Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association AGM
Unlocking Smarter Communities In The Pacific

Welcome to PITA 2017 AGM

The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) is a non-profit organisation formed to represent the interests of small island nations in the Pacific Region in the field of telecommunications.

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Welcome to PITA 2017 AGM

Objectives

The object of the association is to improve, promote, enhance, facilitate and provide telecommunications services within Member and Associate Member countries.

Turou from the Prime Minister Hon. Henry Puna

Turou and Welcome to the PITA AGM 2017 This week so many of you will be utilising the innate skills that helped us conquer vast expanses of ocean in our collective voyaging past, to now sail the ocean of connectivity and technology.

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Turou from the Prime Minister Hon. Henry Puna

Turou and Welcome to the PITA AGM 2017

This week so many of you will be utilising the innate skills that helped us conquer vast expanses of ocean in our collective voyaging past, to now sail the ocean of connectivity and technology.

And like our Tupuna, our ancestors you will look well beyond the horizon and sail into new territories making those new territories your own.

Technology and digital connectedness are these new territories and this week will be about exploring new technologies and connectedness while improving the quality of life for our Pacific nations and our people.

May your time here at the 21 Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association AGM be one of continued connectivity at every level.

Kia Orana e Kia Manuia
Hon Henry Puna
Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

Welcome Message From Bluesky Cook Islands

Bluesky Group Cook Islands are proud to host the 21st PITA AGM & Tradeshow. This meeting will bring over 300 delegates, many accompanied with partners to our shores...

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Welcome Message From Bluesky Cook Islands

Bluesky Group Cook Islands are proud to host the 21st PITA AGM & Tradeshow. This meeting will bring over 300 delegates, many accompanied with partners to our shores. This will be the first time the Cook Islands will have the opportunity to showcase our Islands to the members of the PITA association.

This event will be held from the 3rd of April through to the 7th of April, 2017. In the usual PITA spirit, the week-long conference will cover a number of meetings, open discussions, networking and an opportunity for overseas exhibitors to showcase their products to the telecommunications communities.

This event presents us with a wonderful opportunity to work in partnership with the Government of the Cook Islands, our sponsors, and other organisations to deliver, what we plan to be – a most memorable PITA Conference!

I take this opportunity to also welcome all participants of the Pacific Ministers of Telecommunication Conference.

The Bluesky team and I look forward to sharing with you our little piece of paradise and showcasing with the rest of the PITA community the advances of technology and telecommunications – celebrating 21 years!

PITA 2017 Sponsors

Schedule

PITA 21st AGM & Tradeshow Schedule

  • 8:00
    PITA 2017 Registration At Cook Islands National Auditorium
  • 8:55
    Everyone to be seated
  • 9:00-10:30
    Opening SessionHon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands / Benediction / Welcoming Remarks / Opening Speech & Key Note Address / Theme Performance & IoT Launch / Group Photo /
  • 10:30-11:00
    Morning Break
  • 11:00-12:30
    Reports, Pathway to ICT & Leadership in Telecommunications for the next 5-10 years: Keynote presentations
  • 12:30-14:00
    Lunch Break
  • 14:00-15:30
    Afternoon SessionWorkshop on smart infrastructures and contents - Introduce smart technologies for telecom infrastructures that also can be shared amongst members and fixed & mobile based media models for new contents and rich media. / Subsea Forum - for submarine cable operators, including PI countries planning for SC and invited industry players. /
  • 15:30-16:00
    Afternoon Break
  • 16:00-17:30
    Afternoon SessionCEO Forum - Closed session for PITA Full Members CEOs. / Forum for GSM Mobile Roaming Managers & Administrators /
  • 18:30
    PITA 2017 Kia Orana & Official Welcome DinnerTe Atukura
  • 9:00
    PITA 2017 Day 2 Conference Start
  • 9:00-10:30
    Morning SessionDIGITAL SERVICES & INCLUSIONS - keynote and panel discussion; empowering the communities and cultivating the digital economy, case studies of initiatives such as mobile money and more /
  • 10:30-11:00
    Morning Break
  • 11:00-12:30
    Morning SessionADDRESSING THE GROWING DATA, ECONOMICS AND OPPORTUNITIES - presentations discussing emerging operators & regulatory challenges, trends and issues such as from social demands, ARPU, business & network dimensioning/investments, Big DATA and cross borders…and more /
  • 12:30-14:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00-15:30
    Afternoon SessionOPERATORS FORUM - Part 1: Technical and Commercial presentations from industry, solution & technology providers*SEE LIST / GOVERNMENT FORUM - Part 1: Introduction and Statements by Ministers, Government initiatives and development on ICT /
  • 15:30-16:00
    Afternoon Break
  • 16:00-17:30
    Afternoon SessionOPERATORS FORUM - Part 2: Closed discussion group amongst Operators. / GOVERNMENT FORUM - Part 2: Closed session for Ministers and Government Officials only / Bilateral & Tradeshow /
  • 18:30
    Evening Function ~ Going Troppo with SpeedCast
  • 08:30-17:00
    Whole DayNETWORKING & BILATERAL DAY - Whole day networking activities (program to be provided shortly) Transfers to Beach Island from 10:00am and last (return) at 15:00pm Bilateral facilities and networking activities / Koromiri Island
  • 18:30
    Free Evening
  • 9:00
    PITA 2017 Day 4 Conference Start
  • 9:00-10:30
    Morning SessionCONNECTING THE DOTS - keynote introduction and panel discussions with presentations on needs & new smart approach to Bridging the Digital Divides; Spectrum, Satellite & Access technologies and solutions /
  • 10:30-11:00
    Morning Break
  • 11:00-12:30
    Morning SessionPITA AGM /
  • 12:30-14:00
    Lunch Break
  • 14:00-15:30
    Afternoon SessionFRAUD & REVENUE ASSURANCE FORUM - Industry presentations, Fraud reports and exchange / REGULATORY FORUM - Forum for regulatory players attending /
  • 15:30-16:00
    Afternoon Break
  • 16:00-17:30
    Afternoon SessionDISASTER & CONTINUITY WORKING GROUP - Working session for the WG / CYBER SECURITY & CYBER SAFETY - Open forum on this subject with presentations and discussions /
  • 18:30
    Free Evening
  • 9:00
    PITA 2017 Day 5 Conference Start
  • 9:00-10:30
    Morning Session-CAPACITY BUILDING ON MOBILE MONEY & FINANCIAL INCLUSION / CLOUD VIRTUALISATION – building business case and deployment /
  • 10:30-11:00
    Morning Break
  • 11:00-12:30
    Mid-morning Session-In-depth look at mobile money services; how they work, the stakeholders involved and the regulatory enablers, as well as critical issues such as cross network interoperability / IOT–in depth case study implementation /
  • 12:30-14:00
    Afternoon Break
  • 14:00-15:30
    Afternoon Session- continue > In-depth look at mobile money services; how they work, the stakeholders involved and the regulatory enablers, as well as critical issues such as cross network interoperability /
  • 15:30-16:00
    Afternoon Break
  • 16:00-17:00
    Mid-afternoon Session-continue > In-depth look at mobile money services; how they work, the stakeholders involved and the regulatory enablers, as well as critical issues such as cross network interoperability /
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    PITA 2017 / COOK ISLANDS / 3 WEEKS TO GO!

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