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|International Telecommunication Union
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MEDIA ADVISORY — MEDIA ADVISORY — MEDIA
WORLD 2009 set to open in October
Leading ICT showcase and networking platform
to explore latest trends and technologies
Geneva, 28 May 2009
2009: the defining event for the world’s ICT community.
Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
WORLD 2009 will bring
together high level participants, including Heads of State, Heads of UN
Agencies, Ministers, CEOs and other key industry players to share views
on key issues around the role and positioning of the ICT sector for
It will also showcase companies
from across the full spectrum of the ICT industry and feature pavilions
from around the world. Thematic pavilions will spotlight
different aspects of the ICT industry.
Under the theme "Open Networks, Connected Minds" the event will
explore the trends and technologies that are driving the ICT sector. ITU
2009 will be a critical milestone for the ICT industry.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, plus a
number of confirmed Heads of State.
Leading Exhibitors including China
Mobile, China Unicom, Cisco, Fujitsu, Huawei, NTT & NTT DoCoMo, Samsung,
Saudi Telecom Company (STC), TDIA and ZTE amongst others.
Top-level industry participants including John Chambers (Cisco),
Carl-Henric Svanberg (Ericsson), Ben Verwaayen (Alcatel-Lucent) and Wang
Jianzhou (China Mobile).
National and regional pavilions ― showcasing ICT sectors from around
the world ― including Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Egypt, France,
Republic of Korea, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda,
Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK and the Lake Geneva Region.
Thematic pavilions focusing on ICT solutions for e-Health (WHO),
Green@ICT (WMO), Internet Society, Transport & Access (a showcase of ITU
standards in action), Empowering People with Disabilities through ICTs
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