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ITU Telecom World 2016 focuses on digital economy

ITU Telecom World 2016 focuses on digital economy

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) says this year edition of its annual telecoms conference, ITU Telecom World 2016, will focus on collaboration in the digital economy.

Scheduled to hold  from 14-17 November in Bangkok, Thailand, ITU says the event will combine a global technology exhibition, a knowledge-sharing forum, a networking hub for corporations, governments and SMEs, as well as Awards that recognise excellence and innovation in ICT solutions

According to the organisers, the ITU Telecom World 2016 event will bring together thinkers from developed and emerging markets, public and private sector leader and industry representatives from across the entire ICT ecosystem.

Houlin Zhao of China Secretary-General of ITU
Houlin Zhao of China Secretary-General of ITU

”Influential figures from government and industry will connect with SMEs and digital entrepreneurs in the ICT sector to exhibit and explore partnership solutions, investment opportunities, shared ideas and best practices”

Key highlights of the event as stated by ITU include:

Leadership Summit & Forum: The event will host a leadership summit where highest-level speakers from public and private sectors will explore the reasons why working together is crucial for growth in the digital economy, followed by forum sessions which will explore industry-critical topics including 5G, collaborative regulation, the connected car, smart sustainable cities, fostering SME innovation, digital financial services and more.

International Exhibition: The event will showcase digital solutions and investment opportunities from countries and companies from emerging and developed markets from across the globe, including SMEs and leading sponsoring companies include ATDI, Huawei, Intel, KT, LS telcom, Rohde & Schwarz, Mastercard.

The event will also provide perspectives from across ITU, its membership and partners, with co-located events including the ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference 2016; the ITU Secretary General’s Academia Consultation; Conformity and Interoperability and Mobile Phone testing; etc. ITU says accreditation process is now open for media and analysts wishing to attend the world’s leading ICT innovation event.

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Elizabeth Edozie Technology Journalist @Technology Times 08077671659 elizabeth.edozie@technologytimes.ng