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 tools & services

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.


Event App

Contact Facilitation Service

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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.

  • 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
  • Direct contact with other participants – 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
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New for ITU Telecom World 2017 and available to all exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers, our Contact Facilitation Service can also help put you in touch with other event participants. If you have not found your contact in the Event App, simply write to us directly at, providing the name of the participant or delegation you would like to meet and a brief description of the meeting topic. We will do our best to connect you directly, and assist in renting a meeting room as necessary.

Business Matchmaking

Exhibitor & Sponsor Listing

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Target the connections that matter to you at ITU Telecom World 2017 with our professional B2B and B2G matchmaking service, making networking with key industry decision-takers and policy-makers direct and simple. Organized by the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT and Busan Metropolitan City, the matchmaking service is available from 25 – 27 September for all companies or organizations exhibiting, sponsoring or attending the event as a national delegation. Details of the dedicated Business Matchmaking Service portal, including a one-time access code, will be sent to the pre-registered focal points. The final deadline for registration with the service is 13 September; the final deadline to submit meeting requests is 17 September. The system is not able to accept requests received either after these dates or onsite during the event.

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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

Social Media

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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 speakers & sessions
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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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Networking events

Opening Ceremony

Leaders Lunch

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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.

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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

Sponsored Dinner

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

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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

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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.

Panel Lunches

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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 Breaks

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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

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


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


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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.