A delegation from the Commission will take part in a Digital Single Market (DSM) Going Local event that will be organised on 2 October 2015 in Nicosia.
The event will be officially opened by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus followed by a welcome message by H.E. Mr. Marios Demetriades, Minister of Transport, Communications & Works.
The debate will kick off with two keynote speakers: H.E. Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) talking on ITU 150 years – one world and Mrs. Megan Richards, Principal Adviser of DG Connect presenting on a Digital Single Market for Europe.
The event will be comprised of two sessions:
Ms. Fryni Michael, President of Cyprus Consumer Association, will talk about the Digital Agenda- a new opportunity for Consumers and Dr. Loucas Aristodemou, President of Cyprus Consumers Union and Quality of Life will present the Digital Single Market from a consumers' perspective.
A panel discussion will follow among the aforementioned speakers moderated by Dr. Konstantinos Katzis, who will then draw closing remarks.
Going Local gives participants the opportunity to have a say on the implementation of the European Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy and for the European Commission to get a better understanding of national and local digital realities and priorities.