Prime Minister to inaugurate 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space; will focus on digital inclusion

India will be hosting the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) on 23 and 24 November in New Delhi, and will see participation of big telecom and IT leaders.

Set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the conference will highlight on digital inclusion and internet safety. Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was joined by Union Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, PP Chaudhary, in a recent press conference said, "The theme of this conference (sic) in a way reflects the changing architecture of India in digital space."

With 32 delegate participation confirmed, 50 ministerial level delegations, 2000 delegates from 100 countries are expected to be a part of this event. Along with ministries like the Home Ministry, External Ministry and the Defence Ministry, industrial bodies like FICCI, CII, NASSCOMM, and ASSOCHAM would be a part of this event.

Digital initiatives of the government like Digital India, Make In India, Startup India, and Stand Up India amongst others are also expected to be a part of the event. It also intends to involve educational institutes like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Technology (NIT).

The Cyber Space summit will also focus on cybersecurity, cyber safety, and ways to bridge the digital gap.  First held in London in 2011, then Budapest , Seoul, and then the Netherlands, India is the second Asian country to host the event.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 14:53 PM