ITU Digital World 2021 to open next week

October 08, 2021 | 18:20
Vietnamese and international businesses are expected to share opportunities in international cooperation in ICT to accelerate digital transformation.
ITU Digital World 2021 to open next week
The opening ceremony of the ITU Digital World 2020

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Digital World 2021, a global digital conference and exhibition, will be held virtually from October 12 to November 12, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications.

The 2021 event will feature a ministerial conference, symposiums, and an international exhibition. Co-chaired by ITU secretary general Zhao Houlin and Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung on October 12-14, the ministerial conference will be divided into six sessions on digital transformation investment and promotion.

Participants will look into development trends, policies, measures, and initiatives to develop digital infrastructure, as well as technology solutions to develop the digital economy and digital society.

Meanwhile, the month-long exhibition will showcase digital products, services and solutions via 2D and 3D stalls from October 12, enabling Vietnamese firms to access consumers and partners from 193 ITU member states.

There will be a digital festival, a digital investment promotion forum, a seminar on digital creativity, a digital job festival, a digital startup space, and a talkshow on digital skills.

Previously known as the ITU Telecom World, the event changed its name to the ITU Digital World under the initiative of the Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications. This year, it is expected to draw about 20,000 visitors, 50 ICT ministers and leaders of major ICT firms in the world.

The first edition of the ITU Digital World was co-hosted by the MIC and the ITU in 2020 under the initiative of Vietnam, attracting delegates from 149 countries worldwide.

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By Bich Thuy

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