OECD Dubai 2002 aims to enhance dialogue

Three-day conference to be hosted at Dubai Internet City (DIC) aims to raise the level of debate on issues such as telecommunications deregulation and the emerging digital economy.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  January 17, 2002

The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Conference due to start next week in Dubai, is aiming to raise the level of debate among 'developing countries' on issues of telecommunications deregulation and the emerging digital economy.

The conference, to be hosted at Dubai Internet City (DIC), already boasts an impressive array of ministerial level speakers from around the region.

“Telecommunications is a fundamental base that enables access to new technologies and is therefore a key driver of growth in the new economy,” said Ahmad Bin Byat, CEO of DIC and Coordinator General of OECD Dubai 2002.

“Deregulation in the telecommunication sector is one of the most important issues on the economic agendas of developing countries. The OECD conference will facilitate a discussion between OECD member countries and developing countries on how competition in the telecommunication sector can promote economic growth and diversification,” he added.

According to a joint statement from DIC and OECD, the key objective of the conference is to ‘sensitise’ policymakers in non-OECE countries to the rapidly changing technological and political landscape and the implications of those changes on their respective economies.

OECD Dubai 2002 will attempt to present the experiences and lessons of OECD and non-OECD countries in telecommunication deregulation.

The conference will focus on the benefits of competition and the costs of maintaining closed markets, and review the impact of competition on both telecommunication operators and other business players.

They will also examine the main policy and institutional requirements for change and ways of structuring the regulatory framework for competition in the telecommunications sector.

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