Baltic Sea Region 5G Ecosystem Forum “5G Techritory” – one of the leading 5G events worldwide will be held on 27-28 September in Riga, Latvia. It is organized by the Electronic Communication Office of Latvia in a close cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, the Nordic Council of Ministers and other international partners.
As Europe is actively involved in the race for getting at the forefront of the introduction of 5G technology, the Baltic Sea region is perfectly positioned to be a digital frontrunner towards 5G opportunities in Europe and to challenge Silicon Valley and Asia in this global competition.
5G Techritory will have a rather unique objective to create a platform for the Baltic Sea region community, businesses and consumers for the development of a healthy 5G ecosystem which would serve as a role model for building the European Gigabit Society.
Among more than 50 senior speakers from Europe, Asia and the USA there will be global and regional business leaders, European policymakers, heads of international organizations and other leading experts related to 5G deployment, including such keynote speakers as Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission • Anne-Catherine Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland • Urve Palo , Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia • Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated • Peter Karlstromer, Senior Vice-President, Cisco • Yang Chaobin, President of 5G Product Line, Huawei • Markus Borchert, President of Digital Europe, Nokia.
Peter Karlstromer, Senior Vice-President, Cisco: „Cisco is honoured to be a sponsor for the Baltic Sea 5G forum and we look forward to sharing our vision for how 5G can help digitise the European economy and generate a new environment for service creation for the telecommunications industry. The technology is ready and we are excited to engage in discussions with our business partners and key Nordics and EU decision makers on how to make sure Europe is ready to reap the benefits”.
The Forum will bring together up 1000 leading 5G players from all over the world in order to define the targets and rules of the new 5G game.
„As a committed partner in Baltic region's digital ecosystem, we at Huawei believe that more can be done to pave the way to take the lead in digital transformation. 5G technology will change the way people communicate and access information leading us into an era of "Everything on Mobile". Huawei will continue to actively participate in the construction of digital infrastructure through continuous innovation and industry cooperation”, says David Liu, CEO, Huawei Technologies, Baltics and Finland.
Apart from high level general business and political discussions on 5G global deployment, including on how to turn 5G visions into real business models, therewill be a special focus on such verticals as smart city, smart mobility, smart healthcare and Industry 4.0, including an exclusive Inspirational Talks Event "Future of the Car" with Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated .
There will also be a close synergy between “5G Techritory” and the latest digital agenda of the Nordic Council of Ministers which plays a key role in fostering the Nordic-Baltic digital cross-border cooperation.
Gunārs Danbergs, Vice-President of Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT) - the leading mobile operator in Latvia: “According to OECD data, Latvia takes the 2nd place in the world in terms of mobile internet consumption. It is provided by both powerful mobile communication network and unlimited mobile data plans that were introduced by us as one of the first in the world. Currently LMT and its partners are developing new solutions of smart city environment, drones and national defence, which have export potential with high added value. Such forum will allow us to show the world that Latvia is associated not only with singing and dancing, but also with powerful technological innovations”.
Among the main supporters of the event are such companies as Latvian Mobile Telephone SIA (LMT), Cisco, Huawei Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Uniso, airBaltic, Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel and Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga.