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ITU Telecom World 2014 set for Doha, 7-10 December

Flagship ITU event to explore future of ICT industry and implications for business and society

ACCREDITATION OPEN

Geneva, 29 September 2014 – ITU Telecom World 2014 is set to take place in Doha, Qatar, 7-10 December 2014. The accreditation process for media is now open.

Accredited media will gain full access to all the different components of the event, including the Leadership Summit, Forum sessions and show floor and be able to take part in a host of networking opportunities alongside leading public/private sector representatives.

ITU Telecom World 2014 begins with an exclusive one-day Leadership Summit on the Future for leaders from governments, regulatory bodies and across the ICT industry. Led by renowned futurists, the Summit will feature a highly interactive programme with powerful keynotes and product demos, highlighting future technologies including advanced robotics. The Summit will equip decision-makers with a clear understanding of ICT sector developments to guide future policies and strategies.

Taking a variety of formats from panel sessions, keynotes and high-level debates to global media-moderated Big Conversations, main Forum discussions will then explore in detail the three major scenarios of disruption, cross-sector partnerships and the intelligent future, examining the key trends and developments in technology, regulatory and policy issues, business models, services and applications for each scenario.

Running in parallel to the debate, the show floor experience highlights technologies and investment opportunities through the presence of National and Thematic Pavilions, Industry Showcases, the OpenSpace central lounge area, and dedicated media and leaders lounges. Top global players present include Alcatel Lucent, Cisco, Huawei, Intel, LS telcom, Nokia, Ooredoo and ZTE, with countries represented from across the globe, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, China, Nigeria and Rwanda.

Innovation will be a core component of the event, evidenced through The InnovationSpace which will host the Young Innovators Competition finalists, plus the Lab with state-of-the-art demos and technological, social or design innovations.

ITU Telecom World 2014 is hosted by the Government of Qatar, with the support of leading international communications company Ooredoo.

What:

 

ITU Telecom World 2014, the leading platform of strategic debate, knowledge-sharing, innovation-showcasing and networking for the global ICT community

When: 

7-10 December 2014

Where: 

QNCC Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar

Why: 

ITU Telecom World 2014 aims to explore the radical disruption transforming the ICT industry and help participants understand all its implications for business, society and our lives. Expert speakers will engage in interactive debate on a diverse range of issues. The show floor experience highlights the best of innovation, technology and investment along with partnership opportunities from around the world. Networking events, spaces and tools facilitate high-level conversations and connections. 

Who:

 

ITU Telecom World brings together a uniquely influential audience from public and private sectors. Speakers include Ministers, policy shapers, leading industry CEOs, renowned academics, futurists and more.

The full speaker line up is here 

Note: Media accreditation for ITU Telecom World 2014, 7-10 December 2014, enabling free access to the event for registered media and analysts is open. Accreditation is compulsory.

UN Press accreditation is valid, but registration is required to obtain an event badge.

Journalists and analysts who have formally accredited for ITU events in 2014 and whose details have not changed during this period do not need to re-submit accreditation credentials, but still need to register for an event badge.

Accreditation and registration for ITU Telecom World 2014 in advance is highly recommended to avoid queues and delays onsite.

For accreditation and procedures, please see: http://telecomworld.itu.int/take-part/media-accreditation/ 

For more information, please contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 5046
tel +41 79 249 4861
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int 
Media accreditation enquiries:
telecompressreg@itu.int

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