QUERIES RECEIVED FOR OFFER FOR SME PARTICIPATION IN
TELECOM WORLD 2017 AND RESPONSES
The Department, in close consultation with sister departments and stakeholders, embarked on a programme to encourage SMEs to apply to join the National delegation that will participate in ITU Telecom World 2017, that will take place in Busan, South Korea, from the 25th – 28th September. The DTPS has received several queries concerning applications to participate as an SME in Telecom World 2017.
1. What time today do the applications have to be submitted?
Answer: Your application can be made anytime today – there is no time restriction.
2. How to make an application and whether there is an application form?
Answer: The application should be by email. There is no application form. Applicants can decide how they format the information they present for the consideration of the selection panel. The key is to address the criteria we have set out, as much as possible. The selection panel will be very interested to hear of your ideas and innovations.
3. When would the successfully selected SMEs travel to Busan, South Korea?
Answer: We have not decided the departure date, but the South African exhibition stand must be complete by the 25th when the event opens. Given the length of the journey, it would therefore be best to arrive on the 23rd of September, which will require departure on the 22nd.
4. Problems sending files with the application
Answer: There has been an instance where an applicant was not been able to send through their application because the attachment(s) was too large. It is therefore a good idea to send more than one email if necessary or if you feel this could be the case with your application. Our IT unit has informed us that our system does not accept emails that are 10Mb or over.
If you choose to send more than one email, please indicate this in the message, and indicate the number of the email in the subject heading.
We look forward to receiving your application and working with innovative SMEs on a global platform!