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ITU Telecom World 2011: Less Than one Week Until Launch!

by david.nunes

Geneva,24-27 October

Less than 1 week until World 2011, the leading global ICT networking and knowledge sharing event gets underway! Register today to participate!

Follow and Participate in World 2011 Through Live Webcasts
Participate and have your say in key sessions no matter where you are in the world. Key activities and sessions such as the Opening Ceremony, main Forum sessions and Digital Cities sessions will be webcast live and can be accessed and streamed direct from the event website. This will enable a major global interaction around the event, including schoolchildren across the world contributing their thoughts and ideas to the discussions in a global metaconference, participants from a global network of 100,000 telecentres and many more. Have your say and share views, globally at World 2011.

Hear Views from Key Players
Join and hear views and insights from key players from around the world including Carlos Slim Helú (Honorary Lifetime Chairman, Grupo Carso), Angel Gurría (Secretary-General, OECD), Professor Jeffrey Sachs (Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General for the Millennium Development Goals), Wang Jianzhou (Chairman, China Mobile), Internet pioneer Robert E. Kahn, and heads of UN agencies including Irina Bokova (Director-General, UNESCO), Dr Margaret Chan (Director-General, World Health Organization), Francis Gurry (Director-General, WIPO), and Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund.

Easy Steps to Get Connected
Join our unique networking experience, YourSpace, and make connections with the names that matter before you get to the event. Register today for World 2011 and then join YourSpace directly to benefit immediately from a host of services enabling you to:

  • Sign up for a host of networking events at the event, from the vibrant Opening Ceremony to networking cocktails, breakfasts, lunches and more
  • Match your own interests with those of other delegates, sessions and companies on the Showfloor
  • Connect with other participants and arranging meetings off-and online
  • Build your own personal agenda in the run-up to the event
  • Tailor your own schedule of sessions to attend targeted one-to-one meetings
  • Engage in ongoing conversations on topics critical to the ICT industry
  • Download presentations post-session

News and Info on the Move – World 2011 App
Download the ITU Telecom World App as of 22 October. Benefit from all the functionality of YourSpace networking plolatform, while you are on the move. Access your personal schedule, full conference and session information, profiles of participating companies and more. Help make the connections that count at the event via your mobile device.
You can do this by:

  • Downloading the app through the event website
  • Scanning the App QR code with your smartphone. The QR code is available on the back of participant badges, or onsite at Registration and Orientation counters. To scan the QR code, first download a QR reader app onto your smartphone if not already installed

Connect, relax and win prizes at the ITU Hub!
At the ITU Hub you can learn all about the work of the ITU, network with experts and decision-makers, influence your future business environment and learn about the new trends in ICTs… all while relaxing over a complementary coffee and goodies in our comfy lounge! Drop off your business card for a draw to win: RIM Playbook or Samsung Galaxy… among others…Don’t miss the WSIS recognition ceremony and breakfast on Wednesday 26th at 10.45, and the Draw & Reception, Wednesday 26th October at 17.30. All events take place at the ITU Hub #4061.

Experience the latest ICT trends- globally on the Showfloor
Don’t miss the chance to experience the real impact of integrated technologies on improving quality of life for us all, showcased in the exciting Smart Living thematic pavilions. Or explore digital technology and talent, applications and innovations in regions and nations from across the world in the National Pavilions. Find out more, for example, on countries such as Nigeria, where the phenomenal success of telecoms deregulation has produced a number of successful service and solutions providers as well as boosting active mobile lines to 85.9m and teledensity to 65.8%. Mobile telephony has transformed social and economic life in Nigeria and now the next frontier is Broadband. Visit the Nigeria Pavillion (Stand 5111) for information on the Nigerian ICT environment as well as broadband investment opportunities.

Workshops Spotlight on Key Issues
Workshops, taking place in the OpenSpace at World 2011 will be fully interactive, participatory experiences. Hear more on a raft of topics including where next for Telecoms brands, featuring speakers from WHAM, Education on the move, organized in partnership with IE institute and Nintendo, a look at whether we need a “green” label for ICTs, the mobile applications driving entrepreneurialism, can mobile end the reign of cash, plus the ITU-T co-hosted workshop on Standardized IPTV applications, organized as a part of its IPTV App Challenge and many more. To find out more on the innovative sessions taking place in the OpenSpace, click here to see the full event programme.

Register Today!
Be part of it – register now for the world’s leading networking and knowledge-sharing platform for connected technologies. If you have received a code from ITU inviting you to register for a courtesy pass we encourage you to activate your account as soon as possible by clicking here.

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