ITU invites Egypt to partake in SME event next November

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is inviting Egypt to take part one of its forthcoming events on innovation and the role of small and medium-sized enterprises in IT sector scheduled for 13-14 November.

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said that the 16th edition of the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR), which is held in Sharm El-Sheikh, is the first major regulatory event to be held since the global community agreed the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in New York last September.

The GSR event is running between May 11 and 14.

He further added that the ITU would organize a series of events this year including a global seminar on October 24th in which a number policymakers and leaders of the industry would participate.

In his speech during the opening ceremony, Houlin Zhao said: ‘At ITU – and particularly within our Development Sector – we place tremendous emphasis on the importance of establishing an enabling environment in furthering ICT development, and facilitate sharing the ideas and experiences among our membership through events like the GSR’

He follows: ‘For the ICT industry, good regulation delivers predictability and stability. It reduces risk. It encourages investment in ICT infrastructure and rewards competition and innovative business models’.