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Countdown begins to ITU Telecom World 2016

Less than 3 months until leading UN international tech event opens doors in Bangkok

ACCREDITATION OPEN

Geneva, 17 August 2016 – ITU Telecom World 2016 opened the accreditation process today for media wishing to attend the world’s leading ICT innovation event. Taking place from 14-17 November in Bangkok, Thailand, the event will focus on collaboration in the digital economy and the key role SMEs play in our digital ecosystem.

ITU Telecom World 2016 combines a global technology exhibition, a forum for sharing knowledge, a networking hub for corporations, governments and SMEs and an influential Awards programme. It provides a unique international platform to bring together thinkers from developed and emerging markets, public and private sector leaders, and industry representatives from across the entire ICT ecosystem. Key highlights include:

Leadership Summit & Forum: Discussions will begin with the top level leadership summit, with highest-level speakers from public and private sectors exploring the reasons why working together is crucial for growth in the digital economy. Forum sessions will then explore industry-critical topics including 5G, collaborative regulation, the connected car, smart sustainable cities, fostering SME innovation, digital financial services and more.

International Exhibition: Showcasing digital solutions and investment opportunities from countries and companies from emerging and developed markets, including SMEs. Leading and sponsoring companies include ATDI, Huawei, Intel, KT, LS telcom, Rohde & Schwarz, Mastercard, as well as countries and SMEs from across the globe.

ITU Telecom World Awards:  Look out for the ITU Telecom World Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact from SMEs and corporations alike. These prestigious awards will be announced during the event and presented by ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao during a high-profile ceremony at the event.

Broad ITU-wide agenda:The event will also provide perspectives from across ITU and its membership and partners, with co-located events including the ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference 2016; the World Standards Cooperation Academic Roundtable; the ITU Secretary-General’s Academia Consultation; Conformity and Interoperability and Mobile Phone testings; the 8th Chief Technology Officer (CTO) meeting; the 7th Private Sector Chief Regulatory Officers (CRO) meeting, advisory boards meetings of the Smart Sustainable Development Model Initiative (SSDM) and m-Powering Development Initiative. Additionally, the Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards, a joint ITU/UN Women prize recognizing outstanding efforts in using the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to empower women and girls will be conferred during a prestigious ceremony at ITU Telecom World 2016.

What:

 

ITU Telecom World 2016, the global event for SMEs, corporations and governments

When: 

14-17 November 2016

Where: 

Impact Arena, Exhibition and Convention centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Why: 

ITU Telecom World 2016 brings together a uniquely influential audience of public and private sectors. It is where influential figures from government and industry will connect with SMEs and digital entrepreneurs in the ICT sector to exhibit and explore partnership solutions, investment opportunities, shared ideas and best practices.

Who:

 

Participants will include heads of state and ministers, regulators, industry CEOs and experts, investors, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs digital thinkers and consultants.

Note: Media accreditation for ITU Telecom World 2016, 14-17 November 2016, 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 been accredited for ITU events in 2016 and whose details have not changed during this period do not need to re-submit accreditation credentials. They still need to register for an event badge.

Accreditation and registration for ITU Telecom World 2016 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 full details on ITU Telecom World 2016 click here

For full details on the Forum programme click here  

For more information, please contact: Media accreditation enquiries:
Dimirty Leger
Media Relations & Public Information Officer
telephone +41 22 730 5091
tel +41 79 249 4861
email dimitry.leger@itu.int 
Soraya Abino Quintana
telephone +41 22 730 5424
email pressreg@itu.int  
 

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