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IGF Opening Ceremony and Opening Session
22 October 2013
Bali, Indonesia
Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre

Opening Ceremony of IGF 2013

Venue: Main Hall (Dusa Dua Hall 5)


Mr. Thomas Gass
Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA

H.E. Tifatul Sembiring
Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Republic of Indonesia

Opening Session

Mr. Hamadoun Touré
Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

H.E Elmir Valizada
Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT), Republic of Azerbaijan

List of Speakers:

H. E Paulo Bernado Silva
Minister of Communications, Federative Republic of Brazil

Mr. Shadi Abou-Zahra
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Lead, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Ms. Sabine Verheyen
Member of the European Parliament

H. E Masahiro Yoshizaki
Vice Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, Japan

Mr. Fadi Chehadé
President and CEO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Mr. Jānis Kārkliņš
Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

Ambassador Danny Sepulveda
US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy

Mr. Alan Marcus
Senior Director, Head of IT and Telecommunication Industries, World Economic Forum (WEF)

Ms. Nnenna Nwakanma
Civil Society, Africa Regional Coordinator, World Wide Web Foundation

Ms. Lynn St. Amour
President and CEO, Internet Society (ISOC)

Ms. Christine Arida
Regional National IGF, Director for Telecom Services Planning at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt and Head of the Arab IGF Secretariat

H.E. Ms. Neelie Kroes  [via video]
Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

Mr. Jari Arkko
Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

Mr. Joseph Alhadeff
Chair ICC's Digital Economy Commission

Mr. Edward Vaizey
Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, United Kingdom

Mr. Jovan Kurbalija