Conference Agenda

24th Meeting of the Wiesbaden Group on Business Registers 
Vienna, Austria, 15–18 September 2014

Conference language: English (no interpretation provided)

Download Agenda (PDF, 60 KB) 
The entire set of papers can be downloaded as ZIP file (10.7 MB)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Timetable    Subject                                                
8:00-9:00Registration
9:00-9:30Welcome 
Konrad Pesendorfer, Director General Statistics, Statistics Austria 
Norbert Rainer, Head of Register, Classifications and Geoinformation Division, Statistics Austria
9:30-10:30Session 1 
Country progress reports  
(5 minutes per country)
10:30–11:00Morning Coffee Break
11:00–12:30Session 1 
Country Progress Reports (continued)
12:30–13:30Lunch Break
13:30–14:00Group photo
14:00–15:30Session 1 
Country Progress Reports (continued)
15:30–16:00Afternoon Coffee Break
16:00–17:00Special Session: EuroGroups Register 
Session Leader: Amerigo Liotti, Team Leader Business Register, Eurostat 
 
The structure and processes concerning a supranational business register
 
Barry Coenen, Harrie van der Ven, Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands 
Zsolt Volfinger, Eurostat 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Dissemination of EGR data on multinational enterprise groups and data quality management
 
Dominique Francoz, Eurostat 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
17:00–17:30Session 10 
International Guidelines for Statistical Business Registers 
Session Leaders: Norbert Rainer, Head of Registers, Classifications and Geoinformation Division, Statistics Austria, Austria 
Carsten Boldsen, UNECE 
 
Draft Guidelines – current state and further schedule
 
Presentation   Draft Guidelines   Draft Glossary 
 
Survey on the draft Guidelines for Statistical Business Registers  
Presentation   Questionnaire

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Timetable    Subject                                                
9:00–10:30Session 2 
Statistical Units and Profiling 
Session Leader: Gaétan St-Louis, Director, Business Register Division, Statistics Canada, Canada  
 
How will the proposed EU definition of the Enterprise and International Profiling affect the UK Business Register 
Andrew Allen, Sarah Eaton 
Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom  
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Profiling in France: Implementation and results 
Jean-Marc Béguin, Vincent Hecquet 
INSEE, France 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
ABN-TAU Mapping: Improving our understanding of complex business structures and positioning the ABS Business Register for the future 
Will Chancellor, Jenny Foster, Luisa Ryan 
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Automatic profiling of small groups in the EGR and compilation of national statistics based on enterprises 
Dominique Francoz 
Eurostat 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Overview of the Establishment and Maintenance of the Profiling Program at Statistics Canada - Benefits and Challenges 
Tammy Hoogsteen 
Statistics Canada, Canada 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
10:30–11:00Morning Coffee Break
11:00–12:30Session 2 
Statistical Units and Profiling (continued)
 
Session Leader: Gaétan St-Louis, Director, Business Register Division, Statistics Canada, Canada 
 
Statistical Units and Profiling in Jordan 
Ali Jamil Hamed Misleh,  
Department of Statistics, Jordan 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Profiling of Statistical Units in Mongolia 
D. Oyunbileg 
National Statistical Office of Mongolia, Mongolia 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Progress towards profiling in the Mexican Statistical Business Register 
Susana Patricia Pérez Cadena, José Arturo Blancas Espejo 
National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
A proposal for the profiling of statistical units in Colombia´s Statistical Business Register 
Edith Margarita Ramirez Ardila, Alexis Vladimir Maluendas Pardo 
National Administrative Department of Statistics – DANE, Colombia 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
How to develop and improve the New Business Register in Japan 
Isao Takabe 
Statistics Bureau, Ministry of International Affairs and Communications, Japan 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
12:30–13:30Lunch Break
13:30–14:00Session 2 
Statistical Units and Profiling (continued)
 
Session Leader: Gaétan St-Louis, Director, Business Register Division, Statistics Canada, Canada 
 
Consistency and profiling of large enterprise groups within Statistics Netherlands 
Marcel Wieser, Kees Vennix 
Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Using Tax Data as a Profile Verification Tool 
Brandy L. Yarbrough 
U.S. Census Bureau, United States 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
14:00–15:15Session 3 
Administrative and Statistical Business Registers at international level: new developments, new uses and new ideas for unique IDs 
Session Leader: Pierre Teillet, Special Adviser of the Business Statistics Director, Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), France 
 
Legal Entity Identifier – review of progress and outlook 
Francis Gross 
European Central Bank 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Unique identifiers for legal units: the EuroGroup Registers Identification Service (EGR IS) and the Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS) implementing the European Directive 2012/17 
Enrica Morganti, Magdalena Talaban 
European Commission 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
How, as NSI, deal with this new unique global identifier called LEI?  
Pierrette Schuhl 
Insee, France 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
National Business Registrations System (NBRS): A case study from Viet Nam 
Nilgün Taş 
UNIDO 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
15:15–15:45Afternoon Coffee Break
15:45–16:30Session 4 
Managing respondents’ burden 
Session Leader: Roland Sturm, Head of Section Business Register, Federal Statistical Office Germany (DESTATIS), Germany 
 
