Doors opened in Budapest for ITU Telecom World 2015, the global ICT innovation event for SMEs, corporates and governments.

The event kicked off with a spectacular Opening Ceremony, in the presence of H.E Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, and a host of other distinguished high-level participants spanning government, industry and representatives of many global SMEs and start-ups.

The event will comprise over 230 exhibitors, sponsors and partners from over 40 countries, with the Forum and Leadership Summit including 200 speakers and 44 panel sessions, workshops and sponsored sessions.

Over 250 leaders – split evenly between the public and private sectors – from 88 countries across the globe will take part in the week’s proceedings. The event’s Young Innovators Competition will also celebrate 6 winning young social technopreneurs, selected from a total of 493 entries from 74 countries.

Some 100 accredited international media are expected onsite at Budapest’s HUNGEXPO to cover the event.