World Internet Conference – Wuzhen Summit

16 Nov 2016

Wuzhen, China

[Update] Read a report on the World Internet Conference, Looking back to see ahead: Chinese philosophy and the Internet, by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation director and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform. Dr Kurbalija spoke during the Forum on Global Governance in Cyberspace, on Thursday, 17th November, during Session IV on 'Soft Strength: Global Cooperation to Promote Public Policy Development'.

The third edition of the annual World Internet Conference - Wuzhen Summit will be held on 16-18 November 2016, in Wuzhen, China. The event is hosted by the Cyberspace Administration of China and the Zhejiang Provincial People's Government.

Under the overarching theme 'Innovation-driven Internet development for the benefit of all - Building a community of common future in cyberspace', the conference will feature discussions on five key topics: the Internet economy, Internet innovation, Internet culture, cyberspace governance, and global Internet cooperation. Sixteen sub-forums will address the following specific themes: digital economics, 'Internet plus' strategies, Internet entrepreneurs, mobile Internet, big data, new media development, Internet culture, Cross-Straits and Hong Kong Internet development, Internet youth focus, global cyberspace governance, Internet anti-terrorism, cyberspace legal governance, Belt and Road Initiative, China-Africa Internet cooperation, Internet international high-level think thanks, and cybersecurity.

The conference will also feature a Light of the Internet exposition, aimed to highlight China's Internet development, as well as the the technologica achievements of the Internet in the global context.

Participants will include representatives of governments, international organisations, Internet technology companies, network professionals, and scholars, among others. 

For more information, visit the event website.