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ITU Telecom World 2018

Want to explore the full potential of technology to transform your country, region or organization? To understand how the latest smart innovations can grow or diversify your business?

Then join us at ITU Telecom World 2018, the global event for governments, corporates and SMEs, from 10-13 September at Durban ICC, South Africa. Exhibit, network and debate with key players from Africa’s technology industry and from across the globe. Help accelerate ICT innovation to make the world better, sooner.

  • Benefit from flexible participation options including SME workstation packages or office/hospitality suites. Choose the option to best meet your needs and budget including raw space or turnkey independent booths, national & thematic pavilions.




An ideal solution to accelerate your business growth. A global platform to highlight your organization’s or country’s tech and investment potential. Join our international exhibition and:

  • Showcase your country or organization’s innovations, services and opportunities to a global audience, alongside nations and top global brands.
  • Network with governments, industry and peers at this leading United Nations organized event.
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Imagine your company’s message placed at the heart of the global ICT community. Visibility for your company in front of influential tech experts. Our wide range of high-impact sponsorship options do just that and more:

  • Choose from content, networking events, branding and spaces
  • Options include the new Premium Event Partner - offering top-level visibility across the event - as well as Forum sessions, key meeting spaces, the event app and more
  • Contact us if you have a favourite sponsorship you’ve done in the past.
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Your opportunity to join a high-level global debate. To speak out on the issues that matter. We are currently seeking your expert speaker nominations to join our Forum. Explore key questions such as innovative solutions to low-cost connectivity, the tech innovations which will leapfrog to the future or the impact of AI in Africa and the world. Join a top level audience comprising leaders of government from across the region and globe, regulators, heads of international organizations, leaders of industry, tech visionaries and more.

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ITU Telecom World Awards

Gain global recognition, visibility on an international stage plus the prestige of a major UN award. Our acclaimed ITU Telecom World Awards recognize the most innovative, exciting SMEs and corporate initiatives with social impact present at the event -  and are open to all sponsors, exhibitors, and tech SMEs present at ITU Telecom World 2018.

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Your opportunity to meet global influencers from emerging and developed markets, from governments, SMEs and the whole spectrum of ICT players at the best tech event of its kind. Share ideas, build and announce new global partnerships, network with intent with our targeted programme of events, activities and tools, including targeted business matchmaking or networking lunches and dinners.

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Durban, South Africa

Our event takes place in Durban, South Africa’s third largest city, rich in diversity, cultural amenities, economic growth, history and natural beauty. Located in spectacular Kwazulu Natal province, home to awe-inspiring world heritage sites, natural parks and beaches, Durban itself is a major manufacturing hub and a busy port. It’s the ideal standpoint from which to engage with the dynamic opportunities offered by this fast-growing region’s ICT sector.

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