Kings Felipe VI and Letizia open the OECD Ministerial Conference on the Digital Economy, which will take place from December 13 to 16 in Gran Canaria.
This conference will set the digital course for the coming years, said the President of the Canary Islands on Wednesday, Angel Victor Torres.
The President of the Canary Islands, noting that the conference will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, but that there will also be events in other islands, commented that kings and kings will also be there next Tuesday at an event that will be held at the Perez Galdos Theater.
Conference It was planned before the pandemica time when the importance of telecommuting becomes apparent, and the fact that it takes place in the Canary Islands is very important to Ángel Víctor Torres because it places the archipelago at the forefront of the world.
Angel Victor Torres stressed that there are talents and companies in the Canary Islands that have shown that they are at the forefront, adding that the archipelago is facing difficulties with regard to physical communication, but not in terms of virtual communication, as he emphasized, on the islands are “in the best place in the world”, where talents are located And companies that have shown themselves to be in the lead.
“The Canary Islands will be the global center of the digital economy”
Ángel Víctor Torres assured that with this Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Canary Islands will be the global center of the digital economy.
The President of the Canary Islands also confirmed that this conference will be attended by more than a thousand people from 50 delegations from many countries on the five continents, and among them there will be more than 40 high-level representatives (ministers and state secretaries) of the countries that are part of the OECD (38), but also from other countries.
This meeting will discuss digitization as a driver of the global economy, as well as how digital transformation can help improve society, as well as digital policies that put people first, and take advantage of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies.
Companies will also be present
Angel Victor Torres noted that so far three ministerial conferences have been held, the first of which was held in 1998 in Ottawa (Canada), the second in 2008 in Seoul (North Korea) and the third in 2016 in Mexico.
The President of the Canary Islands confirmed that More than a thousand people will attend this ministerial conference They are not tourists, and he commented that there will be representatives from countries such as Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia and the Dominican Republic.
Ministers from Slovakia, Estonia, Turkey, Finland, France, New Zealand and Ministers of State from the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Portugal, Hungary, Latvia and South Korea will also participate in this conference, which will include representatives of the senior level of Australia, Canada and the United States of America.
Companies will also have representatives at this conference, and therefore there will be members of the Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Telefonica, Among other things, the President of the Canary Islands noted.
In the closing declaration of this conference, the President of the Canary Islands indicated that digitization, the rights of the digital age, communication and the elimination of digital divides will be adhered to.
During those days there will be various forums as well as a meeting of the representatives of the autonomous regions with the Minister of Economy, Nadia Calvino.
Angel Victor Torres states that the Canary Islands’ geographic location and commitment to innovation makes him so Perfect place to host this conference.
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