"The Public Voice in Emerging Market Economies"

Burj Al Arab

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

15 January 2001


09.30h Registration and Coffee

10.00h Welcome

10.15h Keynote Speech

Herwig Schlogl, Deputy Secretary General, OECD

10.30h Privacy and Data Protection

Chair: Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, EPIC (USA)

Rindala Beydoun, Al Tamimi & Co (UAE) (View Presentation)

Anne Carblanc, OECD (FRA)

Gus Hosein, Privacy International (UK)

Amr Zaki Abdel Motaal, Senior Partner , Abdel Motaal, Moharram & Heiza (EGY) (Read Statement)

12.00h Lunch

13.30h Access and Equity

Chair: Maurice Wessing, Bits of Freedom (NLD)

John Dryden, OECD, in place of Bruno Lanvin, Dot Force Secretariat, World Bank [View Presentation]

Omar Brizri, Chief, Technology Section, SIPD/ESCWA (LEB) (View Presentation)

Tracy Cohen, the LINK Centre, Wits University (SA) (View Presentation)

14.45h Tea and coffee

15.00h Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce

Chair: Sarah Andrews, Electronic Privacy Information Center (USA)

Mohammad Obeidat, President, National Society For Consumer Protection (JOR) (Read Statement)

Sotirios Paschalidis, TACD Steering Committee/ Kepka (GRE)

Machiel van der Velde, European Consumers' Organization (BEL)

James Love, Consumer Project on Technology, (USA) (View Presentation)

16. 30h Closing Speech

Risaburo Nezu, Director, Science, Technology & Industry, OECD

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