World Congress on Information Technology Sep 29th – Oct 1st Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX
MexicoIT and the WCIT 2014•Mission & Objectives •To reinforce our commitment with the WITSA community to fulfill the promise of a Digital Age, through the organization of a five stars worldwide event •To get together the most important ICT industry players in a unique business atmosphere and as a follow up from WCIT2012 •To highlight Mexico as a world-class quality player for ICT solutions and services
Mexico’s Value Proposition •Government, Industry and Academia working together. •Local, State and Federal Governments declared their support for hosting WCIT in Mexico. •Local, National and Worldwide ICT industry organizations already willing to support the event. •Regional relevance and involvement. Recognizing the significant impact WCIT can have, many organizations from the Americas region have also shown their enthusiasm and support. (ALETI/ICT NAFTA) •Strategic alliances with ASOCIO & Digital Europe
Why Mexico?Population: 107 million (average age, 24 y/o)GDP: $ 1,025.37 MUSDPer capita: $ 9,661 USDEconomic Stability:• In Mexico people can do profitable business.• The economic policies of the last few decades have been a determining factor inguaranteeing the sound and stable macroeconomic environment that persists in Mexico.• The country has well-balanced public finances and a wide margin for maneuver in criticalcircumstances.• Likewise, it shows external accounts with very moderate deficits and one of the lowestinflation rates among Latin America’s main economies.• Mexico has 12 International Trade Agreements.
Why Mexico?Infrastructure:• Airports: 59 international airports and 26 domestic airports.• Highways: 360,075 km of roads, highways and tollhighways.• Ports: 16 maritime ports open to foreign trade.• Railroads: More than 26,000 km of railroads.• Industrial parks: 541 industrial parks offering suitable conditions for industry to operate efficiently.Leading Sectors:• Aerospace • Automotive• Electronics • IT & Software Services• Creative Industries • Life Sciences• Renewable Energy • Second Home – Vacations Home• Agriculture & Food • Fashion & Decoration
Location: Guadalajara Mexico’s Infrastructure: • Airports: 59 international airports and 26 domestic airports. • Highways: 360,075 km of roads, highways and toll highways. • Ports: 16 maritime ports open to foreign trade. • Railroads: More than 26,000 km of railroads. • Industrial parks: 541 industrial parks offering suitable conditions for industry to operate efficiently. • As the second most important city of Mexico and one of the top tourist destinations, Guadalajara has multiple parallel activities and adventures to offer. • For its strategic location, Regional cuisine, culture and leadership, Guadalajara is the ideal place for hosting this 1st class event. • Known as the Mexican Silicon Valley, Guadalajara houses more than 600 companies dedicated to manufacturing, developing and providing the highest technology. Leading Sectors: • Aerospace • Automotive • Electronics • IT & Software Services • Creative Industries • Life Sciences • Renewable Energy • Second Home – Vacations Home • Agriculture & Food • Fashion & Decoration
Venue: Expo GuadalajaraConsidered the most dynamic, versatile and important exhibition /Convention Center in Mexico, with an enormous projection throughoutLatin America, Expo Guadalajara is the perfect venue for the WCIT 2014.•Expo Guadalajara enjoys a remarkable location, in one of the most prestigious sectors of the city, surrounded by hotels, commercial and business centers.•8 hotels can be found in a 3-block radius providing more than 1,500 rooms.•Expo Guadalajara currently hosts more than 100 events per year of all industry-government- commerce areas.•Guadalajara’s international airport is only 25 minutes away.
THEME:“ICT Innovations for a Creative World” WCIT 2014 is intended to serve as the proper platform for the industry, policy makers and academy to show their peers worldwide, how ICT innovations are helping them to create new paradigms and alternatives for a challenging world, stimulating innovation and collaboration among them
Date Friday, September 26th, 2014 Saturday, September 27th, 2014 Sunday, September 28, 2014 Monday, September 29th, 2014 Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 Wednesday, October 1st, 2014Time 07:00-07:30 Registration at Venue 07:30-08:00 08:00-08:30 Opening Ceremony 08:30-09:00 09:00-09:30 Regional Meetings 09:30-10:00 10:00-10:30 WITSA Industry Committee Meetings WCIT 2014 WCIT 2014 Institutional 10:30-11:00 WITSA Board WCIT 2014 Program B2B PROGRAM Meeting Program Program Meetinngs Meeting 11:00-11:30 WORKSHOPS WORKSHOPS TOURISTIC POLICIES POLICIES 11:30-12:00 PROGRAM 12:00-12:30 TOURISTIC TOURISTIC Lunch PROGRAM PROGRAM 12:30-13:00 Golf Tournament Lunch Lunch 13:00-13:30 TRADE & Lunch Lunch INVESTMENT TOUR 13:30-14:00 14:00-14:30 14:30-15:00 WITSA Board WITSA Meeting B2B MEETINGS Expert Meetings 15:00-15:30 WORKSHOPS WORKSHOPS Ministerial Committee WITSA STRATEGIES STRATEGIES WCIT 2014 Meetings WCIT 2014 WCIT 2014 15:30-16:00 Meeting TRADE Program Program Program MISION 16:00-16:30 16:30-17:00 17:00-17:30 17:30-18:00 18:00-18:30 COCKTAIL CLOSING CEREMONY 18:30-19:00 19:00-19:30 19:30-20:00 Gala Dinner (Cabaña´s Institute) 20:00-20:30 20:30-21:00 21:00-21:30 21:30-22:00 22:00-22:30 22:30-23:00
“ICT Innovations for a Creative World” Industry Topics: Institutional Topics:•New Markets: Access to Information, Social Networking and Development, and Online •Developing a Digital Economy Administration •Energy Efficiency •Mobility and Interoperability•Novel Spectrum Technologies and e-Paper •Environmental Sustainability •Healthcare Paradigm in an Aging Society•Distribution Channels on the World Wide Web •Education and Social Care Systems •Security and Housing•Research, Development and Deployment of ICT•Nanotechnology and Genomics as a Service•Quantum and Cloud Computing•Industry Competitiveness and Innovation•Digital Interaction between Humans and Computers
Marketing and Public RelationsPre event : •Relevant involvement and commitment with WCIT 2012 •Direct Marketing •Web Marketing •Media Relations •Advertising •Promotions and discountsDuring the event: •National and international media coverage •A Press Center will operate in the main venue. • A series of networking events for the press will be planned, including tours and cocktails •Press releases on a daily basis.
WCIT 2014 Pricing Be part of the unique and valuable forum….
The WCIT Pass will be around $1,600 USDCould Include:• Gala Dinner• Conferences program• Trade Mission (B2B)• Exhibition Area
Mexico’s high technology industry, government,academia and supporting organizations are ready tohost a successful WCIT 2014.We’ll provide you an experience you’ll never forget.Give yourselves the opportunityto enjoy Mexico’s legendary hospitality.