The Global Forum 2010 will take place on November Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th in Washington DC, USA at the Marvin Center, The George Washington University.

This 19th edition is organized with the support of the French Embassy, the US Department of State and the US General State Administration.

The French ambassador Pierre Vimont hosts the Welcome Cocktail on November 7th at his residency and the Gala Dinner is taking place on November 8th at the "Maison de France" of the French Embassy .

For your information the following personalities will join us in Washington DC this year:

  • Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French Secretary of State for Strategic Studies and the Development of the Digital Economy
  • Melanne Verveer, US State Department Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
  • Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda (TBC)
  • Zoran Stancic, Deputy Director General Directorate-General Research, DG INFSO, European Commission
  • William Kennard, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union (TBC)
  • Edith Cresson, Former France Prime Minister
  • Pierre Vimont Ambassador at the Embassy of France in Washington DC.
  • Chairman Jon Leibowitz, Federal Trade Communication
  • Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission (TBC)
  • Chairman Konrad von Finckenstein, Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission -CRTC-, Canada
  • Martha Johnson, Administrator, General Services Administration- GSA and other high level delegates from GSA
  • Jesus Villasante, Head of Unit, Directorate D3: software & services architectures and infrastructure, DG INFSO, European Commission
  • Gérald Santucci, Head of Unit, Networked Enterprise and RFID, DG INFSO, European Commission
  • Mechthild Rohen, Head of Unit, ICT for Government and Public Services, DG INFSO, European Commission
  • Luis Rodriguez Rosello, Head of Unit "Networked Media Systems"; DG INFSO, European Commission
  • Francisco Garcia Moran, Director General DG DIGIT, European Commission (TBC)
  • Michael Bartholomew, Director of European Public Telecom Network Operators' Association (ETNO)
  • Senator Pierre Laffitte, President Sophia-Antipolis Foundation; Honorary Senator named by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy Head of Mission in the Framework of the UPM (Union for the Mediterranean), France
  • High level delegates from the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Administration
  • Chinese and Japanese Delegation
  • World bank Delegation

Among others here are some companies & organizations that are involved at the highest level: Afilias, AT&T, Baller Herbst, Bingham, Consip, EADS, ECWT (European Centre for Women & Technology), ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), DPI (Digital Policy Institute), IBM, Major Cities of Europe (MCE); Microsoft, NASA, PoliticsOnline, PTI, T-Mobile, Verizon, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, WIL (Women In Leadership).

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