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Global Industry Leaders Forum 2011


The 4th Global Industry Leaders Forum took place on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 at the Cultural Metropolitan Convention Centre in Armenia City, Colombia. The Forum was held back to back with the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR), from 21-23 September 2011, at the same venue.

The Forum and the GSR were organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies and the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) of Colombia. The Forum was chaired by Mr. Orlando Ayala, Corporate Vice-President, Chairman Emerging Markets, Chief Advisor to the COO, Microsoft.

Chairman's report

Download the Chairman's Report (pdf)


The Forum is an annual event which provides a neutral platform for ITU-D Sector Members to share their views with policy makers and regulators on major issues facing the ICT sector, with a particular emphasis on reducing barriers to ICT investment in developing and least developed countries.


The Programme of the Forum has been designed to complement and reinforce that of the 11th Global Symposium for Regulators. The shared overall theme of this year’s events is “Smart Regulation for a Broadband World.”

This year’s Forum Programme has been organized around three main thematic sessions: 1) Taxation; 2) Innovation and Entrepreneurship - New Applications and Services Driving Future Growth; and, 3) Impact of Social Media on the Regulatory Environment. The format will favor interactive debates and panel discussions rather than formal presentations.

Thanks to Sponsors

The following entities are sponsors of the host country:


Diamond sponsor
Host city

Platinum sponsors

Other sponsors



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