ITU Telecom World 2017 will take place from 25-28 September 2017 in Busan, Republic of Korea – the pioneering “smart” city.
ITU Telecom World 2017 combines an international technology exhibition, a forum for sharing knowledge, a networking hub for corporates, governments and SMEs and the influential ITU Telecom World Awards programme.
Telecom World provides a unique international platform that brings together developed and emerging markets, public and private sector leaders, and industry representatives from across the entire information and communication technology (ICT) ecosystem.
The key element of the ITU Telecom World 2017 begins with the top-level Leadership Summit, featuring globally recognized influential speakers from the public and private sectors. Focus is on challenges of building a resilient digital future, role of data in smart digital transformation, the best ways to achieve meaningful digital inclusion and increase digital literacy, and the transformation of telecom operators.
Digital solutions and investment opportunities from countries and companies around the world, representing emerging and developed markets alike, plus SMEs, will be showcased. This is also a valuable opportunity for prospective sellers to connect with buyers – from governments and corporates – across the globe.
Broadband, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be just some of the innovative enabling technologies on display; look out for showcases in areas such as machine learning, smart sensors, remote monitoring and diagnosis, local content, payment solutions and more. Leading showfloor and sponsoring companies and countries participating include South Africa, Nigeria, Indonesia, the Philippines, Azerbaijan, KT Corporation, SK telecom and LS telcom.
ITU Telecom World Awards recognizes innovative ICT-based solutions with real social impact, developed by SMEs, governments and larger corporate initiatives alike. All ITU Telecom World 2017 exhibitors and sponsors are eligible to enter; SMEs may also enter with an application fee that includes a free exhibition pass and full access to the SME programme of workshops, targeted networking, capacity-building and pitching sessions.
The event will also host the Young ICT Leaders Forum 2017 – an annual event and a platform for young people from across the world to come together, share their ideas, insights and broaden knowledge of cutting-edge ICT innovations and developments.