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Americas Region Preparatory Meeting for the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-12)
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 14-15 May 2012 Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

Draft Programme

14 May 2012
09:00 - 09:20​

Opening and introductory remarks

  • Ceferino Namuncurá, Interventor Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones
  • Hector Carril, Alternate Chair CCP.I, Secretaria de Comunicaciones
  • Malcolm Johnson, Director Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
    [ Biography | Speech ]
09:20 - 10:45​

Session A:  Briefing on Preparations for WTSA-12 and major issues for the ITU-T work programme and working methods

Objectives: This session will review the major outcomes of WTSA-08 (Johannesburg, 2008) and the preparation status of WTSA-12, including expected participants, structure, objectives of WTSA-12, and logistics. There will be information on the Global Standardization Symposium (GSS-12) to be organized the day before WTSA-12.

  • WTSA-12 Preparations and Expected Results: Malcolm Johnson, Director, ITU/TSB
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Status of WTSA Resolutions and Preparation of Global standards Symposium:   Paolo Rosa, Head of Workshops and Promotion Division, ITU/TSB
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Americas regional office activities in the region: Hector Huerta, Director of Regional Office for the Americas
    [ Presentation ]
10:45 - 11:00​ Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30​

Session B: Key issues for the ITU-T work programme and working methods

Objectives: This session will review the major WTSA Resolutions and Recommendations, and examine changes that have been proposed for WTSA-12. It will examine likely hot topics on the agenda of WTSA-12.  It will also explain the importance of regional preparations and TSAG preparations for the WTSA-12, and activities to facilitate the participation of developing countries in the activities of ITU-T.

  • Major Issues related to ITU-T Working Methods: Paolo Rosa, Head of Workshops and Promotion Division, ITU/TSB
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Highlights for 2012 and beyond: Richard Hill, Counsellor, ITU-T SG2 and SG3, and CWG-WCIT
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • C&I Programme: a hot topic for all the ITU-T Study groups in the next study period – Paolo Rosa, Head of Workshops and Promotion Division, ITU/TSB
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
12:30 - 14:00​ Lunch
14:00 - 14:30​

Session C:  WTSA-12 – Regional Preparations

Moderator: Guillermo Clemente, CITEL/PCC.I’s Co-Rapporteur

Objectives: This session will review proposals from all Regions.

  • Outputs from APT, RCC and Arab Regions WTSA preparatory events: Paolo Rosa, Head of Workshops and Promotion Division, ITU/TSB
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
​14:30 - 15:30
Session D : WTSA – Regional Preparations : Panel
 
Moderator: Victor Martinez, CITEL/PCC.I’s Co-Rapporteur
 
Objectives:  This session will discuss regional concerns with regards to the Americas, determine issues on which proposals should be drafted, consider and adopt texts of proposals
15:30 - 16:00​ Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30​ Session D: WTSA-12 – Regional Preparations: Panel (continued)
​17:30 - 18:00 Wrap-up session