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ITU Telecom World 2012 explores challenges and opportunities arising from radical transformation of ICT sector

Stage set for critical debates in Dubai, 14-18 October 2012

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Geneva, 9 October 2012 - With under one week to go until ITU Telecom World 2012 kicks off five days of critical debate in Dubai from 14 to 18 October, leading names from across the global ICT ecosystem are set to share knowledge and build consensus on the current profound transformation of the ICT sector, and its implications for the industry, for other vertical sectors and for the world in which we live.

ITU Telecom World 2012 will welcome thousands of participants and some 300 global leaders, including Heads of State and Government, Ministers, industry CEOs, regulators, digital thought leaders, technology consultants and academics. Government Ministers including Ali Abbasov (Azerbaijan), Omobola Johnson (Nigeria), Kapil Sibal, (India), Seri Utama Rais Yatim (Malaysia). and Nikolai Nikiforov (Russia) will join influential industry leaders Ben Verwaayen (CEO, Alcatel), Eugene Kaspersky (CEO, Kaspersky Lab), Wim Elfrink (Chief Globalization Officer, Cisco), Osman Sultan (CEO, du), Sheikh Abdullah Saud bin Al Thani (Chairman, Qtel Group), Ahmed Julfar (CEO, Etisalat), Andrew Sukawaty (CEO, Inmarsat) and Hakam Kanafani (CEO, Turk Telecom).

Khédija Ghariani, (Secretary-General, AICTO), Deborah Taylor Tate (ITU Special Envoy for Child Online Protection), Klaus Leisinger (Chairman, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development), Rob Frieden (Pennsylvania State University), Oleg Chestnov (Assistant Director-General, WHO), and Ali Jazairy, Head of Innovation, WIPO along with regulators Abdullah A. Al-Darrab (CITC, Saudi Arabia), Air Chief Marshal Thares Punsri (NBTC, Thailand), Mohamed Nasser Al-Ghanim (TRA, UAE), and Alan Horne (Vanuatu) will also be at ITU Telecom World 2012. The full list of speakers is here.

The dynamic agenda includes the exclusive Leadership Summit, wide-ranging panel sessions, workshops, Visionary Keynote speeches and Big Conversations, where major ICT players debate contrasting perspectives on key industry topics. Debates will focus on the future of the ICT sector, addressing in depth the challenges of new business models and new regulatory frameworks, privacy, confidentiality and cybersecurity; and the opportunities of delivering broadband, smart applications and human-centric networks.

The event showfloor will feature National Pavilions showcasing regional talent and investment opportunities from Algeria, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, China, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Republic of Korea, Namibia, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tanzania, UAE, Thailand, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Industry showcases will demonstrate the latest products, applications and services from event partners and sponsors such as TRA-UAE, Qtel, Etisalat, Intel, China Mobile and ZTE. Actively involved in knowledge-sharing and networking activities are partners and sponsors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Kaspersky Lab, NTT Group, McKinsey, American University in Dubai, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nigerian Communications Commission, The Cyber Guardian, Ernst & Young, Mitsubishi Electric, TD Industry Alliance, Uganda Communications Commission, Verizon and Qualcomm. The showfloor will also boast the unique digital experiences in the Immersive Box, presenting climate change scenarios and multi-touch interactive tables that will entertain and inform on the history of ICTs, cybersecurity and emergency telecommunications.

For full details of the ITU Telecom World 2012 event agenda, click here. For further information on the event, visit http://world2012.itu.int/

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About ITU
ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology. For over 145 years, ITU has coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and established the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to new-generation wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, satellite-based meteorology and converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world.

For more information, see http://world2012.itu.int/ or contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations and Public Information, ITU
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Sally Moore
Axicom
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