IGF 2009: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

4th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) - Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
15-18 November 2009

4th Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Why BASIS is active at the IGF?

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

BASIS brings business experience, expertise and priorities from across sectors and geographies to the important discussions on Internet governance issues, and communicates with other stakeholders including government, civil society, technical experts, and international organizations.

What BASIS did at the 4th IGF 2009:


8:00-8:50 every day 15-18 November

A business briefing was held each morning during the forum from 8:00 - 8:50.
The 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.

Workshop "Internet governance: economic recovery and growth"

17 November, 9:30-11:00
Workshop Room 1, Sinai, Maritim Sharm el-Sheikh International Congress Center

Co-organized by ICC/BASIS and Lithuania, the workshop was an interactive exchange on how addressing Internet governance issues appropriately can stimulate economic recovery and growth. By putting in place the necessary legal, policy and regulatory approaches that stimulate innovation, infrastructure and investment in the Internet (and ICTs) economies can be boosted. These issues were addressed through a discussion of case studies, best practices and substantive examples.

This workshop linked to capacity building, development issues and a broad range of broad IGF themes.

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to view workshop description and panellist biographies

Booth in IGF village

BASIS had a booth to display our brochures and materials, where BASIS members were welcome to bring their materials to display at this booth as well.
Participants were welcome to visit the ICC-BASIS booth at the IGF village for more information or to meet ICC-BASIS representatives.

Business participation

ICC and BASIS leadership and members delivered speeches during the opening and closing ceremonies of the forum. Business experts from the ICC-BASIS network participated in main panel discussions, workshops and other events during the IGF to ensure the voice of business is heard. Business participants were also active in open dialogues and be available for informal discussions with other participants.

Video messages

In the lead up to the IGF, ICC-BASIS members and leadership have submitted video messages to the IGF YouTube channel.

Download important information

Business messages - short version :
(This document provides members, the press and other stakeholders, with the key messages business would like to communicate on the range of topics to be discussed at the IGF in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.)
ICC policy statement on digital convergence
BASIS brochure
Security toolkit
Privacy toolkit
Telecom toolkit second edition
EBITT inventory
ICC BASIS response to the IGF review and continuity questionnaire