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Saturday, February 28, 2015

UPU News : High-level speakers confirmed for World Strategy Conference

27.02.2015 - Postal and communication ministers, heads of international organizations and postal chief executives from across the globe will be speaking at the UPU’s World Strategy Conference in April.

Discussions will focus on how to ensure the Post can respond to customer needs in challenging times (Photo: Canada Post)

Among member-state representatives are Fred Matiangi, Kenyan minister of information, communication and technology, Yasuo Sakamoto, Japan's vice-minister of internal affairs and communication, and Csaba Polacsek from the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, among others. 
They will be joined by the chief executives of Canada Post (Deepak Chopra), La Poste France (Philippe Wahl) and Saudi Post (Mohamed Saleh ben Taher Benten). Regulators from Norway, Belgium, Lithuania and Argentina will also bring their insights into the challenges and opportunities facing postal services around the world. 
William Lacy Swing, the International Organization for Migration’s director general, and Arancha Sanchez, the International Trade Centre’s head, will contribute to the discussions on migration and trade facilitation. 
From April 13-14 2015, some 40 speakers will take part in nine panels covering issues affecting the postal sector today and in future.
The first day will set the scene and take stock of progress achieved so far by the UPU’s current four-year roadmap, the Doha Postal Strategy. 
Participants will also survey the current economic environment and explore how the postal sector’s use of innovation can ensure its future success. 
Day Two will focus on the need for effective policy and regulation to keep the postal sector as relevant as ever in the 21st century and strengthen its capacity for social, financial and economic inclusion.

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