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9th Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) Global Conference

October 29-November 02, 2023
Manama, Bahrain & online
2023 SMDX Hackathon

Are you passionate about statistical data and metadata exchange? Get ready for the 9th SDMX Global Conference, a premier event for the official statistics community worldwide. Exciting developments, insightful discussions, and a virtual hackathon await you at this conference. Do not miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the dynamic SDMX community.

The 9th SDMX Global Conference is an unmissable event for anyone passionate about statistical data and metadata exchange. Join us in Manama, Bahrain, or virtually to connect with the global official statistics community, gain insights into cutting-edge technologies, explore partnerships and cooperation opportunities, and enhance your understanding of SDMX. Do not forget to participate in the virtual hackathon, where you can display your skills and compete for prizes. Engage with the SDMX User Forum to tap into a wealth of knowledge and connect with experts in the field. Embrace the power of SDMX and be part of a transformative journey. Visit our conference website at to learn more and secure your spot today!

Mark your calendars for the 9th SDMX Global Conference on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX), taking place from October 29th to November 2nd, 2023, in the vibrant city of Manama, Bahrain. This bi-annual event for the official statistics community worldwide to share information on recent and upcoming SDMX developments.

The theme for this conference is Empowering Data Communities, and is co-organised by the SDMX Sponsors and the Bahrain Information and eGovernment Authority (IGA) with support of ESCWA and Banca d ’Italia.

Virtual Hackathon:

Exciting news! The SDMX Sponsors and Bahrain  eGovernment Authority are hosting a virtual hackathon, and we invite all to participate. The hackathon challenge is to develop a dashboard generator, which will read the dashboard specifications and obtain data from SDMX API to generate an interactive dashboard. The winner gets a Wall Plaque and a Certificate. In addition, if the winner is eligible for an ILO contract, you will get a contract with ILO for 10,000 CHF. If you are a developer, data scientist, statistician, student and interested to collaborate on official statistics and SDMX use cases, then why not take part in the SDMX  Hackathon for a chance to win a prize. You can obtain more information of the Hackathon in the conference website,

Engage with the SDMX Community:

You can engage through the User Forum to talk to the conference and hackathon organisers and find out more.  The SDMX User Forum community is now 330 plus strong and has 168 posts. We have around 30 experts who can answer questions covering a wide range of topics like SDMX tools, Data Modelling, Training, and manuals, Global DSDs, SDMX Events and more.

Know more about the SDMX User Forum by reading the previous blog titled Ask. Find. Connect – The SDMX User Forum.To find out how to join the SDMX User Forum please read the registration/sign-up instructions.

About SDMX:

SDMX stands for Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange. It is an ISO recognised open standard and a global initiative sponsored by eight international organisations, to improve exchange of data and metadata. Standardising content and technical standards, as well as having a model to describe the data and metadata, help in improving quality of data, help programmatic exchange of data and thus helping with access to latest and high-quality data. 

SDMX offers a common language to ensure a smooth communication between experts and within organizations to exchange information efficiently by standardizing the way data are organized and exchanged. Find out more on


  • DATE: October 29 - November 2, 2023
  • LOCATION: Manama, Bahrain & online