Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium to explore developing skills for the ‘Digital Economy and Society’

Geneva, 18 May 2018 – The Dominican Republic is set to host ITU’s Global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2018), 18-20 June in Santo Domingo. The annual symposium is the main global event for capacity development in the fields of ICT and digital development.

CBS-2018 is organized by the International Telecommunication Union ( ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs, and is hosted by the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL).
Under the theme “Developing Skills for the Digital Economy and Society”, CBS-2018 will explore how emerging trends in the ICT field change skills requirements for the digital economy and society, and in turn impact capacity building and skills development.
WHAT: Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2018) | Press Conference 18 June, 10:00-10:30
WHEN: 18 to 20 June 2018
WHERE: Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
WHY: The chance to hear and interview top international speakers from government, the ICT industry and academia.
WHO: Ministers, directors-general of regulatory authorities, heads of UN organizations, CEOs of private sector companies, representatives from universities and research institutions and other experts in ICT training and skills development.
Registration is essential for media to participate in person. Please register by email as soon as possible to ensure your participation.