OSTA attends the 1st World 5G Convention in Beijing

Combining 5G-Society and security

Photo: Mr Leopold delivers a keynote speech

21 November 2019 – On behalf of the Austrian Ambassador Dr. Friedrich Stift, Mr Philipp Agathonos, Minister of Plenipotentiary and director of OSTA, and Mr Helmut Leopold, Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, attended the opening ceremony and the main forum of the 1st World 5G Convention in Beijing Etrong International Exhinition & Convention Center. Mr Leopold also attended the 5G Security Forum in the afternoon and held a keynote speech on „5G and critical infrastructures – a holistic security perspective”.

The World 5G Convention was jointly hosted by People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, National Development of and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The opening session included prominent speaker such as Mr YIN Yong, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and Vice Mayor of Beijing, Mr CAI Qi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Commitee, Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, Mr WANG Zhigang, Minister of MOST, Mr MIAO Wei, Minister of MIIT and Mr Nicolas Chapuis, EU ambassador to China. More than 400 delegates from 40 countries and territories participated in the event.