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Wiesbaden Group on Business Registers


International Roundtable on Business Survey Frames

23rd Meeting of the Wiesbaden Group on Business Registers
Washington, DC September 17 - 20, 2012

International Roundtable on Business Survey Frames

View of the tidal bassin, washington, dc The Wiesbaden Group on Business Registers is an international expert group under the umbrella of the UN Statistical Commission engaged in further development of business registers, survey frames and associated topics. The aim of the Wiesbaden Group is to provide a forum for the exchange of views and experiences and the conduct of joint experiments related to the development, maintenance and use of business registers to support a more integrated approach to structural economic statistics, to better fit into new, globalization-related analytical needs, survey sampling and other statistical activities related to the production of business statistics. It is engaged with contemporary and emerging issues in the development and use of business registers. In particular, the Wiesbaden Group aims at tackling forward looking matters and identifying new challenges concerning business registers in the wider sense. The Wiesbaden Group analyzes the changing nature and role of business registers as the backbone of business statistics and as sources of statistical data in their own right. The Wiesbaden Group is an informal body and participation is on a voluntary basis. Participants, however, are required to contribute to the program of the biannual meetings. Although its mandate does not emanate from a formal body, the Wiesbaden Group could, on the basis of its discussions and/or experiments, make recommendations to a formal body (e.g., the Statistical Commission) regarding the consideration and/or adoption of certain practices or standards.

The 23rd meeting of the Wiesbaden Group on Business Registers will be jointly held by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the United States Census Bureau, Washington, DC September 17 - 20, 2012

Conference will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Link to a non-federal Web site see the accommodations tab for details

UN workshop on Business Registers for developing countries

Washington DC, USA, 16 September 2012 (preceding the 23rd Wiesbaden Group meeting)

This is a closed meeting requests for participation should be sent to: epcd.wiesbaden.2012@census.gov with copy to jansen1@un.org

To actively increase participation of developing countries in meetings on business registers, the United Nations Statistics Division in close cooperation with the US Census Bureau organizes a one-day workshop on the maintenance and use of Business Registers for developing countries. The workshop will take place on Sunday 16 September 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Link to a non-federal Web site .

Tentative Agenda for UN Sunday workshop for developing countries

8:30 - 9:00
Registration of participants
9:00 - 12:30
Morning session
  • Opening of the workshop by the US Census Bureau and UNSD
  • Adoption of agenda, purpose of workshop and administrative matters (UNSD)
  • Structure, maintenance and use of the Business Register (US Census Bureau)
2:00 - 5:00
Afternoon session
  • Business registers: Initiatives in developing countries
    • Development of business registers in Columbia - DANE, Columbia
    • Linking trade data to business register data - INEC, Costa Rica, and UNSD
  • Global assessment of the status and use of business registers (UNSD)
  • Conclusion and way forward

2012 Wiesbaden Call for papers

Abstract submission now open.

We are now accepting abstract submissions for the 23rd Meeting of the Wiesbaden Group. Abstracts should be between 300 – 500 words in length. In addition, all countries are required to provide a "Country Progress Report".

Download the format for the Abstracts [doc 29kb]

Download the format for the Country Progress Report [xls 27kb]

Download the 2012 Call for Papers [doc 55kb]

Important Dates:

Abstract and Country Progress Report deadline:  June 29, 2012

Registration deadline:  July 6, 2012

Session Papers and Power Point Presentation deadline:  August 3, 2012

Deadline for group rate on the Hotel:  August 3, 2012

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