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Dutch Australian Smart City Summit

In November 2016 Paul lead a 26 person Dutch Smart City Mission, they visited seven cities and signed 5 MoU, with another three following in 2017. He also organised the Dutch Australian Smart City Summit in Sydney which was attended by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Mrs Lucy Turnbull Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp from the Netherlands and Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister James McGrath of Australia as well as 125 other guests from the Netherlands and Australia.

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Meeting in Qatar with Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the ITU, March 2012.
Meeting in Qatar with Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the ITU, March 2012.
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Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General and Vice-Chair of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development; H.E. Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Co-chair of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development; Hon. Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; Paul Budde at the First Broadband Commission of Digital Development meeting, ITU headquarters, Geneva.
Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General and Vice-Chair of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development; H.E. Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Co-chair of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development; Hon. Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; Paul Budde at the First Broadband Commission of Digital Development meeting, ITU headquarters, Geneva.
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Paul in discussion with the ex Prime Minster of the UK Gordon Brown during the meeting in New York
Paul in discussion with the ex Prime Minster of the UK Gordon Brown during the meeting in New York.
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Paul Budde (on right) at the First Broadband Commission of Digital Development meeting, ITU headquarters, Geneva
Paul Budde (on right) at the First Broadband Commission of Digital Development meeting, ITU headquarters, Geneva.
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Paul Budde (on left) at the 6th Broadband Commission Meeting in New York City, NY, 23 September 2012.
Paul Budde (on left) at the 6th Broadband Commission Meeting in New York City, NY, 23 September 2012.
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Mr. Paul Budde, Principal, BuddeComm speaking at the 6th Broadband Commission Meeting, New York, NY, 23 September 2012.
Mr. Paul Budde, Principal, BuddeComm speaking at the 6th Broadband Commission Meeting, New York, NY, 23 September 2012.
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H.E. Mr Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Mr Paul Budde, Indepedent Telecommunications Analyst, BuddeComm, & Dr Hamadoun I. Touré Secretary General, ITU. December 2012.
H.E. Mr Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Mr Paul Budde, Indepedent Telecommunications Analyst, BuddeComm, & Dr Hamadoun I. Touré Secretary General, ITU. December 2012.
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Mr Paul Budde, Indepedent Telecommunications Analyst, BuddeComm being interviewed by Maximillian Jacobson - Gonzalez, ITU in the ITU TV Studio WCIT 2012, Dubai, UAE. December 2012.
Mr Paul Budde, Indepedent Telecommunications Analyst, BuddeComm being interviewed by Maximillian Jacobson - Gonzalez, ITU in the ITU TV Studio WCIT 2012, Dubai, UAE. December 2012.
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7th Broadband Commission for Digital Development Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico. March 2013.
7th Broadband Commission for Digital Development Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico. March 2013. Group photo of the commissioners take on the 2nd day of the meeting, 17th March 2013
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At the 7th meeting of the Broadband Commission Mexico City, on my left Anne Bouverot Director General GSM Association and to my right Kathy Calvin, CEO United Nations Foundation.
At the 7th meeting of the Broadband Commission Mexico City, on my left Anne Bouverot Director General GSM Association and to my right Kathy Calvin, CEO United Nations Foundation.
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Paul leading a work group at the  the 7th meeting of the UN Broadband Commission, Mexico City.
Paul leading a work group at the the 7th meeting of the UN Broadband Commission, Mexico City.
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Paul speaking at Smart Community Summit 2014 in Tokyo. June 2014
Paul speaking at Smart Community Summit 2014 in Tokyo.
Business lunch discussion with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (3rd from the right)
Business lunch discussion with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (3rd from the right)
Paul addressing Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Dutch Australian Smart City Summit, Sydney, November 2016.
Paul addressing Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Dutch Australian Smart City Summit, Sydney, November 2016.
Paul escorts Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Mrs Lucy Turnbull Chief Commissioner Greater Sydney Commission, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Hon. Henk Kamp and the Australian Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Hon. James McGrath into the venue of the Dutch Australian Smart City Summit. Dutch Australian Smart City Summit, Sydney, November 2016.
Paul escorts Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Mrs Lucy Turnbull Chief Commissioner Greater Sydney Commission, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Hon. Henk Kamp and the Australian Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Hon. James McGrath into the venue of the Dutch Australian Smart City Summit. Dutch Australian Smart City Summit, Sydney, November 2016.
Paul welcomes King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at the Dutch Australian Smart City Summit in Sydney, November 2016.
Paul welcomes King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at the Dutch Australian Smart City Summit in Sydney, November 2016.

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