Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it on the value of ITU Telecom World events. Find out what our participants have to say about the benefits of being part of our global platform for governments, corporates and tech SMEs.


 
It is a common platform bringing people in government, people in business, and also people in the different industry areas - all of us on one platform. It is an international platform where we are trying to coordinate and with this kind of coordination we will be able to make the world better, sooner rather than later. Abraham Kofi Asante, CEO, GIFEC
It is very valuable. We have to learn what the advanced countries do, how they develop their digital economy, how they can maximise digital technology to the economic or social benefit of the people - that is our main objective at this conference. H.E. Rudiantara, Minister of ICT, Indonesia
ITU brings in many leaders at different levels of the value chain representing different bodies in the industry ecosystem, if you couple that with good topics such as emerging markets or how telcos can reinvent themselves, this kind of mix brings value not only for Huawei but also for the whole industry. Mohamed Madkour, VP of GWNM, Huawei
For us the value is that we can contribute and cooperate with all of the players to identify common opportunities, and how we can collaborate together to define the new future for our country and for all of the world. Rasoul Saraeian, CEO, Telecommunications Company of Iran
There are a number of benefits. The networking opportunity, making sure we are in line with the new technologies being discussed and are connected to the right organizations, the right people, and making sure our SMEs can engage with other potential businesses. It is an opportunity to learn from other countries, to ask the right questions and set up the right meetings. And it is a great visibility opportunity to show what we capable of doing and what we are doing in the country. Nenyi George Andah, Deputy Minister for ICT, Ghana
This is a very good opportunity to know the global situation and what kind of concerns people have, and to introduce our technology and how it helps other people. Satoshi Amagai, President & CEO, Morfiria
The sessions are the real meat of this conference, listening to thought leaders talking about AI coupled with IoT and big data and mobile technology, it a fantastic opportunity for learning and networking. Monchito B. Ibrahim, Undersecretary, DICT, Philippines
ITU Telecom World strikes the right balance between exhibition space, forums and leadership debates. It features the discussions we want to be a part of and attracts the people we want to talk to, so you won’t find us anywhere else. Jean Paul Chaib, Managing Director, LS telcom
It is great to have this type of event and meet people from all different sectors, I have met some fantastic people here from totally different backgrounds, but we are all passionate and interested in the same things so hopefully we can make a difference. Beate Degen, Partner, Ernst & Young
This global platform is an opportunity to introduce ourselves and get to know other companies and innovative solution providers, to bridge the gap, identify resources that we can use in our country, and look for investors and partnerships in our development. Debretsion G Michael, Minister of MCIT, Ethiopia
It is very important to attend events like ITU Telecom World. We attach great importance to attendance at this event to be able to learn from global best practices in a way and a manner that we can bring this to bear in our country to solve contentious problems. We can also learn from what policies other countries have in place which we think we can either implement in our country or modify to adopt to our country. We bring our SMEs, whose innovative ideas have attracted a lot of attention and generated a lot of interest. So the benefits are immense. Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission
We have to be talking about sustainable development through transformational smart solutions, and this is the way to go - we have to learn from each other and we have to implement fast. François Régis Gatarayiha, Permanent Secretary, MiTEC Rwanda
The value is huge because it is an excellent platform, you have the conference sessions, you have the networking and you have the exhibition - so it is a good cocktail. Marc Vancoppenolle, Global Head of Government Relations, Nokia
It is a hub where ICT decisions makers and experts meet to identify the vision for the future of ICT. Mostafa Essa, RAN Design & Strategy Specialist, Vodafone Egypt
This is a good opportunity for me, I learnt a lot at this event which will help me to help other girls to empower themselves in their country to love ICT and to pursue that career. Akimana Leah, Winner of Miss Geek, Rwanda
This is a real opportunity to come together as partners, share with each other what we are doing and create new opportunities for us to work together in the future. John Galvin, VP, Government & Education, Intel Corporation
The value is the networking, the ability to connect to so many different entities in one location and understand different perspectives. This really helps us in making connections with all the different players. Saj Kumar, VP, Digital Transformation & IoT, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan
The recognition that tech start-ups and young entrepreneurs are going to create the jobs and solutions and innovations of the future means being here at ITU Telecom World is critical. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister, Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), Rwanda
We learn about many things from different markets, where we don’t have the chance to meet the people or learn about these markets every day. We are learning from each other and sharing our best practices and this is the best thing of putting all these people together. Fatima Barros, Chair, ANACOM Board of Directors
We are facing the same challenges, looking for broadband connectivity and to avoid the digital divide, just the scale of the problem is so different, comparing for example what I am facing in Portugal to what the Indian regulator is facing. But our concerns are the same and we can learn from each other and this is amazing. Fatima Barros, Chair, ANACOM Board of Directors
For the many ministers and policy makers and industry leaders who where here, it is the perfect environment to share ideas and strategies on how to move forward, how to develop this industry that is a key tool for sectors of the industry. This is really the place to come for partnerships and sharing information. Hamadoun I. Touré, Executive Director, SMART Africa Alliance
It is a great chance to see and talk to many people involved in the business, ITU people, government, carriers, service providers, new companies, to talk to them and present our new solutions. Shinichiro Nakamura, Deputy Division Director of Global Business Divison, Internet Initiative Japan
It’s extremely valuable, this is the place to meet the right people, have the right discussions, bring attention to important issues and have very valuable bilateral meeting with industry colleagues and regulators, to address new challenges in this co-creative way.   Tomas Lamanauskas, Group Director Public Policy, Vimpelcom
Japan have been supporting and collaborating with the ITU event and exhibition for a long time, we are very much pleased to work with ITU and to find potential partners for collaboration: especially towards giving social benefit.   Hiroshi Kumagai, Former Vice President, Director General of Resilient ICT Research Center, NICT
A small company like us usually doesn’t have the opportunity to come to this event, but by participating we can meet the right people which is very helpful for the growth of our business. We can announce and advertise our technologies, what we are, what we have, and how our technology can be useful and good for society, and for business as well. Hiroshi Tominaga, General Manager, Japan Battery Regeneration, Inc.
ITU is a very good opportunity for us because big companies and small companies meet here and we can find very good partners here, it gives us a very good chance to cooperate with several companies. Park Jiyeon, , ulalaLAB
It is a very good platform to meet people not only from our sector but from other sectors, SMEs and start-ups. Bringing all these people together as new value chains are being created is absolutely critical.   Marc Vancoppenolle, Global Head, Nokia Government Relations
ITU Telecom World is the biggest and most important event which connects business to government, governments to business, to benchmark, develop, connect with companies, industries and developing countries.   Sang Hun Lee, Senior Director, MSIP Korea
It’s exciting to meet all the different stakeholders from different sectors - digital is impacting in so many different industries and fields that is good to bring us all together to look at the possible solutions. Lawrence Yanovitch, President, GSMA Foundation
I see a lot of value in attending this event, meeting and networking with the regulators, the telcos, with all the industry players here and the potential partnerships and collaboration that we can look forward to. Yvette Oh, Group Executive, Market Development, APMEA, International Markets (IMK), MasterCard Worldwide