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Thursday, December 8 • 15:00 - 16:00

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The OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity, gathered in Cancún, Mexico, from 21-23 June 2016, Ministers, the business community, civil society, labour and the Internet technical community to discuss how to seize the benefits of the digital economy while at the same time better navigating the potential trade-offs. 

The meeting covered four main themes: Internet Openness and Innovation; Building Global Connectivity; Trust in the Digital Economy; and Jobs and Skills in the Digital Economy. Discussions were organised through eight panels.

With the objective of adopting a holistic and whole-of-society approach for the Digital Economy, a Ministerial Declaration was adopted in June 23, 2016, in Cancun. This Open Forum will report on the process and outcomes of this meeting and invite representatives of all stakeholder groups to comment on the highlights of the discussions, sharing with the IGF audience their vision for the way forward.

Speakers from all stakeholder groups will be part of the panel: governments, civil society (CSIAC), business (BIAC), technical community (ITAC) and organised labour (TUAC).

Moderator: Anne Carblanc (Head of the Digital Economy Policy Division, OECD). 

Panel Members:

  • Raul Eduardo Rendón Montemayor (Mexico)
  • Clarissa Estol (Argentina)
  • Anders Hektor (Sweden)
  • Nevine Tewfik (Egypt)
  • Joe Alhadeff (BIAC)
  • Marc Rotenberg (CSIAC)
  • Tarek Kamel (ITAC)
  • Anna Byhovskaya (TUAC)

Background documents:

Ministerial Declaration  on the Digital Economy ("Cancún Declaration")

OECD Secretariat's Summary

Further reading of all discussion papers and background documents for each Ministerial session (Ministerial website).


Session Organizers
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Lorrayne Porciuncula

Internet Economist / Policy Analyst, OECD
Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Economist/ Policy Analyst at the Digital Economy and Policy Division (CDEP) of the Directorate Science, Technology and Innovation in the OECD. Lorrayne works on the OECD-IDB Broadband Policy Toolkit for Latin America and the Caribbean that aims to situate... Read More →

Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:00 CST
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico