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Sunday, 6 July 1997
20:00 - 22:30 Welcome Reception for all Conference Participants
Beethoven Room, Hotel Maritim 
Hosted by the German Government

Monday, 7 July 1997
9:00 Official Opening 
Günter Rexrodt, German Minister of Economics
Martin Bangemann, Member of the European Commission 
Mady Delvaux-Stehres, Minister of Communications, Luxembourg 
NOTE:
The Internet Café and Exhibition 
will be open:
Monday, 7 July from 09:00 until 18:00 hours
Tuesday, 8 July from 09:00 until 14:00 hours

9:30 FirstPlenary Session “Building Confidence”

Chair: John Battle, Minister for Science, Energy & Industry, 
United Kingdom
Speakers: Themes:
Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink
Minister of Transport, 
Public Works and 
Water Management

Netherlands
EU Achievements in 
Telecommunications
Umberto de Julio
Executive Vice-President, STET

Italy
The Role of 
Telecommunication 
Operators
George Vradenburg III 
Sr. VP, 
America Online (AOL)
USA
Critical Factors to 
Establish Confidence 
in Global Information 
Networks
Klaus Mangold
President, Debis

Germany
Providing the Platform 
for Reliable Commerce
Wolfgang Bötsch
Minister for Post &
Telecommunications

Germany
Achievements in 
Liberalisation, 
Globally and 
in Germany.
Franz Blankart
State Secretary for 
Foreign Economic Affairs

Switzerland
Enabling Participation 
By All
John Manley
Minister for Industry

Canada
Building Confidence 
as a Pre-Condition for 
Electronic Commerce

Announced Contributors to the Discussion: 
Rik Kaspersen, Chairman, Working Party on Crime in Cyberspace, 
Council of Europe

Risaburo Nezu, Director, Science, Technology & Industry, OECD
“Legal & Regulatory Framework / Consumer Protection Issues”

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Second Plenary Session “Empowering the User ”


Chair: Christian Pierret, Secretary of State for Industry, France

 

Speakers: Themes:
David Kerr
Internet Watch Foundation
UK
Filtering and 
Rating of Content
Linda Lennard
National Consumer 
Council
UK
Consumer Protection
Andrea Camanzi
Vice-President, Corporate, Public and Regulatory Affairs
 
Olivetti, Italy
The Users' 
Information Society
Jytte Hilden
Minister of Research and
Information Technology

Denmark
The Internet 
as a Vehicle for 
Human Rights
Jürgen Rüttgers
Minister of Education, 
Science, Research 
and Technology
Germany
Legal Framework 
for Information & 
Communication Services; 
Education
Andrzej Zielinski
Minister for Post &
Telecommunications

Poland
Electronic Literacy
Hisao Horinouchi
Minister of Posts & 
Telecommunications
Japan
Government Roles Towards 
the Development of the 
Cyber Society-
Three Core Principles for 
Building theCyber Society

Announced Contributors to the Discussion:
Erika Mann, Member of the European Parliament 
Meriel Bradford, Vice-President, Teleglobe Inc., Canada
Peter Harter, Global Public Policy Counsel, Netscape : "Data Protection"
Wim Van Velzen, Member of the European Parliament

13:00 Lunch
Beethoven Room
14:30 Third Plenary Session “Making the Most of Content Resources”

Chair: Antonio Maccanico, Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Italy

Presentation from the Chair: 
The European Cultural Heritage in a Global Information Society

Speakers: Themes:
Thomas Middelhoff,
Chairman of Executive Board
Bertelsmann AG

Germany
Developing Content 
and Commerce
Joël Poix
Infograme Entertainment
France
Multimedia : 
Myth and Reality
Romain Bausch
Director General
Société Européenne 
de Satellites SA
Luxembourg
Broadcasting 
Issues
Caspar Einem
Minister for Science 
and Transport
Austria
Public Sector 
Information
Edzard Schmidt-Jortzig
Minister for Justice

Germany
Intellectual 
Property Rights
Charalampos Kastanidis
Minister for Transport 
and Communications
Greece
Cultural and 
Linguistic Diversity

Announced Contributors to the Discussion:

 

Bendik Rugaas, 
Minister for Planning 
& Coordination

Norway
Cultural Networks
Stefano Rodotà, 
Italy

16:00 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Separate Meetings:

European Ministers 
Chair: Günter Rexrodt, German Minister of Economics

Business Leaders 
Chair: Wim Dik, CEO, KPN, Netherlands

Users
Chair: Claudio CarrelliChairman, EU Information Society Forum

19:00 Reception and Dinner - Federal Government Guesthouse Petersberg
Speaker: Gyula Horn, Prime Minister, Republic of Hungary
Hosted by the European Commission ( Invitation only)

Tuesday, 8 July 1997
9:00 Fourth Plenary Session “Creating a Favourable Environment for Electronic Commerce”

Chair: Hans Wijers, Minister of Economic Affairs,Netherlands

Presentations:

 

William Daley
Secretary of Commerce

United States
The Framework for 
Fostering Global 
Electronic Commerce
Mario Monti
EU Commissioner

Internal Market
Electronic Commerce 
in Europe
Kohsei Ueno
State Secretary Ministry 
of International Trade 
and Industry 
Japan
Principles for Realising 
the “Digital Economy”

9:45 Fourth Plenary Session (continued)
“Creating a Favourable Environment for Electronic Commerce”
Speakers: Themes:
Ron Sommer
CEO, Deutsche Telekom
Germany
Government Regulation 
versus Industry 
Self-Regulation
Bernard Vergnes
President
Microsoft Europe
What Government can 
do to Promote Electronic 
Commerce
Claude Menesguen
GIE Carte Bancaire
France
In Electronic Commerce, 
We Trust
Volker Jung
Vice President, 
Siemens AG
Germany
The Evolution Towards 
the Global Information 
Network Infrastructure
Hans-Ulrich Maerki
General Manager, 
IBM Global Services
IBM Europe, 
Middle East & Africa
Developing Trust in 
Electronic Commerce
Josep Pique i Camps
Minister for 
Industry & Energy
Spain
Electronic Commerce 
and SME's.
Pier Luigi Bersani
Minister for Industry,
Commerce & TourismItaly
Creating the 
Marketplace

Announced Contributors to the Discussion:
Michiro Naruto, 
Executive Vice-President 
Fujitsu, 
Japan

Elly Plooij-van Gorsel,
Member of the 
European Parliament
Joanna Shelton
Deputy Secretary 
General, OECD
Overall Framework 
for Policy with 
respect to Global 
Electronic Commerce
Gérard Moine
Chairman of the Board
France Télécom
11:15 Coffee Break
12:30 Closing Plenary Session

Günter Rexrodt, German Minister of Economics
Wim Dik, CEO, KPN, Netherlands 
Spiros Simitis, EU Information Society Forum 
Martin Bangemann, EU Commissioner
13:00 Press Conference
13:00 Lunch

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