Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cairo Hosts the 4th Annual North Africa Com Conference and Exhibition

Informa Telecoms & Media, the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic marketing solutions to global telecoms and media markets, announces today that it is hosting the 4th annual North Africa Com conference and exhibition on the 27th and 28th of October,  2009, at the JW Marriott hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
Under the theme of “Strengthening Operators’ Positions in North Africa with New Technologies & Services”, the region’s largest telecommunications event is expecting to welcome over 800 senior-level representatives from the region’s mobile and fixed-line operators, Internet Service Providers, regulators, investors, telecoms solutions vendors and content providers.
“With mobile subscriptions in North Africa expected to increase to 264.5 million by 2012, this rapidly developing market is vital to telecom operators’ business growth strategies,” says Veronika Pete, Informa Telecoms & Media’s Marketing Executive of the Com World Series. “Delivering a 40% growth in attendance between 2006 and 2008, North Africa Com is the region’s largest telecom event for regional operators and international vendors in terms of networking and doing profitable, regional business,” Pete adds.
The 4th annual event will feature a mix of keynote speakers and multi-stream sessions on Day 1, followed by a single stream program on Day 2. New topics for this year include:  Data Services and Broadband, Opportunities for Converged Services and Triple Play.
North Africa Com 2009 will welcome many industry leaders from the North Africa region, with the following top key speakers:
-  Tamer El Mahdy, CTO, Orascom Telecom Holdings, & CEO, Orascom Telecom Algeria (Djezzy)
-  Mohamed Elnawawy, VP for Corporate Strategies, Telecom Egypt
-  Hassan Kabbani, CEO, Mobinil, Egypt
-  Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Vodafone Egypt

The conference is designed to deliver market insight, practical solutions and best-practice benchmarks to grow businesses and partnerships in countries such as Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia. The agenda comprises a mixture of presentations, case studies, interactive panel sessions and Q&A sessions. The conference is complimented by an exhibition showcasing 70 stands by leading international vendors and their newest solutions and technologies.
The North Africa Com event is part of Informa Telecoms & Media’s Com World Series, the longest-running annual series of telecommunication conferences and exhibitions focussing on emerging, high growth markets. “The event provides a distinct meeting point for mobile, fixed and integrated telecoms service providers and their suppliers working in, or looking to be part of these markets,” says Pete.
North Africa Com is sponsored by the world’s leading telecommunication providers, such as eServeGlobal, VNL, SmartTrust and more. “The conference and exhibition are ideal platforms for interaction between the leading network vendors, software developers and operators from outside the region and those within it,” Pete said.



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