Voorburg Group 2017 Agenda

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Monday, October 23

Venue [23-26 Oct]: The Ashok [Address : 50- B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chankayapuri, New Delhi , 110021] 

08:30-09:00                       

Registration, refreshments

09:00-09:30

Welcoming Remarks – Ministry of Statistics, Government of India

9:30-10.30

Opening Remarks & Meeting Agenda Overview – Voorburg Group co-chairs: Jakob Kalko, Statistics Norway / Mary Beth Garneau, Statistics Canada

Participant introductions – All

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

Country Progress Reports – John Murphy - US Census

Session: Sector Papers (Part 1)

Session Leader: Mary Beth Garneau, Voorburg Group co-chair

Activities auxiliary to financial service activities, except insurance and pension

Funding - 66.1 - TBD

Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities - TBD (Sweden), John Murphy (US Census)

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-14:45

Session: Cross Cutting Topic 1 – E-commerce

Session Leader: Erika Barrera (Chile)

Update on international work related to measuring the digital economy

Presentation of country-specific issues and solutions in measurement of services stemming from the digital economy Mary Beth Garneau (Canada), John Murphy (US Census), Ramon Bravo (Mexico),Cristina Cecconi (Italy)

14:45-15:15

Coffee Break

15:15-17:00

Conclude Cross-Cutting Topic 1

Reports from task forces (part 1)

Session leader: Jakob Kalko, Voorburg Group co-chair

Cross-cutting topics criteria – Marcus Friden (Sweden)

Plan to ensure VG document remains relevant and up-to-date – John Murphy (US Census), Kat Pegler (UK)

Future agenda: approach to developing the agenda and group input of ideas for the next two years

Daily Wrap-up

Tuesday, October 24

9:00-10:15

Session: Investment Banking 64.9

Session Leader: Marcus Friden (Sweden)

Output: Andrew Baer (US Census)

Output and SPPI: Lucy Opsitnik (Canada)

SPPI: Bonnie Murphy (US BLS), TBD (India)

Discussant: TBD

10:15-11:15

Group photo and BREAK

11:15- 12:30       

Conclude Session: Investment Banking 64.9

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-14:30

Session: Sector Papers (Part 2)

Session Leader: Jakob Kalko, Voorburg Group co-chair

Revisited Sector Paper – Telecommunications Christian Puchter (Austria), Jutta Oertel (Germany), Bonnie Murphy (US), Idilko Holocsy (Hungary)

Small group discussion

14:30-15:00

Coffee Break

15:00-17:00

Conclude Telecommunications – report from group discussions

Session: Cross Cutting Topic 2 – Globalization

Session Leader: Christian Stock (Austria)

Presentation on Globalization (TBD)

Poster session on Globalization Susanna Tåg (Finland), Idilko Holocsy (Hungary), Ruth Vizner (Israel), Olof Landberg (Sweden)

Daily Wrap Up

Wednesday, October 25

9:00-10:15         

Conclude Session: Cross Cutting Topic 2 – Globalization

Group Report Out

Reports from task forces (part 2)

Session leader: Mary Beth Garneau, Voorburg Group co-chair

Website task force – web redesign and wiki site Lucy Opsitnik (Canada), Andrew Baer (US Census), John Jeremy (UK), Salvatore Filberti (Italy)

VG Group input on agenda priorities All

10:15-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-12:30

Host Presentation TBD (India)

12:30-

Lunch and country day

Thursday, October 26

08:30-09:30

Bureau meeting – VG Bureau members only

09:30-10:00

Coffee Break

10:00-12:15

Session: Sector Engineering Services

Session Leader: Kat Pegler (UK)

Output challenges: TBD

SPPI: Yann Leurs (France), TBD (Croatia), Cristina Cecconi (Italy), Moegi Inoue (Japan)

Discussant: TBD

12:15-13:15

Lunch Break

13:15-14:30

Session: Cross-cutting Topic – Quality Indicators poster session

Session leader: TBD

Cristina Cecconi (Italy), TBD (Sweden), Mary Beth Garneau (Canada), TBD (Germany), Bonnie Murphy (US BLS)

14:30-15:00

Coffee Break

15:00-16:30

Group Report Out - Poster Session on Quality Indicators

Reports from Task Forces and VG bureau (Part 3)

Session leader: Jakob Kalko Voorburg Group co-chair

Content Development Framework – feedback on new CDF

VG bureau report and follow up of the VG Strategic Plan

2017 meeting feedback

17:00-18:00

Bureau Meeting – VG Bureau members only



Friday, October 27    

Venue: Vigyan Bhawan [ Address : Maulana Azad Road , New Delhi, 110001 ] 

9:00-10:15

Session: 2018 meeting plan

Session leader: Jakob Kalko, Voorburg Group co-chair

VG Governance and Bureau Representation

Future Agenda

Assignment of Sector Papers

Designation of Industries and Assignments for VG 2018

Designation of Papers on Cross-cutting topics for VG 2018

10:15-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 -12:00

Conclude VG 2017 meeting plan

Designation of Assignments for VG 2018

Meeting Arrangements for Next Year

Closing Remarks