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Regional Conference on Speeding up NGN ubiquity: a pillar for digital growth, 13 –14 February 2014, Athens, Greece


Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), at the kind invitation of the General Secretariat for Telecommunications and Post (and Digital Convergence) of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transports and Networks of the Hellenic Republic, is co-organizing the Regional Conference on “Speeding up NGN ubiquity: a pillar for digital growth”, which will take place in Zappeion Megaron in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 14 February 2014.

This Regional Conference should provide an opportunity for high level dialogue between the stakeholders on strategies and policies directed towards broadband development in the region, while discussing the challenges and opportunities offered via high speed networks and e-services provided over the modern infrastructure, including e-learning, e-government, e-health, etc. The Forum will also facilitate discussions on possible challenges that might be addressed at the regional level. 
Following themes are to be addressed at the Conference:
  • The role of New Generations Networks in Digital Agenda for Europe 2020
  • Towards Broadband Ubiquity: Technology & trends
  • Demand Side of Broadband Services
  • Towards a European Digital Single Market: Telecom Regulation
  • Broadband infrastructures in Europe: Funding Tools & Investments

Organizers and Coorganizers


Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks of the Hellenic Republic

in cooperation with


International Telecommunication Union


European Commission


Practical information and Registration

Please note that the meeting will be paperless. Documents related to the event, including Agenda, and Practical Information for participants are posted below.
Participants are invited to download and print the documents needed for the event. The Conference will be conducted in English only.
Registrations will be open from 20 January 2014 to 7 February 2014. You are kindly requested to point a contact person from your Organization, who will be responsible for the registration of all the members of your delegation (max. 10 persons). In particular, your contact person will be responsible for registering all members of the delegation. He/She will contact our organizing team at who will send him/her a password and all relevant information that is needed for all the members of the delegation to be registered. The password will be valid from 20 January to 07 February 2014.
Although there is no participation fee for this meeting, please note that all expenses concerning travel, accommodation and insurance of experts should be covered by your Administration / Organization / Company.
Participants requiring an entry visa to Greece should contact their nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate well in advance. Information on visa requirements can be found in the practical information for participants.​


Should you have any questions or need clarifications concerning the venue, accommodation, entry visa etc., please do not hesitate to contact the event organizing team at
Phone. +30-210-6508444, +30-210-6508630, +30-210-6508418, +30-210-6508417,
Fax. +30-210-650-8460.
For any other questions concerning this conference please contact Mr Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe Region:
Phone. +41 22 730 60 65,
The Venue of the Conference will be Zappeion Megaron
All information is also available on the Organizer's website: