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ITU Telecom World 2013 focuses on radical transformation of ICT industry
“Embracing Change in a Digital World” key theme of debate
Geneva, 26 March 2013 – ITU Telecom World 2013 is continuing
the ‘one conversation that matters’ this year in Thailand under the theme
‘Embracing Change in a Digital World’. This is supported by a
new website launched
today to complement the event’s focus on high quality discussion and debate.
Preparations are underway for ITU Telecom World 2013, which will take place
in Bangkok, 19 – 22 November, where we will build on
the success and findings
of last year’s event in Dubai.
The new website http://world2013.itu.int
is designed to deliver on ITU Telecom World’s promise of bringing together
leaders from the entire spectrum of the information and communications
technology sector, public and private, for dialogue and exchange that can
“ITU Telecom World 2013 will provide a platform to address emerging issues on
digital development,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré. “For a
conversation that matters, you have to bring together the people that matter –
leaders from both the public and private sectors. This brings about a better
understanding within this dynamic industry and addresses the challenges and
opportunities that abound.”
ITU Telecom World 2013 will focus on strategic debate at the highest level.
“In an era of rapid change in the digital environment, it’s the knowledge
sharing, networking and bouncing of ideas that can really make a difference to
the future growth of the ICT sector,” Dr Touré said.
Alongside the discussion and debate, ITU Telecom World 2013 will include an
integral showfloor experience highlighting technology, solutions and investment
opportunities. Networking spaces and meeting lounges are designed to bring
together ICT industry leaders in a convivial environment.
Immediately preceding ITU Telecom World 2013, ITU’s Connect Asia-Pacific
Summit will take place on 18 November at the same venue in Bangkok. Leaders in
the ICT sector, including government, industry and financial institutions, will
address the mobilization of resources and forge partnerships to implement
regional initiatives in ICT development and connectivity.
“We are proud to partner with the government of the Kingdom of Thailand,” Dr
Touré said. “Bangkok is one of Asia’s most important business and commercial
centres, where the ICT industry is transforming lives by driving economic
development and social transformation.”
Join the ‘1 conversation that matters’, for a connected community capable of
making a world of difference.
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