Poland to host Internet Governance Forum in 2020

Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs Wanda Buk said that effective digital transformation will become a condition of the development of companies, societies, and the global economy. Paweł Supernak/PAP

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Katowice, southern Poland, in 2020. The nomination was announced during the closing ceremony of the14th edition of the event held in Berlin, the Digital Affairs Ministry has announced.

Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs Wanda Buk said that this is a nomination not only for Poland, but also for the entire region of Central and Eastern Europe, which is actively participating in the debate on the fundamental principles governing the internet.

She added that effective digital transformation will become a condition of the development of companies, societies, and the global economy.

It will be the 15th time the Silesia region has hosted the forum. Next year's edition will be held in the International Congress Centre on November 2-6.

Established by the United Nations, IGF is a place to exchange thoughts and experiences in the field of internet management. The forum will be attended by representatives of governments, administration, academic and technical communities, business and non-governmental organisations.