TAMUNING, Guam—The Pacific Island Telecommunications Association kicked off its 22nd annual general membership meeting, conference and exposition yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Resort Guam.
PITA is the Pacific region’s leading telecommunication body.
Each year, the AGM is hosted by a different member country. The meeting gathers prominent thought leaders, subject matter experts and policy makers who are at the forefront of improving the way their communities access and participate in the Digital Age.
The PITA AGM has been held twice in this subregion over the past 22 years, most recently in Palau in 2009. But this is a first for Guam.
The conference welcomes about 300 participants, 150 organizations from 35 countries.
It will take place over six days and will include meetings in Tumon, trainings at the Docomo Pacific headquarters and networking events from the historic capital city of Hagatna to the southern villages of Guam.
“At Docomo Pacific, we are honored by the opportunity to host the event this year. Our theme ‘Unlocking and Securing Digital Lifestyles in a Connected Pacific’ defines the important transformation taking place in our region. I am confident that the 22nd PITA AGM will contribute to improving the telecommunications sector in the Pacific through great workshops, panel discussions, and presentations,” said Jonathan Kriegel, president and CEO, Docomo Pacific.
PITA president Sione Veikoso said, “The PITA 2018 AGM theme…implies…the harnessing of potentials from new innovations, improving technologies and digital transformations, to developing smart approach and continuity of key applications and services, that do not only bring about digital lifestyles, but also inherits resilience and continuity, to minimize serious disruptions during natural disasters.”
The effort that Docomo Pacific has put forth to host this conference underscores its commitment to improving telemedicine, tele-education, economic growth and security in Guam and the Marianas through local and regional collaboration. Docomo Pacific extends a warm “Hafa Adai” to all visiting participants, sponsors, delegations and exhibitors of the 22nd PITA AGM. (Docomo)