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Global Symposium for Regulators 2016

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The 16th edition of the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) was held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 11 to 14 May 2016. A series of GSR pre-events took place on 11 May. They included a Thematic Pre-Conference for a Global Dialogue on Digital Financial Inclusion with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in collaboration with other partners. The Regional Regulatory Associations Meeting and Private Sector Chief Regulatory Officers Meeting was also held on 11 May.

The Global Regulators-Industry Dialogue (GRID) sessions of the GSR, 12 and 13 May, were open to regulators, policy makers and members of ITU's Development Sector.On 14 May, two parallel tracks were held, a Regulators' track, open only to regulators and policy makers, and an Industry track, open to ITU-D sector members, in addition to the final closing ceremony open to all participants.


​Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with the Government of Egypt and under the Patronage of H.E. Abdel Fatah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.