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28th Meeting of Voorburg Group on Service Statistics

Agenda (preliminary)

Updated on 10/ 16/ 2013

Location: Banquet Room "Takao" on 42F, Keio Plaza Hotel

Agenda(PDF:204KB)
Monday, October 7
08:30 − 09:00 Registration, Refreshments
09:00 − 09:15 Welcoming Remarks − Masahiko SUE, Director-General of the Statistics Bureau of Japan
09:15 − 09:45 Opening Remarks & Meeting Agenda Overview − Michael Morgan, Australian Bureau of Statistics*
Country Progress Reports − Michael Morgan, Australian Bureau of Statistics*
09:45 − 10:15 Group Photo
10:15 − 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 − 12:30 Session: Sector Papers and Issues Papers
Session Leader: Michael Morgan, Australian Bureau of Statistics*
Presentation, Discussion, and Adoption of the Sector Papers on Commercial and Industrial Machinery (Niall O'Hanlon − Central Statistical Office of Ireland);Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Services (Mayumi Fujita, Statistics Bureau of Japan*); Consumer and Households Goods Repair and Maintenance(Renata Rechnio - Central Statistical Office of Poland); and Water Treatment and Distribution Services (Richard McMahon, Central Statistics Office of Ireland)
12:30 − 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 − 15:30
Session: Cross Cutting Topics − Part 1
Session Leader: Mary Beth Garneau, Statistics Canada
Linking Services Turnover/Output Prices to the National Macroeconomic Framework (Neil Kelly, Statistics New Zealand; Jakob Kalko, Statistics Norway; Dorothee Blang, Federal Statistical Office-Germany; Alain Gallais, France; Ildiko Hamvaine Holocsy, Hungarian Central Statistical Office) Current plan for this session is as follows:
a.Introduction (Garneau)

b.Liinking SPPI to National Accounts (Gallais)

c.Improvements to the quality & coherence of service measures in the New Zealand National Accounts (Kelly**)

d.Beyond the National Accounts - other important uses that should be considered in services turnover and price data (Kalko)

e.Update on work of Eurostat Task Force on Index of Services Production (Blang)

