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Provisional agenda of 1st Global Industry Leaders Forum (GILF)






GILF Chairman: Mr Sanjiv Ahuja,
Chairman of Orange, Chairman & CEO of Augere, UK

09.00 – 09.30

Opening Session

  • Mr. Suranan Wongvithayakamjorn, Secretary-General, NTC, Thailand
  • Mr. Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, BDT Director, ITU
  • Mr. Sanjiv Ahuja, GILF Chairman
  • Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, ITU Secretry-General
  • H.E. Mr. Mun Patanotai, Miniter of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand
09.30 - 10.45

Session 1 - Universal Access:

Chairman & moderator: Mr Ph. Jorphochaudom, President CAT, Thailand
  • Are universal funds effectively helping connect the unconnected?
  • What new approaches can be used to expanding infrastructure and services to rural areas
  • How can ICT access be provided on a sustainable basis to marginalized customers
  • What are the most effective approaches to infrastructure sharing?


10.45 -11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00

Session 2 – Breaking Down the Barriers for Emergency Telecoms

Chairman & moderator: Mr Reza Jafari, Vice-Chairman & MD, Eaton Telecom
  • What practical steps can regulators and policy-makers take to encourage and facilitate industry’s participation in emergency telecommunication efforts?
  • What are the major restrictions on the movement of telecommunications equipment and personnel which inhibit disaster response efforts?
  • What can be done to address this issue?
  • What innovative industry-government partnership approaches have been successfully used in specific disasters, which could be implemented in other similar situations?


12.00 -14.00
 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.30

Session 3 – Stimulating Investment and Business Expansion

Chairman & moderator: Mr Kuldeep Goyal, Chairman & MD, BSNL, India
  • How do policy decisions impact investment?
  • How can businesses profitably serve low income markets?
  • In what ways can liberalization stimulate growth?
  • What is the role of government in making public/private partnerships sustainable?


15.30 –15.45
Coffee Break

 Wrap Up Session

  • Mr. Sanjiv Ahuja, GILF Chairman
  • Mr. Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, BDT Director, ITU

Approval of industry best practices and lessons learned to be presented to GSR.

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