Opening press conference for ITU Telecom World 2017

Accredited media attending ITU Telecom World 2017 are invited to join the opening press conference, which will take place on the first day of the event, Monday 25 September, at 13:30 in room 101-102 at BEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Conference Center).

Speakers will include ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao; You Young-Min, Minster of Science and ICT (MSIT) of the Republic of Korea; and Suh Byung-soo, Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City. The press conference will give media a preview of the exciting programme of events and key highlights to look out for in the week to come.

Organized by ITU – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs) – ITU Telecom World 2017 is hosted by the MSIT of the Republic of Korea, one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world. It will bring together an influential audience of key policy makers, regulators, industry experts, investors, SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators.

ITU Telecom World 2017 combines an international tech exhibition; a forum for sharing knowledge; a networking hub for corporates, governments and SMEs; and an influential awards programme. It provides a unique international platform that brings together developed and emerging markets to focus on smart digital transformation and the global opportunities this offers. 


Key highlights of ITU Telecom World 2017 include:


Opening press conference to launch ITU Telecom World 2017,

13.30 on 25 September 2017

Room 101-102, Busan Exhibition and Conference Center (BEXCO)

Join high-level representatives of ITU, Republic of Korea’s MSIT and Busan Metropolitan city. Discover more on the theme of the event, and learn about the key trends that will drive debate between industry & government.

ITU Secretary General Houlin Zhao, Minister You Young-Min, Minster, Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and Suh Byung-soo, Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City 


Note: Media accreditation for ITU Telecom World 2017, 25-28 September 2017, enabling free access to the event for registered media and analysts is open. Accreditation is compulsory.

UN Press accreditation is valid, but registration is required to obtain an event badge.

Journalists and analysts who have formally accredited for ITU events in 2016 and whose details have not changed during this period do not need to re-submit accreditation credentials, but still need to register for an event badge.

Accreditation and registration for ITU Telecom World 2017 in advance is highly recommended to avoid queues and delays onsite.