lighting, Diplomacy

Geneva Internet Platform: Successful start and future developments

20 March 2015 -

Bernerhof, Bundesgasse 3, 3003 Bern

Event description

After the first year of activities, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) has become one of the reference points in global digital policy. A growing demand for information, knowledge and dialogue on global digital policy issues is reflected in the numerous events and briefings the GIP organised in 2015.

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The event ‘Geneva Internet Platform: one year of operations and outlook’, on 20 March, will gather initial partners from the formation stage of the GIP and new partners who are interested in economic, policy, security, social and development aspects of digital developments.

Delegates will be able to learn about forthcoming activities in 2015 and ways how delegates and their institutions can benefit from the activities of GIP, including policy briefings, training activities, and other events. The focus will be on the unique strength of the GIP in addressing digital policy issues in a transversal way including technological, legal, security, economic and development perspectives.

The event will take place on Friday, 20th March, 2015, 09.45 to 11.15 am, at Bernerhof, Bundesgasse 3, 3003 Bern.


Welcome, Benedikt Wechsler, MFA, Diplomatic Advisor e-diplomacy & Think Tanks

09.45    Switzerland in a digital world – what’s in for politics and business?
National Councillor Ruedi Noser, President of ICT Switzerland

09.55    Swiss profile in Internet Governance – role of the GIP
Director, Philipp Metzger, Federal Office of Communications BAKOM

10.05    GIP a showcase of Swiss multilateral diplomacy
Ambassador Jürg Lauber, MFA, Head of Division UN and International Organizations

10.15    Geneva Internet Platform – on year of operations and outlook
Executive Coordinator, Jovan Kurbalija, Geneva Internet Platform and Director DiploFoundation

10.35    Geneva Dialogue lab  – a global meeting place
President, Peter Grütter, Swiss Telecommunications Association, asut

Discussion among the participants                                                                                                          



To participate, please fill in the registration form, or contact Dr Tereza Horejsova at or 022 907 36 33.