He will be joined on the podium by the Minister of Communication and Transport, Mr Juan Francisco Molinar, and the Governor of the State of Jalisco, Mr Emilio Gonzlez, alongside ITU’s five elected officials and the Mayor of Guadalajara city, Mr Jorge Aristteles Sandoval.
Around 2,000 participants are expected to attend, including an estimated 130 VIPs from over 160 countries representing government, the private sector, and regional and international organizations.
During the course of the three-week conference, they will tackle a wide range of global issues including cybersecurity; strategies to reach the goal of ‘broadband inclusion for all’; IPv6 addressing; the scope of the forthcoming review of the International Telecommunication Regulations, and the preparatory process for that review; and the enhanced use of ICTs in mitigating climate change and emergency communications.
The conference will also take decisions on ITU’s Strategic Plan and Financial Plan for 2012-2015.
Week 2 of the event will feature four new side event sessions featuring debates between experts from government and industry:
12 October, 16:30-18:30 — Roadblocks to ‘broadband inclusion for all’
13 October, 14:30-17:30 — Enabling a low-carbon future: the key role of ICTs to address climate change
14 October, 16:30-18:00 — Accessible ICTs for persons with disabilities
15 October, 14:30–16:30 — Cybersecurity