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Emerging Telecom Market Forums 2008
June 5 – 6, 2008


Washington DC

www: www.etmforums.com

Emerging Telecom Market Forums 2008
"Market Opportunities and Challenges in Brazil, Russia, India, and China"
June 5 – 6, 2008 - Washington DC
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Executives from world-leading telecom, media and satellite companies, equipment manufacturers, investment advisers and government officials will converge on June 5-6, 2008, in Washington, D.C., at the Emerging Telecom Market Forums – BRIC Opportunities. Attend this high-level industry event and find out what market opportunities Brazil, Russia, India, and China can offer to your company!

Emerging Telecom Market Forums – BRIC Opportunities 2008 is jointly organized by Information Gatekeepers Inc. (IGI) and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. It will be held at the offices of Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C. The event will be co-chaired by Dr. Hui Pan of IGI, and Tara Giunta, Partner of Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP.

"Brazil, Russia, India and China offer tremendous opportunities to foreign communications equipment makers and service providers. However, foreign companies encounter numerous challenges in terms of market access, policy uncertainty, and different business cultures. This Forum offers a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in doing business in the BRIC countries," said Dr. Hui Pan, Co-Chair of the Forum and Chief Economist of Information Gatekeepers.

"With mature economies and telecom markets largely saturated and facing further consolidation and constrained credit environments, emerging markets offer both established companies and early entrants the potential growth necessary to attract the investment and financing necessary to fund construction and realize commercial objectives. However, these markets also present unique challenges that require companies to understand the business, legal and regulatory landscape," said Tara Giunta, Co-Chair of the Forum and Partner of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

Some of the speakers at the Emerging Telecom Market Forums include:

  • Ilya Ponomarev, Chairman, High Tech Development Subcommittee, Parliament of the Russian Federation
  • China, India and Brazil Embassy Officials
  • Luis Fiallo, Managing Director, China Telecom Americas
  • Bill Hunt, Vice President and General Counsel Regulatory, Level 3
  • Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications
  • Paul Kouroupas, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Global Crossing
  • Tedros Lemma, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, WorldSpace Inc.
  • Dr. Rob Kubik, Director of Telecommunications Relations Global, Motorola, and Vice-Chairman of the WiMAX Forum Regulatory Group
  • Dr. Ravi Kalavakunta, Director, Corporate Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
  • Dr. Arunas Slekys, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and General Manager Russia & CIS Business, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
  • Gonzalo de Dios, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Assistant General Counsel, Intelsat
  • Glenn Katz, President and COO, Spacenet
  • Johanne LeComte, Vice President, Marketing, EADS North America
  • Phil Amundson, TMT Leader, Deloitte
  • Kenneth A. Schagrin, Director, Telecommunications Trade Policy, United States Trade Representative
  • Dan Edwards, Associate Director for Telecommunications, Office of Technology & Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Catherine Hinckley, Office of Industry, Market Access, and Telecommunications, United States Trade Representative
  • Dr. Andrey Gidaspov, President, Gidabyte and Program Director, The Washington Center
  • Paulette Hernandez, Sr. Analyst, International Trade Administration, US Dept. of Commerce
  • James Heath, Research Director, Dittberner Associates
  • Peter Ballhaussen, Program Manager of Corning's International FTTH Program, Corning Incorporated
  • Laura Howard, Chief Marketing Officer, ECI Telecom
  • Loukas Paraschis, Business Development Manager, Emerging Markets, Service Providers, Cisco Systems
  • Ted Dean, Managing Director, BDA China
  • Gennady Sirota, Vice President, Product Management, Starent Networks
  • Scott Flicker, Partner, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP
  • Cliff Beek, TerreStar Asia
  • Philip Takken, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche
  • Lars Johnsson, Vice President of Business Development, Beceem Communications
  • Alan Solheim, Vice President, Product Management and Business Development, Dragon Wave Inc.
  • Kevin Suitor, VP Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications
  • Karl Weaver, Principal, Newport Technologies
  • Tara Giunta, Partner, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP.
  • Dr. Hui Pan, Chief Economist, Information Gatekeepers Inc.

For more information contact Dr. Hui Pan, Conference Co-Chair, Information Gatekeepers, email: hpan@igigroup.com or phone 1-617-782-5033. Please visit the conference website www.etmforums.com for more information or to register for the event.

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