Organizations and businesses will gather in Busan City in October this year to prepare for the successful hosting of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference.
According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, 15 ICT-related bodies including the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and the Korea Information Society Development Institute decided to form a preparatory committee and held a kick-off event last month.
This preparation committee is different from the government-directed preparation committee consisting of fifteen government departments. It is made up of both public and private organizations to plan product exhibitions and technology to be showcased in a special event to be held together with the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
The plenipotentiary meeting is a closed meeting among governments, but the special event was open to the public. The idea was to foster the fruition of economic and social benefits stemming from hosting the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
The government will promote Korea’s ICT industry by providing a platform for discussing ICT issues with scholars, CEOs, and technology experts from around the world. At the heart of the discussion will be sending out the message of President Park Geun-hye’s Creative Economy to the world, with a focus on giving local businesses foreign market opportunities.
Committee participants say that all parties involved have agreed to work in close cooperation to discuss detailed plans in providing their full support for the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, which is bound to enhance the nation’s prestige.