RE: [bc-gnso] local Business Engagement events.
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 topics. 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. G. Gabriela Szlak Skype: gabrielaszlak Twitter: @GabiSzlak La información contenida en este e-mail es confidencial. The information in this e-mail is confidential. 2014-02-20 18:17 GMT-03:00 Ron Andruff <randruff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:randruff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>>: Thanks for your posts, Chris and Marilyn. I support the direction you are both going with this. Kind regards, RA Ron Andruff RNA Partners www.rnapartners.com<http://www.rnapartners.com> 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. Elisa, 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 ourselves. 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. Best Chris Chaplow Managing Director Andalucia.com S.L. Avenida del Carmen 9 Ed. Puertosol, Puerto Deportivo 1ª Planta, Oficina 30 Estepona, 29680 Malaga, Spain Tel: + (34) 952 897 865<tel:%2B%20%2834%29%20952%20897%20865> Fax: + (34) 952 897 874<tel:%2B%20%2834%29%20952%20897%20874> E-mail: chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Web: www.andalucia.com<http://www.andalucia.com/> Information about Andalucia, Spain. This message and its attachments may contain legally privileged or confidential information. It is intended solely for the named addressee. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to the addressee), you may not copy or deliver this message or its attachments to anyone. Rather, you should permanently delete this message and its attachments and kindly notify the sender by reply e-mail. Any content of this message and its attachments that does not relate to the official business of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. or its subsidiaries must be taken not to have been sent or endorsed by any of them. No representation is made that this email or its attachments are without defect.