Qatar to host ITU Telecom World 2014


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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Saturday said that State of Qatar has been selected as host country for ITU Telecom World 2014.

The 2014 annual edition of ITU Telecom World will take place in Doha in December 2014, at the state-of-the-art Qatar National Convention Centre. The event will bring together influential global leaders in ICT from the public and private sectors for strategic debate, knowledge-sharing, innovation showcasing and networking at the highest level.

The State of Qatar has appointed leading international communications company, Ooredoo, to help organize ITU Telecom World 2014, on behalf of the Government of Qatar.

"Strategically located at the crossroads of three continents, Qatar provides the ideal location to continue the ITU Telecom World conversation on harnessing the power of next generation technology for the benefit of the ICT industry and the people of the world," ," said Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, ITU Secretary-General.

"We are proud to be playing a key role in assisting the State of Qatar with this important international debate. Mobile technology helps to enrich people's lives, and we are sure the discussions and decisions made possible by the ITU Telecom World 2014 Event in Doha will have an essential impact," said H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo.
This year's edition of ITU Telecom World will be held in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand, from 19-22 November 2013 on the theme of "Embracing Change in a Digital World".

Key outcomes from critical debates to be held in Bangkok on understanding and benefiting from the current radical transformation of the ICT sector - and of the world's way of working, playing and living - will inform and set the stage for the discussions to be held in Doha in 2014.

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