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ITU Telecom World 2018

Your at-a-glance guide to what's happening at ITU Telecom World 2018



Networking Break

10:30 - 11:00, Outside Room 11E

Networking Lunch hosted by Telkom

12:30 - 14:00, Arena Upper Foyer

ITU Telecom World Awards Ceremony

14:00 - 15:45, Room 22

Host Country Farewell Reception

16:00 - 21:00, the Arena

Business matchmaking

Don’t forget to schedule an appointment and connect with key industry stakeholders through the Business Matchmaking Service – meetings take place from 09.00 to 12.00 in the Business Matchmaking area of the exhibition showfloor.

Wifi: ITUWorld2018
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Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition open 10:00 - 14:00

Explore digital technologies, projects, investment opportunities and innovative solutions from ICT players, countries and SMEs from around the world in the Exhibition.

Botswana: Find out how the Botswana Innovation Hub is promoting and supporting innovation and technology entrepreneurship, focusing in particular on biotechnology, mining technologies, clean technology and indigenous knowledge systems. And meet some of Botswana’s flourishing SMEs, including Intellegere with its bwlingos language app and Brastorne Enterprises, working within the local environment challenges of bandwidth and budget limitations with solutions such as farming community USSD app mAgri.

Egypt: It’s “Time for Egypt”! Learn more on how ITIDA is spearheading Egyptian ICT industry development, establishing the country as a leading global hub for technology and business services, developing competitive advantages for investment, increasing exports and growing public and private partnerships. And meet innovative SMEs such as Cequens, providing cost-effective, flexible and agile cloud communications, pioneering mHealth solutions provider Pulse, and leading software development company TMentors.

GlobalStar: Explore GlobalStar's innovative SPOT GEN3 satellite GPS Messenger, providing satellite tracking, messaging, check in, SOS and help services anywhere in the world.


Sudan: Meet the Nile Center for Technology Research, a unique ICT one-stop shop offering technology, capacity building and consultancy services to businesses in Sudan, and the Africa City of Technology, working to improve Sudan's technical infrastructure and harness the country’s vast human and natural resources. The focus is on localising modern technologies and their application, supporting innovation, developing human resources and promoting public private cooperation.

Top regional names: Explore innovations and solutions from the region’s leading players MTN, Telkom and Vodacom, including a look into the future of 5G connectivity with MTN- plus the chance to test your soccer skills with a 5G enabled goalkeeper.

Global Plan: A free WiFi zone at the Everest base camp? No problem with Global Plan’s innovative optical cable solution. Believing in the urgent need for universal access, and convinced that connecting the unconnected does not have to be unprofitable, Japan’s Global Plan provides the first affordable broadband solution for closing the digital divide in line with ITU-T Recommendations.



ITU Specialized Session

Bridging the digital innovation divide: follow up consultation with the South African Ecosystem on the African Digital Transformation Centre within the broader 4IR project

9:00 - 10:30, 12C

Forum Session

High Level Panel Discussion: Promoting ICT opportunities for women empowerment

9:15 - 10:30, Room 12E

Forum Session

Strengthening collaboration in data protection

9:15 - 10:30, Room 11E

Forum Session

Lifelong learning and skills development in the digital era

11:00 - 12:15, Room 11E

ITU Specialized Session

Bridging the digital innovation divide: high level panel discussion on the African Digital Transformation Centre driven by innovation

11:00 - 12:15, Room 12C

Forum Session

Powering smart: the Internet of Things

11:00 - 12:15, Room 12E



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