At ITU Telecom, we believe in the power of technology to change lives for the better. To really make a difference, connectivity has to be both meaningful and inclusive. By working together across sectors, companies and nations, we can make sure we make it happen.

Join us in Budapest this September to be a part of it.

Event Programme

Who is it for

ITU Telecom World is the global tech event for governments, corporates and SMEs. Our audience includes ICT ministers, regulators, major ICT companies and industry organizations with innovative tech solutions, as well as tech SMEs and innovators, industry CEOs and investors, non-governmental organizations, academics, consultants, media and digital visionaries.

Why attend


Your country, organisation, tech SME or innovative solution on our global platform


Your brand and message at the heart of the international ICT community.


Expert speakers, industry and government leaders, world class debate.


The connections that matter between nations, organisations, ideas and individuals.

SME Focus

Supporting tech SMEs across the world – through exhibition workstations, workshops, debates and targeted networking.

Programme Summary

Monday 9

  • 09:15 Opening Ceremony
  • 10:45 Panel Sessions
  • 12:00 Exhibition Opens
  • 12:00 Leaders Lunch
  • 13:45 Forum Summit
  • 19:15 Host Country Gala Evening

Tuesday 10

  • 09:15 Panel Session
  • 10:00 Exhibition Opens
  • 11:00 Ministerial Roundtable
  • 12:45 Networking Lunch
  • 14:00 Panel Sessions
  • 18:30 Cocktail Reception

Wednesday 11 September

  • 09:15 Panel Sessions
  • 10:00 Exhibition Opens
  • 11:00 Panel Sessions
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch
  • 14:00 Panel Sessions

Thursday 12

  • 09:00 Internet Generation Day
  • 10:00 Exhibition Opens
  • 11:00 Panel Sessions
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch
  • 14:00 Awards Ceremony
  • 15:45 Farewell Reception

Meet some of our speakers

Mr. Uwe Baeder

Director, International Relations

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Mr. Christoph Steck

Director Public Policy & Internet

Telefónica S.A.

Ms. Doreen Bogdan Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau


Mr. Alberto Bernal Garcia

Director Smart Cities Global Practice


Ms. Luciana Camargos

Senior Director of Future Spectrum


ITU Telecom World Awards

Recognising the best in innovative tech solutions with social impact


What they said

2019 Partners and sponsors

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