10,000 delegates to participate in global cyber conference

The Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 will witness participation of 10,000 delegates on 23 – 24 November 2017 at Aerocity in New Delhi.

“The GCCS 2017 is going to be four times bigger than its previous edition. The last conference held in The Netherlands saw about 1,800 delegates, and I am happy to announce that we have over 10,000 delegates who will participate in person. There will also be virtual participation from over 2,800 locations across the world and will be connected in an interactive mode,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics & IT and Law & Justice.

“We look forward to cooperation and knowledge sharing among countries to implement and replicate successful initiatives as one of the major expected outcomes of this conference,” added Prasad.

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will inaugurate the mega event, while Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs will deliver the keynote address in the Valedictory function.

The fifth edition of GCCS will see participation of international leaders, policymakers, industry experts, think tanks and cyber experts to deliberate on issues and challenges for optimally using cyber space.

The overall goals of GCCS 2017 are to promote the importance of inclusiveness and human rights in global cyber policy, to defend the status quo of an open, interoperable and unregimented cyberspace, to create political commitment for capacity building initiatives to address the digital divide and assist countries, and to develop security solutions in a balanced fashion that duly acknowledge the importance of the private sector and technical community.

Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “This is a historic moment for all of us to host the Fifth edition of the Global Conference of Cyberspace in India. I believe it is recognition of India’s emerging role as a massive cyber power, accelerated by the Digital India push, which has acquired international acknowledgment.”

“GCCS 2017 will give the world’s cyber community a unique opportunity to learn from global experience and expert insight, and discover more about the technology led transformation being engineered in India. As India is poised to become a $1 Trillion digital economy and lead the digital revolution in the world, it is imperative to formulate and put across a robust cyber space,” added Prasad.

33 ministers from various nations dealing with the subject matter of cyber space have already confirmed. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka also is expected to come for the inaugural ceremony.


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