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Global Industry Leaders Forum (GILF)


In response to the WTDC Resolution 29 and following the advice of TDAG '07, BDT organized the second Global Industry Leaders’ Forum (GILF) at the Habtoor Grand Hotel Convention Center in Beirut, Lebanon on 09 November 2009, in conjunction with the Global Symposium of Regulators (GSR), 10-12 November 2009.

The agenda of the GILF 2009 covered regulatory and policy issues related to stimulating ICT investment during a period of global economic downturn, innovative universal service approaches to connect the unconnected, key policy and regulatory issues related to IP and telecom convergence. The Chairman of the GILF was Dr. Saad Al Barrak, Zain’s CEO.


The objective of the GILF is to provide a high-level forum for CEOs and other industry leaders to convey their views and make proposals regarding key regulatory and policy issues affecting their businesses and the ICT/telecommunications industry more broadly, as part of an interactive exchange with regulators and policy-makers.

Expected Outcomes

The outcomes of the GILF were presented on the first day of the GSR for the consideration of participants. GILF 2009 Recommendations are available here

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