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Last Updated: 29.09.2013
23-24 Sep 2013, Preparatory Meeting of Connect Asia-Pacific Summit
25-26 Sep 2013, Partnership Opportunities in Smartly DIGITAL Society
 

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Government of Kingdom of Thailand, are organising:

Preparatory Meeting of Connect Asia-Pacific Summit, 23-24 September 2013: The Connect Asia-Pacific Summit, scheduled to take place on 18 November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, aims to provide a multi-stakeholder platform for partnerships to carry out the regional leadership’s vision towards a Smartly DIGITAL Society. This meeting is essential in order to review the progress of the Connect Asia-Pacific Summit preparations.

Partnership Opportunities in Smartly DIGITAL Society, 25-26 September 2013: This Seminar, supported by the Department of Broadband Communications & Digital Economy (DBCDE), the Government of Australia, and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), the Government of Republic of Korea, aims to discuss the current projects with the existing partners as well offering opportunity for prospective partners to present potential projects showcasing the achievements, outcomes and synergies derived out of the partnerships for bridging the ICT gap in Asia-Pacific Region.

Please register your interest as soon as possible, but not later than 30 August 2013.

Subject to the available financial resources and in order to encourage participation, ITU is pleased to provide one fellowship each per eligible Member State, on a first-come, first-served basis to participate in the events. Member States eligible to receive ITU fellowships are those recognized as least developed countries (LDCs), according to the United Nations classification, as well as low-income developing countries. The last date for fellowship application is 30 August 2013.

For further information, please feel free to contact Mr. Sameer Sharma (sameer.sharma@itu.int) or Ms. Porntip Modethes (porntip.modethes@itu.int) at ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand: Tel: +66 (0) 2575 0055, Fax: +66 (0) 2575 3507.

ORGANISED BY

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TENTATIVE AGENDA  

 MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Chairperson: Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Principal Adviser for Foreign Affairs, MICT, Thailand
Secretary: Ms. Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
 
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OPENING LEADERS' VISION COMMUNIQUÉ MULTI-STAKEHOLDERS PARTNERSHIPS
Welcome Address
Mr. Brahima Sanou, Director,
BDT, ITU

Keynote Address

Mr. Somboon Mekpaiboonwattana, Deputy Permanent Secretary, MICT

Approval of Agenda

Overview of the Summit
Ms. Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU
 
ASP-CS-PREP DOC-1:
Leaders' Vision

 

ASP-CS-PREP DOC-2:
Communiqué

 

ASP-CS-PREP DOC-3:
Potential Projects / Partners


Call for Projects / Partners

Publication
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WELCOME DINNER
             

 TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2013

Chairperson: Ms. Areewan Haorangsi, Principal Adviser for Foreign Affairs, MICT, Thailand
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FORMAT & LOGISTICS PROTOCOL &  ADMINISTRATION CLOSING  
Summit Grand Opening

Ministerial Roundtable

Multi-stakeholder Partnerships






 
Registrations

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 WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2013

Chairperson: Mr. Cosmas Zavazava, ITU
Secretary: Mr. Sameer Sharma, ITU
 
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OPENING BROADCASTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ENABLING
ENVIRONMENT
Ms. Eun-Ju Kim, ITU
 
Mr. Ahmed Nadeem, ABU

Mr. Paula Maú, MIC, Tonga

Dr. Kamolrat Intararat, APTN

Ms. Sireerat Bunnag, ITU

Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon, ITU

 

Mr. Seok Yong Yoon, ADB

Ms. Sharmin Sultana, BTRC, Bangladesh

Frederic Lecat , ICAO

Mr. Gerard Sylvestor, FAO

Mr. Aamir Riaz, ITU

 

Ms. Caroline Greenway, DOC, Australia

T.I.M. Nurul Kabir, AMTOB, Bangladesh

Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon, ITU

GSMA

Ms. Aurora Rubio, ITU

 
ICT INFRASTRUCTURE
Ms. Shamika Sirimanne, UNESCAP

Mr. Adam Gosling, APNIC

Mr. Hwanjung Yang, MSIP, Korea R.O.

Mr. Sameer Sharma, ITU


 
             

 THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Chairperson: Mr. Cosmas Zavazava, ITU
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CREATIVE USE OF ICTs DIGITAL INCLUSION & HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING DIGITAL INCLUSION & HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING CYBER-SECURITY & ICT FOR SAVING LIVES
MCMC, Malaysia

Mr. Jagath Rathnayake, TRCSL, Sri Lanka

Mr. Erick Stephens, Microsoft

Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon, ITU
 
Mr. Ashish Narayan, ITU

Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon, ITU

Mr. Young Min Ko, NIA, Korea R.O.

Mr. Rémi Lang, UNESCAP

Mr. Worapat Patram, Intel

Ms. Jyotsna Chikersal, WHO
 
Ms. Jonghwi Park, UNESCO

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ITU ASP CoE,, Mr. Ashish Narayan, ITU

 

Mr. Keran Wang, UNESCAP

Mr. Ron Box, Vanuatu

Mr. Philip Victor, IMPACT

Ms. Wangmo Dorji, MoIC, Bhutan
 
CLOSING

Ms. Eun-Ju Kim, ITU
 
             
AT A GLANCE  
     
                  

Dates:
23-24 September, 25-26 September 2013

Registration Deadline:
30 August 2013

Location: Meeting Room "Krungthep 4", Mezzanine Level, Centara Grand Hotel (at Central Plaza Ladpraw), 1695 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 2541 1234, Fax. +66 (0) 2541 1087

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Hosted by: Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Thailand

Organised by: ITU & MICT Thailand

Supported by:
  • Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), Australian Government

  • Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP), Republic of Korea

  • National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand
     

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

Mr. Sameer Sharma
Email: sameer.sharma@itu.int


Ms. Porntip Modethes
Email: porntip.modethes@itu.int




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