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The sixth regional telecommunications Exhibition and Forum for the Asia-Pacific, was held from the 2 to 7 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Hong Kong SAR, China. ITU TELEcom ASIA 2002 again attracted world and regional leaders from the telecoms and IT industries as well as key figures from governments across the region.

The depth of technology innovation in the Asia-Pacific was highlighted by the fact that 60% of the exhibitors were first time participants from the region. According to Mr Yoshio Utsumi, Secretary-General of ITU, the extremely high quality of the exhibitors, trade visitors, industry and policy leaders in attendance reinforces the ITU TELECOM reputation as a unique non-profit showcase for telecommunications technologies and as a forum for strategic policy discussions relevant to the regional and global industry."

The release of the 2002 edition of the ITU Asia-Pacific Telecommunication Indicators during the event reinforced the theme of `Asia Leading Change' as the theme of TELEcom ASIA 2002.

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