an ITU Telecom event Building the digital world. Together. ITU Digital world 2021 The global tech event for governments, industry and SMEs.

ITU Digital World 2021 is now taking place virtually from September to December 2021.

Join us online for a series of high-level Forum debates and Ministerial Roundtables on digital transformation, the SME Programme and virtual exhibition elements.  World-class content, whatever the format.

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Global meeting place
Expert, international perspectives
Government and industry leaders
Technology, policy & strategy trends
Universal connectivity
ICTs for development

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World class forum


Expert speakers, industry and government leaders, world-class debate. Exploring the new realities of digital transformation.
Sponsorship opportunities


Your brand, message and thought-leadership. At the heart of the international ICT community.

SME Programme

SME programme

Practical and inspirational. Guidance and mentorship for tech SMEs around the world.
Global visibility


Your country, organization, tech product or project on a global virtual platform. More details coming soon.

ITU Digital World 2021 SME Awards

Opening the door to opportunity for innovative tech SMEs with real social impact.
Apply now for the SME Awards

2020 Virtual event highlights

Ministerial RT/Forum








What they said

Houlin Zhao We simply cannot continue to do business as before. Let us seize this opportunity to accelerate progress towards connecting all of humanity. Let us work across borders and sectors to build back better together. Secretary-General
Houlin Zhao
Isaias Barreto da Rosa Our key priority now should be not just connectivity, but meaningful and affordable connectivity for all at this critical time. Chairman of the Board, ARME, Cape Verde
Isaias Barreto da Rosa
Jeff Edlund 4G was technology designed to connect everyone. 5G is technology designed to connect everything. Chief Technology Officer, Communications Media & Solutions, Enterprise Services Hewlett-Packard
Jeff Edlund
Mohamed Madkour 5G energy efficiency is not just a business issue, but also a social responsibility. VP Global Wireless & Cloud Core Networks Marketing & Solutions, Huawei
Mohamed Madkour
Ryan Johnson With the right mix of technology, we can achieve the promise of 5G and close the digital divide, making sure technology can bring about a more equitable society Senior Director, Global Market Access & Government Affairs, Viasat
Ryan Johnson
Mohamed Maleeh Jamal Connectivity is the most effective tool in keeping people virtually together and physically distant. Minister
Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology, Maldives
Mohamed Maleeh Jamal
Battsengel Bolor-Erdene COVID-19 is the first pandemic in human history where knowledge has been used on a massive scale to keep people safe, connected and informed at all times. Chairwoman, Communications and Information Technology Authority, Mongolia
ITU Virtual Digital World 2020
Battsengel Bolor-Erdene
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams It is time for integration. The time for silo operations is gone. Let us build the digital world as the new world. Minister
Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies, South Africa
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Nguyen Manh Hung ICTs have proved vital in helping us to adapt and respond to the challenges of living, working and learning remotely, becoming essential to the recovery of our economy and social activities. Minister
Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam
Nguyen Manh Hung
Kai Sahala There is no technical issue in developing 5G – it’s the business case and services issue, how do we deploy profitably with new business cases. Head of Global Sales Development, Mobile Networks, Nokia
Kai Sahala

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