The 17th edition of the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) will be held in Nassau, Bahamas, from 11 to 14 July 2017. A series of GSR pre-events will take place on 11 and the morning of 12 July. These include a Thematic Pre-Conference, a Global Dialogue on Digital Financial Inclusion focusing on cybersecurity, the Regional Regulatory Associations Meeting (RA) and the Private Sector Chief Regulatory Officers Meeting.
The GSR sessions are open to regulators, policy makers and members of ITU's Development Sector on 12 and 13 July. On 14 July, two parallel tracks will be held, a Regulators' track, open only to regulators and policy makers, and an Industry track (ILD), open to ITU-D sector members, in addition to the final closing ceremony open to all participants.
The 8th Private Sector Chief Regulatory Officers' (CRO8) Meeting will be held in Nassau, Bahamas on 12 July 2017 as part of the pre-conferences of the 17th Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR). The CRO meeting brings together senior industry executives to share experiences and exchange ideas on how to strengthen the private sector's involvement and engagement in global, regional and national initiatives and to identify mechanisms to better foster an enabling environment for future development of the sector. This year's meeting follows-up on the outcomes of the 7th CRO meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2016.