|Creating a new global environment for the digital economy : EBDA-con a success
|In the first event of its size, the EBDA- Electronic Business Development Activity- conference ran for two days on Tuesday 19 at the Grand Hyatt Amman Hotel. |
JORDAN (Star) - In the first event of its size, demonstrating the extent of the partnership between Jordan's public and private sectors and the European Commission, the EBDA- Electronic Business Development Activity- conference ran for two days on Tuesday 19 February and Wednesday 20 February, 2002, at the Grand Hyatt Amman Hotel.
EBDA came into existence in October 2000 when its founding contracts were signed between the Amman Chamber of Indutsry (ACI) and the European Commission Delegation in Jordan. The EBDA project is a national initiative, supported by the European Commission as a part of the EC's ongoing assistance to the Jordanian private sector.
The three projects which were signed were an E-commerce Business Training Program- Training the Trainers, E-Commerce Awarness Campaign & Roll-Out Training and the E-Commerce Conference. Therefore, the conference was the third, and last, phase of the EBDA project achieved over the course of a year and a half.
Following the keynote speeches at the opening ceremony, the conference got started covering topics including Bridging the Digital Dvide, the e-Commerce Legal Framework and Risk management, Global Trust Infrstructure, Business Transformation & Sectors of Application. These topics were covered through open sessions moderated by experts from both private and public sectors. The EBDA conference was attended by hundreds of particpants and provided an excellent opportunity for interaction among the participants.
The conference was held with the support of the Ministry of Post & Communications, FastLink, Jordanian Elecric Power Co.Ltd, Aregon and Maani Manufacturing.
A special exhibtion ran alongside the conference including local, regional and international exhibitors, in addition to business associations.The exhibitors were Computer & Engineering Bureau (CEB), Global One, MobileCom, Jordan Telecom, FastLink, JEDCO, The Fourth R, Int@j, Export Expert, Aregon, EJADA, tejari.com, FACT, ASTROLABE IT, the Ministry of Post & Communications and BOSSit.
The workshops at the conference were sponsored by Oracle, Tejari.com, Aregon, Atsrolabe IT and Hewlett-Packard. Live web-casting of the conference was sponsored by Jordan Telecom, while the conference connection was sponsored by Global One.
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