Other ITU events

ITU Telecom World

ITU Telecom World is the global platform for governments, corporates and tech SMEs to accelerate ICT innovation for economic growth and social good, bringing together governments, corporates and tech SMEs to exhibit innovative solutions, network, share knowledge and debate with experts. It also includes the ITU Telecom World Awards.

Global Symposium for Regulators

The Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) brings together heads of national telecom/ICT regulatory authorities from around the world and has earned a reputation as the global annual venue for regulators to share their views and experiences on the most pressing regulatory issues they have identified.

GSR also fosters a dynamic global industry regulators dialogue, between regulators, policy makers, industry leaders and other key ICT stakeholders. GSR’s Global Dialogue provides a platform for ITU-D Sector Members to share their views on major issues facing the ICT sector. GSR concludes with the adoption of a set of regulatory best practice guidelines.

ITU Council

The Council acts as the ITU’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Its role is to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union's activities, policies and strategies fully respond to today's dynamic, rapidly changing telecommunications environment.

ITU Council also prepares a report on the policy and strategic planning of the ITU and responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Union, coordinating work programmes, approving budgets and controlling finances and expenditure.

The Council also takes all steps to facilitate the implementation of the provisions of the ITU Constitution, the ITU Convention, the Administrative Regulations (International Telecommunications Regulations and Radio Regulations), and the decisions of Plenipotentiary Conferences and; where appropriate, the decisions of other conferences and meetings of the Union.

Plenipotentiary Conference

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest policy-making body of the ITU. Held every four years, it is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining the organization’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The Conference:

sets the Union’s general policies;

adopts four-year strategic and financial plans; and

elects the senior management team of the organization, the Member States of the Council, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.

Broadband Commission

The purpose of the Commission is to define strategies for accelerating broadband rollout worldwide and examine applications that could improve the delivery of a huge range of social services, from healthcare to education, environmental management, safety and much more.

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ITU satellite Symposium

An event that gathers experts from the industry, satellite operators, regulators and space agencies to present and discuss latest technologies in satellite communications and space missions, national space plans, regulatory and market aspects of space services. 

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS)

The objective of the Symposium is to debate new and emerging issues on ICT data and statistics and their role in policy making, to provide strategic guidance to the international community on information society trends and future monitoring. It also develops standards and methodologies for producing high-quality data and statistical indicators.