Business register support for the response burden measurement 
Markus Fröhlich, Norbert Rainer 
Statistics Austria, Austria 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Taking into account the statistical burden for the French business statistics 
Philippe Brion 
Insee, France 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
16:30–17:30Session 5 
Backbone role of the Statistical Business Register 
Session Leader: Tuula Viitaharju, Head of Development Business Statistics, Statistics Finland, Finland 
 
Statistical Register as a basis of statistical production in the Republic of Belarus 
Svetlana Nichiporuk 
National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Belarus 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Statistical Business Register in Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Dźenita Mustafić 
Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Efforts to compensate the role of SBR in Egypt 
Iman Ahmad El Hitta 
CAPMAS, Egypt 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Development of the Business Register on the Micro-Economic Platform 
Stuart Pitts 
Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Timetable    Subject                                                
9:00–10:00Session 5 
Backbone role of the Statistical Business Register (continued)  
Session Leader: Tuula Viitaharju, Head of Development Business Statistics, Statistics Finland, Finland 
 
Role of statistical business register programmes from the perspective of the Generic Statistical Business Process Model 
Ronald Jansen, Luis G. González Morales 
United Nations Statistics Division 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Backbone role at the level of the European Statistical System (ESS) – The ESBRs project 
Amerigo Liotti 
Eurostat 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Integrated data collection and reporting in the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) – The role of the “Register of Institutions and Affiliates Database” (RIAD)  
Peter Neudorfer 
European Central Bank 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
10:00–11:00Session 6 
Business Registers Frame Methodology 
Session Leader: Andrew Allen, Head of Business Register Strategy & Outputs, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom 
 
Historical versus current annual turnover data 
Nathalie Boschung 
Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
The statistical uses of the French business register SIRUS 
Philippe Brion 
Insee, France 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Business register and sampling frame for business surveys in Georgia
 
Gogita Todradze  
National Statistics Office of Georgia – GEOSTAT, Georgia 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
11:00–11:30Morning Coffee Break
11:30–12:30Session 7 
Measurement of the Quality of Statistical Business Registers – Practical experience 
Session Leader: Svetlana Shutova, Leading Statistician-methodologist, Data Processing and Registers Department, Statistics Estonia, Estonia 
 
Quality of Statistical Business Register in Statistical Office of Montenegro – measurement and practice experience with quality reports 
Marijana Popovic-Roncevic, Jelena Zvizdojevic 
Statistical Office of Montenegro, Montenegro 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Methods and Challenges of Quality Measurement – Finland’s Experiences 
Hanna Heljala 
Statistics Finland, Finland 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Quality report for Danish frozen version 
Vibeke Skov Møller  
Statistics Denmark, Denmark 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
12:30–13:30Lunch Break
14:00Leave for tour to the Schönbrunn Palace

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Timetable    Subject                                                
9:00-10:00Session 8 
Maintenance Methods and Policy 
Session Leader: Fabio Tomasini, Head of Section, Business Register, Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland 
 
Tunisian Business Register: Management and update 
Rim Chabbah 
National Institute of Statistics, Tunisia 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Maintenance strategy of the Dutch SBR 
Rico Konen 
Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Albania Statistical Business Register: maintenance procedures and policy 
Flutura Sala 
Institute of Statistics, Albania 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Maintenance Methods and Policy of Business Register in Georgia 
Gogita Todradze 
National Statistics Office of Georgia, Georgia 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
10:00–11:15Session 9 
Dissemination and Outputs from the Statistical Business Registers 
Session Leader: Richard Clayton, Division Chief of Administrative Statistics and Labor Turnover, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States of America 
 
Structural Stagnation – Firm-level Evidence on Job Creation in Tunisia 
Hassen Arouri (INS Tunisia), Bob Rijkers (World Bank)  
National Institute of Statistics of Tunisia, Tunisia 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Studies on the Demography of Establishments in Mexico 
Susana Patricia Pérez Cadena 
National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
 
Statistical Business Registers and Business Demography Statistics: Review of country practices 
Mariarosa Lunati 
OECD 
Abstract   Paper  Presentation 
 
Opportunities and Challenges for using Big Data 
Richard Clayton, David Talan 
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Abstract   Paper   Presentation 
11:15–11:45Morning Coffee Break
11:45–13:15Round table discussion:  
Current challenges for statistical business registers and how to tackle them 
 
Shirin Ahmed, U.S. Census Bureau (Presentation
Iman El Hitta, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypt (Presentation
Irina Karaseva and Marina Schimbireva, Federal Service of State Statistics, Russian Federation (Presentation
Irene Salemink, Statistics Netherlands (Presentation
Masao Takahashi, Statistics Bureau, Japan (Presentation
 
Chair: Norbert Rainer, Statistics Austria
13:15–13:30Closing the Meeting
15:00–17:00Meeting of the Steering Group (restricted access)  
Room A.01.33