ITU Event


ITU Event

ITU Telecom World 2017 takes place from 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea. Itís the global platform to accelerate ICT innovations for social and economic development, where policy makers and regulators meet industry experts, investors, SMEs (small and medium enterprises), entrepreneurs and innovators.

Organized since 1971 by ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs, the event helps ideas go further, faster to make the world better, sooner.

ITU Telecom World 2017 combines an exhibition for digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge, a networking hub for nations, organizations and individuals ó and an award programme which recognizes global excellence in innovation for social impact. The event is also a global platform for forging and cementing partnerships.

ITU Telecom World 2017 will be hosted by the Republic of Korea, through the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP).

What sets us apart?

As a United Nations specialized agency, we attract a unique audience spanning leaders of government heads of international organizations, C-level industry execs, founders of SMEs, digital innovators, global media and more. Our programme of exhibition, debate, networking, and awards reflects our core emphasis on the importance of accelerating ICT innovation for social good.

Our Audience

  • Heads of State and government
  • Industry CEOs, CTOs of major ICT players and investors
  • Ministers from ICT and other related sectors such as development or trade
  • Regulators
  • Heads of international organizations and UN agencies
  • Small and medium businesses (SMEs), founders, entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Representatives from global innovation hubs
  • Academics, consultants and digital thinkers

Our experience


Join companies and countries large and small, investors, innovators, projects and decision makers, from emerging and developed markets right across the ICT ecosystem and the world to showcase digital solutions in the exhibition.

Whether an SME or an established industry player, exhibiting at ITU Telecom World 2017 offers an exceptional opportunity to showcase your organization, country, innovation, talents and ideas to our influential audience.

We offer a range of cost-effective, practical participation options for exhibiting companies, countries and world regions.


  • International visibility before a high-level audience of decision-takers and policy-makers
  • Position your company, organization or country as a leader in its field
  • Showcase innovative technologies, opportunities, products and services
  • Explore investment potential, partnerships, business deals and high-quality leads
  • Host exclusive hospitality and targeted networking functions
  • Enjoy global visibility on the event website, in interviews and on the event app
  • Offer exhibition passes to existing or prospective clients
  • Network through targeted events, activities and tools
  • Eligibility to join prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards
  • Ideal global platform for key business announcements and contract signings


The Forum



ITU Telecom World 2017 is the best tech event of its kind to meet global influencers from emerging and developed markets, from governments, SMEs and companies and across the ICT ecosystem.
Share ideas, build partnerships, network with intent with our targeted programme of events and activities. From networking breaks, lunches, receptions and dinners to the ever-popular Event App, this is the place to make the connections that matter.

A Global Platform

At our 2016 event, a number of key contracts were signed and announcements made. As the international platform connecting ICT SMEs with large industry players and governments, ITU Telecom World 2017 will provide further exceptional opportunities for participants to conclude important agreements between business and business (B2B), business and governments (B2G) and business and governments to UN, as well as launching new reports, all in front of our influential audience.

Busan, Republic of Korea

The leading smart city in the Republic of Korea, itself one of the most technologically-advanced nations in the world and top of ITUís ICT development index in 2016, provides an ideal location for ITU Telecom World 2017.
The second-largest city in the Republic of Korea, Busan offers state-of-the art infrastructure in a thriving ocean tourism city, UNESCO world heritage sites and beautiful mountainous coasts. Our event venue is in the cutting-edge Busan Exhibition & Conference Center (BEXCO).

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