The 15 islands in the Cooks are located in the heart of the Pacific, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. An oasis of freedom with crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, warm weather all year round and authentic, friendly locals. Under 30 minutes from plane to any beach, it’s so easy to do as much or as little as you like in the Cook Islands. Come share our Kia Orana spirit and discover why everyone loves a little paradise.
RAROTONGA is the economic hub of the country and the host island for the 2017 Pacific Islands Telecommunications Associations AGM.
Kia Orana! Turou! Oro Mai!
Message from PITA President
Kia Orana Members, Friends and Participants
This 21st Annual General Meeting of PITA marks another key milestone for PITA. This year a Tradeshow / Exhibition will be held in conjunction with this AGM.
With over 200 delegates registered from broad areas of telecommunications, and with the great agenda and programs organized by our team, host and our partners, there is no doubt in my mind that this will be another successful and memorable AGM.
The increased number of sponsors and supporting organizations is a clear indication of the value that the PITA forum provides for its members, partners, telecom vendors and suppliers.
Thank you Bluesky Cook Islands for all the hard work and dedication in organizing logistics and hosting the 21st AGM and the Tradeshow.
Sione Veikoso PITA President
Message from the Prime Minister
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
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!
Phillip Henderson Country Manager- Bluesky Cook Islands