Welcome to the WCIT 2016 - World Congress on Information Technology

Sign Up The 20th WCIT, 38 years since its inception, will take place on October 3-5, 2016 in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The Brazilian Federation of Information Technology Companies (ASSESPRO) is the official organizer of the event, to be held for the first time in South America.

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Brasília, DF, Brasil

Recognized as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Organization for Education and the Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1987, the Brazilian capital is an icon of modern architecture.

Brasilia, the capital of the country, accounted for 47.4% of the Latin American IT market; ranking them in first place. Below confirms more data about Brazil:

  • In 2013 the ICT investments in the country totaled a US$130 billion.
  • 7 global IT markets, with investments of US$ 60 billion.
  • The total revenue from telecom services reached US$ 104 billion in 2015.
  • The number of computers installed in Brazil reached 69.9 million in 2014.
  • 120 million Internet users in 2014.
  • 4th largest global ICT market.
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WCIT 2016


    The theme of the WCIT 2016 is “Promises of the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities.” The event will allow companies in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry to network and identify new solutions to improve access for all through market innovations.

    WCIT 2016 will gather some 3,000 people from more than 80 countries around the world. Delegates will consist of business leaders, innovators, senior government officials, investors and celebrated academics who will discuss topics pertaining to the promises of the Digital Age and do business.

  • Exhibition

    Market leading corporations from around the world will participate and be demonstrate their innovative services and products. ICT companies, export agencies, professional training, governments and other institutions and companies will make up the exhibition area of International Convention Centre of Brazil to deliver customized services to customers. In addition to enhancing corporate branding, the space will be a great opportunity to put a spotlight on innovative and groundbreaking products and services. Delegates will be able to get a firsthand look at the latest in the fields related to ICT.


    The Conference will address how the ICT sector can positively impact quality of life through the dissemination of content and serve as a basis for new research and advances in areas such as education, transportation, healthcare, environment and others. Driven by the main theme – “Promises of the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities” – CEOs, academics, research institution presidents and new product and service innovators will actively participate in the discussions that will result in a "Declaration of Brasília", which will be announced through global and local media with goals and solutions, facilitating a broad and important discussion between stakeholders and will have a positive impact on the directon and growth the global ICT market as a strategy for human development and inclusion.


    The Brazilian Federation of Information Technology Companies (ASSESPRO) is one of the world’s oldest and most respected ICT industry associations. Founded in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, it was the first Brazilian federation created with the aim of discussing best practices and policy with a view to ensuring growth of the ICT industry throughout the country..


    Founded in 1978, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is a leading consortium of members of the ICT industry association from over 80 countries / economies worldwide. WITSA members represent over 90% of the world ICT market.


Setting the Global Stage
201610031º dia - 10/03/2016 - 09:45
Global State of ICT Readiness
201610031º dia - 10/03/2016 - 09:45
CIO Perspectives Session
201610031º dia - 10/03/2016 - 11:30
The State of State of Cybersecurity 2016
201610042º dia - 10/04/2016 - 09:00
Building and Sustaining a Thriving ICT Sector
201610042º dia - 10/04/2016 - 13:30
Digital Agendas/ Strategic Long Term ICT Planning
201610042º dia - 10/04/2016 - 14:30
Session Title-Unlocking the Secrets to Innovation
201610053º dia - 10/05/2016 - 09:45
The Impact of ICT on Education and Learning
201610053º dia - 10/05/2016 - 11:15


Alan Marcus Alan Marcus Senior Director of IT and Telecommunications of the World Economic Forum
Randeep Sudan Randeep Sudan Information and Communication Technology Manager at the World Bank
George C. Newstrom George C. Newstrom Vice president and general manager of the Dell Group in the US
Manu Bhardwaj Manu Bhardwaj International Communications Coordinator and the Dep. of US State Information Policy
Som Mittal Som Mittal Former president of the Indian IT association, NASSCOM

WCIT 2016

2500 Visitors
82 Countries
60 Speeches
400 Business Roundtables


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