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ITU Telecom World 2017


Join us at ITU Telecom World 2017, the leading global tech event for SMEs, corporates and governments. Taking place from 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea, the event combines an exhibition for digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge, a networking hub for nations, organizations and individuals and an award programme which recognizes global excellence in innovation for social impact. This year we’ll be focusing –throughout the event- on our smart digital transformation, and the global opportunities this brings.



See and be seen in the exhibition. Demo the latest digital technologies, highlight partnership and investment opportunities, projects and solutions. Join companies and countries from around the world plus ITU sectors showcasing technology spanning smart ABC (AI, Banking, Cities) and 5G to broadcasting, satellite and more, gain visibility on an international platform- all before a uniquely relevant audience. That’s the aim of the national and thematic pavilions, industry stands and SME zone in the exhibition.

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Smart ABC

Organized by ITU’s standardization sector, the Smart ABC programme features an exhibition pavilion, forum debates, and targeted networking activities focusing on the latest technical developments at the intersection of three key emerging smart sectors: Smart AI, Smart Banking and Smart Cities. Take part as an exhibitor, sponsor, speaker or delegate!

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Take your message, branding and ideas to the heart of the international ICT community. Sponsoring forum sessions, networking events or key meeting spaces puts your organization centre-stage, opening the door to new opportunities and new collaborations. Check out all our sponsorship opportunities or get in touch directly to find out how we can create a personalized package for you and your organization.





What new business models, platforms or solutions are transforming the global mobile market? How can we use AI innovatively to make cities smarter? And what are the main drivers to achieving a meaningful digital inclusion? The Forum at ITU Telecom World 2017 will tackle these and other key questions, under the theme of smart digital transformation. Our call for speaker nominations is now open and we are currently seeking your expert views, opinions, perspectives and thought-leadership- your chance to join us and share your views!

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ITU Telecom World Awards

Win unique partnership and networking opportunities, global visibility and UN recognition as an innovative ICT4D solutions provider by entering the ITU Telecom World Awards. The prestigious Awards recognize innovative ICT-based solutions with real social impact, and are free to enter for all exhibitors and sponsors at ITU Telecom World 2017. If you're not planning to exhibit, you can still apply to enter the Awards as an SME - your application fee includes a free Exhibition Pass and access to the full SME Programme!

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Host city Busan is a smart city pioneer in one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth - the Republic of Korea topped ITU’s ICT development index in 2016. The country’s second-largest city, Busan offers state-of-the art infrastructure in a thriving ocean tourism city, UNESCO world heritage sites and beautiful mountainous coasts. Our event venue is in the cutting-edge Busan Exhibition & Conference Center (BEXCO).



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