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ITU Telecom World 2018



Angola Pavilion Spotlight

10:30 - 11:30, Exhibition - Stand 403A

Networking Break hosted by KT

10:30 - 11:00, Forum Foyer

Indonesia Pavilion Spotlight

11:00 - 12:30, Exhibition - Stand 502A

Panel Lunch hosted by Japan - Cutting-edge connections: exploring ICT Innovation in Japan

12:15 - 13:45, Ceremony Hall - Hologram

Networking Lunch hosted by CITRA Kuwait

12:45 - 14:15, Lunch Room Hall F

Networking Break hosted by KT

15:15 - 15:45, Forum Foyer

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Science4data

17:00 - 18:00, LeaderSpace

GSMA Cocktail Reception

18:30 - 22:30, Vigado Concert Hall

Business Matchmaking Service

12.00 - 18.00 Business Matchmaking Area, Hall F

Schedule an appointment and connect with key industry stakeholders

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Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition open 10:00 - 18:00

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

Korea Startup Pavilion: Leading in the world highly developed ICT infrastructure and technology innovation, the Republic of Korea has a rich startup ecosystem – and the Korea Startup Pavilion is a great place to meet some of the best. Connect with innovators like Livebook, a live studio app and kiosk system producing wallet photos and badges onsite, 4S Mapper, providing car-free drone-based street mapping, Mobilio, a monitoring system for machine defects, Systec, a global drone lighting supplier specialized in night navigation, and Luken, using AI in marketing and advertising. Cutting-edge technology and talent waiting to be discovered!

Mozambique: Innovative technologies, products and services are on show at the Mozambique National Pavilion. Learn more on Mozambique Telecom and its Tmcel Network and discover startups such as Biscate’s inclusive online market for informal work, mobile money management app MEU TXI, and the UBI smart city platform aiming to connect people, businesses and people across African cities.

Angola: Connect with high-level government, regulatory and industry representatives, meet innovative SMEs working in areas such as micro-mobility, e-agriculture and water treatment, and find out more on Angola’s burgeoning communications sector, including flagship space technology and submarine cables programmes and ambitious projects in 5G, bitcoin, IoT and emerging technologies. Don’t miss the Angola National Pavilion Spotlight event from 10.30 this morning!

Indonesia Inclusion Day: Find out more on how the government of Indonesia has been closing the digital divide and bringing the benefits of ICTs to all its citizens across its challenging geography on the theme of “Driving the world digitization initiatives towards universal prosperity”. Meet leading telecoms stakeholders from across the digital ecosystem, including Indonesia’s incumbent telecom operator and dynamic startups working in e-education, e-fishery and more – and enjoy the taste of Indonesia’s amazing coffee. Indonesia Inclusion Day starts at 11.00!

Vodafone Truck: Explore the 5G future at the Vodafone Mobile Stand. Enjoy Multiplayer VR Tennis in a 5G demo and discover more about the OncoVR project, which uses VR technology to make the everyday life of children in hospital colourful.


CSAIA: From information security to international trade and cross-border e-commerce, education, broadcasting, remote sensing navigation and emergency support – satellite applications cover a huge variety of fields. And the China Satellite Application Industry Association, representing more than 90% of China’s national satellite service, is the place to find out more, including also 5G network equipment and the central One Belt One Road space information corridor initiative promoting international economic and trade cooperation.

Semse: Your chance to try out two innovative games using consumer Brain-Computer interface devices – and develop your mindset skills! Semse Relax is a meditative experience, providing real-time feedback on your state of mind as a flow of images and soundscapes reacts to your measured brainwaves. Semse Planets helps you focus attention and relax, as you terraform future planets without touching the screen – a real fusion of art and technology. Meet the creators and give neurogaming a go on the Hungary Pavilion.

Smart ABC Pavilion: Meet the ITU Smart Incubator Programme start-ups, including Bidiibuild, providing tools for African contractors, FairDist, a web-based data storage application, and Ndovu Care, a Kenyan innovation to scare elephants and protect farms. Don’t miss our Smart Talks, featuring “Supporting Tech start-ups in Africa: the prospects, the challenges, the pathways” at 11.00, “How does dating talent enable entrepreneurial talent?” at 11.30, and “Broadband solutions using fibre optics” at 15.30. All this, plus a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 in our Lucky Draws at 10.30 and 15.15!

Hungary: Day Two on the Hungarian Pavilion revolves around IT security issues. Exciting speeches and forum discussions will shed light on the dangers related to our online security – and how we can combat these threats. How do hackers operate? What are the weakest links in the cybersecurity chain? What is Red Teaming and how does a Security Operations Center work? Is this a game for the big players, or can a startup contribute?

Innovation Power Session: Part of the Innovation Ecosystem Programme, this session takes place in Hologram from 16:00 and looks at solving problems in the fast changing technology environment/Design Thinking.

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 10.00 this morning in the InnovationSpace. It's a full day of pitching with plenty of exciting talent on show, including a citizen-based smart city platform from Mozambique, a disruptive mobility SaaS platform from Rwanda, a Palestinian online shopping service targeting women, a pet healthcare urinanalysis kit from Korea and much, much more.



Specialized Session

ITU Workshop on "The Turing Test for Autonomous Driving - A Global Performance Standard for AI on our Roads" (Part 1)

9:00 - 12:30, Room 4 - Helicopter

Specialized Session

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly

9:00 - 18:00, Room 5 - Biro

Specialized Session

Investing in the digital future: towards gigabit infrastructure and society

9:15 - 10:30, Room 1 - Dynamo

Forum Session

AI for ALL? Building on a global ecosystem to boost societal and economic potentials

9:15 - 10:30, Room 3 - Plasma

Partner Session

5g + Gigabit: connecting an intelligent future

9:15 - 11:45, Room 2 - Cube

SME Programme

SME Pitching

10:00 - 12:30, InnovationSpace - Stage A and B

Forum Session

Ministerial Roundtable: the role of government in 5G and high-capacity network deployment

11:00 - 12:15, Room 1 - Dynamo

Forum Session

The network operator of 2025

11:00 - 12:15, Room 3 - Plasma

Specialized Session

ITU Workshop on "The Turing Test for Autonomous Driving - A Global Performance Standard for AI on our Roads" (Part 2)

14:00 - 17:30, Congress Room, Expo Congress Hotel

Forum Session

Ministerial Roundtable: what’s happening with our data? Securing trust in digital public services

14:00 - 15:15, Room 1 - Dynamo

Forum Session

5G: the state of play

14:00 - 15:15, Room 4 - Helicopter

Forum Session

Universal financial inclusion access through innovative FinTech and Digital Currency

14:00 - 15:15, Room 3 - Plasma

Partner Session

Fixed wireless technology for affordable broadband development

14:00 - 15:15, Room 2 - Cube

SME Programme

SME Pitching

14:30 - 17:00, InnovationSpace - Stage A and B

Partner Session

Partner session by CSAIA

15:45 - 17:00

Forum Session

5G testbeds: laying the groundwork for smart cities

15:45 - 17:00, Room 3 - Plasma

Forum Session

Ministerial Roundtable: stimulating public-private collaboration on connectivity and adoption

15:45 - 17:00, Room 1 - Dynamo

Consultation meeting

Consultation Session for Member States: promoting tech SMEs and innovation

16:00 - 17:30, Room 6 - Match



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