Bahrain to host ITU’s top event forglobal ICT regulatory community

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Global Symposium for Regulators looks at new ways of ‘capitalizing
on the potential of the digital world’

Geneva, 20 March, 2014 – Media accreditation is now open for ITU’s annual Global Symposium for Regulators, the world’s pre-eminent gathering of the global ICT regulatory and policy-making community.

Hosted from 3-5 June in Manama at the invitation of the Government of Bahrain, the symposium will feature world-class speakers and a dynamic programme focused around the hot topics challenging today’s ICT regulators. It will be chaired by Dr Mohammed Al Amer, Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Bahrain.​​

Highlights include:

  • the challenges and opportunities of big data

  • new trends in spectrum licensing

  • innovative strategies to meet the constant demand for increased capacity

  • new financing and business models

  • consumer empowerment

  • methods for monitoring the implementation of national broadband plans.

The first two days of the symposium comprise the Global Regulators-Industry Dialogue (GRID, 3-4 June), and are open to regulators, policy makers and members of ITU’s Development Sector. The third day (5 June) is a closed session open to regulators and policy makers only. The morning session on Tuesday 3 June is open to media, culminating in a press conference at the end of the morning’s programme. A number of interesting pre-event sessions on 2 June are also planned.

Journalists are encouraged to accredit online now to attend this compelling symposium. Formal accreditation prior to the event is essential to gain access to the venue. Please note that accreditation will close on Wednesday 28 May and that there will be no accreditation onsite.


Global Symposium for Regulators
Global Regulators-Industry Dialogue


3-5 June 2014. Open to media on 3 June until 13:30.

Press conference: Tuesday 3 June


Manama, Bahrain: Gulf Hotel Bahrain



Capitalizing on the Potential of the Digital World

Regulatory agency leaders and top government policy makers from around the world will debate the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly evolving ICT environment.



Leaders from the global regulatory community, industry bodies and the private sector, including ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré and the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, Brahima Sanou, along with TRA Chairman Dr Mohammed Al Amer and other leading dignitaries.

Media Information

Accreditation is essential for media and industry analysts to participate onsite. Accreditation closes on Wednesday 28 May. Accredit here.

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