As the 2016 International Telecommunications Union, ITU Telecom World Forum draws near, Local Organising Committee, LOC for Nigeria’s contingent to the show has announced a town hall meeting to discuss modalities that can help the country benefit maximally from the event.

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Nigeria’s train to the yearly event billed to hold in BangKok, Thailand in November, will be loaded with hopes and expectations of garnering better experience to manage smart Nigerian cities, after the event.

So the stakeholders meeting, slated for September 5, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, is to discuss the country’s adopted theme: “Smart Communities: the key to a digital Nigeria” and also to throw more light on the benefits that will spring from participation at the event.

The organizers say the forum is for Policy Makers, Regulators, Telecommunication Operators, Service Providers, Equipment Vendors, Banks and Financial Institutions, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Innovators, Software Developers, Original Equipment Vendors, Value Added Service providers among others.

They have also lined up an array of keynote speakers including the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu; Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta; Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure, his counterpart at Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), MsAbimbolaAlale and the Acting Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji among others.

This year’s ITU Telecom event will hold in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14 – 17, 2016.

ITU Telecom World 2016 will provide participants the opportunity to network and showcase their innovations and tap new business models in Information and Communications Technology ICT, terrain.

Participants will explore the importance of collaboration with the digital economy through best approaches, business models and technologies to forge flourishing inclusive ecosystem.

Nigeria has adopted “Smart Communities: the key to a digital Nigeria” as the theme.

The general theme for ITU Telecom World 2016 is “Collaboration in the digital economy”.

This year’s theme will feature compelling formats ranging from top-level CEO/Ministerial roundtables to frank, open dialogues between Governments and Small & Medium business leaders and interactive panel debates.

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