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RE: [bc-gnso] local Business Engagement events.

  • To: Gabriela Szlak <gabrielaszlak@xxxxxxxxx>, Ron Andruff <randruff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] local Business Engagement events.
  • From: "Fares, David" <DFares@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:50:08 +0000

As mentioned on the call yesterday, I believe that we should engage Chris as 
well.  I like the idea of reaching out to chambers of commerce.  The ICC has 
helped organize events in the past.  Many companies simply aren't aware of the 
important role that ICANN plays and the impact it can have on their businesses. 
 Maybe the increased focus on Internet Governance may change that.

From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Gabriela Szlak
Sent: 21 February 2014 01:18
To: Ron Andruff
Cc: Chris Chaplow; bc - GNSO list
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] local Business Engagement events.

I absolutely agree with this approach as well. We should work with Chris to 
help him help us.

Count on me for this lunch or any other activity that involves discussing these 

Our approach has been to bring ICANN to the events and places were businesses 
are already present and/ or to organize events during the ICANN meeitngs with 
local together with leading organizations that can bring their members to an 
appealing ICANN event during the meeting. I think many of us share these views. 
And we have been quite successful with this kind of approach in the past.

I have worked with Chris for the Buenos Aires meeting. The webinar we have 
organized before the meeting was great.
When we showed leadership from the local organizations and expertise in 
organizing these type of events, he was absolutely open and collaborative and 
he listened and supported our efforts.

For the events during the meeting it was more complex, there were too many 
activities going on at the same time.
But I am sure that is possible to learn the lessons and improve.

We should focus in the concurrent points of our agendas and be able to leverage 
the opportunities.


Gabriela Szlak

Skype: gabrielaszlak

Twitter: @GabiSzlak

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2014-02-20 18:17 GMT-03:00 Ron Andruff 
Thanks for your posts, Chris and Marilyn.  I support the direction you are both 
going with this.

Kind regards,


Ron Andruff
RNA Partners

From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx> 
[mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>] On Behalf Of 
Chris Chaplow
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 13:37

To: 'bc - GNSO list'
Subject: [bc-gnso] local Business Engagement events.


On the call today, you asked for opinions and guidance of where Chris Mondni 
should be going with the local Business Engagement events.

Most previous events have seen a very low turnout of local business leaders.
I appreciate it is difficult to organize remotely but we need attendance of 
100+ to make this worthwhile to do outreach for ICANN, for the BC, and for 

The only way is via local business organizations such as Chamber of Commerce 
and get them on board and excited anout a meeting for their members  that ICANN 
funds.   It is an opportunity for their members to learn about ICANN and BC and 
meet us, the travelling business people in town.

I am member of a number of chambers, and I am thinking about it from the other 
side.  If it was properly and well advance promoted within the Chamber there 
would be a good turnout.   Perhaps that needs a Chamber committee member well 
on board.     If not and the invite is just emails and phone calls then the 
chamber might just send a few along as a courtesy.  I don't know the 
organizational route to date but the outcome in the past has been the latter.

Again it may need a ICANN and/or BC member to make an advance visit to 
personally meet and present to the chamber committee and get them so on board.

Too late for Singapore but in time for London and LA.


Chris Chaplow
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