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Media Advisory

ITU Telecom World 2019 Opening Press Conference

High-level representatives from UN and governments to share perspectives on innovation, collaboration and connectivity to improve lives

Geneva, 02 September 2019


Accredited media who are registered to attend ITU Telecom World 2019 are invited to participate in the event's Opening Press Conferencon Monday, 09 September, 11:00-11:45 in room 4 - Helicopter, Hungexpo, Budapest, Hungary. 

This press conference will provide media with a preview of what to expect in the week ahead, hear more on and directly experience Hungarian tech innovation, and look ahead to ITU Telecom World 2020. The Press Conference will also include the launch of a special, commemorative stamp to mark the occasion.

​Opening Press Conference speakers will include:​

  • ​Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General
  • László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology, Hungary, Host Country for ITU Telecom World 2019

At the end of the Conference, György Schamschula, CEO Magyar Posta, will launch the ITU Telecom World 2019 commemorative stamp, followed by a photo call.

Organized annually by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs) - this year's ITU Telecom World event is hosted by the Government of Hungary. It will bring together an influential audience of key policy-makers, regulators, industry experts, investors, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs and innovators. It provides a unique global platform for connecting developed and emerging markets to explore digital technologies and innovations and their potential to transform lives positively.

Highlights of ITU Telecom World 2019 will include:

Important Note: Media must be accredited and registered for ITU Telecom World 2019 to enter the venue and participate in this opening press conference. Media registration for ITU Telecom World 2019 enables free access to the event for accredited media.

Advance online accreditation and registration for ITU Telecom World 2019 is highly recommended to avoid queues and delays onsite and accommodate visa issuance timeframes.

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