Saturday, May 14, 2011

Zuckerberg, Bezos and Schmidt will attend the Internet supercumbre Sarkozy

Managers or founders of three U.S. Internet giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon will attend 24 to 25 May in Paris at the G8 Summit Internet, organized on the eve of the Summit of Deauville, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy . "I am pleased to announce that many of the Internet world leaders have responded to the invitation of France to discuss the future of the Internet in the forum of the G-8," said the president in his Facebook page.

"Freedom, economic growth, education, will discuss all topics related to Internet among the main French and European players, as well as international figures such as Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google) or Jeff Bezos (Amazon)" says the president's message. According to the chief executive of Publicis Groupe, Maurice Levy, appointed by Sarkozy to organize the event, between 800 and 1,000 persons, telecom operators, equipment manufacturers and content producers have been invited to participate in this e-G8.

The promoters of this meeting set a goal "to see how the Internet, digital and mobile world can accelerate growth in developed countries," said Levy. The meeting scheduled for Nicolas Sarkozy will take place on the eve of the summit of traditional leaders State and Government of G-8, scheduled for 26 and 27 May in Deauville, where the Internet appears first on the agenda .

Sarkozy also wants the G20 countries (developed and emerging economies), whose heads of state and government are scheduled to meet on 3 and 4 November in Cannes, talking earlier about the copyright protection on the internet and on the momentum of what he calls a "civilized Internet."

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