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Conference venue:
Messukeskus, Helsinki Fair Centre

Messuaukio, 1, 00521 Helsinki
tel +358 9 150 91, fax +358 9 149 6103

Registration starts at 8:00 on Monday 22.11.

Monday 22 November 1999
10:00-10:30 10:45-12:15 14:00-15:30 16:00-17:30 20:00
Official opening of the Exhibition Opening Plenary

Martti Mäenpää
Director General, Tekes, the National Technology Agency, Finland
Erika Mann,
Member of the European Parliament
Erkki Tuomioja Minister of Trade and Industry, Finland
Jorma Ollila
CEO, Nokia
Erkki Liikanen Member of the European Commission responsible for Enterprise and Information Society

Children Shaping the Future Net Learning Reception at the Finnish National Opera
Global versus Local Making Technology Work in Europe
Europe on the Move Networked Europe - Europe Goes Wireless
  Exhibition 10:30-18:00  

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Investment Forum (separate registration)

9:00 Opening*

* open to all conference and exhibition delegates

11.00 Tech Entre-
preneurship today

12.20 Elevator Pitches*

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Venture
16:45 –18.00
Technology Investment Outlook
19.30 Cocktail party

20.30 Gala dinner

Workshops held in parallel with the conference sessions on Monday: ACTION (e-commerce awareness), Towards a Safer Information Society by combating Cyber -Crime, Intellectual Capital

Tuesday 23 November 1999 Helsinki Fair Centre
8:30-10:00 10:30-12:00 13:15-14:45 15:00-16:30 17:30
Partnerships Across the Oceans - International
Co-operation I
Opportunities for Partnerships with Emerging Economies - International
Co-operation II
Inclusive Information Society The Ambient Network

European IST Prize Award Ceremony at the Finlandia Hall
In the presence of European Commissioner Erkki Liikanen, Ms Riitta Uosukainen, Speaker of the Finnish Parliament and Sir Derek Roberts, Chairman of the Executive Jury

Content Driving Competitiveness
Language matters! Internet Governance
Free Software - Behind the Scenes Innovative Workplaces I-Play, You Play

Exhibition 9:00-18:00


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Investment Forum
(separate registration)

9.00 Venture Capital : The added value you should expect* 11.00 Venture presentations

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Venture presentations 16.00 – 17 :30 Industrial partnering*
* open to all conference and exhibition delegates

Workshops held in parallel with the conference sessions on Tuesday: Sustainable environment, Activity afoot (Networked Europe), LIFT tutorials (am / pm), Building on S&T partnering , Impact of e-commerce on CEECs
Special Meeting:
Global Cities Dialogue

Wednesday 24 November 1999 Helsinki Fair Centre

8:30-10:00 10:30-12:00 13:00-14:15 14:30-16:00 16:15-17:45
Thriving on Diversity
Policies for the Digital Age Regulation in Liberalised Environment Health in the Information Society Information Society technologies programme:
current status, strategic orientations, new workprogramme and calls for proposals in 2000
What Future for Employment
Scenarios for Business in the Digital Economy
Dear Consumer, Trust Me!
The Wet Frontier 
(Information Technology meets the Bioworld)
Exhibition 9:00-17:00

Workshops held in parallel with the conference sessions on Wednesday: Impact of e-commerce on NIS, Strategic issues in multilateral international collaboration (IMS), EU-US e-commerce, Geographical Information, Hardware Components: Nuts and bolts of the New Net Economy
Special session:
When Ice meets Fire (EU-Mediterranean), followed by Information session on support measures for newly associated countries

Post-Conference Events (25 November): IPR training for 5th Framework Programme Contractors, New Partnerships to Close Europe’s ICT Skills Gap

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