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GPATS 2013Prepared for: ASESSPRO, BRAZILPresented By: Dr. Jim PoisantSecretary General, WITSA                  www.witsa.org
GLOBAL POLICY ACTION & TRADE SUMMIT              (GPATS)    • CONGRATUALTIONS ON WINNING GPATS      2013!    • WHAT SHOULD...
WHAT IS THE GPATS?    • ONE OF THE TWO WITSA AWARDED      EVENTS    • INTENDED TO RECOGNIZE THE      IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTR...
WHY ARE GOVERNMENTS SO IMPORTANTTO ICT DEVELOPMENT?    THEY ENABLE ICT DEVELOPMENT BY:    2.EMBRACING (OR NOT) THE IMPORAN...
LESSONS LEARNED    • WITSA EVENTS SHOULD BE APPROACHED AND      OPERATED WITH ONE THOUGHT “YOU ARE      OUT OF TIME.”    •...
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM WITSA?    • COMPHREHENSIVE OPERATIONS MANUAL    • ASSISTANCE ON YOUR PROGRAM    • CONSTANT CONTAC...
PROJECT TEAM    •   STRONG PROJECT MANAGER    •   VP/DIR DEVELOPMENT (SPONSORSHIPS)    •   VP/DIR OPERATIONS    •   VP/DIR...
QUESTIONS?             QUESTIONS               AND             ANSWERS8              www.witsa.org
THANK YOU AND ALL THE BEST                OF              LUCK!9              www.witsa.org
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  1. 1. GPATS 2013Prepared for: ASESSPRO, BRAZILPresented By: Dr. Jim PoisantSecretary General, WITSA www.witsa.org
  2. 2. GLOBAL POLICY ACTION & TRADE SUMMIT (GPATS) • CONGRATUALTIONS ON WINNING GPATS 2013! • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT? • VERY DIFFICULT JOB!/GLOBAL ATTENTION • PRODUCING A COMPLELLING PROGRAM • FUND THE EVENT THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS & TICKETS • ATTRACT 300-500 DELEGATES2 www.witsa.org
  3. 3. WHAT IS THE GPATS? • ONE OF THE TWO WITSA AWARDED EVENTS • INTENDED TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT DIALOUGE IN ORDER TO EXPAND THE USE OF ICT GLOBALLY. • COMBINES B2B TRADE MISSION TO BENEFIT BRAZILIAN COMPANIES3 www.witsa.org
  4. 4. WHY ARE GOVERNMENTS SO IMPORTANTTO ICT DEVELOPMENT? THEY ENABLE ICT DEVELOPMENT BY: 2.EMBRACING (OR NOT) THE IMPORANCE OF ICT TO THEIR COUNTRIES 3.ESTABLISH POLICIES THAT ENABLE/DISABLE THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND USE OF ICT 4.THOSE THAT ARE MOST SUCESSFUL MAKE ICT THE CENTER OF THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS4 www.witsa.org
  5. 5. LESSONS LEARNED • WITSA EVENTS SHOULD BE APPROACHED AND OPERATED WITH ONE THOUGHT “YOU ARE OUT OF TIME.” • A STRONG PROJECT MANAGER & TEAM IS ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED FOR SUCCESS • MOST HOSTS UNDERESTIMATE THE AMOUNT OF EFFORT THIS EVENT TAKES • FUND RAISING AND DELEGATE MARKETING ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH5 www.witsa.org
  6. 6. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM WITSA? • COMPHREHENSIVE OPERATIONS MANUAL • ASSISTANCE ON YOUR PROGRAM • CONSTANT CONTACT/MARKETING WITHIN THE WITSA NETWORK • GLOBAL NETWORK OF INSTITUTIONAL CONTACTS I.E., THE UN, WORLD BANK, WEF, ICANN, WTO …… • THE SECRETARY GENERAL’S AVAILABILITY • CEO WCIT 1998 (US), INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WCIT 2000, TAIWAN6 www.witsa.org
  7. 7. PROJECT TEAM • STRONG PROJECT MANAGER • VP/DIR DEVELOPMENT (SPONSORSHIPS) • VP/DIR OPERATIONS • VP/DIR MARKETING • SPOUSE/GUEST PROGRAM • MEDIA DIRECTOR • VP/DIR DEVELOPMENT (SPONSORSHIPS) • VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR7 www.witsa.org
  8. 8. QUESTIONS? QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS8 www.witsa.org
  9. 9. THANK YOU AND ALL THE BEST OF LUCK!9 www.witsa.org

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