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ITU Global Symposium for Regulators fosters open dialogue
New online/mobile platform to extend
Geneva, 16 September 2011 – ITU has
launched an online/mobile networking
platform for the annual Global Symposium for Regulators which is set to meet
in Armenia City, Colombia, 21-23 September 2011.
The Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) fosters an
open dialogue between the worldwide community of regulators and the private
sector, investors and consumers.
The Symposium will be preceded by the Global
Industry Leaders’ Forum (GILF) on 20 September that will provide a top level
international venue for industry leaders and investors to share their views with
Regulators and policy makers.
The events are organized by ITU in collaboration
with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies and the
Communications Regulatory Commission of Colombia.
The networking platform will enable participants to
see who will be at GSR11 and connect with one another before, during and after
the event, manage calendars and request meeting rooms while preserving data
privacy. This service will also be accessible by mobile devices.
A “networking zone” will be set up during the event
to provide participants with more space to meet in person and extend networking
ITU encourages GSR participants to join the
interactive list available
The networking tool is accessible only to GSR11
attendees using the registration code and email address provided to ITU.
While this service is available only in English,
attendees can communicate with one another in the language of their choice. A
User Guide will be available in the six ITU languages.
For more information, please visit
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