G8 Government/Private Sector High-Level Meeting on High-Tech Crime
(The Tokyo Conference)

May 2001

1. Background

   Constant advancement of IT (Information and communication technology) has been accompanied by abuse of the new technologies. High-tech crime poses a serious global threat.

   In order to combat effectively high-tech crime, international cooperation is indispensable, not only among governments but also between governments and the private sector.

   At the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit last year, G8 Heads of State and Government stressed the need to promote dialogue with the private sector.

   The Tokyo Conference is to be convened to follow up the commitment by the Heads, with a view to further promoting dialogue between governments and the private sector, capitalizing on the work done at the previous meetings, namely the Paris Conference and the Berlin Workshop meeting.

2. Outline of the Conference

  1. Date: 22 May (Tuesday)- 24 May (Thursday), 2001
  2. Location: Tokyo (Hotel Nikko Tokyo)
  3. Language: English
  4. Participants: 10 - 20 participants from each of G8 countries (both from governments and the private sector, some participants from relevant international organisations. About 200 participants in total.
  5. Format: The conference consists of plenary sessions and workshop sessions on each project

3. Timetable

Day1: 22nd May (Tue)

Time Items
9:00 - 9:45 Opening Session

Opening Remark
Background Speech
10:00 - 17:30 Workshop Sessions

Day2: 23rd May (Wed)

Time Items
9:00 - 17:00 Workshop Sessions
18:30 -20:30 Reception

Day3: 24th May (Thu)

Time Items
9:00-14:00 Plenary Sessions
9:00 - 9:30 Keynote Speech (Japanese Government)
9:30 - 14:00 Report of Workshop sessions and general discussion, etc
14:15 -15:00 Press Conference


  1. Partnership between Government and the Private Sector
    1. Ministerial Conference of the G8 on Combating Transnational Organized Crime (Moscow, October 19-20, 1999)
    2. G8 Conference "A Government/Industry Dialogue on Safety and Confidence in Cyberspace" (Paris, 15-17 May, 2000)
    3. G8 Government/Industry Dialogue on Safety and Confidence in Cyberspace (Berlin, October 24-26)
    4. Conference of the G8 Ministerial of Justice and Interior (Milan, February 26-27)
  2. Lyon Group

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