The World eCommerce Forum has announced its founding executive committee. Secretary to the forum, David Rose, said: “After three years hard work, we have now assembled a group of people who represent over 50,000 individuals and corporations, worldwide, involved in all aspects of eCommerce which is the driver behind the new, global economy.
“Standards, inclusivity and global compliance harmonisation are high on our agenda and with the can-do attitude of this founding executive committee, we know that the forum will be making a significant contribution to future developments in the global economy.”
The committee is made up of:
Michael Baker, chairman, The Asia Oceana Electronic Marketplace Association
Graham Brown, chairman, WAP Group
Prof Steve Burdon, TELCAM, University of Technology, Sydney – chairman of this year’s third annual meeting in Singapore (Oct 10 and 11) and developer of the first MBA in eCommerce in the Asia Pacific region. Formerly MD of British Telecom Asia Pacific and Telstra.
Neil Ellul, chairman, The European eCommerce Association
Pavel Erochkine, e-Commerce consultant to media and government, Russian Federation
Paula Hunter, president, The ASP Industry Consortium
George Mentz, CEO, Institute of Consultants in eCommerce
(To be announced) Middle East eCommerce Association
Pat Pheelan, chairman, International Society of Professionals in eCommerce
Jernej Sekolec, secretary, United Nations Committee for International Trade Law
Arthur Wilson, director, eCentre, College of Technology & Further Engineering, Perth, Western Australia. The college will be building and sustaining the forum website as an ongoing student project under Arthur’s directorship.
The World eCommerce Forum is to be based in Perth, Western Australia with regional offices in the Asia Pacific, Eastern and Western Europe and the Americas. It has been three years in development and it’s objectives are:
• to establish a global focus for knowledge and research in eCommerce and the global economy for individuals, media, academia, governments, supply and user side corporations
• to establish global educational and professional standards for those involved in eCommerce.
• to encourage inclusivity for developing economies through promoting investment initiatives in infrastructure, technology and education within those economies.
The forum held its inaugural meeting in Perth, Western Australia in November, 1999 and the second meeting in London in October 2000. The third annual meeting takes place in Singapore on 10 and11 October.