Be Empowered, Be Included!
Building Blocks for Smart Societies in a Connected World
The 16th edition of the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) was held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 11 to 14 May 2016. A series of GSR pre-events took place on 11 May. They included a Thematic Pre-Conference for a Global Dialogue on Digital Financial Inclusion with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in collaboration with other partners. The Regional Regulatory Associations Meeting and Private Sector Chief Regulatory Officers Meeting was also held on 11 May.
The Global Regulators-Industry Dialogue (GRID) sessions of the GSR, 12 and 13 May, were open to regulators, policy makers and members of ITU's Development Sector.On 14 May, two parallel tracks were held, a Regulators' track, open only to regulators and policy makers, and an Industry track, open to ITU-D sector members, in addition to the final closing ceremony open to all participants.