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Arab States Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)
Cairo, Egypt, 28-30 April 2012 Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

Draft Programme
(Updated on 01 May 2012)

Day 1, Saturday, 28 April 2012
09:00 - 09:20​

Opening:

Chairman of event:  Amr Badawi, Executive President of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Egypt

Welcome and Keynote remarks:

  • Amr Badawi, Executive President of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Egypt
    [ Biography ]
  • Malcolm Johnson, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
    [ Biography | Speech ]
09:20 - 10:45​

Session A: WCIT-12 preparation briefing

Objectives: Starting with an introduction to the ITRs, some background and information on how to contribute, this session will review the major outcomes of Council Working Group WCIT (CWG-WCIT) and the preparation status of WCIT-12, including expected participants, objectives and logistics information.

Session Chair:  Sherif Guinena, Technical and Regulatory Affairs, NTRA, Egypt [ Biography ]

Speakers:
10:45 - 11:00​ Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00​

Session B: WCIT-12 - Regional Preparations

Objectives:  Representatives of each region (or a delegate) will discuss regional concerns, determine issues on which proposals should be drafted, consider and adopt texts of proposals.

Session Chair:  Sherif Guinena, Technical and Regulatory Affairs, NTRA, Egypt [ Biography ]

Speakers:

12:00 - 13:00​

Session C: WCIT-12 - Other Organizations’ positions regarding ITRs issues

Objectives:  Representatives from interested organizations will present their positions toward ITRs issues

Session Chair: Dina Kabeel, Head of International Relations Department, NTRA, Egypt [ Biography ]

Speakers:
  • Vikram Raval, Roaming Regulation, Public Policy, GSMA
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Hisham Ibrahim, IPv6 Program Manager, AfriNic: Internet technical community perspective on the proposed amendments to the ITRs
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
  • Thomas Wilson, Director and Member of Executive Committee (SAMENA): SAMENA Council Perspectives on ITRs
    [ Biography | Presentation ]
13:00 - 14:00​ Lunch
14:00 - 15:00​
Session D:  WCIT-12 – Major Issues
Objectives:  Considering proposals of the ITRs.
 
Session Chair:  Sherif Guinena, Technical and Regulatory Affairs, NTRA, Egypt [ Biography ]
15:00 - 15:30​ Coffee break
Day 2, Sunday, 29 April 2012
09:00 - 10:30​ Session E: WCIT-12 – Major Issues

Objectives: Considering proposals of the ITRs.​
10:30 - 11:00​ Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30​ Session F: WCIT-12 – Major Issues (Continuation)

Objectives: Considering proposals of the ITRs.​
12:30 - 13:30​ Lunch
13:30 - 15:00​ Session G:  WCIT-12 – Major Issues

Objectives: Considering proposals of the ITRs. ​
15:00 - 15:30​ Coffee break
19:00​ Welcome dinner at BlueNile Boat in Zamalek  (Nile view)
Day 3, Monday, 30 April 2012
09:00 - 10:30​ Session H:  WCIT-12 – Major Issues

Objectives: Considering proposals of the ITRs.
10:30 - 11:00​ Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30​

Session I: Conclusion

Objectives: Considering proposals on WCIT-12 implementation issues.  Discussion on an agreement on regional position on possible candidates for leading position at WCIT-12.

Session Chair:  Sherif Guinena, Technical and Regulatory Affairs, NTRA, Egypt [ Biography ]

12:30 - 13:30​ Lunch