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ITU TELECOM EVENTS
ITU TELECOM is a part of the International Telecommunication Union
(ITU) which organizes events for the world's ICT community. Our events provide a unique global networking platform where great minds, companies and new technologies connect. One of our ITU TELECOM events is held in a different region of the world each year, with our
WORLD events held every three years. Our last
ASIA event took place in 2004 in Busan, Rep. of Korea, while our most recent ITU TELECOM
WORLD event was held in December 2006 in Hong Kong, China.
After ASIA 2008, Join us in Geneva Switzerland from 5-9 October
2009 for ITU TELECOM WORLD
ITU TELECOM ASIA 2008: Key Facts
Where: Bangkok, Thailand, at the IMPACT
Challenger Exhibition and Convention Center
When: 2-5 September 2008
What: ASIA 2008 is a unique event for the ICT community which brings together the top names from across the industry, to explore the raft of opportunities which the Asian ICT sector offers for growth and investment.
An Exhibition: Comprising a vibrant showfloor with the regionís latest innovations in ICT: from broadband or IP-enabled services, to mobile and wireless technologies, next-generation networks, satellites and much more, spanning the full reach of the ICT industry.
A Forum: The ASIA 2008 Forum brings together leaders of industry and key policy makers from across the region to debate, discuss and explore areas essential to the growth of the ICT industry.
And more: The event also features: the Youth Forum, which brings together young people from across the region for a packed programme of discussion and debate; the TDS (Telecommunication Development Symposium);
and a host of networking opportunities for meeting and conducting business.
A major networking platform: Through all the opportunities it offers, ITU TELECOM ASIA 2008 provides a vital networking platform, where heads of industry can meet with heads of governments, share views, debate the future of the industry, seal key deals and get business done.
THEME: New Generation, New Values
The Forum, Exhibition and other activities for ITU TELECOM ASIA
2008 reflect this yearís theme: New Generation, New Values. Asia is
indeed unique as a vast region with a highly diverse set of markets spanning
every stage of economic development. No other region in the world innovates and
embraces technology like Asia. Entire generations have defined themselves, their
jobs, their social relationships and their future by the innovative ways they
use technology. Peopleís needs may not have changed, but their ability to meet
those needs certainly has.
At ASIA 2008, we expect a broad cross section
of companies, organizations and regions to participate, ranging from operators,
manufacturers, internet service providers or software suppliers to academia,
banking and finance, plus an extensive presence of government ministers and
regulators and more, from across the Asia-Pacific region There will also be a
significant South East Asian presence, through a major Thai Pavilion. All
attendees play an active part in the event, either as exhibitors, Forum
delegates, VIPs, media representatives or trade visitors.
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Who is exhibiting at
ITU TELECOM ASIA 2008
- Exhibitors 200 from 25 countries,
- Registered Trade Visitors 15 000 from 90 countries
- VIPs 500 of which 30 Ministers
- Total Forum participants 750 from 40 countries including speakers and participants in the TDS & Youth Forum (not including VIPs and Press)
- Accredited media 200 journalists
STATISTICS FROM ASIA
||224 exhibitors from 25 countries, including 7 National Pavilions.
|Registered Trade Visitors
22 607 from 93 countries
| Ministers / Ministerial Representatives
||38 from 32 countries
| Chief Executive Officers
||218 from 38 countries
||602 from 43 countries
|Total Forum participants, including speakers
(not including VIPs and Media)
|787 from 43 countries
||380 journalists plus 102 photographers, camera crews and support staff. 106 journalists represented the international media
||482 from 186 organizations and 18 countries.
|Total Participants (Excluding Public Visitors)
At our last ASIA event, we were pleased to feature Exhibiting companies from around the world, representing all key ICT markets, as well as a true cross-section of the industry.
Forum Participants Profile
At our last ASIA event we welcomed participants at the Forum from across the industry and holding a variety of different positions within companies. Participants at the Forum also represented government and regulators as well as sectors such as banking or finance or academia. The main reasons for attending included assessing the latest trends, discussing new technologies, discussing national strategies as well as meeting top-level representatives of industry and government.