Press Release: Commissioner Gabriel in Switzerland to discuss digital investments and development at the UN eCommerce Week

On Monday, Commissioner Gabriel will attend “eCommerce Week” organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva to talk about investment in digital technologies as a tool for economic growth and development. At 12:00 CET, she will deliver a keynote speech at Digital Economy for Development panel, highlighting the progress of the Digital Single Market in Europe as well as the necessity to aid others with their digital transformation. Later in the afternoon, Commissioner Gabriel will meet with Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission, and Isabelle Durant, Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to speak about facilitating digital trade with the African continent. Afterwards, the Commissioner will attend a bilateral meeting with Derek O’Halloran, Head of the Digital Economy and Society of the World Economic Forum to discuss potential cooperation on digital economy issues. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 56172; Inga Höglund Tel.: +32 229 55040)

Source: European Commission

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