Making the right connections makes for success in business and partnerships. That’s why ITU Telecom World events put networking first.

Events, spaces and online tools are designed to help you network with the right people from right across the ICT ecosystem. Putting you in touch with decision makers, ministers, fellow SMEs, visionaries, investors, and industry players. The individuals, organizations and ideas that matter.

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Networking events

Opening Ceremony

Networking - opening ceremony

The official opening of ITU Telecom World before assembled event participants and special guests, including Heads of State and Ministers, Heads of UN Agencies, regulators, C-level industry representatives, Forum speakers and accredited media.

Leaders Lunch

Networking - leaders lunch

The influential Leaders Lunch on the first day of the event is an opportunity for Leader Pass holders to connect with fellow delegates and high-level industry representatives in an engaging social environment.

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Networking - welcome reception

The spectacular Welcome Reception and Dinner offers entertainment, fine dining and high-level networking at the end of the first day of the event.


Networking - sponsored dinner

Sponsored dinners enable countries, companies or organizations the opportunity to host a select group of high-level guests in an exclusive gala evening of dining, entertainment and networking.

Networking Lunches

Networking - networking lunches

A unique opportunity to find out more on key projects, solutions and partnership options, connecting with high-level representatives, policy makers and project leaders in the social environment of a networking lunch.

Coffee Breaks

Networking - coffee breaks

Join fellow delegates, make new connections and exchange views in the short refreshment breaks between Forum sessions.

Networking spaces

Dedicated networking spaces throughout the event enable participants to connect with each other, from planned bilateral meetings to informal discussions over coffee.

Meeting Rooms

Networking - meeting rooms

Enclosed equipped meeting rooms and hospitality suites are available to rent for private business negotiations and/or hosting targeted social events.


Networking - leader space

An exclusive lounge area hosting international leaders (and their guests) on the exhibition floor, including meeting rooms, relaxation spaces, refreshment bar and business facilities.


Networking - media space

The event home for local, regional and international press and media, including a press conference room, TV studio, interview room and lounge for downtime connecting and socializing.

Networking sessions

B2G Dialogue

Networking - b2g dialogue

A roundtable discussion bringing together ministers, regulators and other government representatives with SMEs, innovation hubs and SME associations to debate the key issues around fostering SME growth to accelerate ICT innovation.

B2B Dialogue

Networking - b2b dialogue

A roundtable discussion bringing together ICT CEOs and other high-level industry representatives with SMEs, innovation hubs and SME associations to debate the key issues around fostering SME growth to accelerate ICT innovation.

Panel Lunches

Networking - panel lunches

Panel Lunch discussions hosted by exhibitors, sponsors or other event participants provide an excellent opportunity to highlight flagship projects, discuss partnership and investment opportunities and network at the highest level.

Networking tools

Connect with delegates, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and all ITU Telecom World 2017 participants wherever you are via the Event App, online search tools and social media


Networking - event app

Available across all mobile platforms, tablets and PCs, the App is a uniquely powerful and very popular opportunity to network and interact with other participants before, during and after the event.

It features:

  • Complete event calendar
  • Fully searchable details of speakers, sessions, showcases, sponsors and exhibitors
  • Update your status, upload photos, comment on and review forum sessions or the exhibition experience
  • Contact other participants directly – make sure you opt to receive emails within the app to enable other people to contact you and receive notifications
  • Request information on exhibitors and sponsors

Exhibitor & Sponsor Listing

Networking - exhibitor and sponsor listing

Search for full details, stand location, and background information on all our exhibitors, including National Pavilions, Industry Stands, Thematic Pavilions, SME participants and Sponsors.

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Speaker & Session Search

Networking - speaker and session search

The full event programme makes it easy to find speaker profiles and details of every session, every networking occasion, every opportunity to find out more on the issues shaping the ICT industry and the world we live in.

Search 2016 Speakers and sessions


Networking - speaker and session search

Share ideas, images and updates across ITU World’s social media platforms. Like, comment on and share event news on Facebook. Joined our LinkedIn group to discuss industry issues, share opinions and network with other participants. Keep up with the conversation and all the latest event news on Twitter and Weibo. Or check out perspectives, opinions and views on industry issues and the event on our blog.

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