Connect Asia-Pacific Summit opens in Bangkok

Regional leaders forge common vision for smart, innovative and inclusive digital society in Asia and the Pacific by 2020

Bangkok, 18 November 2013 – The Connect Asia-Pacific Summit convened today in Bangkok, bringing together Heads of State and Government, Ministers and industry leaders from the region, pushing forward a common vision for an inclusive, development-centred and innovative digital society: Asia-Pacific 2020; Smartly Digital.

The Connect Asia-Pacific Summit is organized by ITU in the framework of Connect the World Summits to mobilize human, financial and technical resources aimed at connecting the world through ICTs and facilitating investment, employment and broader social and economic development. It is the fifth and last in the series of Connect Summits, including the ITU Connect Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda in 2007; the ITU Connect CIS Summit in Minsk, Belarus in 2009; the Connect Arab States Summit in Doha, Qatar in 2012, and the Connect Americas Summit in Panama City in 2012.

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