Mexico wins right to host WCIT 2014

Mexico has won the right to host the 19th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2014), the ‘Olympics of the ICT World’ that brings together global leaders in business, government and academia to impact economic and social development through the exchange of ideas and policies. Mexico will be the first Latin American economy to host the signature event of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). Previous WCIT events have been held in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Mexico will host WCIT 2014 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, the nation’s ‘high-tech’ capital and regional hub for information and communication technologies (ICT), on May 26 – 29, 2014.

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Founded in 1978, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is a leading consortium of ICT industry association members from nearly 70 economies around the world. WITSA’s members represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market.

As the leading recognized voice of the global ICT Industry, WITSA aims to drive transformation and grow the industry. WITSA believes ICT is the key driving force to enable governments, businesses and societies for global development and economic growth.

WITSA is dedicated to the following:
  • Advocating international public policies that promotes the industry’s growth and development;
  • Facilitating international trade and investment of ICT products and services through our global network of contacts;
  • Promoting industry cooperation and strengthening our national associations through the sharing of knowledge, experience, and critical information;
  • Publishing global ICT research through the WITSA Digital Planet;
  • Awarding signature events, World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and Global Public Policy Summit (GPPS) to different host countries around the world; and
  • Organizing and hosting the Global ICT Excellence Awards to recognize the most outstanding ICT users.