The invitation-only event is a working Forum taking leadership for setting the 5G agenda in Europe. Up to 1000 senior-level professionals driving 5G deployment will be in attendance. The Forum serves as a platform for cross-border, cross-level, and cross-sectoral collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region. It is developed in close cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers, which plays a key role in fostering the Nordic-Baltic digitalization.
5G deployment is actively pursued within the Baltic Sea Region, which is comprised of 8 countries: Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. Together, they comprise a population of over 150 million, placing the region on-par with global superpowers. As a result, the potential thought leadership, when collaborating, is high. These countries have already demonstrated leadership in developing the policy and infrastructure required for commercial 5G deployment. Collaboration is the key to 5G deployment in the Baltic Sea Region, and therefore the focus is on the participation and attendance of a variety of stakeholders from around the world to make that happen.
The event will highlight four verticals that are considered most ready for 5G commercialization, with the intention of setting the agenda for their future deployment. Those verticals are:
- Smart City
- Smart Mobility
- Industry 4.0
- Smart Media and Entertainment
Attendees will have the opportunity to narrow their focus and participate in value-adding side events that are expected to generate meaningful outcomes.
Registration for participation in the Forum is open and all interested participants are invited to apply at www.5GTechritory.com. Applicants will be hand-selected for attendance, and selected applicants will be provided with complimentary access to the event.
The Forum is organised by the Electronic Communication Office of Latvia in co-operation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is powered by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia. The Forum is backed by Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT) as a strategic partner and Rohde & Schwarz as the general sponsor.
Other international partners include Cisco, Microsoft, Qualcomm Incorporated, the Nordic Council of Ministers, 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA), 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA), EMEA Satellite Operator's Association (ESOA), ERTICO, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), and the British Embassy in Riga.