" ITREALMS: ​​​ITU Telecom World 2016 underscores collaboration across ICT ecosystem for digital economy

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

​​​ITU Telecom World 2016 underscores collaboration across ICT ecosystem for digital economy

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) organised Telecom World 2016 wrapped up proceedings at the weekend underscoring the importance of collaboration across the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) ecosystem for the growth of digital economy, reports ITRealms.

The event which held at the IMPACT Convention and Exhibition Center, Bangkok, ITRealms gathered, was full of action-packed programme including showcase of products and services as well as debate, networking and awards.

Opened formally in the presence of H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kingdom of Thailand and General Chan-o-cha Prayut, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Thailand included other dignitaries from various countries and SMEs from around the world with over 8,800 participants.

For ITU Secretary-General, Mr. Houlin Zhao, Telecom World has positioned itself as a high-level forum debates to the activities on the show floor, which has successfully moved towards becoming the truly inclusive international platform connecting tech-SMEs with global governments and industry leaders.

"The dialogues, showcases, networking and other activities I have joined this week have given all our community and stakeholders – be they senior government officials, international organizations, leading corporate players or SMEs - the chance to examine issues vital to accelerating ICT innovation, and explore the many ways in which ICTs can help meet the SDGs," he said. 

Equally speaking, the Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Digital Economy and Society for Thailand, said he received positive feedback from Thai participants that the event has been extremely useful in showcasing Thailand's thriving digital economy and society and, importantly, demonstrating innovations and entrepreneurship which are key drivers for national development today. 

“The event and speakers have provided many lessons and case studies on how the government's forward looking and inclusive digital economy policies are being turned into action by the private sector including SMEs and start-ups," Juntong said. 

ITRealms recalls that the exhibition featured the types of technology driving digital economy, from 5G and cloud computing to smart devices, smart city solutions and national broadband plans, as well as investment and partnership opportunities from around the world. 

Chuks Egbune/GEE
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