridging the 'Use Divide'", 14 November 2005
      Improving firms' management capacity to apply technology-based business solutions is the theme of this workshop, open to 100 participants. They include managers of small firms, government experts on e-trade development and national e-business advocates.
    • Workshop: "e@Work: Small Business, ICT and Export Growth", 15 November 2005
      This event focuses on online exports by firms in developing and transition economies. Lessons and best practices in information technology-enabled service exports, business process outsourcing and e-marketplaces will help guide responses to new global information technology and trade development challenges. The event features multi-stakeholder public-private partnerships.
    • Exhibition on "Builders of the Information Society: National e-Business Champions and e-Tools", 15-19 November 2005
      This exhibit shows how firms use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to be competitive. Visitors can also review ITC resources and e-tools, designed for the trade development needs of developing economies.

    ITC is participating at WSIS with the support and sponsorship of the Netherlands' Centre for Import Promotion (CBI), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco) and the Centre de conciliation et d'arbitrage de Tunis (Tunis mediation and arbitration centre).

    For more information, contact Nikolai Sëmine, ITC's WSIS Coordinator, at semine@intracen.org