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Title
Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013 (SeoulCyber2013)
Date
October 17-18, 2013
Venue
Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Theme
Global Prosperity through an Open and Secure Cyberspace
- Opportunities, Threats and Cooperation
Participants
1,000+ participants from 90+ countries
- Representatives from governments, international and regional organizations, such as ITU and OECD, NGOs and global enterprises

Origin of the Conference: London Agenda, 2011

In spite of the rising importance of cyberspace issues, there was no general place to discuss a broad range of issues, from international security and cybercrime to economic and social benefits of the Internet. The UK government founded the conference on cyberspace, the London Agenda, in 2011 in order to establish a minimum common ground across countries on the issues, providing a platform for the global village to discuss diverse aspects of cyberspace.

Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013: A Turning Point

The Seoul Conference will take place on October 17-18, 2013, where approximately 1,000 delegates from more than 80 countries are expected to gather. Seoul is the third host of the conference on cyberspace following
London and Budapest.
Representatives from governments, international and regional organizations, such as ITU and OECD, NGOs and global enterprises will discuss cyberspace issues, drawing on their professional knowledge and practical experience.  

Under the main theme, ‘Global Prosperity through an Open and Secure Cyberspace - Opportunities, Threats and Cooperation', the Conference will focus on six areas: Economic Growth and Development, Social and Cultural Benefits, Cybersecurity, International Security, Cybercrime, and Capacity Building. Furthermore, youths of all nationalities will have an opportunity to learn, express, and share their creative ideas on these cyberspace-related issues at the Youth Forum (September 2, 2013).  

SeoulCyber2013 will be a turning point for the London Agenda. It will involve a wider range of countries, including many developing countries, compared to the previous conferences. It will address a broader range of topics regarding cyberspace and provide the political momentum to facilitate discussions in other fora, including UN, ITU, OECD, OSCE, with the aim of finding a minimum common understanding on key issues.

How will SeoulCyber 2013 be different?

1. Greater diversification of participating countries to offer an equal opportunity for developing countries to take part in the
    discussion.
2. Enhancing awareness of cyber issues to build capacity for developing countries.
3. Strengthening public-private partnership by offering the private sector the opportunity to participate in the conference
    and pre-workshops.
4. Stock-taking existing discussions.
5. Presenting practical results by sharing best practices in the areas of cybercrime, cybersecurity and capacity building.

Floor Plan

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