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ITU Telecom World 2018



Networking Break hosted by Digital Future Foundation

10:30 - 11:00, Forum Foyer

Ghana Pavilion Spotlight

10:30 - 11:30, Exhibition - Stand 601A

Emergency telecommunications for saving lives – the Crisis Connectivity Charter, followed by a networking lunch hosted by EMEA Satellite Operations Association (ESOA/GSC)

12:30 - 14:00, Lunch Room Hall F

Networking Break

15:15 - 15:45, Forum Foyer

Ceremony of Recognition and Appreciation

15:45 - 16:45, InnovationSpace - Stage B

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Equanet

17:00 - 18:00, LeaderSpace

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 10:00 - 18:00

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

Ghana Pavilion Spotlight: Discover “Ghana – On A Digital Agenda”, meet high-level representatives of government and industry, and find out more on Ghana's exciting initiatives in the digital economy, including innovative rural telephony programmes and tech SMEs in health, digital addressing and more.

Cameroon: Learn more on Cameroon’s cyber security experience, avenues for cooperation and partnerships throughout its growing ICT industry – and information on some brilliant ICT startups whose solutions are solving real societal challenges.

Japan: Explore the unique cutting-edge communication technologies and advanced innovation ecosystem of Japan, and meet former ITU Telecom World Awards winner, Japan Battery Regeneration, with its unique solution for regenerating old lead acid batteries.

TIAA: Find out more on Smart Farm in Xinghua and Tongnan, and discover more on the process for autonomous agriculture and unmanned agricultural machineries and research groups with TIAA (Telematics Industry Application Alliance).

Digital Showcases: Don't miss the live pitches and video presentations in the InnovationSpace from 10.00, featuring Global Voice Group, experts in digital tools for fintech oversight, and World In Sign, providing barrier-free emergency call services.


Innovation Power Session: Join the Innovation Ecosystem Programme, today looking at ecosystem matching in Room 5- Biro from 13:00.

EQUALS fellowship winners: Taking part in the full SME Programme and ITU Telecom World 2019 for the first time are the 26 EQUALS fellowship winners, talented female entrepreneurs from developing countries. Discover a millimetre wave communication technology provider from India, a mobile money and banking platform from Uganda, an employment platform from the Philippines and many more. See them at workstations W-25 to W-28 in the InnovationSpace.

Hungary: Join day 3 on the Hungarian Pavilion, exploring concepts of collaboration, disruption and innovation. Corporate success may have been all about size and economy of scale in the past – now it's all about the transformative power of innovation. The day will revolve around the INPUT Startup Competition, with competing teams pitching their ideas before a professional jury and audience – and celebrating the winners in a closing award ceremony.

Indonesia: Hear from Indonesia's startups in talk shows starting at 10:00 on the Indonesia Pavilion. A great opportunity to learn more on topics such as tech-enabled education, embracing best in class digital customer experience, rebooting phone call trends and digitalizing Indonesia.



Specialized Session

Focus Group on Vehicular Multimedia (FG-VM)

9:00 - 18:00, Room 6 - Match

Forum Session

Strategies to boost climate action in the ICT sector

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

Partner Session

Our place in Europe: expanding the Digital Agenda in the West Balkans

9:15 - 10:30, Room 2 - Cube

Forum Session

Regulatory dialogue: spectrum challenges ahead of WRC-19

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

Forum Session

AI, financial services and smart cities: harnessing technology for human good

9:15 - 10:30, Room 4 - Helicopter

SME Programme

SME Workshop: Imposter Syndrome

10:00 - 11:30, Innovation Space - Stage A

SME Programme

Digital Showcasing

10:00 - 11:30, Innovation Space - Stage B

Forum Session

Frontier technologies for climate change

11:00 - 12:15, Room 2 - Cube

Forum Session

Are you listening, Alexa? Security in connected devices

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

Specialized Session

Developing digital agriculture strategies in Europe and Central Asia

11:00 - 12:30, Room 5 - Biro

Partner Session

The ripple effect of Spectrum pricing on economies

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

SME Programme

SME Workshop: addressing the challenges of access to finance and investment

11:45 - 13:00, Innovation Space - Stage A

Specialized Session

Innovation ecosystem matching: unlocking opportunity through good practice

13:15 - 15:15, Room 5 - Biro

Forum Session

Broadband today – and tomorrow: from wireless broadband to gigabit strategies

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

Specialized Session

Meeting on international Digital Council for Food and Agriculture

14:00 - 15:15, Office Suite 2

Forum Session

Diversity by design: mitigating gender bias in AI

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

Forum Session

5th Economic Experts Roundtable

14:00 - 16:00, Room 1 - Dynamo

SME Programme

SME Workshop: Impact Investing and blended finance

14:30 - 16:00, Innovation Space - Stage A

Specialized Session

Accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe: ICT4SDG Regional Initiatives

15:45 - 17:00, Room 5 - Biro

Specialized Session

From local to global innovation: The role of start-ups in standardization and market orientation for emerging technologies

15:45 - 17:00, Room 4 - Helicopter

Partner Session

5G and Future Networks: creating an enabling regulatory environment through public-private collaboration

15:45 - 17:15, Room 2 - Cube

Forum Session

Innovating together: connecting ecosystems

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

SME Programme

SME Workshop: ready to go global? Intellectual Property in the ICT sector

16:15 - 17:00, Innovation Space - Stage A



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