Making the right connections makes for success in business and partnerships. That’s why networking is at the heart of ITU Digital World events.


Networking tools & services

Event app

Networking opportunities - Event app

Available across all mobile platforms, tablets and PCs, the App is a powerful and popular opportunity to network and interact with other participants before, during and after the event.

  • Complete event calendar
  • Fully searchable details of speakers, sessions, showcases, sponsors and exhibitors
  • Update your status upload photos, comment on and review forum sessions or the exhibition experience
  • Direct contact with other participants
  • Request information on exhibitors and sponsors

Business matchmaking

Networking opportunities - Business matchmaking

Our professional business matchmaking service, designed to support networking, trade and deal-flow at the event,  provides a direct and simple way to connected all key stakeholders, including policy-makers, decision-takers, buyers, investors and exhibitors. 

Exhibitor & sponsor listing

Networking opportunities - Exhibitor & Sponsor Listing
Search for full details, stand location, and background information on all our exhibitors, including National Pavilions, Industry Stands, Thematic Pavilions, SME participants and Sponsors.
2019 Exhibitor & sponsor listing

Speaker & session search

Networking opportunities - Speaker & Session Search

Search the event programme to find speaker profiles and details of every session, networking occasion, and opportunity to find out more on the issues shaping the ICT industry and the world we live in.

2019 Event programme

Social media

Networking opportunities - Social media
Share ideas, images and updates across ITU World’s social media platforms, from Facebook to Twitter, our LinkedIn group and our event community’s view on industry issues on our blog.

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Networking events

Opening Ceremony

Networking opportunities - Opening ceremony
The official opening of ITU Digital World before assembled event participants and special guests, including Heads of State and ministers, heads of UN agencies, industry leaders, regulators, Forum speakers and accredited media.

Leaders Lunch

Networking opportunities - Leaders Lunch
The influential Leaders Lunch on the first day of the event is an opportunity for Leader Pass holders to connect with fellow delegates and high-level industry representatives in an engaging social environment.

Host Country Gala Evening

Networking opportunities - Host country Gala Evening
The spectacular Host Country Gala Evening offers a cocktail reception, fine dining and high-level networking at the end of the first day of the event, as well as a full programme of entertainment featuring the colours, culture and tradition of the host nation Viet Nam.

Sponsored Dinner

Networking opportunities - Sponsored Dinner
Sponsored dinners enable countries, companies or organizations to host a select group of high-level guests in an exclusive gala evening of dining, entertainment and networking.

Networking Lunches

Networking opportunities - Networking Lunches
A powerful opportunityto find out more on key projects, solutions and partnership options, connecting with high-level representatives, policy makers and project leaders in the social environment of a networking lunch.

Panel Lunches

Networking opportunities - Panel Lunches
Panel Lunch discussions hosted by exhibitors, sponsors or other event participants provide an excellent opportunity to highlight flagship projects, discuss partnership and investment opportunities and network at the highest level.

Networking Breaks

Networking opportunities - Networking Breaks
Join fellow delegates, make new connections and exchange views in the short refreshment breaks between Forum sessions.

Networking spaces

Private Suites

Networking opportunities - Office/Hospitality Suites
Private suites are available to rent for private business negotiations and/or hosting targeted social events.


Networking opportunities - Leader Space
A private business lounge area for the exclusive use of Leader and Executive pass holders to relax, hold bilateral meetings and enjoy refreshments throughout the day.


Networking opportunities - Media Space
The event home for local, regional and international press and media, including a press conference room, TV studio, interview room and lounge for downtime connecting and socializing.


Networking opportunities - InnovationSpace
Dedicated showfloor space for SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators to showcase projects and solutions, join in masterclasses and pitching sessions, meet exhibitors and network with peers, potential investors, and partners.