ITU Telecom World is a unique international platform for influential figures from government and industry to connect with tech SMEs, exhibit and explore partnerships solutions, debate and share ideas.

It’s about bringing smart technologies together with smart ideas and smart people to make the world better, sooner.


Who is it for ? 

Telecom World - Who is it for
  • Small and medium businesses (SMEs), entrepreneurs and innovators
  • 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
  • Industry CEOs and investors
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Academics, consultants and digital thinkers • Media

Why attend ?

Telecom World - Exhibit


Your country, organisation, startup or innovative solution on our global platform.

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Telecom World - Sponsor


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

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Telecom World - Debate


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

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Telecom World - Network


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

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Telecom World - SME Focus

SME Focus

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

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Programme Summary

Monday 25

  • 09:30 Panel Sessions
  • 11:00 Opening Ceremony
  • 12:00 Exhibition Opens
  • 12:15 Leaders Lunch
  • 14:45 Leadership Summit
  • 18:00 Welcome Dinner

Tuesday 26

  • 09:00 Plenary Session
  • 10:00 Exhibition Opens
  • 11:00 Panel Sessions
  • 11:00 Ministerial Roundtable
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch
  • 14:45 Ministerial Roundtable
  • 14:45 Panel Sessions

Wednesday 27 September

  • 09:00 Plenary Session
  • 10:00 Exhibition Opens
  • 11:00 Panel Sessions
  • 14:00 Panel Sessions
  • 14:45 Ministerial Roundtable

Thursday 28

  • 09:00 Plenary Session
  • 10:00 Exhibition Opens
  • 11:00 Panel Sessions
  • 14:00 Awards Ceremony
  • 16:00 Farewell Reception

Speakers Snapshot

Jean Philbert Nsengimana


Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), Rwanda

Kalpak Gude


Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA)

Woochang Kim

Head / Managing Editor

KAIST Center for Wealth Management Technologies / Quantitative Finance


Minister of Communication Information Technology

Republic of Indonesia

The ITU Telecom World Awards 2017

Recognising ICT innovations
changing the world for the better

What they said

2017 Partners and Sponsors