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ITU Telecom World 2015 Opening Press Conference, Sunday 11 October

Explore key issues around accelerating ICT innovation for social impact


Geneva, 8 October 2015 – Accredited journalists attending ITU Telecom World 2015 (Budapest, 12-15 October) are invited to attend the Opening Press Conference, which will be held at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade at 15:30 on Sunday 11 October 2015.

Speakers include ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, and Minister for National Development, Miklós Seszták, who will be joined by Gordon Graylish, VP Sales and Marketing, Intel Corporation and Mark Li, General Manager, Hakko Opto. The press conference will also give media a sneak preview of the exciting programme of events taking place at HUNGEXPO during the week to come. 

Organized by ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs, ITU Telecom World 2015 is hosted by the Government of Hungary. It will bring together an influential audience spanning key policy makers, regulators, industry experts, investors, SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators.

The event is an Exhibition for digital solutions, a Forum for sharing knowledge and a Networking hub for governments, industry and academia. Its aim is to help ideas go further, faster, and to promote the innovative, transformative ICT-enabled solutions that will make the world better, sooner.

Through an interactive programme of debates, the Forum will tackle central issues affecting the ICT ecosystem today, opening with a top-level Leadership Summit on accelerating digital innovation for social impact. Discussions comprise panel debates, workshops, high-level round tables and keynotes. The full Forum programme is available here and the speaker listing is here.

The Exhibition features digital solutions from emerging and developed markets, showcasing the smartest ideas and entrepreneurial spirit of start-ups from countries, regions and top industry names from across the world.

A host of key networking opportunities include activities enabling delegates to engage on a B2B or B2G level, such as the Industry & SME and Government & SME Dialogues & Lunches, bringing together government, industry and SMEs, plus a new awards programme for the most innovative start-ups, micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses participating at ITU Telecom World 2015.


Opening press conference to launch ITU Telecom World 2015


Sunday 11 October, from15.30. Please arrive at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in time for registration between 14.30 and 15.00. Photo ID is essential to enter the premises.

Note: In order to access the press conference, media must have accredited by 6pm on 9 October 2015.


(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Külgazdasági és Külügyminisztérium Konferenciaterem (Conference Hall), 1027 Budapest, Bem rakpart 47.


Join high-level representatives of ITU, Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Ministry of National Development, along with key ITU Telecom World 2015 participants. Discover the new focus of the event, and learn about the core conversations that will drive debate between industry & government.


ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó;  Minister for National Development, Miklós Seszták, together with industry representatives Gordon Graylish, VP Sales and Marketing, Intel Corporation, and Mark Li, General Manager, Hakko Opto.

Journalists wishing to attend ITU Telecom World 2015 must be formally accredited.

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 2015 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 2015 in advance is highly recommended to avoid queues and delays onsite.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Parkes
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 6135
tel +41 79 599 1439
email sarah.parkes@itu.int
Media accreditation enquiries:
email   telecompressreg@itu.int

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