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Diplo & GIP at the WTO Public Forum 2017

26 September 2017 - 28 September 2017


Event description

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will be actively engaged at WTO Public Forum 2017. Join us for our session, and read our just-in-time session reports and summaries.

WTO Public Forum 2017 just-in-time reporting

Simultaneous events are a challenge to follow. The GIP Digital Watch observatory is providing just-in-time session reports from many sessions, available within a few hours from each session. Read the reports at or follow us on @genevagip for direct links. In addition, we will summarise the main themes in daily blog posts, and in a final report, out on Monday, 2nd October 2017.

The GIP is an initiative supported by the Swiss authorities and operated by DiploFoundation.

Diplo/GIP session: Emerging trends on digital technology and their impact on e-commerce (session 105)

Join us for this session, which will be held on 28 September, between 17.00 and 18.30 CEST, in room D.

The session aims to analyse the opportunities and challenges posed by three inter-related technologies – the Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence – on e-commerce. In order to do so, discussions will be guided by practical questions and concrete cases. Particular attention will be given to the consequences of the introduction of new technologies for SMEs and the potential disruption of competition. 

Panel discussion:

  • Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre
  • Raymond Saner, Professor, CSEND/Diplomacy Dialogue, Geneva
  • Rashid S. Kaukab, Executive Director, CUTS International, Geneva
  • Adam Schlosser, Project Lead for Digital Trade and Cross-Border Data Flows, World Economic Forum

Moderator: Marilia Maciel, Digital Policy Senior Researcher, DiploFoundation