Like in its two previous editions, the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Cuba has been in charge of organizing the E-Commerce International Workshop (EC), one of the events that will hold a meeting during this 13th edition of the International Fair and Convention, Informática 2009.
About the preparation works and objectives of this third E-Commerce International Workshop, Jackeline Núñez Rodríguez, Master of Sciences, Executive Director of this workshop, explains:
“The Workshop sets out several objectives aimed at interchanging experiences and giving some feedbacks among institutions that use and/or constitute the support and the logistic related to EC in Cuba. That is on one hand; however without any doubt, its international nature and the fact that is held during an event so important, already with a world-wide recognition, will allow us the confrontation with organizations and specialists from all over the world which at present have a vast experience in this practice.”
Both the boost and the support to the E-Commerce have become a priority from the Cuban state, and this workshop will be also a space that holds up to this country objective.
“In Cuba some organizations already practice the EC, Jackeline explains, but speeding up this development in the business sector is an implicit purpose on the Guidelines approved on 2005 so as to achieve E-Commerce in the island, i.e., today there is also a perceptible interest to exchange, to know experiences and to contribute on what every organization has advanced in this field, and this Third International Workshop on EC, without doubts, will be an exceptional scenario for it.”
The workshop Executive Director concludes her intervention about this subject stating that: “The most important is that there is an interest and state support and for that reason the National Commission which governs and propitiates the development of Electronic Commerce in Cuba is created.”
About the previous editions
Regarding the two previous editions of this event, Jackeline who has also been its Executive Director, highlights the presence of representatives from eight countries in it: England, Holland, México, Spain, Switzerland, Bolivia, Denmark and Dominican Republic. It has been presented 45 international and national works and among the different subjects covered we have legal support to E-Commerce, Implementation of electronic charge and payment, training as well packaging and logistic, institutional implications, tendencies and perspectives.
“I consider that expectations were met in both editions and we hope the topics chosen for this III Workshop to be held in the upcoming February will be interesting to many and prominent persons and institutions will also come to our invitation bestowing the level and usefulness to this event that we expect.”