State secretary Péter Sztáray and Houlin Zhao, the head of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), signed an agreement on Monday on hosting the ITU Telecom World conference.
The Hungarian government gladly agreed to host the conference, Sztáray said, adding that the number of participants — 5,000-6,000 business representatives from 130 countries — indicated the significance of the event.
The conference will be held at Budapest’s Hungexpo fair grounds from September 9 to 12, together with an exhibition linked to the event, he said, adding that Hungarians would be able to visit the exhibition free of charge. Budapest also hosted the 2015 world conference of ITU, of which Hungary is a founding member.
As we wrote in 2015, efficient telecommunications will increase “our opportunities, openness, freedom, and security”, President János Áder told a gala night of the World Telecom conference, which started in Budapest,