8th SDMX Global Conference

The 8th Global Conference on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) will be hosted virtually by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía of Mexico (INEGI) during September 27–30, 2021.

As in past editions, the Global Conference will also offer training sessions to build and enhance the technical capacity of organizations using SDMX. The capacity building program will be provided the week before the conference, during September 20–23, 2021.

The Global Conference is a bi-annual event for the community to share information on recent and upcoming SDMX developments. The target audience will include compilers and users of official statistics including national and international agencies, academia, and the private sector.

Given its virtual format, registration to the Global Conference will be open to everyone. Particularly, SDMX Sponsor agencies encourage participation of:

  • Managers of data-producing agencies interested in how SDMX can help raise the efficiency of statistical business processes;
  • Hands-on data practitioners who would like to learn how SDMX could help with day-to-day tasks or looking to improve their knowledge of the standard;
  • Researchers who need to consume and analyze statistical data; and
  • Private sector companies interested in development commercial SDMX products.
The theme of the 2021 Global Conference will be “Data without Barriers.” It will showcase how SDMX can help national and international agencies to simplify, strengthen, and modernize data and metadata exchange. Furthermore, SDMX 3.0 — a new version of the standard — will be officially launched at this conference.

Both the conference and the capacity building program will be organized over four half-day sessions. Please register to the conference, indicating whether you will be attending either the conference and/or the training sessions, using the registration form provided here no later than August 27, 2021.