About Global Forum

The Global Forum/Shaping the Future is an internationally recognized think-tank for exchange and networking among governments at national, regional & local levels, private & public organizations, research & development experts.

The Global Forum is an independent, high profile, international, non-for-profit event dedicated to business and policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Digital Society. The Global Forum brings each year in a different city around the world more than 300 key policy-makers and public/private stakeholders from more than 30 countries from all continents, it is often considered as the Davos for ICT.



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ITEMS proposes a various range of consulting assistance: Strategic studies, Market analysis, International benchmarks, Technological Analysis, Business plans, Due diligence, Roll out assistance.

Created in 1994, the company has a long experience in strategic and marketing consulting, networking, knowledge sharing and transfer. ITEMS has launched a strategic activity in smart grids and smart cities (including contactless, open data, e-Gov, mobility and smart energy). ITEMS operates with public and private institutions, including the European Commission and the French government. The different backgrounds and the versatility of our consultants lead to a unique company’s expertise in the areas of ICT strategies, project management, services
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Global Forum 2018

The Global Forum 2018 is organized in Copenhagen, on November Monday 5th& Tuesday 6th. This 27th edition is organized with the City of Copenhagen and the support of the Danish Agency for Data Supply & Efficiency, the Telecom Industry Association and the Danish Business Authorities.

It allows knowledge exchanges and networking among governments, private and public organizations, research and development experts.

The agenda is composed of diverse sessions and topics dedicated to business and policy issues that affect the evolution of the digital economy: Future Visions, Transformative Infrastructures, Safety & Security in an Interconnected Society & Economy, Role of Artificial Intelligence & Data, 21th Century Regulatory Framework, The Value of Innovation, Smart & Intelligent Cities, Regions & Communities, Digitalization in Healthcare, Industry 4.0, Agriculture, Digital Cyber Ecosystem in support of sustainable development, Women in Digital Services.

Who is joining? High level executives, decision-makers, experts & practitioners in the digital field:

  • Senior Officials from worldwide Ministries, local & regional governments.
  • Representatives from International Organizations such as the European Commission, ENISA, ETNO, GSMA, ICANN, ITU, Worldbank, WTO…
  • Fixed & Mobile Providers Telecom, Satellite, Broadband, Internet, Wireless
  • Equipment and Software Providers, Computing Companies, Media Companies
  • Content and Information Providers (e-Business, e-Content, e-Government, e-Health, e-Learning, Smart Cities, Banking, Insurance, Security, Agriculture…)
  • Others: Universities, R&D Centers and Clusters, Lawyers, Regulators…..
  • Venue & News

    The Global Forum 2018 is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 5th & 6th. This 27th edition will be the first Global Forum edition in Denmark and a comeback in Northern Europe after the Oulu edition success.

    We decided to organize this new edition in the city of Copenhagen which is a perfect venue for hosting the GF 2018, as Copenhagen is among the top fastest growing cities in Europe with ambitious goals such as becoming CO2 neutral city by 2025 with a strong focus on innovation, growth, employment and quality of life. Denmark is in 2017 again 1st out of the 28 EU Member States in the Digital Economy and Society Index. Denmark announced a new 2025 economic plan which aims at increasing GDP with DKK 80 billion (€ 10,75 billion) by 2025.

    We are sure that this first Danish edition will be a memorable success. Take part in this new edition!

    To go further: Letter of Intent 5G Deployment in the Nordic Regions

    New Strategy to make Denmark the New Digital Frontrunner



    For More Information on SPONSORSHIPS & REGISTRATION GLOBAL FORUM / Shaping the Future 2018

    Please contact:
    Dr. Sylviane Toporkoff, President Global Forum

    Mr. Sébastien Lévy, Vice-President Global Forum

    Tel: + 33 1 46 42 48 76
    Fax: + 33 1 41 08 94 27


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