f.Discussion of country issues

15:30 − 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 − 16:45 Session: Cross Cutting Topics − Part 2
Session Leader: Alain Gallais, INSEE-France
Quality Change and Quality Adjustment − The Consumer Utility Approach (Alain Gallais − France); Update from approach to Ottawa Group(MaryBeth Garneau - Statistics Canada)
16:45 − 17:15 Session: Cross Cutting Topics − Part 3
Session Leader: Richard McMahon, Central Statistics Office of Ireland*
ISIC and the CPC − Voorburg Group Contributions in Preparing for the Next ISIC Revision
Daily Wrap−up and Further Discussion (if Needed)
18:00 − 20:00 Cocktail Reception - "Moon Light" Room on 43rd floor of Keio Plaza Hotel
*In place of the participants from the United States who were unable to present at meeting
**Contributed paper only −unable to present at meeting
Tuesday, October 8
09:00 − 10:30 Session: Programming and Broadcasting Activities
Session Leader: Hina Kikegawa, Bank of Japan
Mini−presentations on Turnover/Output for Programming and Broadcasting Activities (Sakuya Iijima, Statistics Bureau of Japan; Kristian Taskinen, Statistics Finland; Abdullah Yuksel, TurkStat-Turkey; Fuziah Md. Amin, Department of Statistics-Malaysia)
10:30 − 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 − 12:00 Mini−presentations on PPI for Programming and Broadcasting Activities (Hina Kikegawa, Japan*; Denis Gac, INSEE -France; Michael Morgan, Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Presentation of Discussant's Remarks on Mini−presentations for Programming and Broadcasting Activities: Chris Jenkins, Office of National Statistics-United Kingdom
12:00 − 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 − 15:30 Session: Software Publishing Activities
Session Leader: Michael Morgan, Australia
Mini−presentations on Turnover/Output for Software Publishing (Mary Beth Garneau, Canada; Jonas Farnstrand, Statistics Sweden)
Mini−presentations on PPI for Software Publishing (Johanna von Borstel, Federal Statistical Office-Germany; Marcus Friden, Statistics Sweden; Hina Kikegawa, Japan*)
Presentation of Discussant's Remarks on Mini−presentations for Software Publishing; Ruth Vizner, Central Bureau of Statistics-Israel
15:30 − 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 − 17:00 Session: Cross Cutting Topics − Part 4 (3 20 minute presentations)
Session Leader: Michael Morgan, Australian Bureau of Statistics*
Barbro von Hofsten, Statistics Sweden − Extracting Data from Enterprise Accounting Systems
Jakob Kalko, Statistics Norway − Selective Editing and Automated Corrections of Micro-Data in the Structural Business Statistics of Norway
Miao Zheng, National Bureau of Statistics of China − On−Line Reporting: Corrections through Dissemination
17:00 − 17:10 Daily Wrap−up and Further Discussion (if Needed)
*In place of the participants from the United States who were unable to present at meeting
Wednesday, October 9/ Host Country Day
09:00 − 10:00 Session: Cross Cutting issues - Part 5 (3 20 minute presentations including Q&A)
Session Leader: Derek Bird, Office of National Statistics-United Kingdom*
Jean-Francois Baron, INSEE-France: New processing software for data editing
Michael Morgan, Australia*: US PPI Enhancement: Adding Services and Construction to the Program's Leading Aggregate Indexes
Ramon Bravo, INEGI Mexico: On-line Respondent Portal of the National Economic Surveys
10:00 − 10:30 Update on the Work of the OECD-Eurostat Taskforce on the Revision for the SPPI Manual (Anne-Sophie Fraisse, OECD & Niall O’Hanlon, Ireland)
10:30 − 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 − 12:00 Presentation by Japan
Naruhiko Yamagata, Statistics Bureau of Japan: Statistical Approach to Diversifying Industries - Focusing on the MSSI Revision
Hina Kikegawa, Bank of Japan: Rebasing Japan's Corporate Services Price Index
12:00 − 13:00 Lunch Break
13:10 − 17:30 Field Trip/Sightseeing
19:00 Welcome Reception at Hyatt Regency Tokyo- "Sky Room", 28th Floor
(Dress Code: Semi-Formal)**
*In place of the participants from the United States who were unable to present at meeting
**Hyatt Regency is a six-minute walk from the Keio Plaza Hotel; directions will be provided
Thursday, October 10
09:00 − 10:30 Session: Other Publishing Activities
Session Leader: Derek Bird, Office of National Statistics-United Kingdom
Mini−presentations of Turnover/Output for Publishing Activities (Alain Gallais, France; Ramon Bravo, Mexico)
10:30 − 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 − 12:00 Mini−presentations of PPI for Other Publishing Activities (Denis Gac, France; Ruth Vizner, Israel; Jiri Sulc, Czech Republic*)
Presentation of Discussant's remarks on Mini−presentations for Other Publishing Activities Mauro Politi, ISTAT-Italy
12:00 − 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 − 15:30 Session: Warehousing and Support Activities
Session Leader: Dorothee Blang, Germany
Mini−presentations on Turnover/Output for Warehousing and Support Activities (Jean-Pierre Bachelert, France; Robbert de Ruijter, Statistics Netherlands)
Mini−presentations on SPPIs for Warehousing and Support Activities (Christopher Jenkins, United Kingdom; Jonas Ingman, Statistics Sweden; Jean-Pierre Bachelart, France)
Presentation of Discussant's Remarks on Warehousing and Support Activities − Michael Morgan, Australia
15:30 − 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 − 17:45 Session: Postal Activities
Session Leader: Ildiko Hamvaine Holocsy, Hungary
Mini−presentations on Turnover/Output for Postal Activities (Eva-Marie Gustafsson, Statistics Sweden; Ildiko Hamvaine Holocsy, Hungary; Roberto Iannaccone, ISTAT-Italy)
Mini−presentations on SPPIs for Postal Activities (Ildiko Hamvaine Holocsy, Hungary; Christian Puchter, Statistics Austria; Eveli Sokman, Statistics Estonia)
Presentation of Discussant's Remarks on Postal Activities − Derek Bird, United Kingdom
17:45 − 17:50 Daily Wrap−up and Further Discussion (if Needed)
*Contributed paper only −unable to present at meeting
Friday, October 11
09:00 − 10:30 Session
Session Leader: Michael Morgan, Australia*
Future Agenda
Update on Action Item from 27th Annual Meeting: Status of Voorburg Group Permanent Website(VG Bureau)
Assignment of the Sector Papers for Programming and Broadcasting, Software Publishing, Other Publishing Activities, Warehousing and Support Activities, and Postal Activities
Designation of Industries and Assignments for VG 2014 Mini-presentations - Part 1 - Possibilities: Will discuss at meeting. For now, here are some possibilities to consider - Travel Agencies (ISIC 79- revisit); Telecommunications (ISIC 61- revisit); Leasing of intellectual property and similar products except copyrighted material (ISIC 7740); session on manufacturing services/FGPs/etc. and how different countries are handling them
Designation of Papers on Cross Cutting Topics − If included
10:30 − 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 − 13:00 Designation of Industries and Assignments for VG 2014 Mini−presentations − Part 2
Update on Proposed Guidelines on VG Governance and Bureau Representation − Michael Morgan, Australia*
Closing Remarks and Meeting Arrangements for Next Year − Michael Morgan, Australia*
*In place of the participants from the United States who were unable to present at meeting

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