Busan, Republic of Korea
ITU Telecom World 2017 will take place in Busan, the second largest city in Korea, offering state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-leading smart city projects.
Busan’s international renown as a leading exhibition and convention city, its convenient location at the heart of East Asia and its status as the first IoT-based smart city in Korea make it the ideal location for ITU Telecom World.
ITU Telecom World 2017 is hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of the Republic of Korea, one of the most technologically-advanced nations in the world.
MSIP’s vision addresses the opportunities and challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR), accelerating convergence between industries and technologies with intelligent information technology. It is working to encourage creative ICT research and development in an innovation ecosystem embracing government, universities, industry development and applied research. The focus is on high-growth, high-potential areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, space technology and AI as the engine behind 4th IR, as well as key ICT areas in IoT, cloud computing, big data, mobile and information security.
MSIP aims to establish a human-centric intelligence society by accelerating the commercialization of 5G; streamlining IoT regulations to create a data- and service-oriented hyper-connected network environment; and adopting intelligent IT in the public sector to improve quality of life in areas such as smart cities, self-driving cars and augmented reality. Its comprehensive response framework for the technological, industrial and social transformations that intelligence information technology is expected to bring includes large-scale testing of new products and services, as well as exploring new job market patterns, employment welfare, software education, and legal and ethical codes to enable humans and machines to co-exist.
Busan is Korea’s leading smart city and an exemplary model of IoT-based public services in areas from traffic control to environment and safety management, meeting the challenges of a modern city. Its smart city model is focused on establishing smart transportation and tourism infrastructure; disaster management for public safety; reduction of energy consumption; and a citizen-driven smart city project to improve quality of life through IoT technology.
What to do and see in Busan
Busan’s thriving culture and exceptional landscape offer incredible experiences for visitors, from exhilarating adventures in the mountainous coasts to exploring leading museums and galleries, enjoying peace of mind in ancient Buddhist temples or getting carried away with the exciting opportunities for shopping in traditional markets and internationally-celebrated stores.
The venue for ITU Telecom World 2017 is Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO) in Busan, Korea, one of Asia’s leading exhibition and conference hubs.