Countdown to ITU Telecom World 2018

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Our leading UN tech event ITU Telecom World 2018 kicks off in Durban, South Africa, on 10 September – just 26 days from now.

Focusing on “innovation for smarter digital development”, this is a conference for international policy, technology and strategy experts from the public and private sector exploring the leading issues of the tech industry and its impact on how we live, work and do business.

It is unique as a platform connecting developing and developed markets, in particular in the exhibition, a window to the world showcasing innovation, projects, applications and products from nations, associations and leading industry players around the world.

Recognising the critical importance of micro, small and medium tech enterprises in driving job creation, innovation, entrepreneurialism and socio-economic development, the event aims to support and facilitate the growth of tech SMEs – through workshops, pitching sessions, networking and debates, as well as the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards for the best innovative tech solutions for social good.

Above all, ITU Telecom World 2018 is a networking hub. It connects individuals, industry sectors and ideas with governments, regulators, academics and international organizations, building contacts, partnerships, business and creativity. Social events, networking lunches and breaks are a great way to connect outside the exhibition and debates – and there are a number of professional tools available for targeted networking, too. These include the professional Business Matchmaking Service platform to set up onsite meetings, the Contact Facilitation Service and the ever-popular event app.

Open to all participants, the mobile app is a powerful opportunity to promote and interact with over event delegates and exhibitors before, during and after the event.  You can use the app to post details, information and images on your event preparation, presence and projects, as well as updating your status, uploading photos, commenting on and reviewing forum sessions or the exhibition. It’s the perfect way to contact other participants directly through the messaging function, and includes a full listing and search function for speakers, forum sessions, sponsors and exhibitors.

All this is 25 days away – and it’s not too late to take part! Registration is open at pre-event prices right up until 6 September, giving you a discount of around 16% on onsite prices. A range of different pass categories give you different access rights and benefits at the event and include Exhibition, Forum and Executive Passes. Whatever you choose, you can find full details on the benefits in our easy overview of Access Passes.

You can register and pay in one go on the Register page on our website, whether as an individual or as a group – with reduced rates for nationals of South Africa, our host country. If you’ve been sent a registration code, you can also use it to register directly from the same page.

Our special offers include the chance to double your opportunity – if you buy a Forum or Executive Pass, you can invite a tech SME representative to attend for free. And for bulk buys of 5 or more Executive or Forum passes in any combination, you can take advantage of a 25% discount right up until 6 September.

Finally, if you’re looking to attend ITU Telecom Word 2018 as accredited media, registering couldn’t be easy – simply complete the online media accreditation form.

Make the most of early registration prices – purchase your pass now and start preparing for a world of opportunities at ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban this September!

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