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London, 31 October 2007 – Telecom Finance 2008, the premier forum, networking hub and awards event for top level TMT finance professionals, which will be held at the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London, January 23-25 2008 is already predicting more than 500 attendees will join the event, drawn from leadership in the sector worldwide.

Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Linklaters, Royal Bank of Scotland, Detecon International GmbH and Milbank, confirmed speakers include:

Punit Garg, CEO, Flag Telecom
Paul Doany, CEO, Oger Telecom
Nils Melngailis, CEO, Lattelekom
Vsevolod Rozanov, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, MTS
Bryan Samuelson, Executive Director, Telecom & Media, Virgin Group
Rick Seney, COO, Wataniya International
Brian Magnus, Co-Head, Morgan Stanley Private Equity Europe
Martin McNair, Partner, Advent Venture Partners
Eric Capp, Head of Leverage Capital Markets, RBS
Ian Ferguson, Head of Telecoms, Allen & Overy
Glenn Gerstell, Head of Global Communications, Milbank
Andrew Given, Partner, TMT Transaction Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Simon Holden, Head of European Telecoms, Goldman Sachs
Paulo Pereira, Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners
Javier M. Rocío, Director & Head of Telecom/Media Finance - Americas Standard New York Securities
Philip Shepherd, Partner, TMT Strategy Transaction Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Lorne Somerville, Joint Global Head of Telecoms, UBS
Darragh Stokes, Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications

Critical topics to be covered at Telecom Finance 2008 include an assessment of the recent credit crunch on telecoms M&A, the emergence of telco competition to private equity investors, consolidation in mature and emerging markets, new licensing and regulatory opportunities in emerging markets, a forward view of IPO prospects in 2008, integration of fixed and mobile telecom services, the new role of private equity in telecoms M&A, separation of networks and services, new developments in wireless strategy and an outlook on the new disruptive technologies that will shape the telecommunications landscape of the future.

The forum also hosts the 2nd annual Emerging Markets Summit which this year will be marked by a special focus on Latin America, and Eastern and Central Europe.

Now in its third year, Telecom Finance’s annual flagship conference is the largest networking event for decision makers and professional service companies in the TMT sector and is on course to produce another content and target rich forum extending over three days, which includes the 2nd Emerging Markets Summit and the annual Awards Ceremony.

Journalists who wish to cover this event, are asked to submit their accreditation request online at and reserve well in advance.

For more information please contact: Rebecca Jones / VP Communications / +44 208 964 0260 /

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