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Information for Private Sector

Business entities interested in participating in the preparatory process and in the Summit in their own name must be accredited. ITU Sector members are automatically accredited. At the beginning of each PrepCom, the Preparatory Committee will decide on the requests for accreditation. Accreditation is a continuous process. A business entity that has been granted accreditation to attend a session of the Preparatory Committee meeting may attend all subsequent preparatory sessions, as well as the Summit (Geneva and Tunis), unless the PrepCom or the Summit decides otherwise (some restrictions may apply for the Summit with regard to the number of delegates being able to participate in the Plenary and the Subcommittees).

Any business entity that asks for accreditation must submit the information in accordance with the Arrangements for accreditation adopted at the first meeting of the Preparatory Committee (1-5 July 2002).

Registration is necessary for each PrepCom and for the Summit events. Only accredited business entities and sector members of ITU can register.

Participation through ICC/CCBI
In order to facilitate the participation of business entities in the preparatory process and the Summit, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris, has created a Coordinating Committee of Business Interlocutors (CCBI). Business entities wishing to join this group do not need to get accreditation in their own name, but can participate under the nameplate of ICC/CCBI. More information on this method of participation can be found on ICC-World Business Organization website.

CBBI Memo: What is the Coordinating Committee of Business Interlocutors?

You may contact Ms. May Zanni at the ICC:

38, Cours Albert 1er
75008 - Paris, France
Fax: +33 1 49 53 28 59

Accreditation and registration are free of cost, but participants are responsible for their own hotel and airfare reservation and cost.

Business entities interested in making financial or in-kind contributions to support the WSIS preparatory process and Summit are invited to contact the WSIS Executive Secretariat at




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