Bocar A. Ba, CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council
In a move that further strengthens its relationship with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and provides impetus to its efforts in forging synergies and cooperation within the South Asia - Middle East - North Africa region’s ICT community, SAMENA Telecommunications Council and ITU have agreed to promote ITU Telecom World 2013 among all its stakeholders. This high-level knowledge-sharing and networking event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 19-22 November 2013. It will convene an audience spanning leading industry stakeholders from the public and private sectors, including Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Heads of UN Agencies, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, industry CEOs from across the entire ICT ecosystem, thought leaders, consultants, academics and digital innovators.
Highlighting the SAMENA Council’s efforts in actively engaging with its members and stakeholders for the progress of the ICT industry in the region and beyond, Mr. Bocar A. Ba, CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council said, “The ITU’s interest in using our platform to effectively support its events in the region is a positive one and augurs well for our member base who stand to benefit. We are excited about this program and look forward to seeing strong representation and participation from the regional ICT community at the ITU Telecom World 2013 in Thailand. The global ICT industry is on the threshold of a digital revolution, and this event with high-level discussions on regulations and policies, innovations and strategies, and business models, between industry and government experts, will provide ICT players in the SAMENA region with the opportunity to exchange ideas, collaborate on industry issues and identify solutions with far-reaching benefits.”
SAMENA Telecommunications Council collaborates with leading non-profit international organizations, including the International Telecommunication Union and the European Telecom Network Operators’ Association. With an expanding member portfolio, the Council is quickly securing strong footing in the region. SAMENA's current network consists of 25 countries from South Asia, Middle East and North Africa. However, organizations from the Asia Pacific, Europe and North America regions are also part of the SAMENA Council member base.