ITU Telecom World 2018 to accelerate innovation

Thousands of tech industry and government representatives from around the globe will come together and explore emerging ICT trends and topics at ITU Telecom World 2018, 10-13 September at the Durban International Convention Centre, to accelerate innovation to improve lives faster.

Confirmed top-level speakers for ITU Telecom World 2018 include: Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC); Siyabonga Cwele, Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa; Sipho Maseko, Telkom SA CEO; Rob Shuter, MTN Group President and CEO; Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub, Vodacom CEO; and Marc Vancoppenolle, Nokia’s Global Head, Government Relations.

Under the theme Innovation for smarter digital development, the ITU Telecom World 2018 programme will feature: Exhibition; Forum sessions; High level business matching service; and Awards.

  • Global exhibition of digital technology solutions and investment opportunities, including national and thematic pavilions from across the globe plus independent stands from world-leading corporates and high-growth SMEs.
  • Forum sessions with world-class speakers, international perspectives and expert opinions on innovation for smarter digital development. Topics to be explored span digital finance, regulatory environments that enable innovation, moving beyond connectivity, leapfrogging to 5G, smart cities, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and more.
  • High-level networking hub and business matching service for corporations, governments and SMEs – and a special SME programme to support their business growth.
  • ITU Telecom World Awards, celebrating innovative ICT initiatives with real social impact.

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