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Accelerating ICT innovation to improve lives faster.
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Accelerating innovation

The global event for SMEs, corporates and governments.

Realising potential

Turning ideas into action, innovations into policies.

Maximising impact

Collaborating across sectors, borders and industries.
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ITU Telecom World is a global platform for governments, corporates and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate ICT innovation for economic growth and social good.

ITU Telecom World 2016 will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 14 - 17 November

Recognising the importance of SMEs as the driving force for innovation, job creation and economic growth within the ICT sector in developed and emerging markets alike, the event aims to support and foster SMEs at a global level by bringing them together with government and industry leaders to share knowledge and best practice, discuss challenges and solutions, exhibit, network and partner.

The Call for Bids to host ITU Telecom World 2017 is now open - full details are available here.


Unique Audience

ITU Telecom World events bring together a unique audience of public and private sectors from emerging and developed markets throughout the world. Heads of state and government, ministers, policy makers and regulators meet CEOs from all sectors of the ICT ecosystem, SMEs, entrepreneurs, innovation hubs and accelerators, leaders of international agencies, academics and media - on a wider scale than any other industry event ... Read More



Industry stands, National Pavilions and SME and start-up pods showcase innovative products, technologies, investment and partnership opportunities from around the world - and take part in acceleration workshops, demos, presentations, networking and pitching sessions ... Read More




The Leadership Summit and world-class Forum offer interactive discussion, informed opinions and contrasting perspectives from government, business and technology. Innovative solutions, strategies, policies, models and markets emerge from passionate and collaborative debate ... Read More




Networking events and spaces facilitate the connections that matter between public and private sector decision-makers, between individuals, ideas and industry players - whether through targeted bilateral meetings, dialogue sessions, social occasions or informal discussions over coffee ... Read More