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Experts Address the Global Expansion of the Internet

15 November 2013

Buenos Aires, Argentina…ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé, Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker, President of Generic Domains Division Akram Atallah and Vice President Stakeholder Engagement for Latin America and the Caribbean Rodrigo de la Parra will address major issues shaping the Internet's future at a news conference on Wednesday, 20 November at 11:30 AM (ART).

Internet challenges and opportunities are on the rise. From Internet governance issues to the increased consumer choice in the domain name market, ICANN leaders will answer questions on the organization's efforts to internationalize and its role in the growth of the Internet.

The ICANN executives will also detail the organization's growth in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Journalists are also encouraged to attend the Welcome Ceremony and President's Opening Session on Monday, 18 November at 8:30AM (ART). Juan Manuel Abal Medina, Jr., Communications Secretary and Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of Argentina will be among the speakers.

Journalists who are unable to attend the Buenos Aires meeting are encouraged to participate remotely in the news conference via a live video web stream or an international toll-free telephone connection.

A recording of the news conference will be posted to the press page of the ICANN web site (http://www.icann.org/en/news/press) after the event.

A list of other possible newsworthy sessions during the ICANN meeting for Latin American and Caribbean participants can be found here: http://buenosaires48.icann.org/en/schedule/lac-participant-guide-13nov13-en.pdf [PDF, 2.77 MB]


Here are the details of the News Conference:

WHAT: News Conference

WHO: Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO, Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of Board of Directors, Akram Atallah, President, Generic Domains Division, Rodrigo de la Parra, Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement - Latin America and the Caribbean

WHEN: Wednesday, 20 November 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. Buenos Aires, Argentina (1430 - 1530 UTC).

WHERE: – Libertador AB room, Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center, San Martin 1225/1275, Buenos Aires, Argentina

OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists from around the world can participate in the news conference via remote access.

  • A live video webcast may be accessed at http://icann.adobeconnect.com/eze48-press
  • Telephone access may be obtained by dialling an international access number obtained from this list www.adigo.com/icann. The toll free access number in the U.S. is +1.800.550.6865. Once you have reached the conferencing center, dial 25594.

Here are the details of the Welcome Ceremony:

WHAT: Welcome Ceremony and President's Opening Session

WHO: Juan Manuel Abal Medina Jr, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of Argentina and Communications Secretary, Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO, Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of Board of Directors., Sally Costerton, Senior Advisor to the President, Global Stakeholder Engagement ICANN.

WHEN: Monday, 18 November 2013, 0830 – 1000 Buenos-Aires, Argentina (1130 – 1300 UTC).

WHERE: Libertador Room – Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center, San Martin 1225/1275, Buenos Aires, Argentina

OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists from around the world can monitor the Welcome Ceremony via remote access.

  • A live video webcast may be accessed at https://icann.adobeconnect.com/eze48-libertador.
  • Telephone access may be obtained by dialling an international toll-free number obtained from this list www.adigo.com/icann. The toll free access number in the U.S. is +1.800.550.6865. Once you have reached the conferencing center, dial 25594.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brad White
ICANN Director of Global Media Affairs
Washington, D.C.
Tel. +1 (202) 570 7118
brad.white@icann.org



Alexandra Dans
Communications Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean
Montevideo, Uruguay
Tel. +598 95 831 442
Alexandra.dans@icann.org