Monday, January 19, 2009

Share Fair officially opens tomorrow-Tuesday 20th January 09- with exciting Opening Ceremony

Share Fair Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, 20 January 2009
FAO headquarters, Rome
Plenary Room / Building A, 3rd Floor

10:00 hours Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ms Lorraine Williams
Assistant Director-General
Knowledge and Communication Department, FAO

Mr Jim Butler
Deputy Director-General, FAO

Mr Paul Larsen
Director of External Relations, WFP

Mr Emile Frison
Director General, Bioversity International

Ms Enrica Porcari
Chief Information Officer, CGIAR

Mr Kevin Cleaver
Assistant President for the Programme Management Department, IFAD

Mr Anton Mangstl
Director, Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division, FAO

10:35 “Networks and Effective Flow of Knowledge: how knowledge sharing tools maximize success in the working environment”

Keynote speech by Mr Geoff Parcell, Knowledge Management coach for WHO, UNDP, the World Bank and the Swiss Development Agency

11:15 Information about the Fair
Ms Roxanna Samii, IFAD on behalf of the ShareFair Steering Committee

11:30 Official inauguration of the activities in the Atrium

Watch this space for coverage of the opening ceremony.

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