Nº 9 2013 > Bangkok welcomes ITU Telecom World 2013
Bangkok welcomes ITU Telecom World 2013
ITU Telecom World is the platform for high-level debate, knowledge-sharing and networking that is essential to drive the success of the global information and communication technology sector.
The event fosters constructive debate on policies, strategies, models and markets. It facilitates connections between individuals, ideas and industry players, opening up partnership and investment opportunities. It also highlights the importance of collaboration and cooperation across the sector.
ITU Telecom World 2013 is hosted by the government of Thailand in the state-of-the-art IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities. A regional hub for commerce, tourism and transport, Bangkok offers first-class conference and business facilities with world-renowned charm and hospitality. With its mix of traditional and modern culture, historical highlights and dynamic urban environments, Bangkok is an ideal place for networking and for making conversations happen.
Thailand is a leading member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a group of ten emerging countries with a total population of some 600 million, offering an attractive destination for trade and investment. Regional competitiveness will be further driven by the formation in 2015 of a free trade market — the ASEAN Economic Community — which will capitalize on the region’s huge consumer market, expanding middle class and increasing availability of disposable income. ASEAN free trade agreements with China, the Republic of Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand, plus a comprehensive economic partnership with Japan, open up the entire Asian continent, which now accounts for more than 50 per cent of global trade.