Since launching in 2006, the Ministerial Programme’s popularity and scope has grown each year. In 2019, the event welcomed 2,000 senior-level participants, including governments from 150 countries and 40 international organisations.
The Ministerial Programme is an invitation-only event targeted at senior government and industry leaders. In 2019 attendance included:
The 2019 Ministerial Programme featured:
A three-day agenda centred on the digital citizen
Daily themes on the Rise of the Digital Citizen, Modernising Policy for the Digital Citizen, and Innovating for the Digital Citizen.
Technology changing the world
Does the advent of technologies such as blockchain and AI create new value for governments and the services they offer?
New digital divide
With the arrival of 5G in some advanced economies, are we in danger of a new digital divide?
Ask the regulator
A highly interactive format – by regulators, for regulators – presenting innovative tools and strategies for improving and streamlining regulation.
What do we forecast for the industry in 2020? This year’s programme concluded by offering five industry predictions for government and industry leaders to debate.
High level roundtables and bilateral meetings
The GSMA brings together governments and representatives of the mobile industry for focused discussions on specific opportunities and challenges of mobile.
Extensive networking opportunities
Opportunities to engage with your peers over daily lunches and evening receptions
Next year the Ministerial Programme will return to Fira Gran Via, Barcelona from 24-26 February 2020.
Invitations are sent to governments and international organisations in September and to industry in December.
Please visit us again closer to the time for updated event themes and eligibility criteria.