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25 – 28 September 2017
Busan, Republic of Korea
Venue: Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO)
ITU Telecom World 2017 is the global platform to accelerate ICT innovations for social and economic development through exhibiting solutions, sharing knowledge and making meaningful connections. It brings together senior level decision-makers from public and private sectors from across the entire ICT value chain to discuss and debate policies, strategies, models and markets. It is a unique platform to access and connect with this powerful global ICT community through a series of exhibition, business networking, branding and thought-leadership platforms to meet your commercial objectives.
ITU Telecom Word 2017 is an international platform for influential figures from government and industry to connect with SMEs and digital entrepreneurs in the ICT sector, to explore partnership solutions, investment opportunities, shared ideas and best practices.

The event focuses on accelerating digital transformation for economic growth and social good. It is about making ideas go further, faster to make the world better, sooner.

ITU Telecom World delegates include:

  • Ministers of ICT and any related sector such as finance, health, education, energy
  • Regulators of ICT, data and any related sector
  • Exhibitors from nations, companies and organizations around the world
  • Small and medium businesses (SMEs), entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Industry CEOs and investors
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Academics, consultants and digital thinkers
  • Media
ITU Telecom World events bring together a uniquely comprehensive audience of public and private sector players. Heads of State and Government from established and developing nations, ministers, policy makers and regulators meet industry CEOs from operators, vendors, service providers and content developers, SMEs, entrepreneurs, innovators, industry investors, academics and consultants.
ITU Telecom World events are unique in that they are the only ICT event that brings together the right mix of global leaders from public and private sectors, emerging and developed markets, to exhibit innovative solutions, network at the highest level and discuss and debate the key issues facing the ICT industry. As the leading United Nations Agency for ICTs, only ITU has the power to convene this mix of leaders of government and industry. The World 2017 event will once again facilitate and encourage the right discussions, high-level engagements and strategic debate to generate real action and deliver tangible results.
The 2017 Event brochure will be available on our website shortly. The 2016 Event brochure can be downloaded here.
Many opportunities exist for global and regional visibility including sponsorships, national pavilions, with special packages for LDCs & assimilated countries, industry stands including special rates for SME packages, and meeting rooms.

Learn more on why and how to take part in the exhibition at and in the Exhibition Participation E-brochure.

Contact us to discuss your company objectives and learn how they can be achieved through the ITU Telecom World 2017 high-level global ICT platform.

Sponsorship is an opportunity to engage with targeted and high-level audiences, through thought-leadership, networking activities and visibility in key event zones. Find out more on the full range of sponsorship options in the Sponsorship Brochure, on the webpage at – or contact us to discuss your specific event interests, objectives, and any favourite sponsorship you’ve done in the past.
All options include:

  • Visibility on the Event website and mobile app
  • Access passes (quotas dependent on the ground level rental space contracted)
  • Eligibility to apply for the ITU Telecom World Awards
  • Marketing Toolkit featuring Event logos, brochures, ads, posters, e-banners, press releases, e-invitation to invite your guests, email campaigns and PowerPoint presentations to help maximize your participation before and during the Event.
  • Option to provide a guest blog to be posted on the Event’s website and promoted on the Event’s social media platforms, ie Twitter and LinkedIn

National pavilions:

  • Exclusive Ministerial filmed interview
  • Media coverage, including access to press conference room
  • Event html newsletter coverage

SME Pod/Space:

  • Invitation to B2B and B2G dialogues
  • Direct access to unique mix of attendees
  • Unprecedented global visibility

See the Exhibition Participation E-brochure  or contact for further details.

Contact with your required number of m2 and our sales team will contact you with a space proposal.
You may choose the standbuilder of your choice, or contact the official Event Contractor to be appointed in June. In the meantime, web searching can lead you to standbuilders in Busan who could propose designs and quotes based on your requirement and budget. Contact us  for assistance.
The URL and code to access the Online Technical Manual will be sent to focal points of confirmed exhibition participants in June.
  • ITU Design & Construction Regulations are available here.
  • Venue Regulations are available here.
You may choose the freight handling agent of your choice for forwarding goods to the doors of the venue, but as soon as your freight arrives onsite it may only be handled by the official onsite freight handling agent. Details will be included in the Online Technical Manual available in June.
Networking is a fundamental element of World 2017, where events, spaces and online tools are designed to facilitate networking at the highest level. From the popular and practical Event App to the Networking Lunches and Dinners, from targeted meetings to formal social occasions and informal discussions over coffee, the event is a major opportunity for decision-makers, policy-shapers and innovators from around the world and across the industry to meet and connect.

For full details see

Access passes options are for the entire event duration, or one-day only.  An option to visit the exhibition only will also be available.

Costs and further details of each pass category will be available in May.

Exhibitors, sponsors and invited guests are entitled to a free quota of access passes.

Registration will open from May 2017.
The Event Calendar will be available online in May.
55 APEC-ro, U-dong, Haeundae

Busan, Republic of South Korea

Tel. 82+51-740-7300
Fax. 82+51-740-7320
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For freight:
Shipping instructions will be included in the Online Technical Manual in June.

Clients may book accommodation through the travel agency of their choice, or online. More information on accommodation will be available on our website in June.
Further detail will be available on our website in May.
For more details on Busan host city for World 2017, see