ITU Digital World 2021

Organized by ITU Telecom, ITU Digital World was the leading UN tech event for government, industry and SMEs in 2021. Bringing the global ICT community together to connect, explore what’s driving digital transformation, share knowledge and ideas.

  • Given the ongoing uncertainties around the global COVID-19 panic, our 50th anniversary event, with Forum debates, Ministerial Roundtables, a Virtual Exhibition co-hosted by the Government of Viet Nam and the SME Awards Programme, took place online from September to December 2021. by the Government of Viet Nam, showcasedinnovative Our global platform brings together public and private sector leaders, major industry players, tech SMEs, countries and organizations
  • High-level debates led by experts on the core issues affecting the ICT sector – and driving digital transformation
  • Sharing knowledge and best practice across emerging and developed markets
  • UN recognition and international visibility for innovative tech products, technologies and solutions in the SME Awards programme

Ministerial Roundtable

Public and private sector leaders explored how digital transformation can be facilitated – and funded. The policy-makers and decision-takers shaping our digital world shared their knowledge.
Read the Ministerial Roundtables Outcomes

Forum debates

Experts from industry, governments, and international organizations shared the very latest thinking and developments in digital transformation. From satellites, spectrum and future networks to 5G, AI, cybersecurity, digital skills and sustainability.
See the Forum highlights

SME Masterclasses

A series of free expert-led masterclasses providing SMEs from around the world with access to business skills development, capacity building, funding and investment strategies: practical and inspirational.
2021 Masterclasses

SME Awards

Tech SMEs are critical to ICT industry growth and socio-economic development throughout the world. Our SME Awards recognise the best and most innovative tech solutions changing the world for the better.
Our 2021 winners


Organized by event co-host the Government of Viet Nam, the ITU Digital World 2021 Virtual Exhibition featured National Pavilions, key regional players, high-growth SMEs – and new partnership prospects.