IGF 2008: Hyderabad, India

3rd Internet Governance Forum (IGF) - Hyderabad, India
3-6 December 2008

Third Internet Governance Forum

Why BASIS is active at the IGF?:

To bring business experience, expertise and priorities to the important discussions on Internet governance issues, and to build communications with other stakeholders - government, civil society, technical experts and international organizations.

What BASIS did at the 3rd IGF 2008:

Daily business briefings

8:00-8:50 every day 3-6 December, room 105/6

A business briefing was held each morning during the forum from 8:00 - 8:50.
These briefings were open to all business participants, including business representatives who are not ICC-BASIS members.
Details regarding the morning briefings were sent via email before the event to those members who have confirmed their participation and were made available on the screens that display scheduling information on-site.

"Digital convergence beyond technology: socio-economic benefits, SMEs & public policy" workshop

Friday 5 December, 9:30-11:00, room TBD
ICC/BASIS and the Government of Finland are organizing an interactive workshop to discuss the evolving definition of digital convergence as well as the benefits and opportunities to key stakeholders - with a special focus on SMEs

View a full description of the workshop
View the full workshop report

Booth in IGF village

BASIS reserved a booth to display our brochures and materials. BASIS members were welcome to bring their materials to display at this booth as well.
During the IGF, participants were welcome to come by the ICC-BASIS booth in the village for more information, or if you would like to be in touch with ICC-BASIS staff or members.

Many business experts from the ICC-BASIS network are participating in main panel discussions, workshops and other events during the IGF. In addition, business participants will be active in the open dialogues, and available for informal discussions with other participants.

Download important information:

Topline messages
(Members are encouraged to use the topline messages to communicate with the press and other stakeholders, regarding the key messages business would like to communicate on the range of topics to be discussed at the IGF in Hyderabad, India.)
ICC policy statement on digital convergence
BASIS brochure
Security toolkit
Privacy toolkit
Telecom toolkit second edition
EBITT inventory

Helpful links:

The official website for the IGF contains valuable information such as the programme, the preparatory process and a helpful list of FAQ's.