Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Friday Review: Small but perfectly formed?

By Anne Morris, Total Telecom, in Geneva
Friday 09 October 09

Five-storey Alcatel stands at ITU Telecom World are a thing of the past, but the ITU events continue to provide a platform for high-level discussions among policy makers, regulators and industry leaders.

Not even the greatest diplomat at the International Telecommunication Union could claim that the 2009 Telecom World taking place in Geneva this week is anything but a shadow of its former self. Previous events have stretched the entire length of the Geneva Palexpo: this year just Halls 2, 4 and 5 were required for the exhibition, with some nice wide gangways and large café areas to spread it out a bit. The media centre took over Hall 3 and the Forum was in Hall 1. Clearly Telecom World has suffered from the global recession, like all major events. The indications are that massive events previously attended by everyone from fresh-faced PR reps to C-level executives have had their day &ndash…

Not even the greatest diplomat at the International Telecommunication Union could claim that the 2009 Telecom World taking place in Geneva this week is anything but a shadow of its former self. Previous events have stretched the entire length of the Geneva Palexpo: this year just Halls 2, 4 and 5 were required for the exhibition, with some nice wide gangways and large café areas to spread it out a bit. The media centre took over Hall 3 and the Forum was in Hall 1. Clearly Telecom World has suffered from the global recession, like all major events. The indications are that massive events previously attended by everyone from fresh-faced PR reps to C-level executives have had their day &ndash…

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