IGF 2014 Opening Ceremony and Opening Session

IGF 2014 Opening Ceremony and Opening Session

2 September 2014

Istanbul, Turkey

Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC) - Plenary Hall (Anadolu Auditorium)

IGF 2014 Opening Ceremony


Mr. Thomas Gass, Secretary-General as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UNDESA

Mr. Tayfun Acarer, Chairman of the Board, Information and Communications Technologies Authority, Turkey

H.E. Mr. Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey

IGF 2014 Opening Session

15.00 - 17.30

Mr. Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

H.E. Tifatul Sembiring, Minister of Communications and Information Technologies, Republic of Indonesia

[The speaking order was decided by public ballot.]

H.E. Ivo Ivanovski, Minister of Information Society and Administration, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Mr. Fadi Chehade, President & CEO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Mr. Virgilio Fernandes Almeida, National Secretary for Information Technology Policies, Ministry of Science and Technology , Brasil

Ms. Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State

H.E. Yasuo Sakamoto, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

H.E. Elmir Valizada, Deputy Minister of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan

H.E. Edward Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Alan Marcus, Senior Director, Head of IT and Telecommunications Industries, World Economic Forum (WEF)

Mr. Ilham Habibie, Chairman, ICC BASIS

H.E. Rashid Ismailov, Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation

Mr. Jānis Kārkliņš, Chair of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group and Ambassador at large for Latvia

H.E. Diego Molano Vega, Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia

Mr. Vint Cerf, Vice-president and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Ms. Kathryn Brown, President and CEO, Internet Society (ISOC)

Mr. Getachew Engida, Deputy Director General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

Ms. Deirdre Williams, Co-coordinator Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus, Caribbean ICT Stakeholders Virtual Community (CIVIC), Saint Lucia

H.E. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

H.E. Gisella Kopper Arguedas, Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Republic of Costa Rica

H.E. Hasanul Haq Inu, Minister of Information, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh