DOCOMO PACIFIC hosts region's largest telecommunications conference

TAMUNING, GUAM April 23, 2018– The Pacific Island Telecommunications Association (PITA) kicks off its 22nd Annual General Membership meeting, conference and exposition today at the Hyatt Regency Resort Guam.  PITA is the Pacific region’s leading telecommunication body.  Each year, the AGM is hosted by a different member country. The meeting gathers prominent thought leaders, subject matter experts and policy makers who are at the forefront of improving the way their communities access and participate in the Digital Age.   

The PITA AGM has been held twice in our sub region over the past 22 years, most recently in Palau in 2009.  But this is a first for Guam.  The conference welcomes about 300 participants, 150 organizations from 35 countries.  It will take place over 6 days and will include meetings in Tumon, trainings at the DOCOMO PACIFIC Headquarters and networking events from the historic capital city of Hagatna to the southern villages of Guam.

“At DOCOMO PACIFIC, we are honored by the opportunity to host the event this year. Our theme ‘Unlocking and Securing Digital Lifestyles in a Connected Pacific’ defines the important transformation taking place in our region. I am confident that the 22nd PITA AGM will contribute to improving the telecommunications sector in the Pacific Islands through great workshops, panel discussions, and presentations.” says Jonathan Kriegel, President and CEO, DOCOMO PACIFIC.

PITA President Sione Veikoso says, “The PITA 2018 AGM theme of, “Unlocking and Securing the Digital Lifestyles in a Connected Pacific”, implies to the harnessing of potentials from new innovations, improving technologies and digital transformations, to developing smart approach and continuity of key applications and services, that do not only bring about digital lifestyles, but also inherits resilience and continuity, to minimize serious disruptions during natural disasters.” 

The effort that DOCOMO PACIFIC has put forth to host this conference underscores its commitment to improving telemedicine, tele-education, economic growth and security in Guam and the Marianas through local and regional collaboration. DOCOMO PACIFIC extends a warm “Hafa Adai” to all visiting participants, sponsors, delegations and exhibitors of the 22nd PITA AGM.

For more information, reach out to DOCOMO PACIFIC Public Relations Coordinator Ken Quintanilla at kvquintanilla@docomopacific.com.

About DOCOMO PACIFIC

DOCOMO PACIFIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO. Headquartered in Tamuning Guam, DOCOMO PACIFIC is the largest provider of telecommunications and entertainment services serving Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Photo: Pictured from left to right: Larry Thompson, Senior VP Sales and Carrier Relations DOCOMO PACIFIC, Jon Nathan Denight, President & CEO of Guam Visitors Bureau, Frank Lujan, Chief Information Officer, Government of Guam, Eddie Baza Calvo, Governor of Guam, Loyley Ngira, Vice President, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association, Jonathan Kriegel, President & CEO, DOCOMO PACIFIC - host of 22nd PITA AGM.