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ITU Telecom World 2018



Opening Ceremony

9:15 - 10:00, Ceremony Hall - Hologram (Doors open at 8:30)

VIP Tour

10:00 - 11:00, Exhibition

Networking Break hosted by KT

10:00 - 10:45, Forum Foyer

Networking Lunch

12:00 - 13:30, Forum Foyer

Leaders Lunch hosted by CITC KSA and TRA UAE

12:00 - 13:30, Lunch Room Hall F

Networking Break hosted by KT

15:30 - 16:00, Forum Foyer

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Rohde & Schwarz

17:00 - 18:00, LeaderSpace

Host Country Gala Evening

19:00 - 22:30, Castle Garden Bazaar

Business Matchmaking Service

12.00 - 18.00 Business Matchmaking Area, Hall F

Schedule an appointment and connect with key industry stakeholders

Access to all networking activities subject to badge category


Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition open 11:00 - 18:00

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

Hungary: Our host country presents a full programme of workshops, demos, presentations and debates in the Agora Sessions, featuring Hungary’s established tech companies, start-ups, universities and incubators. Join today’s activity from 14.00, when the focus is on robotics – exploring robotics and AI, robotics in the classroom, the future of everyday humanoid robots, intelligent and safe decision-making through AI, the rise of industrial automation and robotics in Industry 4.0, developing self-driving cars, teaching robotics and more. You can find all the details and the full programme here.

Rwanda: Experience first-hand the results of the Rwandan regulatory body’s vision, with its focus on emerging technologies, big data, fintech, smart transport and the Internet of Things. Meet SMEs such as Dtravela, providing user-friendly tools for online travel, GO, designing and building solutions to empower smallholder farmers, online grocery delivery services provider Murukali, the eHaho digital marketplace for agricultural commodities, Irembo’s national digital platform for government services, AC Group's and many more.

Iran: Engage with leading stakeholders in Iran’s dynamic ICT ecosystem, including industry regulator CRA, integrated cloud services provider ArvanCloud, Mohaymen, a specialist in data analytics, cloud storage and cyber security, and the IoT Academy, which focuses on raising awareness of IoT and smart city applications through content creation, events, courses and workshops, as well as the creation of research labs and business accelerators to design and implement IoT projects.

Burundi: Get up to speed on Burundi’s vision for digitalization, get an overview of ongoing projects and best practices – and get on board with growth, investment and partnership opportunities as the Burundi Backbone System expands is fibre optic and fixed 4G LTE technology networks in the capital and beyond.


Closing the Loop: Meet the global pioneer on circularity for phones, recycling old handsets and managing electronic waste in emerging markets to enable end-users, operators and OEMs to meet growing demands for more sustainable consumption in the telecoms industry. You can even dismantle an old phone, see for yourself what’s inside – and find out how it can be recycled rather than scrapped!

Smart ABC Pavilion: Find out more on the ITU Smart Incubator Programme start-ups from around the world, plus the ITU Smart Incubator Knowledge and Implementation Partners such as WaziUp, providing an open innovation platform for IoT and big data in sub-Saharan Africa, or the Accra Digital Center, Ghana’s premier Technology Park and innovation centre for AI, blockchain, IoT and VR.

SME Pitching: Join the SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Award as they pitch their innovations and creative ideas to our expert jury of social entrepreneurs and tech visionaries, from 14.45 this afternoon in the InnovationSpace. Four groups of pitches include a social enterprise from Argentina, a Swiss machine learning-based platform to identify business risks, an affordable satellite broadband service tailored to the Nigerian market, a Hungarian brain-computer interface control app, a healthcare app reducing infant and maternal mortality in Chad, cutting-edge micro satellite technology from India and a whole lot more – why not join them and find out more?

Business Matchmaking: If you haven't already signed up for our professional business matchmaking service bringing together buyers, suppliers, ideas and investors from around the world, today is your last opportunity! Sign up here to generate new business contacts and get real results – meetings take place in the Business Matchmaking Zone in Hall F on 10 and 11 September.

Huawei 5G truck: Visit the ‘5G is On’ Roadshow to explore Huawei’s end-to-end 5G-enabled black technology and its Cloud X roadshow, with immersive holographic displays providing the ultimate 5G experience in cloud gaming, cloud PC and cloud VR.



Partner Session

MSMEs in the Digital Agenda – The Case of Uganda

10:45 - 12:00, Room 6 - Match

Partner Session

Bridging digital divides through an integrated approach

10:45 - 12:00, Room 2 - Cube

Forum Session

Expanding access with new radio technologies

10:45 - 12:00, Room 1 - Dynamo

Press Conference

Event Opening Press Conference

11:00 - 11:45, Room 4 - Helicopter

SME Programme

SME Programme opening and SME Workshop: Storytelling for start-ups: creating a pitch that captures media and audience

13:30 - 14:30, Innovation Space - Stage A

Forum Session

Innovating together: connectivity that matters

13:45 - 15:30, Room 1 - Dynamo

Specialized Session

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly

14:00 - 18:00, Room 5 - Biro

Partner Session

9th ITU Telecom World Spectrum and Technology Workshop

14:30 - 17:00, Room 2 - Cube

SME Programme

SME Pitching

14:45 - 17:00, InnovationSpace - Stage A and B

Specialized Session

Accelerating digital transformation through ICT centric ecosystem

16:00 - 17:30, Room 4 - Helicopter

Forum Session

Digital integrity: values and principles of the digital future

16:00 - 17:15, Room 1 - Dynamo



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