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European Commission VP Neelie Kroes, top speakers from government and industry to open GSR13

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European Commission VP Neelie Kroes, top speakers from government and industry to open ITU’s Global Symposium for Regulators in Warsaw


Geneva, 12 June, 2013 – With only one month to go, journalists are encouraged accredit now to attend ITU’s annual Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-13), the world’s pre-eminent gathering of the global ICT regulatory and policy-making community.

To be held at the Warsaw Hilton at the invitation of Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), the opening debate on Wednesday 3 July, Building the Future Digital Society, features top-name speakers including Poland’s Minister of Administration and Digitization, Michal Boni; European Commission Vice-President, Neelie Kroes; Acting Chairwoman of the FCC, Mignon Clyburn; Director-General of the GSMA, Anne Bouverot; Deputy CEO of Orange, Pierre Louette; and other key industry and government leaders.

The debate will be preceded by a message from Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and keynote speeches from ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun Touré, and UKE President and GSR-13 Chair, Magdalena Gaj.

This important international event is open to the media on Wednesday, 3 July from 09:00 – 12 noon, followed by a press conference with leading participants at 12:45. The remainder of the event is open to registered delegates only.

With only three weeks to go until the close of accreditation, journalists are urged to confirm their attendance online as soon as possible. Formal accreditation prior to the event is essential to gain access to the venue. Please note that accreditation will close on Friday 28 June and that there will be no accreditation onsite.


Global Symposium for Regulators
Global Regulators-Industry Dialogue


3-5 July 2013. Open to media on 3 July 09:00 – 13:30

Press conference: Wednesday 3 July 12:45


Warsaw, Poland: Warsaw Hilton Hotel


4th Generation Regulation: Driving Digital Communications Ahead

Regulatory agency leaders and top government policy makers from around the world will debate the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly converging ICT environment.


Leaders from the global regulatory community, industry bodies and the private sector. See the full programme of sessions and speakers here.

Media Information

Accreditation is essential for media and industry analysts to participate onsite. Accreditation closes on Friday 28 June. Accredit here.

Follow the event on Twitter at: #GSR13.

For more information, please visit www.itu.int/GSR13 or contact:

About ITU

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology. For nearly 150 years, ITU has coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and established the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to new-generation wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, satellite-based meteorology and converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world. www.itu.int

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