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WITSA BOD Meetings, October 6, 2019 (Yerevan, Armenia)

Note: The WITSA BOD meeting on will take place on October 6, 2019 from 09:00-15:30 in Tigran The Great Hall (first floor) at the Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan


  • BOD Agenda

  • BOD Meeting Slides (PPT; PDF]

  • WITSA Chairman Chiu: Slides; Video 1 (Penang); Video 2 (WTO)

  • Meeting Minutes from March 29, 2019 BOD Meeting in Minsk, Belarus

  • Toshio Iwamoto bio

  • Choi, Min-Hee bio

  • Mr. Md. Shahid Ul Munir Bio, Photo

  • 2019 Global ICT Award Winners

  • 2019 Eminent Persons Award Winner:

  • Draft WITSA statement on digital trade [MS Word; PDF]

  • WITSA trip report (UNCTAD E-Commerce Week 2019)

  • Joint G7 Industry Statement on Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT) & AI for All (Statement; Press Release)

  • DTN seminar entitled “International Transfers of Data: What the digital economy needs, and how that relates to existing WTO obligations,” held at the WTO in Geneva attended by digital trade negotiators of over 50 countries on 19th July [Summary]

  • DTN 2019 Sponsorship brochure



BOD call information (see also agenda as posted above)
Detailed October 6, 2019 BOD meeting time zone conversions

NOTE: In order to optimize the call experience next week, we have developed the following guidelines for your kind attention:

  • Connect digitally (not by phone), if possible: The best experience is where all participants use a digital connection, that is, a USB headset, connected to a computer.  If a USB headset is not available, then a headset that connects via a 3.5mm audio plug but bear in mind, this is an analogue connection and may be subject to some interference.
  • Connection using a mobile device, such as an iPhone/iPad or Android phone/tablet, and the GoToMeeting app, with an earpiece also works very well.  NB: wireless Blue Tooth earpieces can sometimes add a delay to the call.
  • If connection is via a computer, using the computer’s speakers and a separate microphone, or a phone/tablet without earpiece, it is critical that participants mute their microphones at all times except when speaking.  It is also important that participants using just a laptop or PC without headset do not use their keyboard for typing during the call, as their keyboard activity affects all participants
  • Participants should try to locate themselves in a relatively quiet environment for the duration of the call, if possible.
  • Connection using a conference phone on loud speaker, or any desk telephone on loudspeaker will, unless correctly configured, introduce interference and echo to the call, affecting the experience of all participants.  Use of this connection is to be avoided.