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Leading ICT players to discuss role of technology in global recovery strategies

Economy high on the agenda at ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 Forum

Geneva, 13 August 2009 - Major issues around ICT and economic growth will be among the key areas to be explored at the upcoming ITU TELECOM WORLD Forum. From cost saving technologies such as virtualization, to innovations that can boost economies in emerging markets, technology will be crucial to the future success of businesses worldwide.

This year’s Forum comprises a number of different tracks, each enabling a focus on a critical area. One of these tracks ‘ICTs and Economic Growth,’ brings together key players, from ministers and policy makers to captains of industry, innovative young vendors and ICT regulators, in an effort to get to grips with the forces shaping tomorrow’s ICT landscape.

What: ICTs and Economic Growth track at the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 Forum
When: Sessions and times for this track are:
  • Open Summit: A look at how ICTs can help growth and contribute to sustainable development worldwide: Monday, 5 October, 16.00-18.00
  • ICTs as a transformational driver of a cross-sector ‘infrastructure of infrastructures’: Tuesday 6 October, 09.00-10.30
  • Using ICT as a stimulus: Stories from around the world: Tuesday 6 October, 14.30-16.00
  • What do we know about ICT and economic growth? Tuesday 6 October,
  • Broadband for all: Wednesday 7 October, 14.30-16.00
  • Driving Demand: Accelerating adoption: Wednesday 7 October, 16.30-18.00
  • Mobile Services and economic growth: Thursday 8 October, 14.30-16.00
  • Where: Geneva PALEXPO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Who: Participants in the first session of the ‘ICTs and Economic growth’ track include:
  • Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO, Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises
  • Chiaki Ito, Member of the Board and Vice-Chairman, Fujitsu
  • Mark Pecen, Vice President, Research in Motion
  • H.E. Tarek Kamel, Minister, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt
  • Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and Administrator, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce, United States
  • For a full list of participants at the Forum, click here.

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    Journalists and industry analysts who wish to attend ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009, gain full access to press information, and benefit from media services during the event need to be formally accredited. To apply for accreditation, or for more information, visit

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