ITU Telecom Europe 2007 has been cancelled
Friday, May 25th, 2007

ITU Telecom Europe 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria, scheduled for December this year, is cancelled. The ITU says the decision has been taken in order to focus capacity and resources on upcoming ITU Telecom events as well as a number of new initiatives.

The announcement follows the first meeting of the ITU Telecom Board of Directors, a top-level representation of major global ICT corporations and organizations, who met recently at ITU headquarters in Geneva.

The ITU Telecom Board of Directors recommended the cancellation of ITU Telecom Europe along with a raft of new measures aimed at enhancing ITU Telecom’s position as the leading global networking platform for the ICT industry.

“Naturally, the decision to cancel an event is a disappointment. However, we feel that we have reached the best decision for all event stakeholders, given the constraints of time in which we found ourselves operating,” Said ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré. “I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the Bulgarian authorities for their initiative to host ITU Telecom Europe 2007 and I look forward to other opportunities to collaborate in the future.”

The next ITU Telecom events will take place in Africa and Asia in 2008. An announcement on ITU Telecom Africa is expected imminently. ITU’s flagship ITU Telecom World will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, 5−9 October 2009.

(Source: ITU)