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ITU/CTU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for the Americas (RRS–16–Americas) – Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), 18-22 July 2016

We are pleased to inform you that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) are jointly organizing the Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2016 for the Americas (RRS-16-Americas), to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on 18-22 July 2016.

RRS-16-Americas will be held in the following format:


The lectures and discussions during RRS-15-Americas will be in English only.


The RRS-16-Americas will be conducted in a "paperless" environment, i.e. the seminar and workshops documentation will be available on the website. Given the amount of practical work expected during the workshops, participants are required to bring their laptops, performing the set of minimal specifications detailed (under the rubric "Information").


Member States, ITU-R Sector Members, Associates and Academia from Americas region, and CTU membership are invited to attend the RRS-16-Americas. Attendance to this Seminar is free of charge for their representatives.

Registration for this event is carried out exclusively online, through their respective ITU-R designated focal point (DFP). The list of DFPs for ITU-R Activities, including the Seminar, is available at Advance registration of all participants is strongly advised. Unannounced participants might face further delays at the on-site registration desk. For those Member States/Sector Members wishing to modify the indicated DFP or for any further information, please contact the ITU-R Delegate Registration Unit at ITU-R

CTU membership are also invited to RRS-16-Americas, free of charge for their representatives; please contact CTU Focal Point for registration (see rubric: "contacts")

Venue, Accommodation and Visas

Information on the RRS-16-Americas venue, accommodation, visa matters and other practical arrangements are provided on the "General Information" document (rubric "Information").

Please take note that citizens of some countries are required to obtain a visa in order to enter in Trinidad and Tobago. In this regard, please refer to instructions given in the above-mentioned document.


Recognizing the difficulties faced by low-income countries, the ITU offers one partial fellowship per eligible country in the Americas Region, with priority to requests from the least developed countries (LDCs). The partial fellowship request form (under the rubric "Information") should be submitted before 1st July 2016.