Asia Internet Symposium, Manila 2013

There is a low level of awareness of Internet policy and governance issues in the Philippines. The general attitude is that the Internet is a common-place, and a given that will always be available for use as it is today.
The Asia Internet Symposium (AIS) Manila 2013, organised by the Internet Society (ISOC) and its Philippine Chapter, will discuss the current Internet Governance landscape including actors and players, current state of play on issues and the role of various stakeholder groups including the business community. The event will culminate in a panel discussion on Internet issues facing the Philippines and the way forward.

What Will Be Addressed

Some of the topics to be addressed during the event include:
  • How standards, policies and procedures on the Internet and its use are formulated using the “Internet model” by loosely cooperating, open, multi-stakeholder and bottom-up consensus driven organizations such as IETF and ICANN
  • Why the issues of Internet governance and policy have far-reaching implications for business and development, especially in countries like the Philippines
  • What the potential impact of multilateral/transnational agreements could be to business and development, and in particular for developing countries

Who Should Attend

The participant profile includes:
  • The business sector
  • Trade and industry organisations
  • Civil society
  • Policymakers and
  • Anyone interested in the Internet and its use professionally or personally.


8:30Opening and Welcome Remarks and Keynote
9:00Presentation:  Global Internet Governance
Rajnesh Singh, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Internet Society
9:30Presentation:  The Internet and Business – why you should worry
David Appasamy, Specialist, Digital Business Strategies and past member of Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
10:00Coffee and snack break
10:15Summary overview of Internet issues facing the Philippines
10:30Panel & Open Forum / Q&A
12:00 Lunch
13:00General Meeting – Philippine Chapter of the Internet Society
14:30Close of Meeting 
Date and Time

Tuesday 28 May 2013