As preparations for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2016 are intensified, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Stakeholders will next week hold a forum in Lagos.

The forum which is open to Policy makers, Regulatory agencies, Network operators, Value Added Service Providers, Equipment vendors, Software specialists, Innovators, Banks and financial institutions, among others will be an opportunity for all to rub minds on the benefits of ITU events in general and the yearly ITU Telecom World 2016 in particular.

The forum holds at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja on September 5, 2016 and it is being packaged by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).

Director, Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Tony Ojobo in a statement said Nigeria’s theme for this year’s edition of ITU Telecom World is “Smart Communities: the key to a digital Nigeria” and the Country is expected to showcase its achievements and opportunities in its fast growing ICT Sector.

Participants at ITU Telecom World 2016 will have the opportunity to exhibit, showcase their services, attend ITU fora, host sessions, network and engage international participants across the globe through key visibility platforms presented at the event.

ITU Telecom World 2016 holds in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14 – 17.

In the light of multiple benefits derivable by participants, the Stakeholders forum will be hosted for stronger collaboration towards a common goal to deepen ICT penetration in Nigeria.

The LOC will provide answers to participants at the forum which is going to be interactive.

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu; Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta; Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone Limited, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure; his Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited counterpart, Ms.AbimbolaAlale are among those slated to give keynote addresses.

The Vice President, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Dikko and the acting Director General of Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji among others will also give and relive their experiences at previous ITU Telecom World events.

ITU Telecom World 2016 has the theme: “Collaboration in the digital economy”and will feature top level CEO/Ministerial roundtables, frank and open dialogues between Governments, Big, Small & Medium business leaders, among others.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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