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Industry leaders, top policy makers to attend ITU Telecom World 2003

Bill Gates, John Chambers, Carly Fiorina and government ministers from around the world are among those who have re...


July 2, 2003  


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Bill Gates, John Chambers, Carly Fiorina and government ministers from around the world are among those who have registered to attend ITU TELECOM WORLD 2003, 12-18 October in Geneva, Switzerland.

With more than 115,000 participants including 85,000 visitors and 750 exhibitors expected to attend, the event continues its tradition of attracting the industry’s top CEOs, government ministers and regulators, and provides an unrivalled platform for strategic debate and business networking.

Traditionally, 30 per cent of attendees make final purchasing decisions, while an additional 35 percent of participants make recommendations on purchasing decisions.

“We are bringing together the most senior decision makers from around the world at a time of great change in the telecommunications and ICT industries,” said Yoshio Utsumi, Secretary-General of ITU, which organizes the event. “This event will provide the platform to discuss market challenges and to forge a common view on how our industries can rebuild confidence and identify new sources of growth.”

This year’s event will feature a new exhibition product, Telecom Village, a business networking hub set amid restaurants, cafs and open squares. It’s designed to boost business productivity by providing an environment that is more conducive for high-level customer and partner meetings and presentations.

Village exhibitors already confirmed for ITU TELECOM WORLD 2003 range from leading manufacturers and carriers to smaller niche players, from new market segments, telecommunications management consultants and industry analysts.

BT, Cable & Wireless, Cellglide, Cisco, EDS, Emblaze, Eutelsat, HP, IBM, Intelsat, Nortel, Samsung, SK Telecom, Sun Microsystems, Telcordia, Symbian, Verestar, Verizon are among the exhibitors.

This year’s Forum will feature discussions on topics ranging from broadband and mobility, to new business models and new sources of revenue.