This dinner debate - preceded by a cocktail and small exhibition - will discuss how ICT helps developing and emerging economies with a focus on Africa and Latin America.
ICT can improve the quality of life and economic situation for instance by connecting rural areas, enabling access to medical information and transform educational systems, to provide banking services where there are no banks and overall enhance productivity and innovation also in the developing world.
The event will showcase industry led activities about local projects with huge impact on communities as well as commercial business operations that help to promote economic growth in the those regions. Other topics to be covered are ICT policy and regulatory dialogue between the EU and the developing world.
Bill Newton Dunn, MEP and EIF Governor
Thierry Devars, Research Programme Officer, International Relations Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission
Bernard Ghillebaert, Senior Vice-President International, Operations Asia & West Africa, Orange France Telecom Group
Joseph Nsengimana, Director of Corporate Affairs and Strategic Alliances in Africa, Intel Corporation
David Frautschy Heredia, Manager Latin American Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Institutional Relations, Telefónica