Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Top Service Provider Executives Headline Mobility World Congress & Exhibition

Top executives from Far EasTone, KDDI, KTF, Telus, T-Mobile and Vodafone are among the more than 150 speakers confirmed for the 12th annual Mobility World Congress(www.MobilityWorldCongress.com), slated for Dec. 3-6, 2007, in Hong Kong. Organized by Beacon Events, the Mobility World Congress is Asia's first and premier event focused on all aspects of mobility, including 3G technologies, mobile TV, WiMAX, mobile entertainment and mobile marketing. More than 50 operator case studies from 25 countries will be featured this year.

Speaker highlights include visionaries such as:

-- Tan Ho-Chen, Chairman & CEO, Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan

-- Borut Razdevsek, CEO, Debitel

-- Dr. Sachio Semmoto, Founder, Chairman and CEO, EMOBILE, Japan

-- Jan Nilsson, President, Far EasTone Telecommunications, Taiwan

-- Dr. Yasuhiko Ito, EVP Technology, CTO and Member of the Board, KDDI, Japan

-- Dr. Yeon-Hak Kim, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, KTF, Korea

-- Sung Lee, VP of Asia Operations, MySpace

-- Marion Lai JP, Director-General of Telecommunications, OFTA, Government to Hong Kong SAR

-- Jean-Noel Tronc, CEO, Orange France

-- Dr. SeHyun Oh, SVP and CTO, SK Telecom, Korea

-- Todd Miller, EVP & Managing Director, Asia, Sony Pictures Television International

-- Ihab Osman, Chief Commercial Officer, Sudatel

-- Peter Trinkl, Chief Strategy Officer, Swisscom Mobile, Switzerland

-- Dr. JC Dorng, Chief Strategy Officer, Taiwan Mobile

-- Dr. Mike Robey, Executive Director, Mobile Consumer Strategy, Consumer Marketing and Channels, Telstra, Australia

-- Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, Telus

-- Dr. Hossein Moiin, Group Vice President, Technical Strategy, T-Mobile International, UK

-- Prof. Michael Walker, Group R&D Director, Vodafone Group Services

The CxOs of EMOBILE, Swisscom Mobile, Far EasTone Telecommunications and Debitel will participate in a roundtable discussion session, "Way Forward for Your Mobility Business - What is the Single Most Important Revenue Opportunity in the World of Mobility?" In addition the CTOs of SK Telecom, KDDI, Telus and T-Mobile also will participate in a panel, "Key directions in next-generation networks and technology architectures -- What's next?"

This year's Mobility World Congress also has industry support from 36 international associations as well as local support in Hong Kong from OFTA, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and InvestHK.

"Mobility World Congress remains Asia's premier annual international congress dedicated to all aspects of mobile," said Daniel Kirwin, Managing Director, Beacon Events. "The reason for its success is simple: Mobility World Congress brings in top executives to share their experiences and insights, along with the mobile industry's key vendors. That breadth and depth of information has made Mobility World Congress Asia's must-attend event for 12 years in a row."

"CEOs, CTOs and other mobile operator executives are inundated with invitations to speak at industry events, but there's only so much time we can spare," said Jan Nilsson, president, Far EasTone, Telecommunications. "That's why I and so many others make time for Mobility World Congress: As Asia's premier event, it's the most efficient, effective way to reach and network with as many of the industry's decision-makers as possible."

"Mobility World Congress is an ideal venue to take the pulse of Asia's mobile industry," said Dr. SeHyun Oh, SVP and CTO for SK Telecom. "That's because it offers such a wide variety of speakers and topics from around the world, bringing new insights from service convergence and innovation to strategic technology direction."

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by contacting Geoffrey Ip on gip@beaconevents.com. For more detailed information on this year's event, to register or submit to present, please visit www.mobilityworldcongress.com.

Editor's Note: to register for press credentials, please email rbigleman@globalresultspr.com

About Mobility World Congress

Mobility World Congress(TM) (www.MobilityWorldConress.com), is Asia's largest industry gathering of the world's leading telecom companies in the high growth and dynamic mobile communications market. Now in its 12th year, Mobility World is the new name for the 3G World Congress(TM) and will be held from 4-6 December, 2007 in downtown Hong Kong. The new name and theme reflects the comprehensive and forward looking scope of the event, independent of any particular technology.

About Beacon Events

Beacon is an international business services company focused on conferences, exhibitions and management training. Spun off from the Institute for International Research's (IIR) Asia team, Beacon has an expanding portfolio of large-scale annual events. Beacon's approach to business is to cooperate and evolve with our customers to produce the leading annual events in the many business areas we cover. The company is known for its highly focused must-attend events and work with its partners -- whether they are industry associations, government organizations, advisory boards or our customers.

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